Camp Bisco has time and time again solidified itself as one of the most talented electronic music festivals in the country. Filling it's lineup with the most sought after acts year after year, it's easy to lose site of the artists who aren't receiving the acclaim that they deserve. Amidst the likes of acts such as Odesza, Big Grizmatik, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Marshmello, Keys N Krates, and NGHTMRE, there happens to be a plethora of rising talent that will surely be making their way to the top of these lineups over the course of the next few years. When you and your friends begin planning your festival schedule, be sure to keep these 5 electronic artists in mind for some sets that you won't soon forget.
1. Big Wild
Fresh off his first headlining US tour, Jackson Stell, better known by his stage name Big Wild has been taking over the nation with unique performances unlike any other act in the game. Incorporating a plethora of live instruments to add an organic feel into his sets, his recent Foreign Family release “Afterglow” received an upbeat vocal twist from well-known pop singer Tove Stryke. Along with an opening act at Odesza’s sold out Red Rocks show in Morrison, Colorado, tracks such as his remix of Sylvan Esso’s “Hey Mami” have landed Jackson on huge tours with names such as Griz, Emancipator, and Odesza. Videos from his pool party set at Splash House in California only further exhibit his ability to turn the audience below into a dance party unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
2. Prince Fox
Sam Lassner, better known by his stage name Prince Fox, has recently gained a huge amount of traction in the electronic scene fresh off of his first headlining US tour just a few months back. Along with the release of his debut original track “Fragile” featuring Pitch Perfect 2’s Hailee Seinfeld, Sam has helped created a new subgenera entitled “future pop”. Don’t the let the name deceive you, for as catchy and unique as all of his tracks are, his sets are known to be some of the most energetic and engaging around. Expect some old school throwbacks atop well-known tracks and sensual remixes of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and SNBRN’s “Raindrops”.
3. Jerry Folk
The first time that you heard of Jerry Folk was probably when you stumbled across his remix of Oh Wonder’s “Lose It”. Sensual, catchy, original, and groovy, Jerry Folk combines house elements with jazz, swing, and soul imprints to create beats that have you subconciously head-bobbing 30 seconds into his tunes. His remix of “Suga Suga” is easily one of the catchiest tunes around. Jerry Folk has recently started experimenting with future bass elements to compliment his sensual guitar riffs to create tunes that are both energetic and captivating. As a member of the Moving Castle Collective, Jerry Folk is constantly receiving support and inspiration from artists such as Jai Wolf, Manila Killa, Hotel Garuda, and more.
The name Ekali has been featured on just about every major electronic blog there is. Having received support from names such as RL Grime, What So Not, Flume, and more, Ekali has been premiered on Too Future, Run the Trap, Mr. Suicide Sheep, and Thissongissick just to name a few. His remix of Flux Pavilions “I Can’t Stop” can be classified as one of the biggest remix of 2016. Ekali specializes in unique melodies atop well-executed drum progressions climaxing in breathtaking drops to create a live experience that will leave you and your friends begging for me. As if this lineup wasn’t already jam packed with enough talent, I can assure you Ekali's set is one you certainly don’t want to miss.
5. Modern Measure
Modern Measure is an up and coming 2 man band out of Atlanta, Georgia. Performing with names such as STS9, Manic Focus, Marvel Years, and more, Modern Measure is in my opinion, one of the most unique acts in the scene. Similar to the likes of Break Science, the live drums, guitar, and keyboard add an organic element to an energetic and captivating set that will simply blow you away. Covering tracks such as Said the Sky’s “Book of Us” Modern Measure knows how to put a crazy twist on just about each and every track they display. Although this band will be playing pretty early in the day, I can assure you this set is well-worth leaving your campsite a few hours early.
Written By: Cooper Turley