Since its opening back in 2008, Outlook Festival has developed a reputation for being among the world’s preeminent sound system festival — and for providing sound system fans of all stripes an incredibly unique experience, as the proceedings are set amidst an abandoned fort and the beaches of Punta Christo, Croatia; in fact, the festival has hosted several hundred artists and was named Best Overseas Festival at the 2011 UK Festivals Awards.
This year, the US Launch Party, which takes place next week at The Paper Box in Bushwick, Brooklyn marks the beginning of several worldwide events in advance of this year’s festival in September. And for next week’s launch party the folks at Outlook Festival have teamed up with the folks at Dub Stuy, best known for developing and building a 15,000 watt bespoke, wooden speaker system The Tower of Sound, which will be used for an event which will feature two of Europe’s best known sound system champions – Glasgow, Scotland’s Mungo’s Hi-Fi and French-Swiss act O.B.F. — will battle against each other in two rounds of dubplates and other mixes on the Tower of Sound. Both crews will be accompanied by vocalists, who represent every era of sound system music including Jamaica’s Ranking Joe, France’s Shanti D, and Brooklyn’s Jay Speaker. Also Portland‘s E3, founder of acclaimed label ZamZam Sounds, as well as local selectors Scratch Famous and Dub Stuy’s resident DJs will be there for what will be a full night of dub and sound system music. And of course, JOVM will be there to cover the events of the night. But before that, check out Mungo Hi-Fi’s incredible and exclusive NYC Outlook Festival Launch Party mix.
Tickets are $10/$12/$15 and for those who are 21+. Cop tickets here y’all: http://www.dub-stuy.com.