Meet Outlook Festival’s hot sister, Dimensions Festival

Outlook Festival just announced some info about next year’s fest in Fort Punta Christo, including a very limited round of early bird tickets available here tonight at 6PM (presumably GMT?). More importantly, they announced that next year they will be holding a “sister festival” the following weekend (September 6th through the 9th) at the same gorgeous location, that will be:

 … a slightly more intimate affair featuring music from other areas of the musical spectrum that we love. We will be releasing more information shortly but you can trust us that we are putting together an amazing line-up with the same level of pedigree that you have come to expect from Outlook

Watch the video above, which will give you a taste of the footage going into the Outlook film dropping in 2012, as well as info about the UK launch party and formally introduces Dimensions to the world, with nice typography and all that.

Speaking as an Outlook festival goer last year (I had the time of my life, thanks guys!), I fully support this approach – not only keeping the main festival the same size and focusing on improving the experience, but also introducing a smaller version for those of us who don’t want to spend our time in paradise waiting in queues.

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Saturate Records is one of the guiding lights in the world of WompBlog, and at barely 1 year old, they’ve already developed quite a catalog. In April of 2011, they put out their first complilation, SATURATED! Vol 1, and I stumbled upon the promo mix. I was hooked on the sound instantly –  though at the time

Tempo Clash, w\ KUTMAH, Om Unit, Blue Daisy, Kidkanevil, Offshore

Citing a lack of identity in the London scene, some of the best beat producers have come together (like voltron!) to create a new night.  Looks like the RBMA alumni association from the resident list. Check the video below, and if you’re in London – well, if you’re in London and you’re reading this blog, you probably knew about this before I did. I’ll probably never attend, but only good things can come from this.

Apparently Kuedo was the special guest a few nights ago. Dayum.

Welcome To Tempo Clash (KUTMAH, Om Unit, Blue Daisy, Kidkanevil + Offshore) from Tempo Clash on Vimeo.

That's What I call dubstep sets a record for most polarized reviews on amazon

Bigup Amazon Massive!

THAT’S WHAT I CALL DUBSTEP currently on track to set some kind of record for review polarity on amazon.

Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour Remixes

The peerless Submotion Orchestra drop a remix EP on Monday, 12/19: Finest Hour – The Remixes. The full length, Finest Hour, would be a shoe-in for my year end top 10 list, if I were into that. The remix EP is packed to the gills at 9 tracks, with some of the most respected names in the

plastic thumbs says Funk, soul & hip-hop based with a few basslines thrown in there too.

Plastic Thumbs [new mixtape] You know you got sole!

A new mixtape from Plastic Thumbs is always a cause for celebration (and bloggin). This time around, they’ve ostensibly put together a hip-hop and funk mix, but with “a few basslines thrown in”. The effect is hyphy-producing, in the extreme. You’ve got all the standards of hip hop, funk and soul classics, seamlessly blended with

Oh soundcloud… lol

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The Best Fucking Rap Video You’ll See, Ever

Breaking with the typical musicality of content here, because

1 –  This song has a really important message and that’s all too rare and
2- It’s a really excellent update of another song with a really important message.



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Africa HiTech Live at Drake Hotel

While their XLR8R podcast from a few weeks back is definitely essential listening (in fact, it’s pretty mucha PhD thesis on the relationship between juke and jungle), Africa Hitech’s live set is what really needs your attention. If you missed them smash LPR  in November, here’s a taste of their (very rewarding) live set. The

Dub War Podcast 13 - Humble Dinosaur

Dub War Podcast RETURNS!

BIG news for all the old school heads – after a yearlong silence, the dubwarNYC podcast has come back! Episode 13, mixed by Humble Dinosaur, has apparently been out for a few weeks – presumably all the cool kids who read dubstepforum are yawning about now. But for anyone who missed it, this mix is

Mix Roundup: Zed’s Dead, Circus Records, Revolvr, Dynamik, Headshotboyz

Zeds Dead live on BBC

The insane duo from Toronto has done it again – this 20 minute mix showcases a newer, and very much electro, sound for them. They still bring some roughneck bass towards the end, but more than half these tracks have some ravey vocals – normally that’s a dealbreaker for me,  but they pull it off.

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Circus Records Winter Mixtape

You’re gonna be hearing these bangers all year, may as well get to know them now. Superbad, in particular, makes me really, really happy – fuckin great to hear what Flux Pavillion can do with live drums and real guitars. These guys are puttin the fun(k) back in dubstep.

0m 0s // Roksonix – Music In Me
2m 32s // Brown and Gammon – Blow My Mind
3m 41s // Scroobius Pip – The Struggle (Doctor P Remix)
5m 30s // Flux Pavilion & Skism – Jump Back
7m 48s // Roksonix – Madness
9m 37s // Doctor P & Flux Pavilion – Superbad
11m 0s // Doctor P – Tetris
13m 3s // Doctor P – Watch Out
14m 53s // Brown and Gammon – Riddle Me This
16m 29s // Krome & Time – The License (Doctor P Remix)

