KCPK’s ‘Who Wants It’ features on The Creators Project

Following an audio debut on The 405 and a video premiere on Dazed, the gripping cinematic visuals for KCPK’s ‘Who Wants It’ feat. Philadelphia-based rapper STS have been featured on VICE’s esteemed platform The Creators Project: a celebration of the best in creativity, arts and technology.

The article, which includes exclusive behind-the-scenes photography from the video shoot, takes a look at the story behind the making of the short-film style visuals through an interview with veteran music video director Nicolas Davanel. From Davanel’s inspiration and influences, to his use of Russian ex-mafia members as actors, the feature provides an intimate insight into the creation of the talented artist’s accompaniment to KCPK’s blistering track.

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Outpost Newsletter

Following a booming start to the year, this month has brought a plethora of exciting artists to Outpost’s books; seeing us continue to represent the very best in upcoming music from across the globe. And it’s not just our clients who come to us for our valued expertise:  we are also proud to announce that Outpost’s very own Federica Furlotti, who during her 10 year career in music has worked with everyone from Bjork to Craig David, has been invited to tutor at the new School of Music Business (SMB) when it opens in April, leading her own ‘Introduction to PR’ course. Bring on March!


Scandinavian Success

With Outpost continuing to lead the way in heralding the surge of Scandinavian talent hitting UK shores, we’ve been working with some of the most exciting musical exports the Nordics have to offer.

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This month has seen us continue our long-running relationship with Finland’s VILD Recordings, promoting three of their hugely talented acts.

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Helsinki-based duo White Balance release their latest slice of sugar-sweet electro pop with their new single ‘Hunter’ on 11th March. With an audio premiere on The 405 and early support from Indietronica and London In Stereo, the future looks bright for this enigmatic duo.

Following a premiere on The Line Of Best Fit, Jaakko Aukusti will be releasing his latest single ‘Himalaya’ on 4th March, ahead of an album release produced by Arturri Taira, the former frontman of Finnish rock band Rubik.

Hot off the back of his success with debut EP ‘Avalon’, whose LCMDF-team up track ‘Lace’ received international exposure thanks to features on The 405 and The Line Of Best Fit, View returns with his new single ‘Coldest Season’. After a premiere on Discobelle, the Finnish rapper is set to showcase his unique blend of wordplay at The Lexington tonight, 25th February, alongside Smerz and CTM as part of Ja Ja Ja Music Presents: A Nordic Affair.

KIll J

KIll-JHaving topped the Hype Machine charts with her first single ‘You’re Good But I’m Better’, Danish experimental pop artist KIll J has smashed it again with her latest release ‘Trickle Trickle’. Premiering on Stereogum, the track has been taking the airwaves by storm once again, racking up multiple spins on BBC Radio 1Xtra fromJamz Supernova as well as becoming a firm favourite with Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, who has invited her for a session in March ahead of her forthcoming EP release.

Karó

Karo2_smIcelandic born Karó blasts back onto the scene this month with the follow-up to her 2015 single, ‘Silhouette’, which racked up almost 80,000 plays on Spotify and caught the attention of Hillydilly. Her new track, ‘Wolfbaby’, kicked things off with a premiere on Clashpreceding her performance at Iceland’s Sonar, and has since been ‘Track of the Day’ on The 405, as well as gaining support onIndie Shuffle and Wonderland.

Eclectic Electronic

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This month has also seen the release of Berlin-based DJ, producer and record label boss Daniel Haaksmans long awaited ‘African Fabrics’ LP. With repeated spins on BBC Radio 1 fromToddla T, Mistajam and Huw Stephens, and support from BBC 6Music’s Nemone, Radar Radio and Ministry Of Sound, online coverage has come in the form of a premiere on SPIN, followed by posts from THUMP and Complex, an exclusive DJ mix forClash and print album reviews in respected publications from DJ Mag to Songlines and Record Collector. 

Machel Montano feat. Sean Paul

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With the biting cold of February, we couldn’t be happier to have the latest release from the ‘King of Carnival’ to heat things up. Trinidad’s legendary Machel Montanoteams up with Jamaican dancehall legend Sean Paul for ‘One Wine’, which has already racked up airplay on BBC Radio 1 from Diplo, Mistajam and DJ Target,with further spins from Beats 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s A.Dot and Trevor Nelson.

