Posts Tagged ‘Dave Fields’
Artist collective HICU return with their second edition to their Sound Tape consisting of 7 tracks from several up and coming Canadian rappers. The project features locals Teshalé, Seth Kay, Dave Fields, Spotty Josif & Sharuk plus Toronto’s GRNDBLVD, MEZ MARIYÉ and Alberta’s Ayoo Angie. They’ll be showcasing most of the artists from the project January 13th at the Alexander, click here for more info on the event and stream below.
With only a couple days until our next event in Fortune Sound Club’s project space we’ve put together a mix/playlist for Happy Ending Fridays showcasing sounds relating to our event including several local acts such as Withinroots, So Loki, Dave Fields & Seth Kay among others. Email email@example.com with “WINNIE & FRIENDS APRIL 29TH” in the subject line and your first and last name in the body for discount guest-list which includes Virgil Abloh in the main room, click here for more info on the event. Stream + tracklist below or download the mix here.
Tennyson – Like What?
Ibeyi – Stranger/Lover (Mura Masa Remix)
Stevie Ross – Too Much
Jai Paul – BTSTU
I M U R – Bad Neighbourhood
Dave Fields – Way It Is
Erykah Baduh – Phone Down (Seth Kay Remix)
dvsn – Too Deep
Tontario x Lucas Nord – Rewind
J. Robb – Say What
Withinroots – All Night
Martin J. Ballou – Can You Fill Me In?
The Code – Mood (Find You)
Gallant – Weight In Gold (Ekali Remix)
Raiel – Take Time
Noah Slee – Sink
So Loki – Lil Ma
Harrison Brome – Pools
Kuma – Do I Wanna Know?
Local rapper/producer Dave Fields is already back with a new 4-track EP concentrating on his love life and how hes dealt with it so far which honestly only leaves you with a greater impression of who Fields is and where he’s coming from. The project was mixed by Matt Harvey & Adan Greenholtz plus features Kendra Dias on “Way It Is”, stream or download below.
Dave Fields has been on our radar for quite some time now, performing for Winnie Cooper & Friends several times and opening for Keith Ape & Casey Veggies we’ve seen his growth that has never dropped our attention. Originally from Barrie, Ontario David Winfield moved to Vancouver and began working on material which would eventually become “Neck Deep”. The vulnerability he brings to the table is refreshing plus he does all of his own production, he’s definitely found a sound and expanding it after every song. We put Dave on our “Vancouver Artists To Keep An Eye On In 2016” list because this is just the beginning, check out the interview below + the album!
1. Introduce yourself: My full name’s David Winfield. I go by the moniker Dave Fields because it’s shorter, catchier, and because Dave Winfield the famous baseball player already has Google on lock. I’m originally from Barrie, Ontario, which is about an hour North of Toronto, and I moved to Vancouver in 2014.
2. How long have you been producing/rapping? I’ve been writing songs since I was in grade 8. I was really into music like Iron and Wine and Owen, and I’d write these fingerpicking guitar songs with really sappy vocals. When I got into grade 10 or 11, and everyone at school was getting big into Lil Wayne and Akon and all of that, I started making rap beats. A bunch of my friends would come over to my house after school and we’d make beats and do these cover songs and freestyles. They were really rough and pretty laughable, but it was a lot of fun. In university I moved into a house with some friends and we wanted to have a house-warming party. My roommate suggested that I write a rap album so that we could make it an album release party. That was the first time I really took writing rap songs seriously. I came out with a 6 track project for it and I was hooked.
3. What are your influences? I’ve got to throw something to Wayne, because he was the first rapper I really listened to heavily. I’d also have to say the standards like Drake, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, etc. But I’d say most of my sound developed from listening to a wide range of music. Artists like Poison The Well, The Tallest Man On Earth, Black Lips, Deerhunter… Currently I’m listening to a lot of Young Thug, Bryson Tiller, and I’m always listening to PARTYNEXTDOOR. The New Toronto scene has really shaped me too. I’ve been listening to a number of artists since I lived back in Barrie, and I’ve followed them and watched them grow.
4. What inspired this project? Not to sound too cliche, but when I started recording for this project I was coming out of the worst period of my life so far. When I got out of University I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and because of the illness, I was going through more changes mentally and physically than I could keep up with. I became very depressed and felt very lost in myself. I got help and managed to pull myself out of the depression thanks to my friends and family, but the whole ordeal left a lasting impression on me. The majority of the album is a reflection of that experience, sort of like a disorganized story with no chronology. I’ve always been a very honest songwriter, and I almost exclusively write songs about myself, or things that have happened to me.
5. How are you liking Vancouver? Vancouver’s great. At first it was a transition, like anything I guess. It feels like a hard city to integrate yourself into, or at least, that was my experience. But now I’ve been lucky to meet a lot of great people. The music scene is heavily overlooked here! I’ve met so many talents I can’t even keep track of them all. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and even work with people like Jaykin, SO LOKI, Seth Kay, Spotty Josif, Brevner, Futon Don, Ess, etc. I’m already going to go ahead and make the apology to anyone I forgot, the scene’s lit. I’ve also got a great team I work with on a lot of stuff. JSPH, Jordo2000 of Year2000, Gnarlie Sheen, Aric Alston (who did all of the photography for the album), and of course Matt Harvey who’s like a Godsend. He works with me on every track. This project wouldn’t exist without him. I’ve also been fortunate to play a fair bit, opening for Keith Ape with Jaykin, and for Casey Veggies with the homies.
6. What’s next for you? Lots more is in the works. We’re already into the next album. Without giving too much away, I plan on putting out a few more projects before the end of 2016.
