Field Day Faves
It's really easy to get stuck in the city if you live in a place like London. Seaside? Yeah, we've seen it on pictures. Festivals? We've read about those things on some blogs. Actually experiencing any of it? Not happening. While Field Day doesn't deliver the seaside bit, it does bring us an amazing festival pretty much to our doorstep. You'll no doubt spot at least one or two of us seeing favourites - for Field Day and us - Metronomy. We'll be more than happy to dance to Dusky or Jon Hopkins, or Oneman going back-to-back with Jackmaster. But, there's plenty lesser known but equally great stuff happening. Here are our five suggestions if you wanted to steer away from the . Meet DJ Barely Legal. While everyone else's mum is likelier to be a hardcore ABBA fan, hers was into garage. She pretty much was barely legal when she got her first decks at 19 but being conditioned with garage from such a young age, Chloe already had a nose for exciting music. Garage and grime are huge at the moment, and Barely Legal is one to play only the best of it. Here's a mix she did for BBC Radio 1Xtra. Imagine dancing to this in the sun? I mean, there's hope, right? Jessy Lanza released her debut album Pull My Hair Back on Hyperdub last year. It had a nice Italo disco vibe to it but also had a touch of alternative r&b and the unidentifiable sound of London (bass music? post-dubstep?) to it. She's from Canada, but still. Her music has bouncy beats, soft vocals and hacked samples - it's pretty great. She's just collaborated with Caribou, too, and will be going on tour with him this autumn. Big things ahead. Their debut album on Planet Mu made it to The Guardian's end of the year list - and for a good reason. It's great. Let's make one thing clear here - London isn't a constant downpour of rain but for things to feel like summer, you need to throw in some extra effort. John Wizards is that, only it's effortless. It's music in a melodic kinda way - it's not necessarily even coherent and structured, it floats through air. You'd expect it to be more of a jam than a concert. This will be the perfect moment to fuel. Finland is probably one of my favourite places in the world, even though every poll ever claims about 90% of its population is depressed. One of the reasons for my love is that they have these wonderful people with long hair that drive trams as a part-time job, while making dreamy subtle music with the rest of their time. Signed to Weird World, multi-instrumentalist Jaakko Eino Kalevi is one of those people. The song No End with singer Suad Khalifa is an absolute dream and we cannot wait to hear him live. Also, hashtag hair envy. London girl Sophie's first song Nothing More To Say was an instant pop/house hit and no doubt many thought of her as a one hit wonder. When she came with Bipp to tell us she can make us feel better, she proved everyone wrong. She has that pop star squeal in her voice to make her more appealing to a wider audience but should a DJ bust it out in Corscia Studios, there would be more than one dude shouting 'BRAP BRAP BRAP!' Instant energy. Just got a lot more excited.