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.

A strong start to 2017 [Newsletter]

Whilst some may have spent much of January emerging cautiously from the wreckage of 2016, we wasted little time in getting back to business. 2017 has started strong and we’re feeling invigorated by recent successes, so here’s a little update for you…


PrintCode Walk & Smerz (Radio & Online)

By teaming up with one of last year’s breakout acts for their debut single release, the Copenhagen production duo Code Walk have got off to running start. ‘Guess What’ feat. Smerz has been picking up plays and riotous support from Julie Adenuga at Beats 1, Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens  at BBC Radio 1, Jamz Supernova at BBC Radio 1 Xtra, Lauren Laverne, Don Letts, and Nemone at BBC Radio 6 Music and has also found a home on the Amazing Radio playlist. Things are kicking off online for the Scandinavian collaborators too, with support from the likes of Dummy, i-D, Indie Shuffle, Ja Ja Ja, London On The Inside and Nialler9 in its first week and much more to come, so keep your eyes peeled for Code Walk and Smerz…

 

fjerFJER (Online)

Based in NYC but hailing from Denmark, Fjer’s “absolute cracker” of a new single has been championed by The Line of Best Fit as their top track of week and featured in Spotify‘s Weekly Buzz playlist. With the video premiering now on The 405 and with posts flooding in from over 40 blogs ‘Better’ is showing no sign of slowing. The Okayplayer-approved artist is expected to release her first full-length this year on QUINTIC, so again, stay alert.

promo_posterN U I T (Online)

French electro outfit N U I T make their first mark outside of their home territory in a big way with this in-depth feature with The Creators Project. The interview digs deep into the director, Cedric Rolando’s obsession with synaesthesia and serves as a world premiere for two incredible videos, presented by their unique splash page concept. These stunning clips have also caught the attention of Vice’s Kaltblut Magazine this week, adding to their growing list of supporters across the continent, including Tsugi and Trax Mag.

 

Matiryaloka_Compromised_Artwork_no_Logo_MMatiryaloka (Sync Services, Publishing & Online)

We’re pleased to be bringing the dark, brooding electronic productions of Matiryaloka onto our Publishing and Sync roster this month. The Berlin-based producer has built up an extensive repertoire of varying musical projects, composing music for film shorts and adverts, and aligns himself with the likes of Burial, Modselektor, Flume, George Maple and Robot Koch. He’s dropping his debut EP ‘Drama Disc’ in February, and with our online team on hand we’ve already secured support for the single from Dancing Astronaut. Enjoy this teaser video in the meantime.

 


Please get in touch if you want to find out more about any artists or services at Outpost, and feel free to browse our latest Spotify playlist.