Outlook Festival is a celebration of soundsystem culture, exploring the musical genealogy that connects Jamaican roots music to its modern day counterparts, through heavyweight soundsystems, in a friendly, warm and inspiring peninsular, sea-side location. There are over 400 acts playing in and around the 150 year old Fort Punta Christo, a 1km stretch of beach, and a world of intimate boat parties.
Croatia’s iconic celebration of bass music culture Outlook returns for its 9th year this summer from August 31st– September 4th. Taking place at the stunning Fort Punta Christo on the Adriatic coastline near Pula, Outlook has become synonymous with spearheading the region’s thriving festival scene, uniting music lovers from across the world for an unrivalled adventure under the sizzling sun and stars. Outlook Festival is the largest Bass music and Soundsystem Culture festival in Europe, featuring the biggest names from the most vibrant and cutting edge dance scenes around.
When we talk about bass music we don’t mean the bastardised commercial version currently being sold to children, we mean underground dancefloor music, whether it be house, techno, dubstep, reggae, dub, hiphop, garage, grime, electronica. . . . . . as Duke Ellington put it “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.” Now approaching its seventh year, Outlook has grown rapidly and is going from strength to strength! Anyone who has come to any of the last 8 Outlooks will tell you how amazing the vibe was, how wicked the music was, how beautiful the smiling people were and how stunning the setting is.
OUTLOOK FESTIVAL 2016
OUTLOOK FESTIVAL 2015
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS YEARS THE VOID STAGE AT OUTLOOK FESTIVAL
Following his debut appearance on Get Darker TV in March 2011, Compa released his inaugural 12″ single with one of Dubstep’s foundation imprints Boka Records, along with his infamous bootleg of Mavado’s ‘Dem A Talk’, and at the tender age of just 21, he signed to the institutional Dubstep record label Deep Medi Musik releasing his highly sought after dub plate ‘Alpha’ backed with ‘Narabeh’ in 2013.
Flash-forward three years and now a well traveled DJ, Compa remains true to the roots of the genre, armed with a deep bag of dubplates as he remains one of the only remaining vinyl DJs in the underground.
Compa’s music has received acclaim from revered tastemakers such as BBC 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs and Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Toddla T and MistaJam, Reggae and sound clash legend David Rodigan, US Dubstep Ambassador Joe Nice (Dub War, GourmetBeats), Chase and Status (Ram Records, Mercury) and of course Mala (Deep Medi, DMZ) amongst others.
As of 2016, Compa returns to Deep Medi Musik to release the much lauded “Truth in Sound”, his most solid body of work thus far. Featuring four tracks drawing on his many influences, all of which are sure to light a fire in the dance, punishing even the toughest of sound system.
COMPA – TRUST IN SOUND (Ep)
COMPA IN THE MIX