Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Orchard Lounge LIVE from camp bisco!
More photos here
Well, just got back from one of the most amazing weekends I have ever had. We were asked to spin in NY at the Disco Biscuits' festival called Camp Bisco. The festival was just perfect and there were close to 6000 people there. I spun a set at 6:00 of downtempo/acidy stuff which ended with the band Brothers Past coming out and jamming over my last record to begin their set. I also got to test out my new 303 sampler which was fully loaded for the weekend and you can hear it on this recording of the short set:
Ben Silver- First set>BP 8/26/05 live at Camp Bisco
Later on that night The Disco Biscuits blew up the stage as usual. I have been seeing that band for 7 years now and also was at the first 2 Camp Bisco's in 1999 and 2000. To go from a die-hard fan to actually playing at their festival was a dream come true for me. They played until 1am and we were lucky enough to get the time slot after them from 1am-2am!!!! It was an amazing experience. Spencer and I spun a set of tech house with loads of samples and I even was layering samples I made of the disco biscuits over the records.
The personal highlight of the festival musically for me was from 5:45-7:30am on Sunday morning. Somehow they were able to get GOD...I mean Simon Posford to play at the festival late night Saturday after the biscuits. He played one set as Hallucinogen and one set along with Benji Vaughn as Younger Brother. Posford has many aliases and my favorite has always been his Ambient/Psy-Dub project Shpongle. I have posted about Shpongle in the past and I still consider "Are You Shpongled?" to be one of the greatest electronic productions ever created. Their LIVE set as Younger Brother was so good that 4 days later I am still in shock. It was one of the greatest musical experiences I have ever had and for a chunk of the set I was sitting on a fold up chair 20 feet away from them studying what they were doing while having my mind blown to shreds. Yes, it was THAT good. I will do a seperate post about Younger Brother next.