In barely a year, Skrillex (pictured) has gone from relatively unknown electronic producer to champion of American dubstep, then from Best New Artist Grammy nominee to the guy preteens YouTube their mothers reacting to, and finally from EDM whipping boy as the guy who destroyed dubstep, back around to the guy cool indie rockers admit they actually kinda love.
Oh, and he’ll be playing in a field outside of Schenectady.
Over the past few years, the Disco Biscuits have built their annual summer festival into one of the biggest electronic music festivals—not just in the region or on this coast but in the world. And this year’s lineup is better than ever. Amon Tobin leads a Ninja Tune posse onto the country club grounds, including Blockhead, Daedelus and Bonobo. Bassnectar, Crystal Castles, Atmosphere, and A-Trak all share the big font. And Outkast’s Big Boi serves as the hip-hop headliner. (Did we mention there are three days of this?) Lotus, Zeds Dead, Mimosa, Portugal. The Man, Yacht, Break Science, Rubblebucket and scads more will pack it in to a nonstop weekend of bright lights and heavy beats. Pack your glow sticks, canteen and fuzzy boots.
Camp Bisco returns to the Indian Lookout Country Club (Mariaville) from Thursday through Saturday (July 12-14). Three-day general admission tickets are $190 with a bunch of other package options available. Check out campbisco.net for more info.