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There’s a sort of magic evoked when Bassnectar steps up behind the decks. With his bristling, Dumbledore-like hairstyle, bony limps, and spiritually-infused voice, one could easily mistake Lorin Ashton for a new age shaman. When considering his vast catalogue of mystical bass productions and the accompanying ethereal experience they entail, perhaps the label isn’t too far off. His Friday night set from Coachella’s Sahara Tent was a testament to both his remarkable mixing abilities as well as the more awe-inspiring elements of his live production. Read past the break for a full set review from his recent Coachella performance.
The lush green grass of The Empire Polo Club grounds swelled with half-naked twenty-somethings, bustling and buzzing like tributaries of people cutting through the crowd, flowing forth to the each of Coachella‘s six stages. The massive tents provided little relief from the desert’s sweltering heat, but underneath the Yuma tent, where Luciano would close that evening, was an air-conditioned safe haven. For those daring enough to brave the heat, the Sahara tent presented a spread of talent, including Boys Noize and Skrillex as the tandem Dog Blood. Our first day spent in Indio was defined by the Sahara and Yuma tents – and they will likely define the rest of our stay here.
The Coachella Arts and Music Festival has been host to some of the most groundbreaking talent in music throughout its 14 year history. Although relatively modest, this year’s electronic dance music presence at Coachella is the largest since its 1999 debut. Staying true to form, Goldenvoice’s bookings represent some of the most exciting artists in electronic music today – a group whose talents extend across a broad swathe of sound and styles. With the 2013 lineup heavily expanding its electronic offerings, we felt it only appropriate to share our must-see picks from the viewpoint of four fans heading out to Indio for the type of musical experience only three days in the desert could provide.
Chicago’s premiere dance music event has finally announced its 2013 lineup. Headlined by Bassnectar, Calvin Harris and Moby the festival boasts over 50 artists representing a variety of dance music’s most popular genres. The legendary Crystal Method also make an appearance as well as sets from Wolfgang Gartner, Paul Oakenfold, Dirty South, Boys Noize and more. Leaning heavily towards the heavier sounds of electro, dub, and trap, Spring Awakening is a festival not for the faint of heart.
After successfully inserting his uplifting progressive sound into The Bloody Beetroots’ “Chronicles Of A Fallen Love” earlier this year, Poland’s Tom Swoon is back with a track all his own. Swoon — formerly known as Pixel Cheese — teamed up with vocalist Amba Shepherd on “Not Too Late,” a tune that subtly builds the energy under Miss Shepherd’s dulcet tones. Due out on March 18th, the original will be flanked by unexpected remixes from Bassnectar & PatrickReza and Maor Levi that weigh the track down with bass and crank it up with builds.Posted by
The annual Camp Bisco Festival has revealed its 2013 lineup. The event will return to Indian Lookout Country Club in upstate New York and for its 12th year taking place from July 11 through 13th. The lineup includes the festival’s founders and organizers The Disco Biscuts, alongside Bassnectar, Wolfgang Gartner, Boys Noize, and plenty more.
Camp Bisco has become one of the East Coast’s premiere camping festivals with its eclectic mixture of acts, amazing vibes, and great people. Look forward to nu-disco grooves from Areoplane, trap mosh pits with Baauer and RL Grime, long jam sessions with Lotus and STS9, and even big room electro from Tommy Trash.
One legend remixes another: bass music juggernaut Bassnectar has taken on UK pioneers Underworld, reworking their seminal track “Rez” from back in 1993. First premiered by Bassnectar on a 360-degree rotating stage in Nashville on New Years’ Eve, Lorin chose this remix out of his entire catalogue of bodacious bass music for the culmination of the midnight countdown. If that doesn’t immediately solidify your opinion of this track, then you clearly haven’t seen Bassnectar live. Effortlessly integrating the famous “Rez” melody, the remix employs impeccable percussion work and a gargantuan dubstep drop. Pick it up from iTunes and Bandcamp today.
Bassheads, rejoice! After a winter haitus Bassnectar is ready to embark on yet another Spring Tour. Though the tour will stop at both Ultra Music Festival and Coachella, the bass musician has hinted that the rest of the tour will be abandoning stadiums for smaller venues. At 3 P.M EST Bassnectar will also be holding an AMA on Reddit.
Stay tuned to this post for a link to the Q&A action. Tour dates after the break.
Bassnectar closed out 2012 by playing a sold out headlining show in Nashville on a 360-degree rotating stage. As the NYE countdown entranced what we can only imagine to be crowd of frolicking, frenetic, all-around outrageous bass heads, Bassnectar dropped this massive remix of Underworld’s famed 1993 hit “Rez.”
Remixing one of dance music’s biggest pioneers is a daunting task, but Bassnectar’s abilities live up to the challenge. His remix of “Rez” is everything we love about the bass music virtuoso: titanic bass that aptly balances melody with sheer mass. The fact that Lorin chose this as his song to usher in the new year speaks volumes for the credentials of this remix, but if you need any more proof, listen to the track for yourself below. Bassnectar’s remix of “Rez” will officially be released by Om Records on February 12th.Posted by