04/25/2012 08:00 PM EDT
$31 ADV / $36 DOOR
Supporting Acts: VibeSquaD, Mr. Projectile
By combining sound and force with weight, the Bassnectar experience engulfs the senses. It is as physical as it is auditory; the adventure has no rules, no limitations, and no hesitation in fusing the familiar with the strange or the classic with the cutting edge.
Bassnectar is the brainchild of Lorin Ashton, and it exists as an open-sourced musical project that is as diverse as it is heavy, as raw as it is meticulous, and as fierce as it is imaginary. Spanning the spectrum of sonic style, the music covers every genre imaginable and smashes it all into a synthesis of intense, wobbling basslines and hypnotic soundscapes. Whether remixing, collaborating, writing, DJing, performing live, or working on constant social networking, Bassnectar’s music is the lure and social impact is the sincere intention. According to Ashton, "We are so blessed, and so deeply fortunate to be alive and awake right now…it’s a basic truth, but it’s very powerful. I think privilege confers responsibility, and Bassnectar is a reflection of that opportunity to give back; the motion of my cells bouncing back at the world." The official Bassnectar discography can be found at http://www.bassnectar.net/listen/releases/
Bassnectar’s most recent releases are Art of Revolution (2009), Cozza Frenzy (2009), and Timestretch (2010). Through his self-run Amorphous Music label and Bassnectar Labs studio, he has remixed/collaborated with the likes of KRS-One, Perry Farrel, Fever Ray, Spearhead, STS9, Buckethead, Tappa Zuki, and Zumbi of Zion I; as well as various remix projects with producers such as Z-trip, Diplo, BT, 6Blocc, DJ Vadim, and RJD2. Along the way, the Bassnectar tour has headlined stops at some of the most noted venues in the country. After a long line of sell-out shows, Bassnectar never fails to gather monster crowds on the festival circuit. Some of his most celebrated sets took place at the nation’s top festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, ACL, Bonnaroo, and Ultra Music Festival. Whether performing at an intimate club or at a major festival, Bassnectar energizes audiences with an experience unlike any other.
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Here’s the third episode of my “Villa Mixtape Series”! This time it’s my boy Bofia who’s on the decks! Simply mental!!
~The Dubs Of Hazard
Coming from Vila Nova de Gaia, Bófia invaded the portuguese musical spectrum, with sounds of a cannibal hollocaust thirsty to devour the putridity of an increasingly faded and hollow society.Breathing hip hop and hardcore`s reallity, since his childhood, he blends all his influences into a very unique style, wihout any pre-conceived musical rules or ideas.
Bofia already shared the stage with Dubstep international artists, such as: 16 Bit, 1-Way, Borgore, Bare, Balkansky, Cooki Monsta, Coki, Captain Crunch, Doctor P, Flux Pavillion, Pixel Fist, Randomer, Sluggo, Slum Dogsz or Tomba.
All the blood, sweat and tears that he puts into djiing took his talent beyond borders, attracting the attention of the UK based label Dubzilla, who signed him as resident dj.
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Jabba the Hut introduces the Bacchanalian carnival of sounds that is Bassnectar’s title track, and the entire album really. A carnival theme sample of rising pitch repeats beneath Lupe Fiasco dropping knowledge.
I am afraid …
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Oh, you think this is as heavy as it gets? Characteristically of Bassnectar, about three minutes into any song, shit gets real. He blows your Bass Head off (see 2:44 into the above song).
Cuckoo clocks? A beat made with ping pong balls?! The Bass Master plays with time and tempos and it’s never boring. Check “Laughter Crescendo” and “Ping Pong” if you don’t believe me. Here’s an idea: If anyone pisses you off in the next week, wait til about 6am when they’re deep asleep like the poor, unsuspecting sap they are. Put a speaker right next to their ear. Turn it alllllll the way up. And press play.
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As an avid live music attendee, the list of restricted items for any particular show is extremely easy to gloss over. Within the EDM community, thanks to vague rave ordinances, promoters generally add special restrictions for glowsticks and laser pointers, but for Bassnectar‘s weekend run at Chicago’s Congress Theater there was one special line under the “Can Bring” heading that deserved a double-take: Reasonable amount of inflatable toys. That single line helped shed light on the unique vibe that follows Bassnectar around the globe, including his current lengthy Vava Voom Tour.
To aid in handling that rule and a laundry list of other restricted items, plus to help contain his live set’s palpable hysteria, the producer (real name Lorin Ashton) brought along his team of “amBASSadors”. The inclusion wasn’t a slight at the already (over)vigilant Congress crew, but a testament to Ashton’s desire to create a sense of family and terrestrial appreciation through his bass-heavy “omnitempo” live sets.
Minneapolis’ Mr. Projectile (real name Matthew Arnold) opened the night with a selection of minimal-techno and acid-house tracks. Performed in the city that gave birth to seminal acid-house producers, both Arnold’s stage presence and track selection seemed more suited for a dark basement space than the towering hall of the Congress. The set tested the venue’s acoustics early, dropping Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker” and blasting the audience with the track’s low-frequency resonance. With the additional subs provided by Bassnectar, the sound was tremendously loud, but didn’t cause any ringing that a short breather or water break near the edges of the room couldn’t correct.
