DEEYAM!!!! Final mastering on SEVENTEEN NEW SONGS! wtf, i’m an addict! i’m obsessed with music, cannot escape the lab! Listening partyyyyyy
— bassnectar (@bassnectar) May 15, 2015
No sweeter words were ever heard by any basshead.
Bassnectar tweeted “I’m An Addict” as he let fans know on Twitter that he has 17 brand spankin’ new tracks that are now in post-production awaiting release.
While we’ll get to see him headline shows at EDC NY and a few other select spots, he stated that there won’t be a “Bassnectar Tour”
Earth: this year i'll be doin no touring road show. select festivals & special events only Heads Up – Halloween & New Years will be #LOCO
— bassnectar (@bassnectar) May 14, 2015
Eh… take what you can get! Like this mix below. While not a DnB mix, (we’re perplexed at why the creator has that image there) it contains Bassnectar and in this day and age, get it while you can!
Lorin Ashton, better known under his stage name Bassnectar, is an American DJ and record producer. He is best known for his live performances, light shows, and community engagement.
Lorin grew up in a San Francisco Bay Area commune and initially identified with visual arts rather than music, creating movies with his dad’s camera at the age of ten.
Bassnectar’s original musical influences included metal and rock bands such as Metallica, Megadeth and Nirvana. These influences are clearly integrated in tracks such as “Pennywise Tribute”, “Seek and Destroy (Bassnectar Remix)”, and “Boomerang”, which combines samples of heavy metal & punk with overwhelming basslines. Bassnectar has also stated that early ambient artists, such as Orbital, played a major influence in his style; the chords from Orbital’s 1991 hit “Halcyon” can be heard in Bassnectar’s track entitled “Empathy”, off the “Vava Voom” album.
Bassnectar experienced an immediate sense of welcome and comfort going to raves in the mid-nineties, which led to the confluence of his heavy and electronic style of music. He has been creating genre-bending music since the 1990s, using a variety of programs such as Vision/OpCode, Reason, and Ableton Live. Bassnectar describes his music as amorphous and ever-changing, which is reflected in the diverse sounds and personalities of his numerous albums, EPs, and podcasts.
Bassnectar honed his style playing house parties in the San Francisco Bay Area, known at the time as DJ Lorin and began gaining momentum at Burning Man, often playing up to 7 sets a night. Lorin began the project as an open-sourced musical experiment exploring the interplay between music and community. He released his first album in 2001 and performed as Bassnectar for the first time in 2002.
Since gaining momentum and commercial acclaim, Bassnectar has collaborated with and remixed a host of artists and producers, including Lupe Fiasco, Perry Farrell, Ellie Goulding, Gogol Bordello, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Datsik, ill.Gates, Mimi Page, Excision and Jantsen, among others.
Bassnectar is distinguished by his live performances and light shows. Since 2005, he has been touring constantly in the States as well as overseas, including performances at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as another in 2015. He also has a special performance each New Year’s Eve. His performance for New Year’s Eve 2011 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN sold out to 13,000 fans+, and a sequel event took place for New Year’s Eve 2012, 2013 and 2014, with Bassnectar performing from a rotating stage at the center of the arena, thus giving an incredible view to all 13,000+ attendees.
Bassnectar also performs regularly at a variety of music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco, Coachella, the Electric Daisy Carnival, the Electric Forest Festival, Lollapalooza, and Wakarusa.
In 2012 alone Bassnectar sold over 250,000 tickets (not including festivals). The scale of these shows have come to embody Bassnectar’s vision; he mentioned upon his 2011 release Divergent Spectrum that “this is a collection of songs I have created for maximum impact in large settings on massive sound systems for groups of people who want to get wild.”
Bassnectar has coordinated a number of large regional events called “Bass Centers” in addition to his tour performances. The original Bass Center took place in October 2010 at the First Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Since then, the Bass Center legacy has continued through seven installments, the most recent being Bass Center 8 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, which took place in October 2014, four years after the original Bass Center debuted. Each Bass Center has proved to be massive, including special opening acts, musical collaborations, and circus-style performances.
Bassnectar finished in 4th place in the 2013 America’s Best DJ competition-a vote and promotion to find out the country’s most popular DJ conducted by DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ.
Lorin has also put on the two night annual event known as BassLights from 2012 through 2014. Bassnectar and crew pairs with Pretty Lights to bring the yearly event to the Hampton Coliseum on the weekend between Christmas and New Years. The pair brought along with them major supporting acts such as Big Gigantic, Gramatik, GRiZ, & A-Trak in 2012. 2013 featured yet again Big Gigantic along with Pretty Lights Music godfather Michal Menert, Datsik (musician), & Keys N Krates. 2013 also brought along the Analog Future Band who performed both nights alongside Pretty Lights adding a fresh new take on his music performing it with live instrumentation. 2014 kept the tradition of major opening acts going strong with the return of Beats Antique who had been a PrettyNectar Alumni from when they played in 2011 in Alpharetta, GA, Exmag, Chromeo (dj set), & Elliot Lipp. This event sold out in record time in 2014 selling out all tickets in the first weekend they went on sale