Click the MIXCLOUD link in my Bio to listen to my entry for the @outlookfestival X @mixcloud Soundclash competition.
A few years ago, I started up the secondary DJ alias ‘GULLY B’, from my initial alias ‘John The Baptist’. I felt that my love for Dancehall, Reggae, Soca and Carnival-Style music, deserved a lot more attention and a new branding to showcase this style as a DJ. (Now you know where the ‘B’ came from!). Outlook Festival has always resonated with me, via its love for Soundsystem culture. This same culture has shaped me as a DJ and as a person. I remember when I was doing my GCSEs, if I had a morning exam, then that meant we had the rest of the afternoon off, and I’d hop on the train to London from Southend-On-Sea, to go record shopping.
Through my love of Dubstep as I was leaving school, I discovered my love for Reggae, Dancehall and Dub. And as I progressed into a professional DJ, I developed a passion for Dubplate culture. By having tracks no other DJ could play, I was transfixed on exclusivity.
So as one of my goals as GULLY B, I started recording dubplate specials of my favourite Reggae and Dancehall tracks. This led to me cutting dubs in other genres like Drum And Bass and Garage.
I feel this mix is perfectly suited to the ethos of Outlook Festival. I understand that this mix has broken the rules by not sitting in one genre, but my goal was never to win this competition, but more as a beacon to get myself on the radar as a DJ to the organisers. As they’re a festival I can see myself working with in the future.
So for you reading this, please have a little listen, and hopefully you enjoy listening to it, just as much as I enjoyed planning and recording it.
Thanks and love.
The Arena is open and the #SoundClash will begin at 12am sharp. Super Fresh represents Canada 🇨🇦 and Ricky Trooper represents Jamaica 🇯🇲 ... only 1 will win the War!!! Make sure you reach Topaz (1230 Sheppard Ave. W - Toronto) to witness the musical killing and burial of 1 of these Sounds! #Dubplates ready to chop! 🙌🏾
Thank you Michael Moore Entertainment for producing this event 🔊🔊🔊🆙