Bassnectar

Camp Bisco Announces Label Curated Tents

Camp Bisco has confirmed that the label curated tents introduced at Camp Bisco 10, will return to the annual three-day music and arts festival in Mariaville, New York this July 12-14, 2012.

CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival Announces Lineup

CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival, a new three-day music and arts festival in Atlanta, Georgia this September 27 - 29, 2012 has announced its first round of performers.

Ultra Music Festival XIV Unveils Massive Line-Up for 2012

2011 was an incredible year for festivals and electronic music.  With the New Year rapidly approaching, all eyes are focused on what’s to come next with the leader being ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (ULTRA), the world’s premiere electronic music event.

Eliot Lipp Announces Tour Dates with BoomBox, Also Plays Snowglobe Music Festival

In between east coast NYE shows with the New Deal and Brothers Past (in Baltimore and Richmond, respectively), Eliot Lipp will bounce to Lake Tahoe, CA for a coveted December 30 main stage slot at the inaugural Snowglobe Music Festival.

BASSNECTAR TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'COZZA FRENZY'

Heads up! The brand new full-length BASSNECTAR album COZZA FRENZY drops digitally on September 29, with CDs available in stores on October 27. The first "Cozza Frenzy" single and DJ TOOLS Collection are available now at Bassnectar.net and select online retailers. A nationwide tour will launch in mid-September, sweeping through over 30 cities in North America, including headlining shows at The Fillmore in Denver, New York's Irving Plaza and the House of Blues in Chicago as well as festivals like Austin City Limits and Symbiosis in Groveland, CA.


BASSNECTAR’s own label Amorphous Music teams up with Child’s Play Records to unleash Cozza Frenzy, an amalgamation of sound that combines dubstep, electro, hip-hop, and all styles of dirty digital bass-heavy music and smashes it all into a collision of wobbling, perverted basslines, and hypnotic hide-and-seek adventures. A work three years in the making, this rich and eclectic collection of 15 songs features collaborations with artists such as Fever Ray, Zumbi of Zion I, Mr. Projectile, and Capital J.

 

Genres are turned upside down, sliced into half time and combined with one agenda: to delight your ears. While the live shows are explosive orgies of sound and light that literally turn into mosh pits, the album explores not only the frenzy but also the meltdown. Lush, expressive melodies and playful combinations of sound are just as much a trademark as the insane thickness and heaviness that pervades each song. It's like a variety show: some freakish songs for those moments of complete abandon, and other more melodic adventures for those moments when all you want to do is dissolve into thoughts.

 

"I wanted to express something emotionally visceral; reflective of the different shades of sonic mania I feel, each song having its own personality and character. I don't care if something is hip or trendy or not, I just want to give strength to feelings. This is music for people." With a rabid fan base that grows by the day, "this music" is primed to cause more than just a frenzy when it drops upon the masses September 29.

 

The debut single, "Cozza Frenzy," features an original head-banging, body-rocking anthem, where dubstep and electro collide beneath chopped and screwed vocals. BASSNECTAR gives his own Mega-Bass remix – a straightforward dubstep version perfect for ripping any dance floor into complete frenzy. Z-Trip’s Hellrazor Remix takes the original and flips it into a scratch track with loads of cuts and edits. Scratch DJs and turntablists will eat this alive. The single, as well as "Cozza Frenzy" DJ TOOLS Collection 1, is available now through Bassnectar.net, as well as other major online retailers. Visit http://music.bassnectar.net to download.

 

In support of the album launch, BASSNECTAR will be touring with a custom-built PK sound system courtesy of the Wobble Factory alongside special guests DJ Vadim, Nosaj Thing and Heavyweight Dub Champion at select cities throughout North America. Whether remixing, collaborating, writing, DJing, performing or working on constant social networking, BASSNECTAR's music is the lure, and social impact is the very sincere intention. Coinciding with the road show, the BASSNECTAR team will be working with a community of activists and organizations to generate involvement in local issues that pertain to selected cities among the tour route. Visit www.community.bassnectar.net for more information.

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DATE CITY VENUE

Fri        9/18                 Santa Barbara, CA      West Beach Music Festival

Sat       9/19                 Groveland, CA             Symbiosis Gathering

Thu      10/01               Dallas, TX                   Granada Theater

Fri        10/02               Austin, TX                    Austin City Limits

Sat       10/03               Austin, TX                    La Zona Rosa

Tue      10/06               Tuscaloosa, AL           Jupiter Bar and Grill

Wed    10/07               Nashville, TN               EXIT/IN

Thu      10/08               Knoxville, TN               The Valarium

Fri       10/09               Athens, GA                  40 Watt

Sat       10/10               Charlotte, NC              Neighborhood Theatre

Wed    10/14               Charleston, SC           Music Farm

Thu      10/15               Carrboro, NC             Cat’s Cradle

Fri        10/16               Asheville, NC              Orange Peel

Sat       10/17               Miami Beach, FL         Heathrow Lounge

Sat       10/31               Denver, CO                 The Fillmore

Tue      11/03               Grand Rapids, MI        The Intersection

Wed    11/04               Madison, WI                Majestic Theatre

Thu      11/05               Bloomington, ID          Bluebird Nightclub

Fri        11/06               Chicago, IL                  House of Blues

Sat       11/07               Detroit, MI                    St. Andrew’s Hall

Wed    10/10               Boston, MA                  Paradise Rock Club

Thu      11/12               Washington, DC         9:30 Club

Fri        11/13               New York, NY              Fillmore @ Irving Plaza

Sat       11/14               Philadelphia, PA          Theatre of Living Arts

Thurs   11/19               Fayetteville, AR           George’s Majestic Lounge

Fri        11/20               Columbia, MO             The Blue Note

Sat       11/21               Lawrence, KS             Liberty Hall

Thurs   11/26               Toronto, ON                Wrong Bar

Fri        11/27               Edmonton, Alberta      Empire Ballroom

Sat       11/28               Calgary, Alberta          Snatch Rock ‘n Roll Lounge

