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Field Day announce new artists & exclusive performances( Four Tet vs James Holden back to back set)+Carl Craig presents 69

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by dk

Saturday 6th August 2011 – Victoria Park, London, E2

New artists and exclusive performances announced for East London spectacular

Villagers, Benga and Youngman, Kieran Hebden, Erol Alkan, Carl Craig Presents 69 (exclusive) and more join Wild Beasts, The Horrors, Tortoise, John Cale, Jamie XX, James Blake, Electrelane and many other artists

Partnership with Australia’s Laneway Festival confirmed

Villagers / Erol Alkan / Benga / Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet back to back set with James Holden (exclusive) / Carl Craig presents 69 (festival exclusive) / Creep / Baio (Vampire Weekend) / Born Ruffians / Cloud Control / Junip / 2:54

Tickets £39.50

Field Day is ecstatic to reveal further names for what is shaping to be the most exhilarating music festival of the summer. After the sun drenched success of last year’s show, Field Day’s promoters vowed to up the musical ante yet again for this year’s event and the world’s most sonically adventurous artists have signed up to perform. Having already announced a plethora of artists including Wild Beasts, Tortoise, John Cale, Jamie XX, James Blake and Warpaint, the next wave are set to push musical limits to the boundaries

Villagers released one of the stand out albums of 2010 and they perform tracks from it at Field Day. Conor O’Brien’s enchanting melodies and darkly poetic lyrics are given greater intensity in the electric intimacy of his live performances and Villagers bring depth, sincerity and beauty in abundance to Victoria Park.

Field Day are thrilled to announce an exclusive performance from Detroit house music pioneer and dance music legend Carl Craig who as part of his 20 years of Planet E imprint will be performing a set of his 69 material live. This is a UK exclusive and the set is being performed in four cities worldwide this year. Expect sublime tracks like ‘Desire’, the frenetic ‘Jam The Box’ or the contents of 4 Jazz Funk Classics staged in front of a retina popping stage show.

One third of dub step super group, Magnetic Man, Benga is the toast of the genre is set to drop some shuddering, bass heavy gems on the east London massive alongside cohort Youngman. Field Day welcomes back Erol Alkan for a party set of energetic, trashy disco blended with electro beats, new romantic rhythms and the spirit of 70’s punk, 80’s rock and 90’s house.

Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) and James Holden have decided to unleash some serious sonic wizardry on Field Day by playing an exclusive back to back set. Kieran’s glorious, abstract sets incorporate elements of hip hop, electronica, techno, jazz and folk whilst James Holden’s adventurous, progressive electronic sounds have marked him out as the leading British techno sorcerer and psychadelic shamen. Expect much musical merriment.

Ultra hip Brooklyn duo Creep are garnering much acclaim at the moment having just released a single featuring guest vocals from the xx’s Romy Madley-Croft whilst there is a rare chance to get up close and personal with Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio, who will be performing one of his infamous DJ sets.

Warp Record’s Canadian indie kids Born Ruffians bring much uplifting exuberance whilst hotly tipped Cloud Control are recent winners of the Australian Music Prize, the antipodean equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize. Swedish band Junip boast Jose Gonzales amongst their number and make a welcome return to the live music scene after a five year hiatus and female duo 2:54 showcase their melancholic, sepia tinged desert rock

Field Day are delighted to announce a partnership with Australia’s most credible music festival Laneway. Field Day promoted a stage at Laneway in January 2011 and was keen to reciprocate by inviting Laneway to do the same in August.

Danny Rogers, co-promoter of the Laneway Festival says: “Field Day London and the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival have much in common and pride themselves on being leaders in presenting the highest calibre acts to their respective markets, often before they’ve broken. We are proud that we are committed to the same goals, ethos and ideals as such an awesome festival like Field Day and are ecstatic to be a part of something that is doing truly great things”

Field Day promoter Tom Baker comments, “I am super excited about Field Day now, the line up is so, so good I can’t really believe it. I don’t know what I am going to do on the day, there are just too many good acts to see and some exclusives like the Kieran Hebden back to back set with James Holden and Carl Craig presents 69 just can’t be missed”.

With more artists to be announced as well as details of the Village Mentality area Field Day raises the bar once again in its quest to bring you the very best in sonic entertainment.

