XXYYXX is the name of Orlando, FL's 16 year old producer, Marcel Everett. Marcel works out of his bedroom creating harmonious music that provokes emotion and transmits vivid images of peace and still sadness. His music has been featured on XLR8R, The Needle Drop, Earmilk, Indie Shuffle, BIRP and many more. His full-length releases are available for digital download on Relief in Abstract Records.
For Jasper Patterson AKA Groundislava, creativity combined with the video game, sci-fi sounds and general aesthetics of the 1980's have been instilled since day one. A young 20 year-old hailing from Venice, California, Jasper's father both animated and directed the classic "Take On Me" video by A-Ha and while Groundislava isn't exactly the next logical step from the Norwegian new wave group, Jasper takes that same creative freedom and emotion and injects it into a sound grounded in beats, video games, technology and self-proclaimed "nerdy shit." As part of the Wedidit Collective (helmed by his old schoolmate Henry Laufer, better known as Shlohmo), Groundislava is the next representative stepping into the light and exposing a group of youngsters each with their own nonchalantly expert takes on forms of beat and electronic music.
Erictronica (Eric Masiello) is a veteran Washington DC based DJ. He is both founder and host of Expansion Broadcast, a highly acclaimed weekly podcast focusing on future bass music, dubstep, and drum & bass. Erictronica came up in the drum & bass DJ circuit using the moniker IllEffect. In recent years, he’s branched out into other genres including house, dubstep, and bass music.
Basecamp is a three-day music and arts festival taking place September 27th, 28th, and 29th, at a converted summer camp halfway between Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Basecamp's four stages will present various styles of dance music and this beautiful wooded venue features a swimming pool, dining hall, plus tent and cabin camping. The event will also include morning yoga sessions, vendor village, workshops, and a whole range of visual and performance art.