Tue      12/1                 Nelson, BC                  Spirit Bar

Thurs   12/3                 Kelowna, BC               Level Nite Club

Fri        12/4                 Vancouver, BC            Richard’s On Richards

Sat       12/5                 Victoria, BC                 Sugar Nightclub

Sun      12/6                 Whistler, BC               The G.L.C. – Whistler Village

Bassnectar Releases New Single, 'Heads Up'

photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Bassnectar is back with his first proper musical offering since 2007's Underground Communication. "Heads Up" - the first single/ep from his forthcoming full length album The Other Side - available now at www.beatport.com, www.junodownload.com  and other major digital sites.

It's bombs-away-business-as-usual with this uber tear-out title track: a freakshow mix of sledgehammer dubstep, 2 step, and bass psychosis. The single features an alternative mix (California Style) of 90 beats per minute double time throb-hop that drops on your head like a John Candy body slam, as well as a third remix [West Coast Lo Fi Remix]" - a dripping melodic sound game by the upstart Bassnectar side project West Coast Lo Fi. Also included to knock this sucker out of the park, the Bassnectar remix of 'Roustabout' by Beats Antique...a twisted carnival circus anthem with - you guessed it - plenty of wobbling bass.

1. "Heads Up"

2.  Beats Antique - "Roustabout [Bassnectar Remix]"

3. "Heads Up [California Style]"

4. "Heads Up [West Coast Lo Fi Remix]"

Catch Bassnectar this fall on a 50 city tour with a cast of wandering minstrels and beatmakers such as Beats Antique (featuring members of the Yard Dogs Road Show), the inimitable Eliot Lipp and Dark Party, Govinda and Mike Relm.  

The list of fall tour dates is as follows:

October 29 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC w/ Beats Antique
October 30 The Pour House Charleston, SC w/ Beats Antique
October 31 Orange Peel Asheville, NC w/ Beats Antique and Mike Relm
November 1 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC w/ Beats Antique and Mike Relm
November 2 Mr. Smalls Millvale, PA
November 3 Bedrock Baltimore, MD
November 5 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
November 6 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
November 7 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
November 8 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, D.C.
November 13 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
November 14 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
November 15 Neumos Crystal Ball Seattle, WA
November 16 Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA
November 22 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC w/ Z-Trip
November 28 Level Nite Club Kelowna, BC
November 29 Sugar Nightclub Victoria, BC
December 27 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
December 28 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
December 31 Sea of Dreams NYE - Concourse Exhibition Center San Francisco, CA w/ Thievery Corporation

More dates to be added.

Bassnectar to Perform at Wonder Ballroom Nov. 14th

Bassnectar @ Rothbury - photo by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Bassnectar's wobbling sounds of womp are swirling into a storm that will descend on North America for another round of full throttle live shows. With nearly every show on his last tour hitting full capacity, this Fall Basnectar hosts his fall tour: "The Other Side." Featuring Bassnectar DJ sets and Live PA and a diverse list of special guests including Beats Antique (featuring members of the Yard Dogs Road Show), Fort Knox Five, Seasunz and other friends and artists from the US, the UK, and Canada (plus live custom visuals of Videolicious, Android Jones, and iLL Gates), the tour hits almost 75 markets with stops in New York, Miami, Seattle, and all points in between.

Ticket Pre-sales are happening now at www.bassnectar.net.  Also this fall, Bassnectar releases new singles and remixes, including "Art Of Revolution" - offering a host of wicked mixes and bonus tracks - as well as the long awaited live mix set. Stay tuned for details as they become available.

The list of fall tour dates is as follows:

October 4 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS w/ The Egg and Orchard Lounge
October 6 Mojo's Columbia, MO w/ Beats Antique
October 8 Proud Larry's Oxford, MS w/ Beats Antique
October 9 Newby's Memphis, TN w/ Beats Antique
October 10 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX w/ Beats Antique
October 11 Lizard Lounge Dallas, TX
October 14 Juanita's Little Rock, AR w/ Beats Antique
October 15 Exit/In Nashville, TN w/ Beats Antique
October 16 Crossroads Huntsville, AL w/ Beats Antique
October 17 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
October 18 Zydeco Birmingham, AL w/ Beats Antique
October 29 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC w/ Beats Antique
October 30 The Pour House Charleston, SC w/ Beats Antique
October 31 Orange Peel Asheville, NC w/ Beats Antique and Mike Relm
November 1 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC w/ Beats Antique and Mike Relm
November 2 Mr. Smalls Millvale PA
November 5 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
November 6 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
November 7 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
November 8 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, D.C.
November 14 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
November 15 Neumos Crystal Ball Seattle, WA
November 22 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC w/ Z-Trip
November 28 Level Nite Club Kelowna BC
November 29 Sugar Nightclub Victoria BC  
More dates to be added.

Already a mainstayin the emerging festival scene, 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.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 Three Night Electro Extravaganza

September 4th, 2008, Boulder Theater

Family. Joyfulness. Community. Gettin' Down! These five words completely detail, although briefly, the majority of my experiences from the past Sound Tribe Sector 9 weekend.