Release Date - 22nd February 2019
Launching in late 2018, Outlook Recordings rolls into 2019 with another massive release, this time from one of drum & bass biggest names and boss of Symmetry Records, Break. Widely regarded as one of the scenes finest producers and DJs, he is hugely respected by fellow producers and fans alike. Not content with sitting in just one genre, his Degrees Of Freedom project with Kyo spreads out across dub, house, garage and techno - which is showcased on this EP perfectly.
"Excuses" has been creating hype on dubplate for over a year, with minimal percussion and strings making way for deep sonics and those trademark drums. Over on the flip things get eclectic with the deep dub of "For You" featuring Kyo's haunting vocals whilst "Take Your Time" flexes a 2-step vibe, perfect for the dancefloor. As a digital exclusive there are also 2 deep house tinged gems, "Monoxide" which slowly trickles into acid territory and the beautiful sun-soaked "Walk Away".
a1. Break - Excuses
b1. Degrees of Freedom - For You (Dub)
b2. Degrees of Freedom - Take Your Time
Released 31st August 2018
Introducing Outlook Recordings - a brand new record label, fresh from the team behind seminal sound system celebration, Outlook Festival, championing the sounds that have garnered the festival the reputation that it deserves. The first release on Outlook Recordings imprint embodies the sound of the festival, bringing in producer Icicle and Levelz affiliate Skittles to provide a killer d’n’b fuelled, bass-laced three track EP.
Kicking off with collab from inimitable duo, Icicle and Skittles, leading title track ‘EVERYBODY RIOT’ starts with a slow build up combined with a tempo changing flow. With Skittles rapping over sparse breaks, it’s a stone cold fusion of MCR energy, d’n’b breaks and jungle vibes. Icicle takes things things up a notch on the flip - B1’s ‘REMEMBER ME’ is a purely instrumental, slightly industrial, DnB weapon - with a second drop that’s well worth the wait. Rounding out the EP on a deeper, darker tip with B2 ’My HEART’S A LEMON’, the enigmatic, intriguing and eloquent production rises to majesty upon a melodic build-up which quickly descends into a hefty drop. Repping again for Manchester, Skittles spitting razor-sharp bars layers hi-octane, ice cold energy over old skool elements. Marking Outlook Recording’s first foray into releases, the EP traverses through dubstep, DnB and jungle in true Icicle form - a nod to hazy days and raucous nights in the holds of Fort Punta Christo.
‘EVERYBODY RIOT’ will be available on all platforms from 31st August 2018
a1. Everybody Riot
b1. Remember Me
b2. My Heart's A Lemon