Revolvr – The Chamber Mix Show

Straight electro fire. I don’t know much about Revolvr except that he sent me a track on soundcloud and got an instant follow. And ever since then, it’s one burner after another from this dude. This mix is everything I love about electro – chunky synth lines, big fat fucking kicks, vocals that know their place in the mix and aren’t cheesy, and maximum jackage.
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Umek – & Beltek – Pitchcraft
Chris Lake – Sundown (Lazy Rich Remix)
Alesso – Nillionare
Afrojack – Lionhearts Get Fucked (DJ Red & DJ Spryte Bootleg)
Spencer & Hill – Say What (Revolvr Remix)
ETC! ETC! – Move Your Body
Jerry Rekonius – Powahbunga
Digitalchord – Galaxy Mask (Revolvr Bootleg)
Rektchordz – Filthy Inspiration (Jeff T Remix)
TJR, Nome De strip & Sue Cho – This Is My Life
Felguk – Jack It
Wolfgang Gartner – The Way It Was
The M Machine – Promise Me A Rose Garden
Micky Slim – I’m A Freak
Umek & Beltek – Out Of Play
Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf (Dada Life Remix)

From the Old School to the Newschool Mix by Dynamik

Found this mix on the ENK blog, where Wompblog fav flatline also hangs his hat. A really nice garage history lesson. It’s not a genre I’m super familiar with, so maybe this will seem facile to the heads, I dunno, but I enjoyed it from start to finish. This mix does a great job of joining the dots between a sound many people think of as “90s”, but is responsible for a lot of what’s awesome about bass music these days .

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Sunship – Try Me out (Let Me Lick It)
Horsepower Productions – Django’s Revenge
Ghost – Lyrical Tempo
Zed Bias – Fairplay (Feat. Jenna G) [Zed Bias Old Skool Remix]
Sunship – Friendly Pressure (Feat. Jhelisa) [Into The Sunshine Mix]
Basement Jaxx – Red Alert [Steve Gurley Mix]
EL-B – The Club
Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood [Ed Case Refix]
Mosca – Bax
Sticky – Booo! (Feat. Ms Dynamite)
Mj Cole – Attitude
Ghost – 2000
M-Dubs – Bump ‘n Grind (Feat. Lady Saw) [Sunship Remix]
Hackman – Agree To Disagree
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
Hardrive – Deep Inside (Orignal Mix)
George Fitzgerald – Don’t You
Wiley & Mj Cole – From The Drop [L-Vis 1990 Remix]
Groove Theory – Tell Me [George Fitzgerald Remix]
Destiny’s Child – Say My Name
Jamie Grind – Without You
Dark0 – HYLI
Alicia Keys – Fallin’ [Mj Cole Remix]
Girl Unit – Wut
Silkie – It’s Late
WIley – It’s Wiley [Royal T Remix]
Bok Bok – Silo Pass
James Blake – CMYK
Kingdom – Fogs
Superisk – Find Your Way [Mensah Remix]
J.Sparrow – Red Sand
Pinch – Get Up (Feat. Yolanda) [Guido Remix]
Truth – Stay
Silkie – Outlook
Teena Marie – You Baby
Om Unit Vs Kromestar – Solar Cycle
The Notorious B.I.G – Big Poppa
Luther Vandross – Never To Much

The Hungarian Beat Mix by headshotboyz

A whole fuck ton of awesome spacey futurist beats from producers you’ve never heard of, most of whom come from the mean streets of Budapest. Brainfeeder fans, apply within. I had the opportunity to kick it in Budapest a few weeks this summer before Outlook, and since returning I’ve been consistently impressed by the quality output of the beat scene over there. Fine Cut Bodies, iamyank, and now headshotboys are a few of my favorite dj/producers from that city, and I can’t wait to go back.
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01. Headshotboyz: Nightmare On Elf Street
02. iL: For (Polyklinik Remix)
03. Ypnotiq: Newbeatsontheblock
04. ICR: The Risk Of Speaking Nonsense
05. Ozon: Neon Lights
06. Toox: Minden sarkon I’m
07. Ykzn: Nagylevego
08. Dogbite: Private Dance
09. Frenk Drabin: From The Labor
10. Soul Control: Backstage
11. Nome: Svejk
12. Zomblaze: 21
13. Spctrmn: Right Down To Her
14. 9b0: Playing With Stuff On My Desktop

[VIDEO] Marka – Dub Phizix & Skeptical Ft. Strategy

So this video has been absolutely blowing up, all over my feeds the last day or so – and with good reason! Not only does this tune have some SERIOUS bassweight (only watch @ 720p or above, w\ a decent system), but the video is positively transfixing.  Bigups everyone at Exit Records. Available for purchase 12/19.

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What You Talkin About – Cryptex Remix

Still moist from the soundcloud, this is everything a glitchhop remix should be. With so many producers hopping on the neutered post-dubstep house/techno hybrid sound, it’s nice to see a producer return to their “crunk glitch roots”.  Which is funny, cuz the guy who made this, Cryptex, is supposedly only 17 years old. Can you

Benji B + String Quartet = Fucking Awesome!

I love it when electronic musicians and classical strings do live shit together. Amon Tobin and the Kronos Quartet. Portishead live at Roseland. London Philharmonic’s “Video Game Heroes”. But Benji B just took things to a whole other level. Along with the Deviation String Quartet (and masterful arrangement by Grant Windsor) they augmented a number

Mix Roundup: The Killabits, DJ Vilify, DJ MorNYC, Flatline, Author

SUPER premium selection of mixes this week – lots of deep, dubby, filthy goodness. Starting with the most roughneck, and ending with the most chill, here are the best mixes from the last few weeks. Whenever I see the THE KILLABITS, I get excited (because of THIS FUCKIN TUNE). They absolutely slaughtered their session for J’aime

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