Current Artists Confirmed

2:54 / About Group / Actress / Anika / Anna Calvi / Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Benga & Youngman / Baio (Vampire Weekend) / Bloggers Delight DJ’s / Born Ruffians / Carl Craig presents 69 / Casper C / Chad Valley / Chimes / Clock Opera / Cloud Control / CocknBullKid / Connan Mockasin / Creep / Ducktails / Eat Your Own Ears DJ’s / Electrelane / Erol Alkan / Factory Floor / Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion / Faust / Givers / Glasser / Gruff Rhys / Huw Stephens / Hype Williams / James Blake / Jamie Woon / Jamie XX / John Cale / Junip / Kieran Hebden B2B James Holden / Konono No.1 / L-Vis 1990 / Mark Kozelek / Martin Creed / Matthew Dear / Michael Mayer / Mount Kimbie / Omar Souleyman / Oneohtrix Point Never / Pearson Sound / Prizes / Roska / SBTRKT / Spectrals / Sun Ra Arkestra / The Coral / The History of Apple Pie / The Horrors / Tribes / Trophy Wife / Twin Shadow / Villagers / Warpaint / Wild Beasts / Willy Mason / Zola Jesus

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Download:Poirier -XLR8R Podcast 164 (Ninja Tune and Big Dada Artists)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by dk

There’s not a lot more we can say about Montreal’s Poirier. Over the years, we’ve picked his brain for studio tips, let him show us around his hometown, documented his role in the lazer bass scene (side note: whatever happened to that?), and posted approximately 87 of his tracks in our downloads section. Plainly said, we like the guy, so now that we’re spending the month of October helping the Ninja Tune label celebrate its 20th anniversary, Poirier was an easy choice to kick off our series of special Ninja Tune podcasts. Pulling solely from the Ninja Tune and Big Dada vaults, he’s put together this Dubs for Ninjas mix that’s heavy on the bass and the dutty vibes. Give it a listen, and check back every Thursday in October for new Ninja Tune podcasts. Also, make sure to take a look at XLR8R’s Ninja Tune XX microsite for more exclusive content, Ninja Tune XX event info, and plenty of other celebratory goodies.

 Download:Poirier -XLR8R Podcast 164

01 Roots Manuva “Organ Skit” (Big Dada
02 Roots Manuva vs. Wrongtom “Proper Tings Juggled (Instrumental)” (Big Dada
03 Roots Manuva “Dub For The Worms” (Big Dada
04 Roots Manuva “Styles Dub” (Big Dada
05 Poirier “Cool Baby feat. Busy Signal (Poirier Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

06 Sixtoo “Jackals and Vipers in Envy of Man – Part 2” (Ninja Tune
Cham “Rude Boy Pledge (Acapella)” (Atlantic
07 Roots Manuva “Witness Dub” (Big Dada)

08 Poirier “Let Them Hate feat. YT (Mungo’s Hifi Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

09 Roots Manuva vs. Wrongtom “Rebel Art (Instrumental)” (Big Dada
10 Poirier “Enemies feat. Face-T (Dub I.D. Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

11 Roots Manuva “Double Drat” (Big Dada
12 Toddla T “Pum Pum feat. Double Kay” (Ninja Tune)

13 The Bug “Angry feat. Tippa Irie” (Ninja Tune)

14 TTC “Catalogue (Instrumental)” (Big Dada)

15 Poirier “Trust None Of Dem feat. Burro Banton” (Ninja Tune)

16 Erup “Click Mi Finger (Poirier Remix – Untrust Riddim)” (Ninja Tune)

17 Poirier “No More Blood feat. Face-T (Megasoid Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

18 Diplo “Diplo Rhythm feat. Sandra Melody, Vybz Kartel, Pantera Os Danadinhos” (Big Dada
19 Poirier “Blazin feat. Face-T (Modeselektor Remix)” (Ninja Tune)
20 Toddla T “Sky Surfing feat. Wayne Marshall (Benga Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

21 Toddla T “Want U Now feat. Ms Dynamite” (Ninja Tune
22 Poirier “Wha-La-La-Leng feat. Face-T (Uproot Andy Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

