Camp Bisco has made quite a name for itself since its genesis back in 1999. Originally created in order to converge ‘jam bands’ and groundbreaking electronic DJ’s in order to create a top of the line festival that a wide variety of music lovers could enjoy. The festival was founded by Philadelphia based jam band ‘The Disco Biscuits.’ Unable to obtain the necessary permits for the festival, it was cancelled in 2014, only to return bigger and better than ever in 2015. This years lineup features an eclectic array of DJ’s and bands that are sure to melt your face off. Below are seven acts that you do not want to miss.
1. MK: Marc Kinchen, known by his stage name of MK, has been a force in the underground house music scene since the early 90s. Kinchen was born in Detroit, Michigan where the underground techno scene is rivaled only by that of Berlin’s long standing techno scene and Chicago’s endemic house scene. This background, coupled with an almost supernatural knack for constructed fine tuned house beats makes MK a must see at this years festival, the dance floor will be rocking.
2. Hermitude: Australian trap duo Luke Dubbs and Angus Stuart have been hitting the festival scene hard this summer, gracing festivals such as EDC and Bonnaroo. If you haven’t heard already, take it from us: Hermitude’s glitchy, hip-hop tinged basslines never fail to spark a crowd.
3. Thundercat: Stephen Bruner, known by the stage name Thundercat, has been a force in the hip hop, R&B, and contemporary jazz music scenes that seem to be culminating in the formation of a completely original style of music. The LA based bassist is most well known for his collaborations with DJ/Producer Flying Lotus and his contributions to the production of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly.’ Bruner’s experimentality can be best described as an unequivocal and unconventional symbiosis between classical R&B music and contemporary jazz.
4. Josh Wink: Joshua Winkleman, known by Josh Wink by those who listen to his rhythmic beats, was a pioneer in the American 90’s rave scene. You simply can not talk about the American techno and house scene without mentioning Josh Wink. The Philadelphia native is known to stir up dance floors with his tribal beats and acid house productions. Winkleman is an adept techno legend, he is to the american techno scene what Nirvana or Pearl jam are to the American 90’s grunge scene. This is not someone to miss when you head down to Scranton.
5. 12th Planet: There was a point in time when dubstep was thriving. Hell, it was the most popular form of electronic music. When I think of dubstep legends I think of a few DJ’s that only pioneered dubstep music but brought it to the mainstream at summer music festivals. Skream and Benga, Caspa and Rusko, Emalkay, and of course 12th Planet. 12th Planet is the Jim Morrison of dubstep music and Skream and Benga are like the Beatles. Modern dubstep is contrived from the filthy, grimy basslines that DJ’s like him produced year in and year out. This is set to be one of the most intense and energetic sets at Camp Bisco.
Tickets are still available for weekend passes and Single Day, get them here!
Words by John Flynn