With festival season sitting nicely in the rear view, we’re now well underway with launching several weighty album campaigns to shake up the second half of 2018.

Here’s a small (but not freakishly small) selection of anticipated debuts to get you started – plus news from our distribution arm, the chance to win a Numark PT-01 portablist turntable at the world’s premier DJ competition and a playlist roundup to help you discover where all our artists are popping up these days… Stay stormy.

PR Highlights

CHINAH

Danish dark wave favourites drop “menacing” new single


Strange Is Better’ and its Red Bull live session found favour with over 30 sites online and hit the top spot in the Hype Machine charts following a Highsnobiety premiere. Benji B is also spinning regularly on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, so look out for the album this November.
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CHRIS KAZ

Jamz Supernova interview on 1Xtra


London’s rising future soul producer dropped into the BBC to talk about his forthcoming album ‘Untold’ – anticipation is building for the project with support also coming from Pigeons and Planes, i-D and Julie Adenuga (Beats 1).
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PI JA MA

Debut LP announced as French pop ‘Ponytail’ hits 350k plays


After supporting Superorganism on tour and picking up support in the UK from BBC 6 Music, the captivating visual artist is set to release ‘Nice To Meet U’ early next year on leading Parisian label Cinq7.

[Cinq7]

Distribution

PETER IBBETSON

New South London producer joins growing roster

Already known for his work performing as part of George FitzGerald and Makeness’ live outfits, Peter steps out to release his debut EP ‘Rivals’ – an accomplished body of work that encompasses electronica, techno and post rock. BBC Radio 1 had the first play of ‘FortyFour’ recently and XLR8R launched the first single online, so keep an eye out for the five-track EP on all major digital platforms from 5th October.

Events

DMC WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIP 

Youngest ever winner returns to KOKO in October


DJ Rena, the 12-year-old DMC World DJ Championship winner, has announced his return to the competition after breaking records in 2017. This year attendees will also get the chance to win a brand new Numark PT-01 portablist turntable, signed by the DMC champs themselves. Grab a ticket and head down to Camden on 7th October for a day of mind-blowing turntablism shows, back-to-back scratch battles, DJ workshops and more.

Playlists

Listen to CHINAH in Spotify’s New Indie Mix, Serious Klein in Spotify’s Hip Hop Mixtape and Fresh Finds, Pi Ja Ma in Spotify’s Summer Indie, New Talent and French Indie Pop, Selma Judith in Spotify’s New Music Friday, Shirazee in Spotify’s Chill Tracks, African Heat, Chop Daily and Apple Music’s Songs You Need To Hear This Week by OkayAfrica, Hollie Cook in Spotify’s Chilled Reggae, 2U4U in Spotify’s Alternative Hip Hop, Patty & Bun, XL Play, Fresh Finds: Fire Emoji, COLORS’ Weekly Releases, Dummy: Brand New, Listen to the Tape Notes podcast here

Find all our latest roster additions here

A Tribute to Leigh Duncan

[1989 – 2018] 

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Leigh Duncan, a radio plugger and close friend to the team at Outpost. His penchant for discovering and supporting new music was an inspiration, and his sincerity, charm and humour will be sorely missed. x