Looking back at Field Day 2010
Today we’re taking the spool all the way back to 2010 and reliving a sunny July Field Day. Some moments will live long in the memory for us - Caribou playing Sun as the day turned into night and of course the big Phoenix headline set too. A scan of the smaller stages brings up some gold too - Toro Y Moi and Factory Floor.
Take a listen to a Field Day 2010 mix below - it’s possibly our favourite so far of this series, featuring Atlas Sound, Gold Panda, HudMo, Steve Mason and Moderat. Share your memories on our Facebook page here.
Four Tet Curated Day at Village Underground
Four Tet’s new record Beautiful Rewind hits select indie stores this week and we’re looking ahead to an exciting (and slightly different) event curated by the man himself in late October. The artwork is above, and we kick off at 8am on Sunday 27th with a Four Tet live set - starting out the day with a bang and keeping things going until the evening.
Jamie xx remixes Four Tet
We’ve got Four Tet keeping us awake all hours next weekend at Brixton Academy, as a sort of amusé bouche check out this superb Jamie xx take on ‘Lion’ from Hebdon’s Pink.
Domino Remix Album on the way
Here’s one to get excited about. Domino have announced a double disc remix collection set for release on December 3rd. Cherry picking through the tracklist yields a lot of stuff to be excited about - Dan Snaith as Daphni taking on Hot Chip for one. Some classics to be found too - Oneohtrix Point Never deconstructing Wild Beasts, or how about another go round of Franz Ferdinand being “ruined” by Justice? Listen to that one below, tracklist follows.
Austra - ‘Beat & The Pulse’ (Still Going Remix)
Tricky - ‘Time To Dance’ (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
Junior Boys - ‘Like A Child’ (Carl Craig Remix)
Juana Molina - ‘Un Dia’ (Reboot Remix)
About Group - ‘You’re No Good’ (Theo Parrish Remix)
Four Tet - ‘Love Cry’ (Joy Orbison Remix)
Liquid Liquid - ‘Optimo’ (Matthew Dear Remix)
Hot Chip - ‘Night & Day’ (Daphni Remix)
Stephen Malkmus - ‘Kindling For The Master’ (Major Swellings Remix)
Sons & Daughters - ‘Orion’ (Emperor Machine Remix)
Franz Ferdinand - ‘The Fallen’ (Ruined by Justice)
The Kills - ‘Cheap & Cheerful’ (SebastiAn Remix)
Bonde Do Role - ‘Marina Gasolina’ (Fake Blood Remix)
Test Icicles - ‘What’s Your Damage?’ (Alan Braxe/Fred Falke Remix)
Clinic - ‘Tomorrow’ (DFA Remix)
Blood Orange - ‘Champagne Coast (Mike Simonetti Remix)
Animal Collective - ‘Summertime Clothes’ (Dam Funk Remix)
James Yorkston & Athletes - ‘Woozy With Cider’ (Jon Hopkins Remix)
Twin Sister - ‘Kimmi In A Rice Field’ (Balam Acab Remix)
Wild Beasts - ‘Two Dancers (ii)’ (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)
Dan Snaith on Orchestra of Spheres
We caught up with Caribou’s Dan Snaith last week and managed to pull a beautiful story about when he and Kieran Hebden of Four Tet saw Orchestra of Spheres for the first time…
orchestra of spheres are a special band. we came across them playing one of the world’s most special festivals - Camp A Low Hum - in an abandoned elementary school in rural New Zealand. i’d love to say otherwise but it’s regrettably rare that we come across genuinely inspiring unknown bands in our travels around the globe but Orchestra of Spheres were immediately obvious as one of those few exceptions. they played before us at this festival and looked and sounded like nothing else with a setup that included a gamelan and a variety of homemade electric and acoustic instruments - part Sun Ra otherworldiness, part Sublime Frequencies and part ESG. they blew Kieran, my band mates and myself away and we played the album we bought off them after the show incessantly as we drove around on the rest of the tour. later that year we invited them to travel half way around the world to play our ATP festival last December. i’ve seen several times since that first time and the magic only intensifies each time i see them. they rarely make it to these shores so see them while you can.
Orchestra of Spheres play a free (!!!) show at the Shacklewell Arms on August 23rd. Download your ticket here.