It’s been a fruitful month here at Outpost. September saw our spotlight focused on our Nordic clients, with the creation of our ‘Nordic Noise’ playlist, thanks again to i-D, The Line of Best Fit, Reykjavik Grapevine and more for their tips. This month however, Outpost has been keeping up to date with more international trends; working with a host of innovative labels and their exciting new artists from France, Germany, the US, Barbados and more. You can listen through a sampler below and check out a number of highlights here…
Joining forces with the pioneers of the Parisian beat scene Nowadays Records, we launched Awir Leon’s solo project ‘Giants’ and immediately caught Phil Taggart‘s attention at BBC Radio 1 with his immersive sound, before going on to premiere ‘Maybe We Land’ on Highsnobiety. The video, filmed entirely by a camera on a skateboard, was heralded as a “truly unique” and “hypnotising” creative concept. At the same time his Danish label mate Sekuoia was smashing the Hype Machine chart with a flood of blog posts around debut album release ‘flac’, from the likes of Pigeons and Planes, The Line of Best Fit and IDOL to name a few.
We’ve been promoting two diverse releases from Berlin house music tastemakers Exploited. Shir Khan’s retrospective compilation ‘Dancing & Romancing’ filled with deep house hits from Claptone, Doctor Dru and Adana Twins was tipped in mixmag and championed by DJ Mag as “Big, ballsy and bumping- basically this is tech-house to die for”. Noisey, Magnetic Magazine and the Guardian were among the numerous enthusiasts for rising female deep techno/house DJ Joyce Muniz, who followed closely with debut LP ‘Made In Vienna’.
Sofi de la Torre has seen enormous success with her new single ‘Flex Your Way Out’, a trap infused collaboration with LA-based multitalented artist Blackbear (James Blake, Pharrell and Justin Bieber). Now based in Berlin, Sofi returned to Las Palmas to shoot the video. With a torrent of online support from Wonderland, Nylon, Pop Justice, Chill Nation, and a run in DJ Booth’s indie chart, Sofi also received her first play on BBC Radio 1 courtesy of Jamz Supernova, and found herself in a number of ‘Flagship’ Spotify playlists. In the last 3 weeks alone ‘Flex Your Way Out’ has racked up over a million plays!
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Them There Records
Portland-based Schaus’ unconventional approach to experimental songwriting yields highly original sonic creations. The “syrup-laden beats” and “oozing melodies” of ‘Galileo’s Song’ has been championed by Clash, who stated that “the sheer sensory overload on display is remarkable”. November is sure to be a busy month for this enigmatic artist.
New Brand Launch
Outpost is continually expanding its musical horizons and has taken on a new venture within the fashion sector. We are promoting a whole new brand launch of wearable artwork by British designer David (Samuel Petty) Watson. For more information check out http://www.davidwatson.uk/
Inside Tracks : October Sampler
We have created an international playlist to bring in November, a sampler including all our recent campaigns on Spotify. So dig in by clicking the image below, and do get in touch if you would like more information about our featured clients or services.