Amsterdam-based Field Records is coming to the US for the Future History: 10th Anniversary Tour. On May 5th the electronic music label will host a night at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, CA, (tickets & info) and on May 11th in Chicago, IL (tickets & info). On May 12th the Dutch techno duo Artefakt, often coworking with Field Records, will be performing at Output in Brooklyn, NY.
Field Records publishes versatile electronic music from high-principled artists since 2008. It is an established name in the Amsterdam-techno scene and beyond, publishing versatile electronic music from high-principled Dutch as well as international artists on vinyl and digitally.
This year marks its tenth anniversary, and for this occasion, the label is working with local partners to set up a series of label showcases in different cities in Asia, the US, and Europe. The next tour stop will be in the United States, with two ‘warehouse’ shows: Los Angeles on May 5th and Chicago on May 11th.
Field Records releases have been charted by Psyk, Dario Zenker, Kenneth Christiansen, Pär Grindvik, Kirk Degiorgio, John Osborn, Tim Green, Cassegrain, Giorgio Gigli, Milton Bradley, Sebastian Mullaert, Jonas Kopp, Eric Cloutier, Shlømo, Svreca, Peter Van Hoesen, D’Julz, Woo York, and 386 others.
Field Records: Future History at Synthetik Minds, Dirty Epic & Work by 6AM
Synthetik Minds, WORK by 6AM and Dirty Epic Productions collaborate to bring Field Records’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour: Unlike alternate history, where alternative outcomes are ascribed to past events, future history postulates certain outcomes to events in the present and future. Celebrating its tenth year in operation, Field Records elaborates on Future History with a series of pioneering electronic music experiences across the globe.
Obscure 019 x Oktave – Field Records: Future History
Obscure & Oktave Records collaborate to bring the Field Records’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour to Chicago!
Output Grayscale – Ryan Elliott/ Iori/ Artefakt/ Volvox/ Blankstairs/ Francis Harris
The Panther Room:
Output Grayscale is an exploration of the deepest shades of techno found along the formative industrial-dub axis of the genre. Colorless yet rich with texture and complexity, Output Grayscale is programmed to go from zero to 140 BPM in ten hours. The extended format journey begins at 8:00pm with a presentation of left field DJs and seminal producers performing live sets taking Output’s famed Funktion-One system for a ride into the nether realms of ambient and experimental soundscapes.
Thoughtful multimedia light and video installations designed to accentuate Output’s singular architecture accompany the sonic offerings, setting the Output Grayscale experience apart from the club’s usual modus operandi.
As the clock strikes 12, a steady beat emerges from deep within the aural haze. Phase two of the evening’s program invites the world’s most highly regarded practitioners to unleash a persistent maelstrom of thickly layered rhythms on a dance floor primed for action. Not necessarily for the casual fan or faint of heart, Output Grayscale is aimed at the most discerning, forward-thinking techno purists open to absorbing raw energy and spontaneous expression well into the wee hours.
On the other side of the spectrum, The Panther Room offsets the unabashed intensity of Output Grayscale by providing a House music oasis similarly rooted in that genre’s most exalted domains. Taking cues from the founding Chicago / Detroit / NYC nexus and the vinyl culture’s strident ethos, while never lingering in nostalgia, old school masters and new jacks alike take to the decks with freshly minted deep, soulful, jazzy, funky, disco-tinged grooves that drip with musicality and vibe – a perfect counterbalance to Output Grayscale’s program.