KCPK

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Multifaceted French electronic trip KCPK, who have worked with musical legends like The Chemical Brothers, Two Door Cinema Club and Brodinski, will release their new single ‘Who Wants It’ featuring Philly rapper STS, and accompanying remixes fromPOSTAAL, Haute and Darkly on 26th February. Already chosen to accompany the digital campaign for Yves Saint Laurent’sBlack Opium’ and with premieres on The 405 and Discobelle, March looks set to be a busy month for the group.

 


Hot In Hip-Hop and Urban

Podgy Figures

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Already lauded as ‘a pioneer of UK rap’, Podgy Figures (who has worked with former NASTYCrew member and grime institutionGhetts) is preparing to drop his latest single ‘The Hardest’ on 11th March. Having garnered praise in the past from the likes of SBTV and GRM Daily, Podgy is already making waves again with a premiere on Clash to kick off the campaign.

SHA¥ Khushrenada

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East London rapper SHA¥ Khushrenada’s 12-track mixtape ‘The Karman Line’, created in collaboration with his Astronaut Heroics collective, is set to drop on 11th March. Tenth track, ‘Candles’, is accompanied by visuals directed by E.Greaves, which have already been featured on GRM Daily and Lost Culture.

Artists We’re Also Working With

Def Disco – Sticky Blood – ‘Valium’ – Out now
squareglass – Daniel Cherney – ‘Portals’ EP – 26th February
Benjamin A.D. – ‘Escapism’ – 11th March

Outpost’s Federica Furlotti leads Music PR course at SMB

We are thrilled to announce that Outpost’s very own Federica Furlotti, whose 10 year career in music has seen her work with a host of major artists from Bjork to Reverend and the Makers to Craig David, has been invited to lead a Music PR course at the new School of Music Business (SMB).

Beginning in April 2016, Federica will be using her years of experience and expertise to teach ‘An Introduction to Music PR’ at SMB in Kensington, for which enrolment is now open. Additional courses will be available in areas including running a successful record label, artist management and social media, spearheaded by prominent industry figures including AIM Award-winning Alcopop Records founder, Jack Clothier; Tim Ferrone – who has worked at EMI, Universal and Ministry of Sound – and Deezer UK’s Social Media Manager Mickey Tropeano.

SMB will aim to equip musicians and music business hopefuls with the skills and networking required to succeed in what is an increasingly competitive industry, with 20% of its profits being donated to support emerging artists and business start-ups through grants.

http://www.theschoolofmusicbusiness.com/

Outpost’s 6 for ‘16

While others may be exalting the end of dry January, we’re celebrating a killer first month of 2016 here at Outpost HQ with some stellar releases from our rising roster. Up-and-coming Norwegian female production duo Smerz smashed it when their single ‘Because’ premiered on i-D alongside huge Hype Machine support, and it’s since been receiving radio plays on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, as well as being selected as Lauren Laverne’s Headphones Moment on BBC 6Music.

Meanwhile, the new remix of Eryn Allen Kane’s ‘Have Mercy’ by esteemed producer and remixer The 83rd (Angel Haze, Tinashe) debuted on The 405 and had its first spin on BBC 1Xtra courtesy of Jamz Supernova. With plenty more Outpost releases to look forward to from the likes of Machel Montano and Sean Paul, Daniel Haaksman, and Danish sensation KIll J, we also have our sights set on what else is hot for the year ahead: here’s a taste of what has our mouths watering and heads spinning for 2016 so far.

1. Chow Down…on Le Bab’s gastronomic take on the kebab

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The kebab, long-time mainstay of drunken walks home everywhere (and often eaten at a speed only possible after a night of alcoholic overindulgence), is having its renaissance courtesy of a trio of chefs including one who boasts experience from Michel Roux Jr’s two-Michelin-starred Le Gavroche. From the ‘Roe Deer Adana’ (cavolo nero kimchi, Jerusalem artichoke crisps, damson & chilli jam, game mayo and fried cavolo nero stem pickle) to the ‘Free Range Pork Shawarma’ (winter salad, burnt quince puree, crackling, pork aioli and zhoug), the menu is a culinary work of art that brings a fresh take to the end-of-the-night staple to Soho – all washed down with a carefully curated wine list. In 2016 we’ll be starting our nights with a kebab, not finishing them.

