Field Day have added more heart to an already sweltering lineup by recruiting IAMDDB, Objekt b2b Batu, Young Marco and more for the Brockwell Park weekend. Headlined by the likes of Erykah Badu, Four Tet, Thundercat and Earl Sweatshirt, the festival will take place on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June.
UK hip-hop has a new star to celebrate in IAMDDB, but you could be forgiven for forgetting just how fresh she is to the scene given the speed at which the hype around her has risen. A fearless vocalist blending together soul, jazz, R&B, hip-hop and more, the young Mancunian came third in the BBC Music Sound of 2018 list after drawing attention for her strong personality, beautiful vocals and fierce independence. Influenced by a myriad of sounds, not least her father’s band in Angola, with whom she toured during a six month stint before her music took off back home in the UK, IAMDDB is another representative of the strong crowd of British artists refusing to be contained by genre boundaries.
Speaking of boundary breaking Brits, you’d be hard pressed to find two UK bass artists more idiosyncratic than Batu and Objekt, who’ll play back to back at Field Day. Taking broken UK techno sounds and slamming them together with elements of dubstep, machine funk and more, both are revered for their hefty club tracks, with Batu’s label Timedance also regarded as one of the most innovative imprints in the underground. Backed by Amsterdam’s Young Marco, as well as Tom Ravenscroft, Moses Sumney and Huw Stephens, this latest pool of artists should be enough to incite real excitement this summer.
Photo courtesy of IAMDDB
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