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LISTEN: Field Day Radio Episode 7
Laurie Tuffrey , January 24th, 2013 12:11

New instalment features interview with Mulatu Astatke, set to play on tQ's Village Mentality stage

Building up to this year's Field Day, held on May 25 in Victoria Park, London, here's a new episode of Field Day Radio - have a listen below:

As well as tracks from line-up artists How To Dress Well, Charlie Boyer And The Voyeurs and Tim Burgess and more, there are also interviews with Chvrches and Mulatu Astatke, who'll be on the the Quietus-curated Village Mentality stage.

Astatke talks about his early musical training in London and the future of his Ethio-jazz genre, as well as where he looks for influence: "To tell you the truth, I stopped listening to music for a long time, because I have this thing I call my own music - the Ethio Jazz. See, the problem is, by listening to other music, I don't want to be influenced, with other music, with other material. I'd rather listen more to tradition, to roots music in the bushes and those kinds of things, I do search a lot for that type of music instead of listening to the present."

To get hold of tickets for Field Day, head to their website here.