BASSNECTAR Tours In Support of New Album, Underground Communication
Underground heavyweight Bassnectar released his new album, Underground Communication, on OM Records Tuesday, May 8. Fresh off a recent appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, look for Bassnectar live at clubs and festivals throughout the U.S. this spring and summer. Voted San Francisco's "number one DJ" three years in a row and currently the eighth most downloaded electronic artist on iTunes, Bassnectar is stirring up quite the buzz. Look for Bassnectar in current/upcoming issues of ALARM, BMP, DJ MAGAZINE, DJ TIMES, HARP, REMIX, URB, XLR8R and many others.
Voted "Best DJ" by Nitevibe.com and SF Bay Guardian, Bassnectar's music is forging new paths in the electronic music world, the Burning Man scene, underground hip hop circles, and beyond. The brainchild of Lorin Ashton, Bassnectar is an experimentally collaborative music project, but it's also a platform for social change and political awareness. It's stylistically specific, yet it's an eclectic, full spectrum adventure.
For Bassnectar's new release, Underground Communication (Om Records/May 8, 2007), Bassnectar takes another step forward in his genre-bending blend of musical styles and emotions, combining the visceral melodic presence of modern listening music, with the force and volume of sound system dancefloor devastation. The new record is an exploration of hip-hop culture, featuring scores of MCs and rhythmic poetics mashed atop a heavy, driving range of tempo and, of course, those signature throbbing bass lines. Rooted firmly in political conviction and philosophical intention, and backed by a rabid fan base and dedicated following, Underground Communication sets a new standard for the possibilities of merging music, art, new media and social activism.
The list of current Bassnectar appearances is as follows:
July 06-07 High Sierra Festival Quincy CA
July 21 USC (United State of Conciousness) 10 Year Anniversary - Exhibition Hall Seattle WA
July 27 Sol Y Lago Taho City CA
July 28 Club Underground Reno NV
August 03 Axis Boston MA
August 04 Big Summer Classic - Camp Zoe Salem MO
August 10 Santa Fe Muzik Festival – The Downs Santa Fe NM
August 17-18 Camp Bisco 6 Indian Lookout Country Club Mariaville NY
September 21 Symbiosis Gathering Northern CA
October 26 The Spider Ball –Bentley Reserve San Francisco CA
More dates to be confirmed...