Bassnectar aka Lorin Ashton is simply a genius nomad of electronic music, always combining different genres and producing a wide clusterfuck of enraging beats that are not only heavy in nature, but rooted with such emotion that its practically impossible to see him live and not let your the music take control of your body. He will be performing at the Electronic Zoo Festival next week (September 5th) and has been on an incredibly non-top tour across the US including coming to House of Blues in Orlando, Fl on the 18th of September. (See tour dates below).
Sleigh Bells – Run The Heart (Bassnectar Remix)
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Seek & Destroy (Bassnectar Remix)
Seek %26 Destroy (Bassnectar Remix)
Bassnectar – Magical World Ft. Nelly Furtado
More importantly however, The Music Ninja along with Chris from dailybeatz.com got the chance to speak with Bassnectar about his upcoming EP, the state of electronic music and much more: (Read Below or click here to read the entire interview)
Hey, this is Blas from The Music Ninja and Chris from Dailybeatz. How you doin?
I’m doing terrific. Good to talk to you.
So first of all how was your weekend?
Wow, it was a blur. Where was I? I was in Chicago, and it was great! House of Blues, round 2, it was bonkers. I’m finishing up my EP….well, I’ve been finishing up my EP for like 8 months. This week is the deadline, and it seems like every week I just say that this Friday is the deadline.
Yeah, it’s got to be hard to continue producing when you’re touring so much.
Yeah man, that’s actually one of the challenges right now.
That must be insane. So, a lot has changed over the last 15 years in the world of electronic music since you started Bassnectar. What’s the one thing that’s surprised you the most over the last few years?
Uh, I mean, a lot of things surprise me. But I would have to say after the rave scene kind of disintegrated in North America, I was surprised that the festival scene opened up to such hardcore bass music and assimilated that style as a substitution for what they had previously been listening to, and that would kind of relate, in a sense, to how popular dubstep has become over here, but that’s a little bit too specific and that wasn’t too surprising because dubstep is rad, but what’s more interesting is how many people who would normally be at a Lollapalooza, you know, seeing a Lauryn Hill play, or something like that, now completely lose their face to hardcore bass music of all styles and, you know, that kind of combination of the second generation rave scene with the mainstream festival concert scene. I don’t know if it’s really mainstream, but it definitely isn’t the rave scene. Continue reading