Without even a second needed for a stage change over, Colorado’s Aaron Holstein (bka VibeSquaD) was behind his laptop and controller for a wubbly-bubbly crunkadelic dance set. Holstein knows how to build into a drop, but when behind the decks the multi-instrumentalist shies away from Jump Up, using the bass more as a psychedelic ambient mid-tempo pulse to layer hip-hop vocals, bright synth bleeps, and melodic instrumentation. The set was heavy with material from VibeSquaD’s upcoming April 20th EP entitled Orphan Alien Pt. 2, including the funky-bass track “Ruthless Rabbit”, and Holstein went into each track with a broad smile on his face, which helped make up for the indistinguishable sing-along verses. Those will just have to wait until after his new record drops Friday.
Here is a strange factoid: Bassnectar’s Saturday appearance sold out in six hours, a record for his Vava Voom tour. Only one Congress show has ever sold out more quickly, the upcoming June 20th show with Foster The People.
Scheduled to perform for nearly three hours, Ashton was able to work in a broad selection of tracks outside of his recently released full-length. The producer celebrated his kingdom early with “Bass Head”. It wasn’t until the photogs cleared the pit that the visuals took full effect, leaving Ashton to be surrounded by horizontal blanks of LEDs and backed by a screen with continually shifting images, equalizer orbs, and DIY videos. The highlight of the visualizations came during new track “Ping Pong”, when Ashton was set against a barrage of would-be competitors for the table top challenge.
Early in the set Ashton decided to “Cossa Frenzy” before moving into the new single “Vava Voom” featuring Lupe Fiasco. As the set progressed, the “amBASSadors” came out in full force, cooling sweaty dancers down with misters, giving away bottles of water, even offering tiny marshmallows to help with the saw jaw side-effects of the not-so-hidden pharmaceutical side of EDM. Portions of half-time were placed mid-set to recoil into massive, calculated drops, but by varying tempos and rhythms the set was more trippy and cerebral than face-melting.
Following a chilled-out portion of the performance, that included a nostalgic lighter-raising to Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek”, Ashton sent a surge through the crowd with his body-quaking remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights”. With the crowd at full-throttle, the Bassnectar crew decided it would be a good time to take the nightly family portrait, asking the entire audience to jump for the photo. On the count of three, the at-capacity crowd took to the sky, coming back to earth with one unified thud.
Even after multiple hours of brain-assaulting beats, not more than a few dozen attendees had cleared out following the picture, seemingly hypnotized within the cocoon of sound and light that Bassnectar so pain-stakingly produces everynight. So Bassnectar did the noble thing, and rolled on with his set until the Congress was forced to flip on the house lights, introducing many to the new serene track “Nothing Has Been Broken”. By night’s end, Ashton removed the element of size from the Congress, embracing an unparallelled intimacy with Bassheads old and new.
‘Til your next prescription refill, stay healthy my friends.
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Perry Gaffney Jr is a dj/producer born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He specializes in mixing and mashing hip hop, rap, and dubstep while bringing his own unique Southern flavor and originality to the table. Perry Gaffney Jr has already shared the stage with acts such as Mimosa, Archnemesis, and Wick-It the Instigator in his early music career. facebook.com/perrygaffneyjr DL LINK soundcloud.com/perrygaffneyjr/im-on-beast-mode
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Here is my fastest session where I was averaging lap times faster than my previous day’s personal record of 2:06.7…and getting a new personal record of 2:03.5. Since its a pretty long video I threw in some music to try and simulate (both audio and visually) how it feels to be “in the zone” or some sort of “trance” when putting down your fastest lap times relatively consistently.
Bassnectar dropping that new fire at Snowball in the frigid weather! The track he drops is “Do It Like This” (ft. ill Gates). Ill Gates always seem to bring out something special in Nectar. Enjoy the high quality HD video and audio from the last night of Snowball Music Festival in Colorado.
Net Neutrality PSA i made completely in after effects CS5
all audio is chopped from ill gates and bassnectar – net neutrality
arrows and flourishes are from video copilot
Cast: Torin Johnson
This is a video compilation of aircraft at Maho Beach, landing at Princess Juliana International Airport. It was taken on April 4, 2012.
Cast: Timothy Stewart
Lorin Ashton is a living legend. As any basshead knows, that’s all that really needs to be said when it comes to Bassnectar. Once again the man himself has put his musical prowess on wax in delivering yet another full length, bass-heavy album. As he did in Divergent Spectrum, Lorin succeeds in covering the entire [...]
Today we got the full, latest album from Bassnecter, Vava Voom. RS had previewing it and it just dropped for the world today. This 11 track album spans across some of the heaviest, bass filled tracks I’ve heard in quite some time. We already featured the insane collaborations between Bassnectar and Lupe Fiasco, and Amp Live of Zion-I. He works with a few other artists including Jantsen, ill.gates, Mimi Page, and Tina Malia. He even honors American rockers Pennywise witha Pennywise tribute. Check out all the 11 tracks below, and purchas it through iTunes or Beatport. Turn up the bass, enjoy!