Catch Dave Fields performing new material this coming Friday (Jan 29th) at Fortune Sound Club for Winnie Cooper & Friends along with Seth Kay, Spotty Josif + more. Click here for more info on the event and stream the album below!
It was a great year hosting local talent at Fortune Sound Club for Winnie Cooper & Friends, we’re starting the new year off right by taking our middle floor showcase to the main room. Winnie Cooper has been supporting all sorts of Vancouver talent for quite some time and with this event we’re giving local artists the opportunity to showcase their work in an open-minded space with absolutely no ties to one type of style/image or genre… we accept it all. This time around we’ve got locals Seth Kay, Spotty Josif, Dave Fields plus JSPH, HRVY, Jordo2000, Flores & Yurie on the 1’s and 2’s. Be on the look out for Dave Fields debut album “Neck Deep” out January 22nd. Click here for more info on the event and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for discount entry with “Winnie & Friends Jan 29th” in the subject line and your first and last name in the body. Stream some of the artists music below and join us support local talent!
Within the past 2-3 years Vancouver has emerged a lot of talented artists ranging from all sides of the musical spectrum but this year we’ve noticed a growth in sound and community. This list is simply Vancouver artists we believe you should keep an eye on in the new year with a handful of new generation artists plus ones that are re-branding themselves, check it out below!
Formerly from Vancouver now based in New York dance duo Bob Moses consisting of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance got quite the attention from their debut album Days Gone By, their blues infused house sound will continue to impress without a doubt.
Rapper/producer Matt Brevner has been at it for quite some time now even branching out to directing music videos for the likes of French Montana among others. He’s been quietly working on his next project and we can expect big things on it, expect it sometime early 2016.
Originally from Barrie, Ontario Dave Fields has made drastic progression this year producing his own sound, delivering solid deep lyrical content plus collaboration with Vancity’s nicest JayKin on the way. With his debut album coming out in January we couldn’t be anymore excited for this guy.
Trio band DiRTY RADIO have grown past their great covers and this year have put out their own original work that did not disappoint along with some out standing collaborations. They’re currently on tour with Dragonette & Young Empires, we see these guys spreading their sound farther than Canada next year.
Formerly a band member of Said The Whale, Ekali has been one of the fastest growing producers from Vancouver this year having been sampled on Drake’s mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late along with some solid remixes for the likes of What So Not, Denzel Curry, Gallant among several others. We can’t wait to hear what he has in store for the new year.
With only having released three songs so far Harrison Brome has become quite the buzz on the internet, this 19 year old not only has crafted quite the sound but his visuals have backed up every single so far. We’re sure to hear a project release in 2016.
I M U R
Duo I M U R consisting of Jenny Lea & Mikey J Blige released their debut EP Slow Dive which was a lyrically raw electronic R&B ride that has us coming back for more. They’ll be releasing a single a month with their debut full length album out in spring 2016.
A long time Winnie favorite James Deen spread his joyful electronic sound this year participating in the Red Bull Bass Camp in Montreal and releasing the On Vacation EP, I Appreciate U plus several cute remixes. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ
KAI SKY WALKER
Rapper Kai Sky Walker deleted all of his previous projects and videos this year and released a brand new vibe with “Tylenol” which was the first single from the upcoming album HollywoodNORTH, we’re sure the wait is going to be worth it.
DJ/producer Kempeh has stepped up his production through out the year along with opening for several big acts such as What So Not, Snakehips, Loudpvck among others. His SUMHER EP was a great concept project and latest remixes showcase a promising sound that we’re sure will grow in the new year.
Pop duo Mu consisting of Francesca Belcourt & Brittney Rand got quite the attention with their self titled debut EP, with their latest single “Debauchery” premiering on FADER they’ve got the right eyes on them. Look out for MU II out February 12th.
Producer Nick Wisdom put out a lot of great music this year including Potatohead People’s Big Luxury and production credits on Illa J’s latest album not to mention his own dance jams. We can only imagine what he has in store for the new year.
HW&W Recording artist Pomo released some of the best remixes this year ranging from Sam Smith, Tinashe, AlunaGeorge, Mark Ronson among others. If that wasn’t enough his style has landed on upcoming singer Anderson Paak’s debut album out in the new year, without a doubt it’ll be a promising year for Pomo.
With one of the most unique sounds out of this city Rook Milo has had our attention since his debut EP MMVIII, having released two tracks from his upcoming EP Airhead it sounds very promising.
Local rapper formerly in duo District 36 released his debut solo project See U In LA which has to be one of the finest rap projects to have come out of Vancouver last year. Not only does Seth produce his own music but delivers vulnerability tastefully, we’re sure a new project is on the way.
It was a big year for producer Sleepy Tom who’s constantly growing his fan base with solid collaborations, the pillow cast and even opening for Madonna. Even though he encourages naps… don’t sleep on him this new year.
Sam Lucia & Natura aka So Loki have grown quickly this year capturing a unique sound that is demonstrated well with the two singles they’ve released, their debut album SUPERMANIC is set to be released early new year.
Spotty Josif from duo Spot & Ess released his debut solo project Found Footage 87 which found him not only singing but ranging his sound from Rap, R&B to Pop. It’s easily one of the most diverse local rap projects to have come out this year.
From raw recordings on soundcloud to being the most recent signee to Atlanta’s Awful Records, Tommy Genesis has had a great year releasing her debut album Word Vision which received support from the likes of Noisey, Complex among others. With the album being a trilogy you can expect 2 and 3 in the new year.