I had ventured up to Camp Bisco once before back in 2009 as a festival attendee and said I would never come back since it literally rained almost the entire time, and when it wasn't raining it was a struggle to keep your shoes from sticking to the mud. So when I found out that I was to return with the whole aLIVE Coverage crew I was more than a little hesitant to bring all my gear up to that supposed rain forest and decided just to hope for the best. This was a pretty important festival for us in aLIVE since we were debuting our video team to shoot the official festival recap (seen below).
Camp Bisco has historically been the home festival of the electronic jam band, The Disco Biscuits, located in upstate New York. This year was a mix between electronic bands, DJ/Producers and a few hip-hop/rap acts as well. Both veteran and newer bands alike played the main stages such as STS9, Rubblebucket, Toro y Moi and a massive surprise appearance by Thievery Corporation. The other side of the bill was DJ/Producer acts such as Flosstradamus, Bassnectar, Squarepusher, Grammatik and more. And on the hip-hop side Maclemore put on a great performance that really got the crowd excited.
The best part of Camp Bisco 12 to me, besides that surprise Thievery Corp. set, was the surprise of having amazing weather the whole time and as well as the brilliantly designed art wall pyramid. Greg Mike of ABV Agency put together a top notch team of artists who each had their own mural wall as apart of the 2 story pyramid. I also think this was the first year in Camp Bisco history that it didn't rain the entire time! Gotta love that...
Film by aLIVE Coverage's Video Director/Producer Marc Dunham and crew.