23 Coldcut “Man In A Garage (King Jammy Dub)” (Ninja Tune)

Magnetic Man ft. Katy B – Perfect Stranger, live at Maida Vale (1st ever live session)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2010 by dk

Skream, Benga and Artwork (collectively Magnetic Man) perform ‘Perfect Stranger’ with vocals from Katy B at our Maida Vegas studios.Magnetic Man 1st ever live session + string quartet

Download:SBTRKT Guest Mix For Mistajam BBC 1xtra

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2010 by dk

SBTRKT DJ mix. free to download

Download:SBTRKT Guest Mix For Mistajam BBC 1xtra

Jessie Ware & SBTRKT – Nervous (Numbers)
SBTRKT – Deep Sea Creature (n/a)
Benga – I Come From London (Tempa)
Humanleft – Arnaud & Bernard (50 Weapons)
Cosmin TRG – Liebesunde (Rush Hour)
Mr De – Whoneleeone (Electrofunk)
Seiji – The King (n/a)
Headhunter – Prototype (Modeselektor Remix) (Tempa)
Terror Danjah – Power Grid (Hyperdub)
Pearson Sound – Wad (Hessle)
Mt Kimbie – Carbonated (Hotflush)
Girl Unit – IRL (Night Slugs)
SBTRKT – Fright (Numbers)
Greenmoney – Suh Mi Stay (Karizma Remix) (Fools Gold)
Altered Natives – Restless Natives (Eye 4 Eye)
Joe – Claptrap (Hessle)
Distal – Tortellis Slave (Embassy Rec)
Boy 8 Bit – The Keep (This Is Music)
SBTRKT – Step In Shadows (Young Turks)

look out for releases on (opening track) & (closing track) in the next 2 months.


Magnetic Man single Perfect Stranger (download dBridge and Benga mixes)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2010 by dk

“Dubstep’s first supergroup” Magnetic Man will release their debut album, also titled Magnetic Man, this October 11.

 This much, you probably already knew. Today though, the team of Skream, Benga and Artwork have announced the release of a second single from it, following this summer’s festival smash ‘I Need Air’.

‘Perfect Stranger’, featuring UK up-and-comer Katy B on vocals, will be released on October 4, and to get people in the mood, the group have given away remixes by Autonomic drum’n’bass kingpin dBridge and Benga himself.

Download: Perfect Stranger (dBridge remix)
Download: Perfect Stranger (Benga remix)

credits to fact

Also check at BBC  Are Magnetic Man dubstep’s first supergroup?

Download:DVA -XLR8R Podcast 160

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by dk

It seems like ages ago, but it has only been a year since we put Cooly G on the cover of XLR8R and began exploring the mutant strain of UK funky being turned out by a select crew of UK producers. A big part of that article was focused around DVA (a.k.a. Scratcha DVA a.k.a. Leon Smart). The former grime disciple and long-time Rinse FM jock was one of the first artists to champion the deeper, housier side of funky, and continues to push boundaries with his percussion-heavy production style and occasionally bonkers sense of melody. On top of his DJ duties, he also runs his own label and has released music on Blackdown’s Keysound Recordings and Kode9’s iconic Hyperdub label. In fact, Hyperdub is home to Scratcha’s next 12″, “Just Vybe” b/w “Step 2 Funk,” which includes a collaboration with vocalist Fatima. That record doesn’t drop until October 4, so this exclusive XLR8R podcast will have to tide over the DVA faithful in the meantime. As expected, he’s sprinkled in plenty of dubplates and unreleased tunes; pay close attention, as this mix is probably a good indication of where funky is headed next.

Download:DVA XLR8R Podcast 160

01 Kismet “Loose Screw”
02 T.Williams “In the Deep (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix)” (Deep Teknologi)
03 Dark Sky “High Rise”
04 Just Felix “African Sisters” (Six Red Apples)
05 DVA “Take Your Seat in the Stereo Mix”
06 L-Vis 1990 & T.Williams “Stand Up”
07 Fingaprint “Night Time (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix)” (Invasion)
08 Redlight “Source 16”
09 Cooly G “Gritting” (Dub Organizer)
10 DVA “New World Order” (DVA)
11 Benga “Falling”
12 Cooly G “Dis Boy (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix)” (DVA)
13 Brackles “Spider” (Rinse)
14 Roska “Take Off”
15 The Bug feat. Warrior Queen “Poison Dart (DVA Remix)” (Ninja Tune)
16 Sentel “Chapel 20” (Concrete Cut)
17 DVA feat. Fatima “Just Vybe (Soule:Power Mix)” (Hyperdub)
18 Gugu “AC Riddim” (DVA)
19 CPU God “Too Much Booty”

