MP3: Bisco Smith – “Vibrations” + Album Release Celebrating The Release Of His Fifth Project, Bisco Lets Loose New Single, Hosts Album Listening Party
Critical Praise for Bisco Smith:
“Bisco’s debut album has a decidedly dark, creepy and measured ambience, much like a thriller when the hero is about to turn the corner… he examines the fragile nature of our existence.” – The Source
“Bisco is continuing the longstanding NY tradition of cutting edge hip-hop.” – Skunk Magazine
After whetting appetites in past months with a host of songs, videos, remixes, and more, The Broadcast has finally arrived and Bisco Smith is poised to have it arrive with a bang. The most visionary effort of Bisco’s career to date, The Broadcast pushes boundaries of what hip-hop can be, incorporating dirty, often pounding elements of electronic and dubstep, along with Bisco’s visual-as-always lyricism. Having worked with just one producer for this album for the first time in his career, The Broadcast is Bisco’s most focused effort to date. Producer J. Vegus and Bisco worked in harmony to accurately incorporate both artists’ visions, which gave the album a cohesive sound from beginning to end.
Bisco is also excited to set loose the album’s next single, “Vibrations,” which will also be accompanied by a video in the coming weeks. Staying true to its title, “Vibrations” is chock full of heavy bass, sharp synthesizer lines, and pounding drums, courtesy of album producer J.Vegus. Lyrically, Bisco strays from his signature social observational style, which is found on other songs from The Broadcast; “Vibrations” serves as a getaway track for Bisco, just as he hopes it will for others looking to escape through his music. “This is escape music,” says Bisco. “With this new single, hopefully we can help you forget the past and future for the time being and just exist in the moment.”
Celebrating the long-awaited release, Bisco is excited to let fans hear The Broadcast in its entirety, and will be giving fans a chance to do so tomorrow, Wednesday, January 20th, where Bisco will host a listening party. Held at the No Malice Palace, located at 3rd Street and Avenue B in New York City, the event will kick off at 7:00pm for the after work crowd and will include a happy hour open bar from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. DJ Lokash and DJ Marcus will be DJing the event, and Bisco has a special treat for all in attendance – the world premiere of an exciting new video, directed by frequent collaborator Vidoli. Fans can also check out Bisco performing live Saturday, February 6th at Santos Party House for his official album release show. Kicking off at 11:00pm, the show will cost $10 at the door. Door tickets will also include a free copy of Bisco Smith’s new album.
The Broadcast teaser:
Bisco Smith moved to NYC 10 plus years ago from Connecticut and quickly made a name for himself DJ’ing at clubs, distributing mixtapes, performing at open mics, and in graffiti circles. His debut release, The Basics EP (2006), gained the favorable attention of music critics and his subsequent release, The Stay Up Project mixtape (2007) was downloaded over 5,000 times. Bisco’s penchant for capturing our chaotic reality with his narratives, images, and collaborations has earned him a reputation as one of the most honest and creative artists of today. Going beyond music, Bisco Smith is also an accomplished graphic artist. He’s done cover art, designed promotional materials and spearheaded art direction for artists such as Aesop Rock, The Perceptionists, C-Rayz-Walz, Murs, El-P, and others. His art has been featured in several magazines and art house coffee table books and in galleries, such as Danny Simmon’s Rush Arts Gallery. 2008 was a big year for Bisco. He released the critically acclaimed album When Electric Night Falls (Embedded Music), toured the US, and performed at CMJ, SXSW, Scribble Jam, and NXNE. Since the start of 2009, Bisco has already released a multimedia project entitled The Strange Love Project, and is now preparing for the release of The Broadcast. It is clear that he shows no sign of slowing down. He spends his time designing everything from record covers to websites, painting walls, participating in art gallery shows, and mentoring the city’s youth with art and music, all the while transmitting top quality music to the world. Prepare to tune into Bisco Smith’s forthcoming LP, The Broadcast, available online now.