Rough Fields (aka James Birchall) is an electro-acoustic composer, lofi/noise/folk artist and electronica producer from Manchester, UK.
Supported by the likes of Giles Peterson, Lauren Laverne and Gideon Coe, his sound “brings together the disparate strands of James’ previous musical paths through folk, classical, rock, minimalism, electronica, electro-acoustic and experimental composition.”
He’s just about to start touring a live show in the UK and Europe, with a few DJ spots thrown in too for good measure. He’s recently played alongside talents such as Steve Hauschildt (Emeralds), Illum Sphere, Karen Gwyer, Patricia and Space Dimension Controller and has just been confirmed for this year’s Stop Making Sense festival.
His is 45 minute exclusive mix sees him mix up footwerk, house and bass with a variety of on-point beats from Livity Sound, Nightslugs, Hyperdub, Hotline and Bodyjack artists amongst others. Take a listen and check the tracklist below.
Lee Gamble – Girl Drop [PAN]
Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points – Mimoun Marhaba [Border Community]
Fort Romeau – Insides [Ghostly International]
Kareem – Ligeria [Zhark]
Perfume Advert – Creep Pop [Where To Now?]
Deft – Octavia [WotNot]
Commodo – Good Grief [Hotline]
Daze – Compton [Lobster Theramin]
Buz Ludzha – Basslines For Death [All City]
Levon Vincent – Woman Is An Angel [Novel Sound]
Pev & Kowton – Signal 3 [Livity Sound]
KiNK – Diversion [Running Back]
Bok Bok & Sweyn Jupiter – Papaya Lipgloss (Club Mix) [Night Slugs]
Soundbwoy Killah – Let’s Thump [Bodyjack]
Dillinja – Ja Know Ya Big [Metalheadz]
RP Boo – Party Motion [Planet Mu]
DJ Rashad – Let U No [Hyperdub]
Ripatti – #52 [Ripatti]
DJ Spinn – All My Teklife [Hyperdub]