Bassnectar – Vava Voom
Bassnectar – Ping Pong
Bassnectar – What
The VAVA VOOM TOUR Survival Guide is coming soon!
It just keeps getting better and better…More new announcements about 2012 Lineup and Schedule of events at the LIB Lucent Temple:
Lightning in a Bottle’s Lucent Temple of Consciousness offers sanctuary for the soul with Spiritualists, yogis, ecology workshops and world music inspire hearts and minds
The 7th annual Lightning in a Bottle International Music and Arts Festival presents the lineup for Lucent Temple of Consciousness, a sanctuary for all participants to enrich the soul and inspire the spirit. The 2012 schedule inside the Lucent Temple, built out of recycled and found objects by Brent ‘Shrine’ Spears, will include over 300 different experiences in yoga, workshops, speakers and exotic world music.
Inspiring speakers will share their stories and guidance throughout the four-day weekend event.
Reverend Michael Beckwith is a humanitarian, co-founder of the Association for Global Thought, an organization dedicated to planetary healing and transformation, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center. He’s the author of Inspirations of the Heart, Forty Day Mind Fast Soul Feast, and A Manifesto of Peace. He has participated on international panels with Dr. T. Ariyarante of Sri Lanka and Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi. He is the originator of the Life Visioning Process and facilitates retreats, workshops and seminars around the world. Barbara Marx Hubbard is the author of Becoming a Universal Species, a visionary, social innovator, evolutionary thinker and educator, producer, narrator, co-producer and co-founder and chairperson of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Mirabai Devi is a spiritual teacher and healer who has led numerous humanitarian projects in Africa. More than 30 more world renowned teachers, adventures, and givers of enlightening information will participate. See http://lightninginabottle.org/speakers/ for a full lineup.
Invigorating yoga classes will help create balance and harmony to an awakened spirit.
Los Angeles-based Micheline Berry is the founder of Liquid Asana vinyasa yoga, founder of Zen Dancing® and creative director and co-founder of Red Musette and Shaman’s Dream. Ashley Turner’s vinyasa yoga integrates wisdom from the roots of Yoga Psychology,. She co-wrote Aroma Yoga®: A Guide to Using Essential Oils in Your Practice and Your Life with Tracy Griffiths and is an adjunct faculty member at Kripalu and Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Philosophy program. Mark Whitwell’s yoga is based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar. He is the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga and author of Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection and Hridayasutra. Jo Tastula teaches vinyasa flow style who specializes in seasonal sequencing and breath work. She integrates her own inspirational connection to spirit and the creative sacred forces of the divine feminine. Anusara teacher Tony Guiliano and soulful singer and prana teacher Steve Gold will bring love, light and inner peace. For more than 20 more yoga and movement classes in a variety of styles and difficulty levels, visit http://lightninginabottle.org/yoga/ for a full lineup.
The Lucent Temple of Consciousness workshops will teach a variety of sustainability practices and life skills for participants to bring home and share with their community. Urban permaculture workshops will teach participants how to create an ecological, sustainable garden and human settlement. Grow your own spirulina, microalgae that are taken as a supplement or whole food. Workshops about herbal tonics will show how they can help restore, tone and invigorate the body and promote health and well-being. Amazon Myco-Renewal Project builds partnerships with local people to remediate their lands using mycelium while growing edible and medicinal mushrooms for consumption and income generation. For more than 30 more workshops with fun and educational activities, visit http://lightninginabottle.org/workshops/.
World Temple Music will be performed between classes and speakers, encompassing indigenous sounds from cultures around the world. For a complete Temple music lineup, visit http://lightninginabottle.org/temple-music/. For a complete list of speakers, yogis, workshops and world music artists, visit http://lightninginabottle.org/mind-body/.
“We’re grateful for the international community of experts coming together to teach and share their knowledge at Lightning in a Bottle,” said Dream Rockwell, producer of Lucent Temple of Consciousness. “We are at a time in history when people want more information, new answers and deeper, soulful connections. Designed by visionary artist Brent ‘Shrine’ Spears, the Temple is the perfect, idyllic space atop a hill to come try different things and see what fits.”
For more information about Lightning in a Bottle, visit http://lightninginabottle.org. To view the official 2011 Lightning in a Bottle video, visit http://vimeo.com/34799577. Tickets are available at http://lightninginabottle.org/buy-tickets/.
Lightning in a Bottle is a celebration of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability, and Life. It takes place annually on May 24th-28th at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado, CA. It is produced by The Do LaB who specialize in interactive environments, event production and creative lighting design. These elements collectively shape The Do LaB’s mission: creating experience as an art form while bringing communities together. Taking an organic approach to designs, The Do LaB brings imaginative visions to life with natural materials, recycled objects and sustainable resources. When producing events and festivals or building an installation for an international tour, The Do LaB is committed to the highest levels of art, production and aesthetics. Its work has been showcased at Coachella, Virgin Music Festival, GlobalGathering, Boom and many more. For more information about The Do LaB, visit http://thedolab.com/, or follow The Do LaB at http://www.facebook.com/TheDoLaB and https://twitter.com/TheDoLaB.