As the mid-point to 2013 draws in and summer (hopefully) gets into full swing, we always look forward to Field Day as the sort of pre-drinks to the festival season. Always with a strong, varied line up, Victoria Park’s annual jolly is a must for all of our great city’s citizens, but who are we, the tastemakers, the blog-types, looking forward to catching? Well, we’ll tell you…
Lunice and Hudson Mohawke’s joint side project is always a heady promise of fist-in-the-air uber-bombast and total fun. Playing tracks from their self titled EP, released last year, and various productions from them individually, expect speedy snares, hammy hi hats and horns that’ll blow your straw fedora off you LOSER.
Souf London trio dropped their debut LP Seabed a lil while back, and we were very impressed indeed. We’re excited to see if their brand of highly melodic and gloomy music translates to a sunny day out, our money’s on a strong ‘yes’.
BOK BOK & GIRL UNIT (LIVE)
Night Slugs has long been one of our favourite labels, with it and sister label Fade To Mind, releasing some of the best dance music of the last 5+ years. Two of the main dons, Girl Unit and honcho Bok Bok will be performing tracks live, like Bok’s creepy grime Silo Pass and G-U’s tearful Wut.
Acton-based Bollywood session musician may have accidentally invented acid house in 1988, which is reason enough to see anyone. But we also love his fizzy brand of disco-infused eastern electronic.
Koreless released his beautiful, sparse Yugen EP just the other day, and it’s a real gift. Like a futuristic soundtrack to a robo-Attenbrough documentary, his music in a tent with narcotics being flung up your orifices will surely promise a memorable Field Day experience. Can’t wait to see you all there, I’ll be getting the poppers in. Whey!