18 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

In an era of Kickstarter campaigns and the rise of the DIY ethos, the backstory of The Campilation is inspiring. This collection of songs was born from a Burning Man collective known as The Camp. Its annual party in Black Rock City, Nev., requires a costly assemblage of a professional sound system and stage, as well as the time of engineers and all the other technical details that add up. To benefit these festivity costs, members of The Camp cherry-picked their favorite artists to contribute 18 songs to this set. It’s sequenced top-heavy with dance floor bangers, starting with the original mix from Minnesota’s “Siberia”: an effervescent slice of EDM laced with dubstep textures that never go full-wobble and ambient synthesizer tones ramped up to match some infectious beats. Indaskyes’ “Is Thizz the Real Life?” gets slightly glitchy over skittering beats and a deep low-end pulse you can feel in the sternum. Other gems include Stylus Beats’ aptly titled “I Grew Up on Hip Hop,” a heady production of samples balanced over high-toned rhythms and roomy bass loops.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In an era of Kickstarter campaigns and the rise of the DIY ethos, the backstory of The Campilation is inspiring. This collection of songs was born from a Burning Man collective known as The Camp. Its annual party in Black Rock City, Nev., requires a costly assemblage of a professional sound system and stage, as well as the time of engineers and all the other technical details that add up. To benefit these festivity costs, members of The Camp cherry-picked their favorite artists to contribute 18 songs to this set. It’s sequenced top-heavy with dance floor bangers, starting with the original mix from Minnesota’s “Siberia”: an effervescent slice of EDM laced with dubstep textures that never go full-wobble and ambient synthesizer tones ramped up to match some infectious beats. Indaskyes’ “Is Thizz the Real Life?” gets slightly glitchy over skittering beats and a deep low-end pulse you can feel in the sternum. Other gems include Stylus Beats’ aptly titled “I Grew Up on Hip Hop,” a heady production of samples balanced over high-toned rhythms and roomy bass loops.

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3:36
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