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News: Lineup Revealed For Camp Bisco 13

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Featured, Latest, News, Noise, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Camp Bisco continues to fire on all cylinders; after announcing their return a few days ago, then their new home at Scranton, PA’s Montage Mountain, the long-running festival has just released the lineup for the 2015 festival, slated for July 16-18. The bill – topped by The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, STS9, Atmosphere, and Tipper – is varied enough to appeal to a wide audience and strong enough to make us entirely okay with last year’s hiatus.

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Weekend Wind-Down No. 15: Mixed Bag #2

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Featured, Latest, Noise, Weekend Wind-Downs | 0 comments

-Words & list by Kevin Madert

This week, think less about why these songs belong together and more about how they coalesce to provide a soundtrack for your weekend decompression. It’s a collection comprised of vocal numbers – LCD Soundsystem’s lengthy & laid-back “All My Friends” kicks us off – and songs like “Catherine Wheel” and “Soft Trees Break The Fall” that at times are barely there. AltFreq recommends you grab a pair of headphones, find a comfortable place, and fade into the diverse soundscapes of this week’s Wind-Down.

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News: Infrasound Unveils Phase 2 Lineup, Wins Festival Season

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Latest, News, Noise, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

After Infrasound Music Festival dropped an initial lineup back in February adorned by an eclectic combination of broken-beat acts and dubstep heavyweights, they were presented with a difficult question: how do you go about improving on a lineup already crammed with so much talent? With the second round of artists announced Monday, they answered with confidence: cram in a whole bunch more.

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Tipper Stays Active, Releases Deliciously Downtempo “Fathoms” EP

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Featured, Latest, Reviews | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Shortly after the release of Broken Soul Jamboree in 2008, downtempo virtuoso and glitch pioneer Dave Tipper began experiencing various health issues. The issues continued for nearly five years, limiting his production and touring output to a few EPs and a handful of dates during that time. In the summer of 2013, his health grew dire enough to necessitate open heart surgery, news that had many concerned for the future of both Dave and his music.

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Weekend Warm-Up No. 14: Mixed Bag #2

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Featured, Latest, Noise, Weekend Warm-Ups | 0 comments

Words & list by Kevin Madert

Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and remember getting amped up doesn’t require a specific genre or style. Snoop Dogg, Jack Beats, Tipper, and Goldfish all know plenty about the topic – even if they have different ideas about how one gets there. Now, I’ll stop talking so you can start listening.

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