INTERNATIONAL AFRO POP AMBASSADOR,FIELD DAY ENCOURAGES POSITIVE RISK TAKING WITH NEW MIX TAPE
Galactic Ploy Records is excited to announce Higher Ground,the debut Mix
tape from African rapper,Field Day.A musical exploration of identity and
cultural heritage as Field Day describes it,this tape is set to be released officially on
September 12, 2015.Higher Ground was recorded at the prestigious Smash
studios in the heart of New York City in the United States.
Johannesburg native,Field Day is a talented rapper who began honing his
signature Afro pop-Hip hop sound at age 8.He started playing the piano at age
10 and by age 11,he had already formed his first band Front line Soldiers and
began writing and recording his own songs on a 6 track machine he had
acquired at age 14.Digging through old records,he discovered the Notorious
B.I.G,Jay-Z,Kanye West and Nas.He also came under the influence of Bob
Marley,Morgan’s Heritage and Fela Kuti.
After releasing his debut single Wonderland,which became a hit within the
indie pop community,he follows it up with Higher Ground,a twelve track
offering.This mix tape is sharp and immediate,almost modish in it’s attack,but
always tuneful and going for melody where it counts. On this tape,he
attempts to encompass everything,rapping meditations and personal
experiences.It describes his transitory revelations and it is his gift for vivid
introspection.”I was feeling very angry,confused,and alone when I made this
album;and I wanted to be very honest ,even if it meant making some people
uncomfortable,“I originally didn’t have the courage to share my work with fans
because it didn’t fit the trend of my early releases and what my criteria was at
the time.” The production is full of twists and turns because he intended to
make the structure of this tape expansive.This tape invites elements of Hip
hop,Classic soul,pop and house.On Higher Ground,Field Day explores the themes
of loss,nostalgia,redemption,vulnerability,and love with critics embracing both
the lyrics and their sonic signature.On this project,he embraced a darker sound
while reworking some known street hits making it grand and majestic.
Higher ground is available as a free download for fans who sign up to Field day’s mailing list on his official website.
World tour dates are currently being lined from September to
December,2015 and will be announced shortly.
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