There’s something special about Camp Bisco.
Maybe it’s the blatant resemblance between its lush rolling hills and that of Woodstock’s similar landscape. Both Upstate New York festivals, both free-for-all hippie gatherings. Both magical in their own right.
Maybe it’s the Hells Angels presence - a mean-mugging biker clan who owns the campgrounds and plays security for the weekend. Without a policeman in sight, festival goers roam freely between their tents and staging areas with alcohol and substances galore.
Summertime is all about the amazing slew of music festivals scattered around the country. And what better way to close out a season of musical magic than the North Coast Music Festival - a Chicago fest boasting a lineup filled with electronic, hip-hop and indie-funk acts.
Imagine if Lollapalooza had an baby with Electric Daisy Carnival, with a smidge of Bonnaroo festi-feelings thrown in and you would have North Coast Music Festival. The three-day outdoor rave, starting August 31, has booked a spectacular balance of acts including Pretty Lights, Axwell, Atmosphere, Steve Aoki, Big Boi and more.
The 11th annual Camp Bisco Music and Arts Festival (July 12-14) announced their lineup today. With over 100 performers this year, the roster is packed with some of the biggest names in electronic music. In other words, get your tix before they sell out!
Check out this incredible lineup:
The Disco Biscuits; Bassnectar; Skrillex; Amon Tobin ISAM; Crystal Castles; Atmosphere; Big Boi; Shpongle presents The Masquerade; A-Trak; Lotus; Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set); Dada Life; Zeds Dead; Porter Robinson; Portugal. The Man; Big Gigantic; Bonobo (DJ set); Zedd; Mimosa; Daedelus; Holy Fuck; Mord Fustang; Break Science with Chali 2na; Kill the Noise; Rubblebucket; Gramatik; Tycho; Star Slinger; NiT GriT; Brothers Past; Archnemesis; El Ten Eleven; Craze; Alvin Risk; The M Machine; Zoogma; Eliot Lipp Live; 3LAU; Mansions on the Moon; Future Rock; Minnesota; The Knocks; Abakus; Thundercat; Shigeto; Ill-Esha; Killabits; Lance Herbstrong; Mux Mool; Orchard Lounge; Virtual Boy; DrFameus; Nick Catchdubs; Codes; JWLS; Star Eyes; Mindelixir; The Nadis Warriors; Paul Chambers; Inspired Flight; Freekbot; Alpha Data; Kung Fu; Manhattan Project; Rich Aucoin; HOTTUB; Xylos; Spiritual Rez; Bird of Prey; Revolvr and Michett and many more.
Do you like your beats fast and your bass down low? Do you like to kick back to old school jams from one of the greatest hip-hop duos in the game? Then listen to these filthy new dubstep remixes of Outkast.
While Big Boi and Andre 3000 have split and probably won’t be hitting the studio together anytime soon, the production crew of SMKA has created a refreshing alternative.
Using beats from DJ prodigies like Rusko and Dillon Francis, SMKA has executed this dubstep project in a flawless fashion.
View the track list below and download The Dub Below on Bandcamp.
The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival gives 40,000-60,000 ear-eager music fans a yearly opportunity to experience both music and art in one place. Atop the scattered stages you can find an abnormal yet effective line-up of musical artistry. Seeing a neighborhood cafe act lead into Erykah Badu was normal. The purgatory that lies between mega stardom and small-town-nobody is suddenly erased. Nor are any rules of artist seniority enforced. Divas mix amongst us normal folk, all egos aside, in the attempt to give awaiting fans what they're spending the weekend in San Francisco for: pure, raw musical talent. It didn't matter how many albums the artist sold --it only mattered if they were good. And to my surprise there weren't any "not so good acts" at this year's festival, which was held at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
To say that Winehouse was troubled would have been an understatement, but history has shown that the greatest artists are usually the ones with the most tortured souls and disturbed lives. As cliché as that sounds, Winehouse was the epitome of such a musician, with plenty of scornful tabloids and Grammys to show for it. Winehouse was a young light that burned out too soon, but there is no doubt that her torch will be carried on by many of our gifted artists.
While the music world continues to mourn the untimely passing of the British Soul singer Amy, the first wave of tributes have rolled in with more surely to come. Already her friend M.I.A released “27,” a chilling number dedicated to WInehouse and every other young soul who passed away at the tender age of 27.
We're not sure what it was that made Governor's Ball so exciting.
Possible guesses: It may have been the culture of electronica: candy-colored strobe lights refracting kaleidoscopic visuals and accompanying states of mind. Add to that the anatomy of a festival: braless, shoeless, the assumption of lawless--people hatching out of their own skin. Personalize that to the unexpected picturesque weather on Saturday (despite the stormy forecast, the day was clear enough to admire the orange-balloon necklace dancing in the clouds), with spires from a cast away land in the distance - just far enough from the city to forget, just close enough to remember. It was likely a sum of the above, plus the festival lineup, that forced the painted, flowered, feathered, and unencumbered off their feet June 18th, for twelve starbursting hours of Governor's Ball 2011.
Summer festivals are finally here and with so many across the country it can be hard to choose which festival is worth the time. Joonbug had a chat with Tom Russell, of Founders Entertainment, who is putting on the first ever Governors Ball Music Festival at Governors Island on Saturday, June 18th. With acts that feature Big Boi, Girl Talk, People Under the Stairs and more, this one day festival is sure to be a summer dance party worthy of the little island in the big city. Check out what Tom has to say about the Governors Ball Music Festival and then visit the festival website.
In the music world's strangest pairing since Kanye West got "lost in the world" with Bon Iver, Outkast heavyweight BIg Boi has confirmed that he's in the studio with indie godfathers Modest Mouse. Followers had to wonder if Mr. Boi's Twitter account had been hijacked by some skinny-jeaned fixed-gear jockey when he tweeted last week "Been camped out in the Lab with Modest Mouse all week, workin on the new mouse LP, coolest cats ever. Long Live The Funk."
Get this: Outkast's Big Boi has been assisting in the production of Modest Mouse's new album. Though Issac Brock, singer-guitarist of the band, and the guys haven't mentioned anything, Big Boi dropped a series of excited tweets about their work.
"Me and @mouche1 [producer Chris Carmouche] in the studio workin with Modest Mouse on their new album Turnt up ! Shout out to Issac and the crew!"; "Been camped out in the Lab with Modest Mouse all week, workin on the new mouse LP, coolest cats ever. Long Live The Funk"; "Modest Mousin' it."