2. Drink Up…your own booze in BYOC’s interactive drinking experience

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Imagine a cocktail bar with no menu, no bottles behind the bar, no need to take your cash out of your pocket at the end of the night. Intrigued? We were. No night is the same at Covent Garden’s BYOC: book a table, bring a bottle of your favourite spirit (and £25 to pay your cover on arrival), then sit back, relax and enjoy tailor-made cocktails from their competent mixologists. Throughout your allotted two hour stint in the dimly lit 1920s speakeasy themed subterranean watering-hole ‘bartenders’ will mix your alcohol with an assortment of syrups, juices, cordials and bitters, coalesced to create the cocktails of your wildest dreams. Expect to see us huddled in the corner, clutching a bottle of Botanist gin, for the majority of the next 12 months.

3. Listen out… for Scandinavian superhero Baby Blood’s ominous soundworld

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The alter-ego of Copenhagen-based Lucy Love, Baby Blood’s fresh otherworldly soundscapes and stark aesthetic (her performances see her dressed and masked as a superhero) place her somewhere between the camps of Zola Jesus and fellow Danish act Kll J. Her debut single, ‘Figurine, has already been hyped by Wonderland, i-D and Noisey, with its exotic-tinged R&B flavours also calling to mind the likes of TALA. With whispers of an EP in the works, we’ve got all eyes on this one for 2016.

4. Tune In…releases from London tribe, The Good Vibe

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Few labels have released a comparable spectrum of music in the UK, and none have been able to encapsulate the same creative ideals or use the internet as a platform as well as US collectives Soulection and Fresh Selects. We’ve all been waiting for the British answer to these two labels: and with The Good Vibe we may have finally found it. In just a few months, the London-based tribe of over 10 artists – including 5 DJs and 5 producers across 7 cities on 3 continents – has grown immensely thanks to releases from the hotly tipped Jayd Ink and Sonya Teclai, a guest mix series including Jamz Supernova and JD.Reid, and compilations showcasing forward-thinking producers remixing the likes of ZHU, STWO and The xx. With London’s very own songstress Cheney’s EP coming up in February and a further two new compilations, in 2016 this UK collective is set to become an international reality.

5. Get Down… at Endless and Bala Club’s forward thinking underground parties

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London’s younger generation has been trying hard to show the world that our traditions aren’t dying, and we hope this will be the year that they succeed in demonstrating how powerful multiculturalism can be. Club culture has always been an incubator of cultural empowerment and new music movements; last year South Africa’s raw GQOM became an international phenomenon, but in 2016 all eyes and ears are on the Endless and Bala Club’s underground parties making multiculturalism a reality. With their broad tastes and various backgrounds, Lexxi, Kamixlo, Endgame and Blaze Kidd have recently taken their bangers from the dance floor to publications such as The Fader, Dazed and THUMP, roaming parties where resident DJs play all forms of club raw music.

With Lexxi’s NTS radio show, Endgame’s new track ‘Savage Riddim’ scoring a 10/10 on Mixmag and Kamixlo’s ‘Demonico’ EP tipped as one of the best releases of 2015, we are certain that their forward-thinking parties, which mash anything from drone and afrobeat to reggaeton and gabba, will win over Europe.

6. Fix Up (Look Sharp)… in Craig Green’s fresh take on workwear

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Looking back at the eventful year that 2015 proved to be, it’s impossible to deny the turbulence and political pressure felt around the world: with foundations and realities dramatically altered, our ongoing safety continues to come into question. Not only our small worlds but also our bodies need to be guarded; and it is this core idea, with its themes of protection and unity, that inspires rising London menswear designer Craig Green. His new take on workwear includes storm jackets with hoods tightly pulled over the face as if designed by a mystical order of knights, along with utilitarian and military abstract garments. Though technically menswear, female models featured in his SS16 fashion show and women have been wearing his clothes too. With FKA Twigs showing her love for the designer’s kimono trousers in the visuals for her ‘M3ll155X’ EP, and his upcoming collaboration with Björn Borg’s activewear label on a capsule collection marking his debut into womenswear, Craig Green’s creations embody a universal theme embraced by all genders.

