has grown past a simple gathering and into a phenomenon that has gained national interest. and his flock have created a truly unforgettable experience that harkens back to childhood memories while also fering an immersive transformational festival experience — complete with an endless supply rage-worthy music. 2018 marks a milestone year, in which the Campout ventures eastward for its first time to enjoy a sunny jaunt in Florida amidst the winter months. Ahead its , we assembled a batch artist “counselors” from the roster and grilled them on camping memories, their careers, and more.
wouldn’t be the same without its behind-the-scene family members that help it grow and thrive. Abi Getto is one such figure, working as part the brand’s management team to ensure operations run smoothly and that its artists are happy.
She wears more than one hat, however; aside from her management skills, Getto also helped co-found Nap Girls, and is now cutting her teeth as a DJ. She recently began picking up the art, and soonafter took to the underground circuit to show f her skills. In November, she was one the key performers at the Wine & Cheese party’s anniversary soirée, and by January, she’d been announces as one the performers Dirtybird Campout’s inaugural East edition.
Getto’s sets span across a vast amount the house spectrum, touching on sentimentality with more melodic cuts, creating a carnal effect with tribal house, and keeping the party going with raunchy tech — much which comes from the label where she works. She dives into her inspirations in her pre-Campout interview with , as well as her career in general, her camping essentials, and more.
What has been your proudest career accomplishment thus far?
I’m at a pretty interesting cross-section my career right now — first and foremost, I’m a manager, and that aspect my career comes with so many day to day challenges and wins. I’m honestly proud every single day to be keeping up and holding my own in such a competitive and predominantly male part the industry. As a DJ, seeing my name on this lineup was definitely the most surreal moment for me — I don’t know if I can count it as an accomplishment until I’ve played a set that I’m proud , but this is definitely the most exciting opportunity my career. Actually, the proudest moment I can think that encompasses both aspects my career would be doing stand-up comedy at Campout a few years ago. It was a pivotal moment that made me realize that it pays f to be fearless in all aspects my life and career. I don’t think I would have felt comfortable diving head first into DJing as much as I have, or taking risks in my management career without that specific reminder how much fearlessness pays f.
What labels do you look at most when digging for tunes to play in your sets?
I think it really depends on the type set I’m playing – my go to labels tend to be Katermukke, , , and but I have the most fun when I’m digging through individual artists that inspire me and seeing what music inspires them. I find a lot music through deep-dives related artists on and – I get into some weird internet holes that way.
Describe a defining moment/time that inspired you to work full time in dance music?
When I was 17 I was lucky enough to see on their Alive tour at Lollapalooza. I did’t have much an interest in dance music then, but that completely changed everything for me. It piqued my interest in not only dance music as a genre, but the concept music production. It wasn’t quite a straightforward road from there, but there was something about that show that marinated in the back my mind, and I honestly attribute my passion for music Discovery (no pun intended, heh) and every job I’ve had in the dance music-sphere to that show.
What essential camping items can you not live without?
My water bottle — I literally always have it in hand at camping festivals, even if I’m holding 15 other things. It’s like a totem reminding me to stay hydrated.
My bathroom light — I think it’s a reading light from Amazon actually, but I wear it around my neck and it’s perfect hands-free light for any camping experience – whether peeing in a portapotty or in nature.
My sleeping bag!!! I love my sleeping bag more than most things. My friends know this. I have definitely slept in my sleeping bag in my own bed before, and I’m not even ashamed.
How would you survive if you were stranded in the woods for a week?
I think I’d enjoy it for a day or two until I run out snacks and things to occupy my mind…then I’d be pretty screwed. I could make a fire and build a camp and hang out in my sleeping bag, but I think the boredom would get me after a while. Or bears.
What are you looking forward to most about Dirtybird Campout East?
The Bunkhouse…. the weirdest shit always happens there late at night. And during the day. It’s totally the hidden gem Campout!
What is your craziest camping memory?
I can’t think anything too crazy that’s happened to me while camping. Recently I was camping at Joshua Tree with a friend and a coyote made a home at our campsite. It was a little unnerving unzipping our tent and being face to face (well, face to tail) with a coyote in the middle nowhere, but once he was done sniffing around he trotted away. He was pretty cute, to be honest.
If you could recommend three artists to catch from the lineup, who would you pick?
Other than all the Dirtybird classics…
I’m a HUGE fan the Keinemusik guys (, , and ) so I’m really stoked for their showcase.
MadamX is always the best time, her sets are always super original and so much fun!!!
George Fitzgerald has been one my favorite producers for a while – his sets that I’ve seen have all been on point in terms selection, so I’m really looking forward to seeing him again at Campout!