(South Africa)


Date / Time
10:30pm Saturday

Anyone familiar with Matthew Field will know that staying in one lane isn’t really what he does. As the driving creative force behind Beatenberg, he’s helped shape a whole new music lexicon. Over two albums, the Cape Town-based trio alchemised a new global sound, fusing modern pop production with complex rhythms, lilting indie rock and folk. His work with South African pop maverick Tresor, meanwhile, showed he could take his magpie approach and ear for a winning melody into a whole new sphere.

His mother, a visual artist, would play Bach and Mozart as she worked in her studio whilst Field drew. He has the ability to pen an unforgettable melody practically written into his DNA. His pianist father took a job as a jingle writer and started getting Field to help him whilst in early high school. He admits he sometimes complained, but recognizes the valuable unusual experience creating and recording music so early on. This also allowed him access to a studio, a place which was his own.

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