Pulling out all the stops for it's 5th year, Outlook amassed an unrivaled lineup of up-and-coming talent, scene pioneers, and living legends for their annual pow-wow on the grounds of Fort Punta Christo. The fort itself, an abandoned naval installation built between 1836 and 1883, sits just 45 meters from the Adriatic coastline and provides without a doubt one of the most surreal festival settings in the World.
Building off of the success and Worldwide response to Outlook Festival at Fort Punta Christo, 2012 also ushered in the debut of Dimensions Festival on the same hallowed grounds. Taking place just a week after Outlook, Dimensions brought together a lineup dedicated towards exploring the deeper side of techno, house, and bass-driven music. If you're already traveling halfway around the World for Outlook, the decision to stay in Croatia an extra week for Dimensions is a bit of a no-brainer. Outlook refugees aside, the eclectic Dimensions lineup brought out it's own diverse massive of travelers from throughout the globe.
Soundsystem junkies & speakerporn addicts rejoice: Brooklyn has a brand spankin' new hand-built Hi-Fidelity soundsystem courtesy of the Sound Liberation Front. The crew, whose once-monthly Summertime parties on the Coney Island Boardwalk are BK ritual, have been hard at work pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into their 10,000watt "Tower of Sound" project. You can track the year-long build process over on their Facebook page HERE.
and who better to break the system in than some of NYC's biggest names in bass music??
Representing the Reconstrvct fam will be Joe Nice and Truenature, while Dutty Artz associates Matt Shadetek and Atropolis will be flexing subs with their unique brand of tropical riddims. Tour de Force ft. UK-based MC Brother Culture receive top billing on the night, while Hahn Solo from Dub is a Weapon rounds out the lineup inna rub-a-dub Roots & Culture style.
Remember kids, the only good system...is a sound system. Get out and support your local sound!!!
This Saturday night Reconstrvct returns to dutty Bushwick, Brooklyn for another 9-hour marathon session featuring some of the biggest names in low-end from around the globe. If you've been looking for a no-frills party where sound is always paramount, look no further. Now in it's 8th installment, Reconstrvct always delivers; a place where like-minded individuals from all over the country can converge and immerse themselves in music of the highest quality.
As we anxiously await the release of Mala in Cuba on Brownswood next month, here's the video for the album's lead single 'Cuba Electronic.' The flip is the infectious 'Calle F' with it's dynamic bursts of trumpet (more on that later), lush piano chords, and anchored by a foundation of deep sub-bass and Cuban rhythms. You can snag 'Cuba Electronic / Calle F' via Brownswood on vinyl/digi HERE. The latest track from the LP to leak is "The Tunnel", which Benji B debuted on his Radio1 show just last week.