Summer Camp Music Festival Artist Spotlight: KOAN Sound
KOAN: A puzzling, often paradoxical statement or story, used in Zen Buddhism as an aid to meditation and a means of gaining spiritual awakening.
With Summer Camp Music Festival only about a month away, it’s time to start delving into this eclectic lineup if you haven’t already. Bristol-based KOAN Sound is Will Weeks and Jim Bastow, an electronic duo known for their high quality, signature glitch-funk style. The Funk Blaster EP was their first release with OWLSA. Subsequent releases include The Adventures of Mr. Fox EP, an atmospheric EP with Asa aptly titled Sanctuary, and most recently, Dynasty. All of it evidence of their unabashed passion for combining filthy glitch hop with straight up funk.
The Dynasty EP is an inspiring maturation in all aspects of its production, including the intriguing album art designed by Justin Maller. The classic glitch frenzy is vivid in the title track, plus we get a deeper look into the duo’s chill, orchestral side with the cutting edge drum and bass driven “Lost In Thought.” “Infinite Funk” and “7th Dimension” pleasingly refine the classic KOAN Sound with out relinquishing any funkiness. It is very exciting to hear the development of this duo’s innovative techniques in these multi-dimensional tracks that you will soon be entranced with at Summer Camp.
“Support is nothing but exponential for KOAN Sound. The group’s creative, and above all original ethos has granted them well-deserved credibility from producers, DJs, and Music fans alike. These include the likes of Aphex Twin, Pendulum, Zane Lowe and Rusko. Armed with a creative diversity second to none, they have set themselves apart from their peers and continue to push music not restrained by tempo or genre, all connected by their trademark ‘KOAN’ sound.” SOURCE: Summer Camp Music Festival Website
If you are a fan of electronic music, KOAN Sound is an absolute must-see for you this Memorial Day weekend. 3-Day General Admission tickets are now $214.50, and Sunday One-Day tickets are on sale for $75 including camping Sunday night. Can’t afford it? Then enter Summer Camp’s and Sensible Reason’s Instagram Contest for a chance to win two 3-day general admission tickets! And make sure you check out our spotlights for #SCamp14 artists Dopapod and Cosby Sweater.