As the sun starts to show its face again, it’s full steam ahead at Outpost as we make the charge towards the summer. In what’s been another busy month in the office, we’ve been working hard in bringing a deluge of talented artists from across the globe to some of music’s biggest tastemakers.
As well as working with up-and-coming artists and exciting local events, we’re proud to work with a number of eclectic labels. This month, we continue to lead the way for emerging artists signed to some of the world’s most interesting and unique examples.
Hot Gem Tunes
Working alongside alternative Scottish label Hot Gem Tunes, we’ve been promoting three of their hugely talented artists.
An experimental musician and visual artist, folktronica heroine Monkoora dropped her new mini-LP, ‘Pale Slopes’, on 29th April with a premiere on God Is In The TV Zine and recently composed all the music for four short ‘Survivor’ films for Rape Crisis. Meanwhile, ambient Glaswegian trio Machines In Heaven return with their new album, the hypnotic ‘Phenomenology’. Due on 13th May, their new material has already garnered support from BBC 6Music’s Nemone, alongside airplay on Amazing Radio and a premiere confirmed on Complex UK.
Also this month, Outpost have started working with Colombian psych-wave artist OKRAA. The producer’s unique and psychedelic take on electro has earned him plaudits from the likes of BBC Radio 1, KEXP and DJ Mag in the past, and we’re looking to take him to ever greater heights with his trippy new single ‘Mineral’, which will be released on 3rd June.
Continuing our French takeover, with successful campaigns over the past months for the likes of TOYS, Superpoze and KCPK, this month we’ve also been promoting a number of artists on Paris-based label Nowadays Records.
Setting the cogs in motion for producer Jumo, we recently secured a video premiere on Clash alongside track support from Indie Shuffle ahead of the release of his new ‘Nomade’ EP on 20th May. Preparing his own EP release in the form of a single collaboration with Outpost favourite KIll J, is Danish producer Sekuoia. Ready to drop on 27th May, ‘Lamp In The Dark’ is a twisted and dramatic tour-de-force of pop and chillwave combined.
Campaign Focus: Artists
Alek Fin & Galun
Following the success of their previous collaboration ‘Golden, Blinding
’, Californian singer Alek Fin
and Moscow-based producer Galun
have teamed up once again on beguiling new EP, ‘Strannik
’. As momentum for the EP builds – with early support from the likes of Twisted Male Mag
and others – Alek Fin & Galun will premiere lead single ‘Ionosphere’ on The Line of Best Fit
3rd June will see the release of Lovestarrs’ newly re-launched single ‘Get Your Sexy On’, a song that has drawn the attention of The Guardian in the past. The slick electronic outfit, formerly known as The Good Natured during their Parlophone/EMI days, are readying their return with their forthcoming LP ‘Planet Lovestarr’, set for release in August 2016.
Creative nu-jazz outfit Kinkajous are preparing the release of their new ‘Staring At The Odds’ EP. Already garnering support from Stamp The Wax and set to drop on 3rd June 2016, the record will follow up the band’s titular debut EP from 2014, which won the approval of BBC 6 Music’s Gilles Peterson.
With their chillwave-influenced sound and rich synth textures, London-based art pop project KYOTI recently premiered their debut single ‘Cave In’ via Clash. Further support has followed from Indie Shuffle and a host of Hype Machine blogs, ahead of the release of the single’s accompanying visuals and a confirmed Sofar session.
We’re also excited to begin our work with London-based singer and rapper Jovel and his new ‘The Void’ EP, set for release on 20th June. Coinciding with his innovative 25-part ‘The Void: An Instagram Movie’ – a compilation of fresh footage that interlink the EP’s four tracks and videos together – Jovel is set to premiere his new video this week through Kaltblut.
Campaign Focus: Events
Later this month, label, brand and all-round music institution Renaissance will celebrate their return to the safe hands of founder Geoff Oakes with a mammoth launch gig at London’s The Steel Yard. With critically acclaimed techno lords Art Department headlining, and support from Chaim, Samu.I and August Artier, Saturday 21st May looks set to be a night of full blown party antics and sublime electro music. In other words, it’s the perfect way to welcome Renaissance back with a bang.
Artists we’re also working with…
Goldilox – ‘Human Nature’ – 13th May
Astroid Boys – ‘Fallback’ – 27th May
Laura Jae – ‘Underwater’ – 3rd June
Baby Blood – ‘Await The Coven’ EP – 17th June
MODEL 86 – ‘When You Realise People Are Not One Dimensional Characters In A Movie Of Your Life’ – 8th July
Later this month, we are excited to begin working with latin-ska outfit They Say Jump on their EP, as well as WorldAReggae-approved sensation ORieL and his remix of his 2013 single ‘Confidence’, with producer and keyboardist Tremma.
Once again, we’re off to Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival this month in search of fantastic music and (fingers crossed) lots of sunshine. With the great British summer just around the corner, it’s nearly time to put on your shades and head straight out to a beer garden. So, if you’re about in Brighton over the festival, come grab a drink and say hi!
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