Monday, May 2, 2011

Carl Craig presents 69 Live at Field Day

Last year at Field Day the Bugged Out tent filled up quickly with those who come eager to dance so this year we have got a bigger tent and our best line up yet to fill it.

The DJs playing have all been influential to their peers as innovators, record label bosses, recording artists, mavericks. Heading up the bill is legendary Detroit techno artist Carl Craig who, as part of 20 years of his Planet E imprint, will be performing a set of his 69 material live. This is a UK exclusive and the set is only 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 visual show. Making his Field Day debut this year is Cologne’s Michael Mayer of arguably the most consistent techno label this decade Kompakt. A recording artist in his own right Mayer’s DJ sets are inspirational. Another Field Day exclusive finds Kieran ‘Four Tet’ Hebden going b2b, deck to deck and beat to beat with Border Community boss James Holden. Very welcome back to Field Day after a couple of years is Erol Alkan who, as Phantasy label boss will no doubt be checking out his signing and remixee Conan Mocassin on the EYOE stage before heading over to Bugged Out armed with an arsenal of mutant techno and off kilter electronica like his mix of Avalanche featuring Jarvis Cocker. There’s also one-third of Magnetic Man and trailblazing dub step DJ Benga will be playing with MC Youngman on hollering duties, Dalston dwelling Nightslug co-boss L-Vis 1990 who’s on the cusp of releasing his solo album L-Vis 1990 & the Neon Dreams and tallest man on site James Blake will be dropping in a few hours before he performs live to play a DJ set. Last year he played the main stage as Ramadanman, this year the Hessle Audio boss returns to Field Day with a new name – Pearson Sound and bringing some sunshine to the day, a set of sirens and trademark mentions of his own name is Rinse FM’s Funky pioneer Roska.

Saturday August 6th. Advance tickets here

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