Secondary to it’s reputation as the Wook capital of the northeast, one of the most notable features of Camp Bisco is it’s dedicated daytime crowd. Going against all kinds of biological logic, attendees will stay up till sunrise and bounce right back in time to catch the early artists on the bill. Every year without fail. This kind of support for your emerging artists creates this feeling of intimacy that’s becoming increasingly rare in festivals nowadays.
Camp Bisco 2017 will be returning to Montage Mountain with yet another fantastic lineup featuring Bassnectar, Griz, Zeds Dead, Action Bronson, Pretty Lights, and 6 sets of Disco Biscuits. It’ll be its third year in the new location, which includes an easy-to-walk flat landscape, a disco lounge, and yes, a waterpark. But word to the wise, if you want to catch the park before the water turns into murky Bisco broth, it’s best you follow the daytime crowd routine. In the meantime, contribute to that Bisco spirit and check out these five up-and-coming gems spotted in the lineup this year.
Cloudchord expertly blends elements of shoe-gaze, future bass and tropical house into soothing yet danceable tracks. His original works, remixes, and collaborations (w/ artists like Emancipator and Space Jesus) has made him a favorite of tastemakers. I guess it’s hard to dislike with someone who’s hit #1 on Hype Machine 6 times.
Wingtip’s tracks lean a little more to the pop end of the sepctrum with works ranging from future bass, dance, and disco. But judging by his track record, he’s bound to show off his funkier side live at Camp Bisco.
Drawing influences from artists like Rustie, this Canadian producer creates bubbly yet driven tracks that mingle in the future bass, “chill trap” genre. Pusher not only excels in his production but also in his ability to express his vision and philosophy on music. He’s also the kind of artist that’s transparent enough to write an extensive FAQ for his fans.
4) Jaw Gems
Jaw Gem’s dreamy, psychedelic melodies and funk grooves is a surefire way to hit it with the Bisco crowd. After touring with bands like My Morning Jacket, Lettuce, STS9, and Papadosio, there’s no doubt they’ll be a festival favorite.
It wouldn’t bee a Bisco without your bassheads fiending after heavy dubstep in the middle of the day. Similar to artists like Rusko, Skism, and Downlink, Subtronics flows through the womps and wubbles with hair-raising robotic screeches that never seems to go out of style in this scene.
Camp Bisco 2017 takes place this year July 13-15th in Montage Mountain, PA. Get your tickets here.