Bisco Smith – “Fresh Water”

“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

The Video:

Bisco Smith, a.k.a. Bisc1, is ready to reintroduce himself, and he’s come to cleanse the radio world of its many poisons. His upcoming album The Broadcast shows the artist growing musically, lyrically, and thematically. Bisco’s music, always rich in imagery, delves uniquely into the theme of media transmissions throughout The Broadcast. The second video from the album, “Fresh Water,” is an explicit exploration of radio broadcasting and its influence in the music world.

Directed by Hector Nava, the video explores a nightmare scenario in which a zombie-like radio program director tries to force-feed poisonous music to his listeners. Only the DJ stands in the middle- the one person who can cleanse the radio waves with some musical fresh water. The video features Bisco himself as the DJ, and the song’s producer, J. Vegus, as the evil program director lurking constantly over Bisco’s shoulder.

The scenario is genuinely scary and should hit home to most anyone who has turned on the radio recently. “The whole song was written really for the younger radio influenced world – trying to fight the misconceptions that get fed to them,” Bisco says. While the radio may be in dire straights, Bisco Smith isn’t ready to give up hope quite yet. “I’m not saying the water’s too dirty to swim, but the oxygen is definitely thin.”

“There is an antidote to the poison, you just have to go find it.”

Bisco Smith’s second full-length album The Broadcast will be available early winter 2010.


Check out “Morning Breath,” the lead single, recently debuted on, from Bisco Smith’s new album, The Broadcast:

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 this winter.

“Fresh Water”

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