Not Just Another Field Day Playlist

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The most exciting weekend in music in East London is coming up, it’s Field Day time! Is one of the best festivals in the city to enjoy great music, food and after parties.

Field Day is all we talk about in East London a week prior the festival, and even local radio stations and Spotify create special playlists to get us all even more excited about it, which is very useful in case you don’t know all bands playing. The Spotify playlist is good but far too long as it includes every artist in the line-up, but I came across a podcast in London Fields Radio that included a smaller yet interesting selection of songs. I haven’t stopped listening to it since l found it and am excited to share it.

The big names performing are FKA Twigs, Caribou, Kindness and Patti Smith among others, but the podcast by Zone 2unes doesn’t focus on these, only on less known acts,  great musicians but perhaps still under your radar. It also mentions some interesting facts about the artists that even surprised some of us, music snubs. It is a nicely put together mix that’s ideal for Field Day goers and new music fans.

Zone 2unes is a page that highlights emerging new music and up coming gigs in London, so if you love finding new music and going to gigs this is a great guide for you.

The Field Day podcast is also up in Spotify as Zone 2unes: Field Day 2015

An Exciting Time in Music

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Kiasmos Album Cover

I can’t remember feeling as overwhelmed about new music as I am right now, really excited about the musicians I mention in this post. They have a very distinctive style, and their sound is a fusion of electronic, minimal, ambient, house and classical sounds.

The London based record label Erased Tapes is known by releasing avant-garde music, some of their artists include Kiasmos, Rival Consoles, Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Olafur Arnalds and A Winged Victory for the Sullen, they are very talented and innovative musicians experimenting with minimal, electronic and classical beats, and this label is one to watch!

My boyfriend introduced me to most of this music, we both follow these artists and try to go to every show as soon as they announce it. I saw Kiasmos in Berlin in November and they were great, but I know their London show in St. John at Hackney Church in March is going to blow me away, Rival Consoles and Vessels are opening the gig.

So what inspired this playlist? Well, the 13 artists I’ve included in this playlist have announced upcoming gigs in London, check out Convergence 2015 to see Kiasmos, Rival Consoles, Clark, Vassels and Pantha Du Prince in March. St. John Church, where these gigs are taking place, is a magical venue for this type of music, I genuinely think these shows will be incredible.

Slow Magic will play at the Oval Space this month and Nils Frahm at the Roundhouse in May.

Something slightly different to a gig, but nevertheless incredible, it’s Random Dance Atoms, the 2013 show by the acclaimed choreographer  Wayne McGregor.  The music for the entire show was created by A Winged Victory for the Sullen, and it was played live during the performance, this is happening again but only for two dates,  the 13th and 14th February, it’s one not to miss.

Enjoy the playlist!