Smerz premiere new track ‘Because’ via i-D

Outpost’s favourite new Norwegian duo, Smerz, have kicked off 2016 with a bang ahead of their first live performance of the year at Eurosonic on January 14th. Already hyped by BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, Discobelle and Red Bull, their new track ‘Because’ premiered on i-D, who described it as an ‘elegant piece of masterful deconstructed pop’. It’s since been seeing support from some of the most influential music blogs on the web, including Crack In The Road and Idolator; as well as being tipped as DIY’s Neu Thing. The track’s growing success on the Hype Machine is the icing on the cake, with the girls currently charting as one of the most popular artists this week.

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The Outsight Report #13

Be successfully seen and heard: the changing face of PR to blogger submission

As we head deeper into the internet age, the music blog market has become increasingly saturated. With more blogs starting every day, and more musicians battling to get their voices heard, a good PR campaign has never been more important.

As inboxes fill up, and emails become lost to the constant stream of new content, how then do you open a direct line to a blogger’s ear? Increasingly, the answer is pointing to submission services.

TonedenOver the last year, a steady number of these have popped up across the web, each with their own unique take on the idea of delivering music to blogs in the best way possible. From the everything-to-everyone approach of Toneden (a community, music sharing platform and a way of connecting artists to their audience) to the widget based Demobox (an add-on to existing blogs’ website), all are brought together under a unified aim: to simplify the music submission process.

As services like FATDrop, which provide feedback on uploads, have established themselves in the world of club promo, it has become increasingly apparent that music blogs must follow suit. The value of a submission service where bloggers are presented with music and can easily turn down or accept music submissions, with PRs kept in the loop, should not be underestimated.

E-mails and physical promos sent through snail mail have one thing in common: they provide no guarantee of feedback. Though follow-up phone calls and email chases have their place when it comes to established press and online platforms with dedicated offices, for the emerging unsigned artist the probability of feedback lies in the quality of an expertly crafted e-mail. Yet without a carefully planned PR campaign,  utilising the benefits of a PR company’s reputation and nurtured relationships with key contacts, even the most carefully packaged CD or vinyl may be sent out into the abyss with no way of knowing if the music was ever even listened to.

SubmitHub in a nutshell

SubmitHub in a nutshell

Submission services represent the genuine opportunity to provide a more efficient feedback process over traditional communication between blogs and PRs, with real-time updates on a blogger’s interaction with a submission. For instance, SubmitHub – founded by Jason Grishkoff of Indie Shuffle – clearly displays how many times a track has been listened to by a certain blog, and even by each individual writer, before showing a rejection or approval. As Jason explains, their goal “is not only to make submissions manageable for bloggers, but to ensure that publicists get feedback on their submissions (a task emails struggle to achieve). SubmitHub isn’t built just for the blogs – it’s built for everyone.” This certainly seems to be a step in the right direction – however, in order for submission services to present a viable replacement for the tried and tested e-mail pitch, one service must emerge head and shoulders above the rest, and be widely adopted as an industry standard. Just as the Hype Machine emerged triumphant as the music blog aggregator of choice, beating the likes of Technorati and Elbows to the punch, it would seem that so too must one submission service reign victorious.

hypemachineOn the flipside, the varied and personal ‘Submission Guidelines’ provided by so many blogs often yearn for the more personal side of submission – and is there anything more personal than receiving a tailored e-mail or a beautiful vinyl through the post, and anything less personal than a copy and pasted press release submitted into a text-box on a website?

When all’s said and done, after a turbulent year for music blogs, the emergence of submission services can only be a good thing for both PRs and bloggers. When the Hype Machine removed certain blogs from their directory in May due to what was perceived as unfair leverage of coverage between PRs and bloggers, relations arguably took a dive. But by providing a more hands-on way of connecting these two sides of the same coin, submission services will hopefully serve to reignite and nurture these relationships and by extension both achieve their mutual aim: to deliver great new music to as many people as possible around the world – a solution that can’t come soon enough.

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Morgan Heritage nominated for ‘Best Reggae Album’ Grammy

Reggae favourites and Outpost clients Morgan Heritage have been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in music – the coveted Grammy. The roots reggae quintet stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Luciano and Jah Cure in the running for the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category 2015, for their standout LP ‘Strictly Roots’.

