The Outlook Diaries 2015: The Build Up

Sunshine, boat parties, soundsystems and an abundance of UK music exports. The mighty Outlook festival is upon us once more. Our good friends, wannabe-journos and partners in crime Christina Knowles and Leony Mayhew are out there wobbling amphibiously to more bass than can you can shake your butt at. They’ll be reporting back on the festival first hand through way of a diary of the best sights and sounds they experience in and around the sun soaked fortress. 

Posted on September 2, 2015 and filed under blog.

Peaz Inna Podcast Vol. 1

Welcome to the first instalment of Peaz Inna Podcast from Frogbeats and Samson Sounds!!

This session is dedicated to The Furry Chillum Warm-up party (March 20th, Artschool, Glasgow), a night we are hosting for a taste of the Eden Festival 2015. We present a showcase of all the acts performing on the night - with three special live tracks from Samson Sounds - to get you in the mood for this fantastic party to be :).


Posted on March 3, 2015 and filed under podcast.

Frogbeats @ The Fringe, Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

The Frogbeats collective has been booked to provide a one-off swing extravaganza at Cabaret Voltaire on the first bank holiday Sunday of the Edinburgh Festival. The theme of the night is Jazz, and we’ll be playing electro-swing, nu-jazz, funky beats, dub, house and other groovy oddities all-night long.


It’s £5 all night and fancy dress is definitely recommended. Doors open at 11pm.


Main Room :
Tuscan Whale

Back Room :

Posted on July 22, 2014 .

Eden Festival 2014: Some Acts To See

By Russell McMahon

Eden festival is fast approaching and organisers are getting primed and ready having been on site with a team of creatives for the last 4 weeks preparing the captivating bits and bobs of decor the festival has become known for. With the recent news that De La Soul will be pulling out of Eden (for family reasons) coming as a disappointment to many we are still set for what is shaping up to be an incredible Eden. King Charles will be stepping in for De La Soul as headliners. In any case the spirit of Eden is the audience and the network of artists that play and saying that we thought we would put together a list of the acts we are excited to see this weekend in the garden.

Have you read our 2014 Guide To Eden?


High energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, taking traditional acoustic idioms and delivering with punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. A dynamic three piece offering a unique sound emerging from Celtic, Gypsy Swing, Roma and Flamenco and tuned in savvy. Wrapping pan European traditional acoustic music with infectious grooves, epic, pounding, sing along, punch the air anthems to intricately arranged instrumentals.’


A quartet brimming with character. ’Duncan Disorderly & the Scallywags are not like your normal band. It’s more a way of life! Living, eating and breathing music. They live together as a comunity and Music is how they survive. With exceptional influences from Latin and Reggae to Gypsy and Swing/Jazz; charismatic Duncan and his Scallywags never fail to entertain. It isn’t all sweet jazz and chilled Reggae ‘smokers’, The Scallywags do love diversity with a few ‘banging’ party tunes not going amiss in a late night show.’


One of Eden’s regulars. Variety is the spice of life and musical variety is what Mayawaska offers in abundance. Collecting music is an addiction of Mayawaska’s, one that he channels in to mixing. Each mix is an adventure through an extensive collection he gathers when he isn’t working on his sustainable housing project around the Galloway. Only the crème de la crème makes it through the speakers. His sound tends to the incorporate band music fused with electronic ranging through ethnic sounds and guitar. Check out his extensive collection of mixes on Mixcloud.

Where: The Lost Disco / Vishnu Lounge


This 4-piece Dub, Reggae, African and Blues band and soundsystem collective have been with Eden since it’s conception, hosting the Furry Chillum tent alongside Jumble Sale Sounds. Samson Sounds reside in Glasgow but are originally from Dumfries & Galloway which makes this gig a whole lot more special for them, so expect a jolly atmosphere to accompany a fresh, jazzier set primed for Eden. They have been causing a stir over the past year since releasing their debut Sunrise EP on Dub Combe Records playing many gigs all over Scotland including the Wee Dub Festival, Loch Lomond and supporting Horace Andy. If you are around London on the 28th of June we will be playing a boat party with them.

When: Saturday 5:30am / Sunday Evening
Where: Vishnu Lounge / The Furry Chillum


Described as ‘The Thinking Man’s Grandmast Flash’ by Fatboy Slim, JFB is one to look out for. Expect plenty of scratch routines from the UK DMC champion of 2007 and 2011 as he mashes it up through styles crossing over Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, Glitchhop, Electro Swing, Breakbeat, Dubstep and Drum & Bass. JFB has plenty of experience having regularly collaborated with the likes of Beardyman and Ed Solo, not to mention many-a-mix on BBC Radio.

Where: The Lost Disco



New Release: FB002 Tuscan Whale - LIFE (Whatever Does It All Mean?)

Tuscan Whale has been hard at work in the studio fortifying his sound since we’ve had a hiatus from doing our parties. He’s got a variety of releases up his sleeve this Summer, starting with the second release on Frogbeats entitled ‘Life (Whatever Does It All Mean?)’

'A combination of warm, brassy, Latino flavours and full-bodied percussion, strained through a fine mesh of hip-hop know-how and garnished with some suggestive sampling, this track is the perfect accompaniment to the up-coming summer sessions. Best enjoyed with good pals, warm weather and something strong and alcoholic in your hand.'

Free Download available from our store from Friday 16th May 2014.

Posted on May 14, 2014 .