The Barn was a big hit, then
Back to one day and a return to form, Field Day 2017 is an absolute triumph. The blistering heat helped, sure, but what really made this year stand out was the impeccably curated line-up; from the psychedelic world-music of Imarhan and the soothing guitars of Kevin Morby to the anarchy of Death Grips’ noise-rap, the straight-up pop of Rae Morris and the warped beats of Nicolas Jaar.
Perhaps equally crucial to the success of this year’s event, though, was the high sound-quality. Don’t laugh! From ABRA to Aphex Twin, Field Day 2017 sounded good, really good.
Speaking of ABRA, it’s her flawless flow and understated ’80s RnB beats that kick off the festival’s 11th edition. The Athens-based, Awful Records-signed artist’s sweet vocals glide through the air, buoyed by a warm breeze and grounded, particularly in set highlight ‘Crybaby’, by the bounciest bass of the day.