The album, which features artists including platinum-selling dancehall phenomenon Shaggy (a previous winner of the award), Jamaican sensation Chronixx and previous Grammy nominee SOJA, received coverage on The Guardian playlist and saw Outpost secure premieres on Complex and Clash. It also garnered support from the likes of Q Magazine, Don Letts on BBC 6Music and plays across Capital Xtra, as well as support from BBC Radio 1Xtra DJs David Rodigan, Seani B, Trevor Nelson and MistaJam.

Past winners of the award include Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Sean Paul and Damian Marley.

‘Strictly Roots’, which reached No. 1 on the iTunes reggae chart, is available for purchase from the following outlets:

iTunes and Google Play: http://smarturl.it/StrictlyRoots
CD: http://smarturl.it/StrictlyRootsCD
Official Fan App: http://smarturl.it/royalfamily

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Outpost attends the 13th annual Urban Music Awards

For 2015’s 13th Annual European Urban Music Awards, the Outpost Media team could be found making merry at Porchester Hall in Bayswater after being nominated in the Best Music PR Company category. With a reputation as the No.1 R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul and Dance Music awards ceremony in the world, it’s no surprise that competition was stiff.

Hosted by UMA founder Jordan Kensington and X Factor’s Kiera Weathers, the event kicked off with a VT from Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, wishing all the nominees luck, and was attended by celebrity guests including Bianca Gascoigne, Miss Great Britain, MC DT (DJ Pied Piper), Kiss DJ Neev (who took home Best Radio Show 2015) and the stars of Sky 1’s Desi Rascals.

However, it was of course grime sensation Stormzy who stole the show – having recently starred alongside Outpost’s own Muzi in a documentary for Noisey, he appeared in person on the night to accept his award for Best Male Act 2015 (as well as pause to take a snap with Outpost’s own M.D, Mel).

Mel and Stormzy (EDIT)Meanwhile, the inimitable Lady LeShurr bagged a record three awards for Best Female Act 2015, Best Hip-Hop Act 2015 and Best Music Video 2015, which she joked cost her absolutely nothing to make, in between a peppering of incredible performances from some talented acts.

Highlights of the night included Zara McFarlane, who won Best Jazz Act 2015 (just sneaking ahead of Outpost’s own Julia Biel, who was also nominated for the award), and Big Narstie, this year’s winner of Best Grime Act 2015, who took a shine to Outpost’s Mel and Federica at the after-party at Turntable in Chancery Lane.

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Despite losing out on the Best Music PR award, Outpost is proud to have been nominated at such a prestigious event, and sends its warmest congratulations to all of the winners. Bring on 2016!

Good news comes in twos: Outpost November Newsletter II

With all cylinders firing at Outpost in the run up to the festive season, we thought we’d spoil you with a new update on the successes of our ever-evolving roster of talented clients, from the sensational tones of MOBO Award nominee Julia Biel to the stunning new video from TOYS, featuring ‘Blue Is The Warmest Colour’ knockout actress Adèle Exarchopoulos.


Campaign Focus: Artists

Julia Biel

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‘Best Jazz’ MOBO Award nominee Julia Biel is preparing to release her new ‘Licence To Be Cruel’ EP, which features her distinctive vocals and gloriously individual approach to melody and phrasing. With a performance at The Royal Albert Hall, a premiere on Prefix Magazine and the backing of the likes of Hype Machine and Musical Melting Pot, who also conducted an interview with the Jazz sensation, Julia’s tracks have been causing quite a stir online. She has enjoyed plays on David Rodigan’s BBC 1Xtra show and a spin from Shaun Keavney on BBC 6Music, whilst she is also nominated for ‘Best Jazz Act’ at the Urban Music Awards, joining Outpost’s own nomination for ‘Best PR Company’.

Prefix Premiere: Julia Biel “Licence To Be Cruel” (Son Lux Remix)
Julia Biel: MOBOs, Writing, & Memories [Interview]
Vote for Julia and Outpost in the UMA Awards


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South Africa’s hottest young DJ/Producer has been exploding back onto the music scene with his blistering new ‘Fire FX’ EP. In the past Muzi has been praised by huge names like Foreign Beggars, Jakwob, Diplo, and The Prodigy as well as Red Bull, i-D, Rinse FM and Skrillex’s label OWLSA. Now the electronic sensation has been making waves with a recently released Noisey documentary alongside MOBO Award winning grime heavyweight Stormzy , filmed in South Africa after the pair met at Nando’s Music Exchange, which Muzi co-hosted with UK chart-topper Example.