BBE releases Gilles Peterson presents: Worldwide – A Celebration Of His Syndicated Radio Show on October 11, 2010+Free Downloads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2010 by dk

Gilles Peterson presents:
Worldwide – A celebration of his syndicated radio show
Two-disc set spans the show’s ten year existence and features music from Nitin Sawhney, Cinematic Orchestra feat Roots Manuva, Qtip, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Herbert, Jay Dee, Dwele, Amy Winehouse, Dizzy Rascal, M.I.A., Sebastien Tellier, Benga, Darkstar and much more

FREE Download  
Gilles Peterson Worldwide podcasts
 Jay Dee – “Rico Suave Bossa Nova”

Music lover, record collector, DJ, broadcaster… Perhaps most famous for his much loved genre-exploding radio shows on BBC Radio 1 (and 17 other stations around the world including Japan’s leading commercial station J-Wave), Gilles Peterson’s insatiable appetite for new music undoubtedly lies at the heart of his success. Worldwide is 10 years young and fresher than ever – a benchmark for broadcasters the world over.
Ten years in the making, this compilation is a tribute to a truly groundbreaking show, music and a serious music personality who is ahead of the curve and debuts awesome records on his show before anyone else. Gilles Peterson is a truly revered international club and radio DJ and one of music’s foremost tastemakers (possibly the most well known in the whole world) in a world dominated by style over substance.
The focus of this compilation is to present to its audience not just a DJ’s favorite selection or songs that stood the test of time but it represents a great collection of songs and grooves premiered on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show before any other station in the world. It’s about music that Gilles has helped popularize across the world on his show which is syndicated in 15 countries. It’s a musical journey for DJ’s and radio listeners across the world.
In addition to his Worldwide radio show, Gilles is also the head of Talking Loud Records where he introduced the world to Jamiroquai, Roni Size, 4 Hero, Courtney Pine, Brand New Heavies, Galliano and many more. He was a key founding member of the late 80’s Acid Jazz boom and recently set-up a new record label, Brownswood Recordings, to sign and develop exciting new talent as well as putting on his Worldwide Awards every year in London and the Worldwide festival every summer in the south of France. His compilation albums have become legendary and he continues to be a breath of fresh air on the dance floors of the world playing a unique selection of music that is rarely heard elsewhere.

Label: BBE Records
Release Date: October 11, 2010
Genre: R&B/Soul/Jazz/Electronic
BBE Records

CD 1
01 – Nitin Sawhney – Tides
02 – Cinematic Orchestra feat Roots Manuva – All Things To All Men
03 – Quasimoto – Come on Feet
04 – Qtip – Lets Ride
05 – Erykah Badu – Green Eyes
06 – Jill Scott – He Loves Me [Lyzel In E Flat]
07 – Herbert – The Audience
08 – Jay Dee – Rico Suave Bossa Nova FREE DOWNLOAD
09 – Dwele – Too Fly
10 – Amy Winehouse – Take The Box
11 – Gotan Project – Triptico
12 – Dizzy Rascal – I Luv U
13 – M.I.A. – Galang
14 – Vikter Duplaix – Manhood
CD 2
01 – Sa-Ra – Rosebuds
02 – Steve Spacek – Dollar
03 – Outlines – Just a Lil’ Lovin
04 – Recloose – Dust
05 – Amerie – 1 Thing
06 – Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80 – Many Things
07 – RSL – Wesley Music
08 – Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
09 – Little Dragon – Twice
10 – Jose James – Dreamer
11 – Theo Parrish – Goin’ Downstairs (Part 1)
12 – Benga – Emotions
13 – Darkstar – Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer
BBE releases Gilles Peterson presents: Worldwide – A Celebration Of His Syndicated Radio Show on October 11, 2010
BBE Records

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