A tribute to Tony Allen, by Emma-Jean Thackray
Field Day is this Saturday in Victoria Park, London. It’s going to be a lot.
The sold-out, 20,000-capacity city-centre one-day festival will run from midday to 10.30 in the evening and has a world-class lineup. We are proud to be media partnering the Blogger’s Delight stage and this mix is a taster of what to expect from our stage’s amazing musical talent … no matter how high the mud – or temperature – rises.
JJ’s cover/homage to Dr. Dre starts off the mix as a choice cut from the Bloggers and Lanzarote crew that curated the very stage this mix is dedicated to. We then touch upon some of this past year’s most exciting artists: from Oneohtrix Point Never’s otherworldly take on new age music for the new era to Actress’ dark and atmospheric post-dubstep-almost-techno. Ducktails keep things well vibey, contrary to the title of their track, with guitars and sunny vocals whilst Darkstar remind us to still be a bit moody, but in a shuffling groovy sort of way. SBTRKT gives us the sexiness and our DJs offer up some old choice house cuts from the likes of Dee Dee Brave, whose piano sample is also used on Flora Cruz’s hopeful sun anthem Let The Sun Shine Out … definitely on repeat until Saturday. Lastly Anika will either make you reach out and hold onto your lover, or rue the day the treacherous wrong’un that shredded your heart first played this for you. Download and slam this mix, ASAP.
JJ – STILL
SBTRKT – Wildfire (feat Dragon)
Jamie XX – Far Nearer
Darkstar – Gold
OPN – Physical Memory
Laurel Halo – Constant Index (Actress Violet Mix)
LA Vampires and Zola Jesus – Searching
OPN – Terminator Lake
Ducktails – Killin’ The Vibe
Leda – Welcome To Joyland (Ivan Smagghe’s ‘Freundlucher Zollner’ Edit)
Dee Dee Brave – My My Lover
Actress – Paralell World
Darkstar- Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer (Kyle Hall Mix)
Anika – I Go To Sleep