With only five days to go until Field Day festival kicks off in London’s Victoria Park, we look at some of our favourite acts from the opening day.
Awesome Tapes From Africa (16:45 | Resident Advisor)
One of the highlights from Dimensions Festival last year, Awesome Tapes From Africa, or Brian Shimkovitz has been shedding light on some of the best and most obscure artists from across the African continent for almost ten years. He has been reissuing his finds through his label; including Hailu Mergia who takes to the stage after Shimkovitz this Saturday at Field Day. Expect a large tape deck and a whole host of great artists who you may well be hearing for the first time.
La Priest (17:00 | Shacklewell Arms)
After a long hiatus since 2007, La Priest is the latest project from former Late Of The Pier front man Sam Dust. With one previous release under the moniker over seven years ago, Sam has now signed to Domino and is set to release a whole host of new material this year.
Leon Vynehall (12:45 | Bugged Out!)
Amongst an ever changing scene one thing has remained constant; Leon Vynehall’s growing list of strong releases. After 2014’s ‘Music For The Uninvited‘ which saw Vynehall release his first LP, this year has been relatively quiet on the release front. However after some impressive sets in the Boiler Room, Vynehall has been touring Europe extensively with his DJ sets, so expect big things this weekend.
Madlib (18:15 | Resident Advisor)
There isn’t much of an introduction necessary when it comes to Otis Jackson Jr, who has collaborated with some of the best hip hop artists of the last two decades including J Dilla and MF Doom. Releasing under various pseudonyms such as Quasimoto and Beat Konducta, last year saw Jackson team up with Freddie Gibbs to release their highly anticipated ‘Piñata‘ album.
Caribou (21:35 | Eat Your Own Ears)
Whether it’s Caribou or Daphni, DJ or Live, Dan Snaith always seems to come up with the goods. After his headline slot at Dimensions’ opening concert last year, along with his critically acclaimed sixth album ‘Our Love‘ Snaith doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.