Camp Bisco is one the best festivals of any kind in New York and this year it celebrates its twelfth birthday. Not only that but it’s also the seventh anniversary of the fest being hosted at the Indian Lookout Country Club outside of the state capital, the 518, Albany. This year, fittingly as the rising tide of EDM raises all boats, looks to be Bisco’s best yet. They just announced the second phase of their lineup and it’s rounding out some of the cornerstones of the festival that they’ve already told us about.
You already know some of the mainstays of the upstate NY outdoor party, like Bassnectar, who’s Bisco sets are the stuff of legend, livetronica maestro’s STS9 (check out our review of their Roseland 4/20 show here) and of course, the amazing, stellar, and all the other adjectives our English teachers taught us describe awesome thing, The Disco Biscuits. But any festival worth it’s salt isn’t built on the backs of it’s headliners (though seriously, those three acts are mind blowing) it’s those producers and instrumentalists who don’t get the prime time slots but are still immensely talented artists. These are the people that were unveiled today.
Wild Floridian Moon Boots, the gathering of amazing musicians that is Digital Tape Machine, French disco-house wunderkind Madeon and one of our personal favorites since we first heard his remixes of Above & Beyond, progressive dubstep magician Seven Lions. They announced a whole lot more including Downlink, Excision and KJ Sawka as Destroid, and a tent curated by some sort of OWSLA vs. Boys Noize alliance/battle royale that’s sure to surprise and amaze.
If you know about Bisco then we’ll probably see you in July. If you don’t, you’re doing yourself a supreme disservice by not attending. With a vibe unlike anywhere else on the East Coast, Camp Bisco brings together music, fans, and art to create this wondrous melting pot that really makes you understand the connections between humanity. We don’t want to get all new age hippy on you, so just understand that Bisco brings out the wild in you, and in this day and age, isn’t that what we all really need?
Kaskade, recently released a preview for his newest track, a collaboration with Project 46. The track is titled ‘Last Chance’ and sounds like it could definitely be the anthem of this summer. This really wets our appetite, because Kaskade announced he has been working on an album, which we can probably expect within the next few months. Hopefully with more tracks that are similar to this, because although it’s only a preview, the track is simply addicting.
Be sure to come back, we’ll be doing a write-up on this huge track once it is officially released!
On January 9th, Avicii launched his Avicii x You collaboration. It was a worldwide collaboration where he invited his fans to all collaborate on making the track. Each week artists submitted their contributions, and in 1 month 12,951 were submitted. The official video is up. However, the website, which can be found here currently states “Share to unlock the track” with links to Facebook and Twitter, so if you’re interested head over there and share it!
Although not an official collaboration of Avicii & Project 46, Project 46 took the open collaboration stems and made a masterpiece. Starting off with some nice deep vocals from Daphne along with a beautiful piano, you can instantly tell this track is going to be great. As with all of Project 46′s tracks, this one is free. Just head to their Facebook page and give them a like (link below).
Paul Oakenfold, a massive trance DJ/Producer from the UK teamed up with Project 46 to make an amazing collab with Daphne titled ‘Higher’. The track was released for Project 46′s “Pancake Friday”, where the Canadian producer duo give away a free track every Friday. ‘Higher’ is a big progressive track, based largely around the vocals which go exceptionally well with Project 46′s signature uplifting chord progressions. Daphne’s vocals are nothing short of amazing. Throughout the track you will feel like you’re on top of the world. A track that will likely be one of the best of 2013 and it’s a free download. Where can you go wrong?
Project 46, a duo out of Canada that exploded on the progressive scene recently, and Dubvision, the Dutch duo who made a splash back in February with their track ‘All By Myself‘ are joining forces this week with their release ‘You & I.’ The track was scooped up by Sander Van Doorn as his number one track in Identity 143 and hit big with its euphoric chord progression and vocals. Spinnin’ Records, where both artists are currently residing, is releasing the track today for all the progressive house lovers out there. If you missed the track back in August, take a listen below and be sure to support these two up-and-comers by grabbing their track on Beatport.
Project 46 will be making their Lavo NYC debut this Thursday so definitely get your butt to Midtown to check them out – guaranteed they will play this track, although they won’t be the first as Kaskade opened with it there last Thursday.
Canadian duo Project 46 made their way south (way south – below Canal Street!) to make their NYC debut headlining at sound system haven Santos Party House, for Saturday’s weekly Electric Beach party. It was a house music heavy evening in NYC (Madeon and Eric Prydz were showing their wares as well) but Project 46 played to a steadily packed house at the downtown club.
The Electric Beach party, which hosted its inaugural party only last fall, has since emerged as one of the premier venues to see up and coming DJs in the city. The party is consistently pulling names you love but haven’t yet been corrupted by shows frequented by the neon clad hoards. Project 46 certainly falls into this category, having reached #1 on the overall Beatport chart with their track ‘Reasons‘ in April.
Their set was chock full of their original tracks and remixes, including many that are yet to be released. With so many DJs pandering to the crowds, one can often become fatigued going to shows and hearing the same tracks, almost on repeat. Project 46 made sure to keep the crowd jumping with cutting edge music. Their track ‘You & I’ with Dubvision featuring vocals from Donna Lewis won’t see the light of Beatport’s day until September.
This Saturday Electric Beach welcomes Project 46, the venerable production duo hailing from the cold country to the north. As you should know by now, the EB party held weekly at Chinatown’s Santos Party House is one of the best places to get your house music fix. When Project 46 takes the decks this Saturday, expect a party.
The duo, Thomas Shaw and Ryan Henderson, only met in 2011, but got straight to work in the studio, putting out their first track ‘Dreaming’ and their Limitless EP just a few short months later. It doesn’t hurt that Ryan is a main man behind revered club Beta in Waterloo, giving him a unique perspective on the dance music scene.
Project 46 is continually charting, having hit #1 on the overall Beatport chart in April with their track ‘Reasons’ featuring Andrew Allen. Theyâ€™ve also reached the #1 spot on the official Billboard Top 100 Dance Charts with their remix of Kelly Clarksonâ€™s ‘What Doesnâ€™t Kill You (Stronger)’.
Get your tickets for Saturday’s party HERE if you know what’s good for you!
There is nothing but love out there for Deadmau5′s newest track ‘The Veldt‘ released Sunday. In an homage to the track countrymen Project 46 have put a big room progressive edit out there for all to enjoy and download. We are feeling this, and it might work better on the dance floor than the Deadmau5 original which, while a thing of beauty, lacks the deep build up of a tune like ‘Strobe’ that just begs you to dance. ‘The Veldt’ is more of an ambient body hugging melody that will make you move but not jump. Coming off #1 Beatport hit ‘Reasons,’ Project 46 is going places, perhaps even NYC…
Deadmau5 – The Veldt (Project 46 Happy Technology Pancake)
After steadily climbing the Beatport rankings, today Project 46′s latest track ‘Reasons’ featuring uplifting vocals from Andrew Allen hit the coveted #1 spot on the overall chart. Fully able to straddle the line of mass and dance appeal, ‘Reasons’ is half radio tune, half club anthem and will make almost every throw their hands up in the air.
The overall chart isn’t the only place that Canada-based Project 46 is charting. They’ve been holding down a spot on the Pop/Rock list (Beatport has a pop/rock page?) and currently stand at #2 for their remix of the Ã¼ber-catchy Night At The Roxbury theme song ‘What Is Love.’ EO is also particularly fond of their re-edit to (still unreleased) ‘Years,‘ Alesso’s maybe next single?
Gossip has it that these neighbors from the North may be making their NYC debut in the very near future, so keep your ears open for that (rumored) announcement.