Summer Camp Artist Preview: Haywyre
Summer Camp Music Festival is a classic jam band festival, but one thing that makes the home of Umphrey’s McGee and moe. stand out is their consistent knack for recognizing the best and brightest young stars in electronic music. This Memorial Day Weekend, the young and incredibly talented Martin Vogt, known as Haywyre, will be making his first appearance in Chillicothe, IL. Forget what you knew about the emotionally sterile, button pushing producers that are so prevalent in the scene today, many of which don’t even really know how to DJ or produce or vice versa.
While still in school, Haywyre was recognized by fellow genre-masher Gramatik who called his EP Two Fold, Pt.1 the best album of 2014. He has now dropped out of college to tour with the internationally renowned electro-funk master. Haywyre will consistently defy your expectations of what a college student-turned nationally touring electronic artist can sound like. As a trained pianist with a rich understanding of musical history, Haywyre produces tracks that span a wide variety of electronic genres as well as classical, jazz, funk, hip hip, R&B; you name it. Like most truly talented musicians, Haywyre knows no boundaries, he can seamlessly infuse his glitchy, housey, dubby, contemporary electronic compositions with Beethoven-esque piano licks and jazz-fusion of the 60s and 70s. Haywyre consistently impresses his rapidly growing fanbase as he draws on his eclectic array of influences to create high quality original tracks with a unique and recognizable style.
What really makes Haywyre special is his incredible piano skills and live performances. Unlike most touring DJs and producers, Haywyre actually plays the main melodies of his tunes on keyboard. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for a live electronic music set, the result being a more visceral and sonically captivating performance that will remind audiences of the human sitting behind the computer. Expect big things from this young producer, and make sure you catch his set at #Scamp15 which will probably be in the Vibe Tent.
In addition to his live sets, Haywyre often posts live-keyboard videos on the Internet, see some examples below and more on the Haywyre Youtube channel.
#Scamp15 is only 3 short months away so get your tickets here for $210 including fees before the price goes up again. Stay tuned with Sensible Reason and follow @SensibleReason, @SR_MusicNews for more #scamp15 previews, ticket giveaways and more!