Thursday, April 26, 2012

No really...Zed's Dead, baby...Do I have to say it again?

Camp Bisco has been tweeting and posting all about the artist of the week, Zed’s Dead, a Canadian duo that has a really great “rags to riches” sort of story (if you follow their tweets, then you may have caught the video interview). With the sounds they were producing, Diplo and Mad Decent picked them up and they continue to gain a loyal and large audience.

I’ve been to a few New York shows and saw their set at last year’s totally overpopulated Starscape, but their appearance at the Mad Decent Block Party at South Street Seaport was definitely a fun time. It was very interesting to see the reactions of NY tourists and families to the whole thing (huh? dubstep?). White Satin is a great track, but I really, really love this one (something about flaying you alive—so creepy):

Here’s a newer track off their latest EP “Inspected:”

They are definitely talented, and from my experiences, they put on a good show. I can’t wait to see them (it’s been almost a year) at this year’s Camp. If you want to explore a little more, follow their Twitter and Facebook. If you really want to see more right this minute, there’s a full video of Zed’s Dead’s Ultra 2012 performance.

And just so you know:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Shpongle Presents... wear a freaky outfit and shake your ass girl! (Masquerade)

So last year at Camp, the Shpongle Live performance was not only phenomenal, but the seemingly supernatural clouds and lightning emerging from behind the main stage while they played made them the talk of the festival ever since. Shpongle is on the bill for this year, too, but it will not be the live performance we saw previously. Shpongle’s Masquerade is very similar to the Shpongleton Experience, for those who are familiar with that show. Instead of both Shpongle members and various accompanying musical artists on stage, there is only Simon Posford inside a huge pyramid like structure that has FANTASTIC visuals projected onto it, no really—I was blown away by the effect those particles of light had WOW.

I caught this last night at the Roseland Ballroom in NY and I tried to get a few different views of what was going on.

Also, I’m sorry the audio quality is so bad in this one, I don’t know what happened. But, I’m pretty close to that feathered hat!

So to clarify, this is a DJ set of Shpongle’s music, as well as some of Posford’s solo work as Hallucinogen. (Though you never know, we may be in for some surprises at Camp!) Regardless, the set is really cool, super enjoyable and if you don’t think it’s your thing, just give it a chance this summer anyway. It’s really hard not to at least stop and watch.

If you want to get a chance to see it a venue before Camp Bisco XI, check out the tour dates on the website: www.shpongle.com

If not, then hold tight til July, because you’re not going to want to miss it!