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 smashed it all into a synthesis of intense, wobbling basslines and hypnotic soundscapes.
Bassnectar's most recent releases are Cozza Frenzy (2009), Timestretch (2010), Wildstyle (2010) and Divergent Spectrum (2011). Through his self-run Amorphous Music label and studio, he has remixed/collaborated with the likes of Ellie Goulding, Gogol Bordello, KRS-One, Perry Farrel, Fever Ray, Spearhead, STS9 and Buckethead; as well as created various remix projects with producers such as Z-trip, Diplo, ill. Gates, 6Blocc, DJ Vadim, RJD2 and Jantsen.
His new 2012 release, Vava Voom, features 11 slabs of fresh 'nectar' and a host of guests including Lupe Fiasco, Amp Live, Jansten, ill. Gates, Mimi Page and Tina Malia. The album is preceded by the title track lead single featuring Lupe Fiasco.
1. Vava Voom (ft. Lupe Fiasco)
3. Ugly (ft. Amp Live)
4. Ping Pong
5. What (ft. Jansten)
6. Pennywise Tribute
7. Do It Like This (ft. ill. Gates)
8. Laughter Crescendo
9. Butterfly (ft. Mimi Page)
10. Nothing Has Been Broken (ft. Tina Malia)
11. Chronological Outtakes