Summer Newsletter

Essential events including Moondance Festival and Hackney Summer Fete, plus red hot releases from Hollie Cook, Rat & Co and Bob Driller’s unmissable ‘Frisco pop’ party banger…

Outpost x NorthSide Festival 2017

Kicking off the summer season this year at Outpost was our very own NorthSide festival in Denmark. It’s been a pleasure working alongside them to introduce their incredible line up and dedicated green ethos to a UK audience over the last couple of months, and exceptionally rewarding to witness the sold out 40k event in all its glory at the weekend.

One thing we really didn’t expect to see was Frank Ocean. He was on the line up of course, but after pulling out at the last minute from a number of major bookings at Hangout, Sasquatch and Primavera Sound, we were impressed by NorthSide’s dedication to pull off the elusive legend’s first performance in three years. He debuted a number of tracks from the ‘Blonde’ LP and showcased a production that proved Frank Ocean’s phenomenal artist vision beyond doubt. It’s a bold move to bring to a festival show your own surround sound system, gigantic spot lights, an HD screen the size of the stage and a disco-ball adorned platform that runs right out into the centre of the crowd. It was a special moment to say the least and was reported on around the globe by over 400 online publications.

 

 

The European Capital of Culture, and Denmark’s second city, Aarhus – also hosted huge sets from Radiohead and James Blake, a homecoming show for MØ and a high energy performance from RTJ to get us in the festival spirit first thing on Friday – after staying up for the UK election the night before we definitely appreciated the much needed energy injection, and Killer Mike’s S/O for JC!

Other noteworthy mentions go to the food vendors at NorthSide, everything is 100% organic, reasonably priced and tasty af. The fact there’s no camping on site also came into its own, the weather wasn’t kind to us this year, but having the opportunity to enjoy the delights Aarhus was a real bonus. We can’t wait to see what NorthSide has in store for 2018, and we suggest you save the date as well!

 

 

Thanks to The Fader, Pitchfork, Complex, Dazed, FACT, NME, DIY, Independent, Telegraph, Mirror, Express, Sun, Yahoo, MSN, Gigwise, Metro and more, for helping us spread the good word of NorthSide internationally.

Sync & Distro Sampler…

Whilst we love nothing more than delivering creative, results-based PR campaigns across radio, print and online, we also offer a wealth of expertise in other vital areas of the music industry.

We’ve compiled this handy playlist to highlight some of our current distribution, publishing and synchronisation projects – featuring the emotive nu-disco stylings of DJ Mag-approved Birdee, the dark atmospheres of up and coming Berlin producer Matiryaloka, The Finish electro house duo TJH87 – who’s Crystal Fighters remix is currently being tipped by Earmilk, the original don and London reggae badman Jstar, and the jangle-gaze delights of The Death of Pop – who’s recent single ‘Don’t Hang Around’ soundtracked Jack Wills’ worldwide ad campaign. Dig in and enjoy…

We offer a range of sync, publishing and distribution deals to suit every writer:
No risk – you can keep 100% of your music rights
Flexible – 30 days notice available
Tailored campaigns – bespoke agreements with PR are available for professional artists

For more info please take a look at our respective publishing and distribution sister sites, or get in touch to find out how any combination of our unique bolt-on services can help an artist make the most out of a release campaign in 2017.

Tracklist:

The Death Of Pop – ‘Don’t Hang Around’ [Discos de Kirlian]
TJH87 – ‘Good Life (feat. Gamble & Burke)’ [Youth Control]
Jermaine Soul – ‘Time Waits
Birdee – ‘I Want You (feat. Gamble & Burke)’ [Youth Control]
Matiryaloka – ‘Compromised (feat. Nashira Cole)
JStar – ‘Bad Boy Stepping (feat. Ranking Joe)
Schaus – ‘Galileo’s Song’ [Them There Records]
Solstice – ‘Ultimate Big Cheese
Snowpoet – ‘Mermaid (Jauge Remix)

Inside Tracks: ‘New York Noise’

Enough bumf from Trump, here’s something from the US that we all want to hear…


With the world’s attention transfixed on the unprecedented events in DC right now, we’ve decided to go with an East Coast flavour for our next collaborative playlist. Various teams on the ground have lent us their expert assistance including V Magazine, adding to a handful of artists that we’re currently representing from the area.  With any luck, this comprehensive audiophonic run down of who’s looking good for 2017 will serve as a positive distraction…


Ian David Monroe – Associate Digital Editor @ V MAGAZINE

1. SHAED – ‘Thunder’
2. Verite – ‘Somebody Else (The 1975 cover)’
3. Oyinda – ‘Flatline’
4. 070 Shake – ‘Sunday Night’

We’re proud to work with a number of artists currently breaking out of NYC, including Stray Echo, the recently Grammy nominated Sofi Tukker and Fjer, so keep an ear out for those on your way…

5. Sofi Tukker – ‘Johny’
6. Fjer – ‘Better’
7. Stray Echo – ‘Pavement (Sofi Tukker Remix)’
8. Toulouse – ‘I Will Follow You’
9. Stray Echo – ‘Grime X Gold’

For more playlists of a similar ilk you can dig into some Nordic Noise, hand-picked by i-D, The Line Of Best Fit, Ja Ja Ja, Nordic Style Magazine, NME / BBC 6 Music, or check out our roster sampler here.


Please get in touch if you want to find out more about any of these artists or our services.