A trio with musical influences that extend far beyond their hometown of Nashville, BASECAMP came to fruition when the three producers joined forces to write. Quickly realizing there was a strong chemistry between them, the idea of BASECAMP immediately took hold. Deconstructing typical genre boundaries by utilizing haunting melodies, intensified by thumping bass lines and heavily percussive drums, BASECAMP effortlessly layer unpredictable tempo changes with elements of subtle glitch and organic strings. Releasing their standout self-titled debut EP in late 2013, tracks like ‘Emmanuel’ and ‘Smoke Filled Lungs' instantly stole the attention of audiences and fellow artists alike, through the EP’s sophisticated combination of seductive vocals and irresistible R&B timbre. After touring across America with Chvrches, and Phantogram, the band signed to Skrillex’s boutique record label, OWSLA to release their anticipated follow-up, ‘Greater Than’, in the summer of 2015. Featuring the introspective single ‘Watch My Back’, the result saw an impactful record full of dark, brooding tones, heartfelt melodies, and body shuddering bass.
Now, after releasing stand-alone singles ‘Comfort Zone’ and ‘In My Veins’ (collaborations with Jamie Lidell, Del The Funky Homosapien) the stage has yet again been set for the return of BASECAMP - this time in the form of their forthcoming six song ‘In Stone’EP.
Their most complete body of work to date, ‘In Stone’, takes listeners on an audible journey through drastic genre, and tempo changes as the music progresses. All the while so, there is an underlying sense of cohesion that is unlike anything the trio has delivered.
Universally relatable with burning lyrics and a fully realized musicianship that can't be faltered, this promises to be yet another exciting new chapter in the ever growing BASECAMP narrative. More introspective than the last EP, the result is a record full of dark, brooding tones, heartfelt melodies and body shuddering bass echoed with sweeping cellos and inflections of ghostly guitars that expertly mirror the real-life experiences of their creators. Universally relatable with burning lyrics and a fully realized musicianship that can't be faltered, this promises to be an exciting new chapter of the eclectic BASECAMP narrative.
Different Sleep is the production alias of Rafa Alvarez, a rising producer and instrumentalist from San Diego, currently residing and attending school in Chicago. His original tracks transport you to a land somewhere between a party, a hangover the morning after, and peaceful contemplation. Blending elements of hip-hop, r&b, trance and juke, Different Sleep is turning heads all over the Internet with his steady stream of new tracks and remixes.
Different Sleep has received critical acclaim from online publications such as XLR8R, The Fader, and Pitchfork as well as airplay on BBC Radio 1 via Ryan Hemsworth and Flosstradamus. With releases and remixes of his own on various labels such as OWSLA, West In Dust, and Svengali Label it is clear Different Sleep is making his way up with his soothing downtempo productions.