Noisey Documentary: Stormzy


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November sees the return of multi-talented artist and producer NoMBe, with his new single ‘Kemosabe’. Having garnered praise from the likes of Complex, Majestic Casual and Indie Shuffle, his recent single ‘California Girls’ sent him straight to #1 on both the Spotify US Viral Top 50 and the Hype Machine popular chart. ‘Kemosabe’, which premiered on Wonderland Magazine, has already featured on the likes of Hillydilly, Hypetrak, and Run The Trap, as well as being included on Spin’s  ‘Singles Mix’. It even reached #2 on the Hype Machine popular chart in its first week, only being pipped at the post by Coldplay’s new offering.

Hillydilly – Songs of the Week
Hypetrak: NoMBe – Kemosabe
SPIN Singles Mix


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French director Louis de Caunes’ accompanying short film to TOYS’ new single ‘Fire’ was produced by ‘Blue Is The Warmest Colour’ knockout actress Adèle Exarchopoulos, who also stars alongside real-life partner, Parisian actor and model Jérémie Laheurte, and has seen huge success online with a premiere on i-D and a feature on Nowness, to name a few.

i-D Video Premiere: Toys – Fire


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Finnish electronic duo Phantom are preparing to release their new single ‘Over’ on 27th November through VILD Recordings. Taken from their forthcoming debut full-length LP, the track follows in the footsteps of their hugely successful previous releases, which brought them attention from the likes of the xx, Majestic Casual, The Guardian, Drowned In Sound, and Edith Bowman.


 

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Outpost Media is once again working with exciting Finnish record label, Youth Control, to release the debut EP of the hugely exciting new wave indie-rock meets electronica duo Terminé‘Sideways’ EP features 3 unique genre-blending original tracks, as well as two undeniably infectious remixes, one of which comes courtesy of disco powerhouse Roisto, whose previous work with Outpost received  premieres on the likes of Thump and Magnetic Mag and was playlisted on Spotify.


 

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Artist, producer and songwriter Fifi Rong, known for her vocals on Madeaux, Phaeleh and Tricky, as well as her recent studio work with Skepta, is preparing to release her new EP, ‘Violently Silently’, on 4th December. The perfect follow-up to her previous releases, which have been praised by the likes of Fortitude, Clash, Fader and The 405, Fifi will showcase the release with a special EP launch at The Garage in Highbury on 24th November.


 

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Atmospheric pop singer-songwriter Sonia Stein has revealed her latest single ‘Baggage’. Already drawing comparisons with the likes of Lana del Rey and Kate Bush, her haunting sound has previously been featured on Clash, Notion, and Wonderland. Co-written and produced by multi-instrumentalist Ben Jones, who has worked with Kelly Rowland and Tinie Tempah, the track has already seen interest from Kaltblut and i-D.


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November sees the return of Oslo-based electro-pop duo BLØSH, with their new single ‘Give It Away’, produced by Grammy nominee Øyvind Gundersen. The pair’s infections indie-pop sound has already won them support from the likes of JaJaJa Music, Indie Shuffle, Hillydilly, and Amazing Radio in the past.


8888 Killa

One of Dallas’ most exciting hip-hop artists 88 Killa is gearing up to release his dangerously addictive debut EP, ’88 Karats’, set to drop on new independent record label DEFDISCO, whose impressive roster features the likes of hip-hop heavyweights Public Enemy. Killa is a co-founder of the Brain Gang Misfits hip-hop collective, credited as the pioneers of the new ‘Dallas Sound’, whose members include Justus (who recently featured on Dr. Dre’s third studio album, ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’), Blue, The Misfit, female rapper Sam Lao and fellow DEFDISCO signee Ish D.


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Up and coming Danish singer/songwriter Emilie Ramirez is releasing her debut single ‘Tranquilizer’. Armed with an experimental style spanning hip-hop, trap, soul and R&B, the single was mastered by music industry legend John Davis, known for working with heavyweights like Lana Del Ray, HAIM, FKA Twigs and U2. In the past Emilie’s sound has received praise from the likes of Fred Perry Subculture and looks set to make waves on its release this month.