Bassnectar (Lorin Ashton) has never been one to be put in a category. Pulling influences from Glitch, Hip/hop, Dubstep and drum & bass he has always been able to push the envelope, extending sounds and melodies further than any other producers dares to go. His upcoming album, Divergent Spectrum is not only proof to his incredibly eclecticism but also his maturity as a producer. It features songs from his Winter 2010 and Spring 2011 tours a long with a couple more of unreleased surprises.

The album starts with “Upside Down”, a massive dubstep heavy track with attitude driven hip/hop breaks. The track not only sets the mood for the rest of the album, but it showcases Lorin’s maturity in creating beautifully complex melodic rhythms, something we know he does so well. As soon as you get comfortable with the first two tracks, Bassnectar delivers a couple of curve balls that go beyond his comfort zone (not sure if he even has such a thing as he does it). “Immidraniada”, a song by Gogol Bordello combines both dubstep and gypsy punk into one to create a devastating on and off relationship. There are some tracks that stay very true to the core of his previous releases like with his distinctive experimental approach, such as “Probable Cause” and “Boomerang”. As well as his fascination with Hip/hop rave-friendly tracks “Voodoo” and “Paging Stereophonic”.

However, not all is loud and heavy. “After Thought” is a sensational stereophonic experiences of long strings, light glitches and minimalistic use of bass. Slow wobbles with light and relaxing instrumentation in “Parade into Centuries” as well as a light non-bass outro that seems to have been a great fit for the Tron Legacy Soundtrack.

Divergent Spectrum is a great continuation from his 2009 release Cozza Frenzy and it has absolutely everything for anyone including what we consider the best remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights”. The album has a much condense sound, rich in instrumentation, melody and Lorin’s unique approach to dubstep and extending the very perception of it.

Divergent Spectrum is available on iTunes as well as on

To celebrate the release of Divergent Spectrum today, Bassnectar has gifted as with the brand new unreleased track “Above & Beyond”. This track is a collaboration between Bassnectar and Seth Drake, Bassnectar’s mastering engineer, and the latest addition to the Amorphous Music Team. Seth Drake was previously known as Shakes and released under SPL’s Hollow Point Label. You can listen/download below:

Bassnectar & Seth Drake – Above Beyond

’Bassnectar Seth Drake Above Beyond.mp3′

Rollz – Plugged In (Bassnectar Remix) Plugged In (Bassnectar Remix).mp3’Rollz – Plugged In (Bassnectar Remix)’

Bassnectar – Boomerang

Bassnectar – Voodoo

Bassnectar – Parade Into Centuries 2011 Version
’Parade Into Centuries 2011 Version’

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