Bassnectar, voted San Francisco's "number one DJ" three years in a row, is on tour this spring bringing his original and memorizing mixes, big bass drops and contagious energy to venues and clubs across the country. The tour includes first time stops in Asheville, Birmingham and others as well as returning performances at the Miami Winter Music Conference. Bassnectar has been featured in ALARM, BMP, DJ MAGAZINE, DJ TIMES, HARP, REMIX, URB, XLR8R and many others, and is touring in support of his acclaimed album, Underground Communication, released on OM Records in Spring 2007.
Here's what critics are saying:
"a vibrant concoction of hip-hop, glitch and jungle. One precaution about this LP: Make sure you have the speakers to do it justice." - Remix
"Zigzagging bass flutters, acid techno, hip-hop, and ambient breakbeats tantamount to pulsating club bangers." - URB
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 most recent 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 dance floor 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:
March 12 El Rey Theatre Albuquerque NM
March 13 Club Red - Inside the Red Owl Tempe AZ
March 14 Roosevelt's Tavern Ketchum ID
March 15 Boulder Theater Boulder CO w/ Eliot Lipp and Kid Beyond
March 28 Laundry Bar Miami Beach FL w/ Z-Trip, Drop The Lime, DJ Swamp
March 29 Antone's Austin TX
March 30 Circa 28 Miami FL w/ Freestylers, Evil 9, Fort Knox 5
April 02 The Pour House Charleston SC w/ Eliot Lipp
April 03 Georgia Theatre Athens GA w/ Eliot Lipp
April 04 Zydeco Birmingham AL w/ Eliot Lipp
April 05 Orange Peel Asheville NC w/ Eliot Lipp, Telepath
April 07 Soap Box Wilmington NC w/ Eliot Lipp
April 08 Cat's Cradle Carrboro NC w/ Eliot Lipp
April 09 The Mix One 6 Roanoke VA w/ Eliot Lipp
April 10 8x10 Baltimore MD w/ Eliot Lipp
April 12 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale PA w/ Eliot Lipp
April 13 Pearl Street - Club Room Northampton MA w/ Eliot Lipp
April 14 Higher Ground South Burlington VT w/ Eliot Lipp, Pnuma Trio
April 15 Paradise Club Rock Boston MA w/ Eliot Lipp, Pnuma Trio
April 27 SUNY New Paltz Quad - Rock Against Racism New Paltz NY
May 17 The Fillmore San Francisco CA
July 05 ROTHBURY - Double JJ Ranch Rothbury MI
July 12 All Good Music Festival - Marvin's Mountaintop Morgantown WV
More dates to be announced.