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Electric Forest Releases 2-Day Ticket, Schedule & Map

Electric Forest unveils a 2-Day Ticket, a reduced rate ticket that allows access to the show on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. Also just released, the festival map and full performance schedule for Electric Forest 2011 – including slot times for Main Stage performers The String Cheese Incident (on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3,) Tiësto (on Friday July 1), Bassnectar (on Saturday, July 2), and Keller Williams (on Saturday, July 2), and others.

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 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.

Bassnectar Announces Fall Tour

Bassnectar @ Rothbury - photos 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 Bassnectar 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.

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:

Sunday, August 10th  Shambala Music Festival  Salmo, BC
Saturday, August 16th  Greek Theatre  Berkeley, CA
Friday, September 5th  Secret Performance - - TBA
Saturday, September 6th Red Rocks Amphitheatre  Morrison, CO
Saturday, September 13th  Ranchita Rocks 2008  Ranchita, CA
Wednesday, September 24th  Pearl Street Club Room  Northampton, MA
Thursday, September 25th  Higher Ground Showcase Room  South Burlington, VT
Saturday, September 27th  We The People Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Monday, September 29th Grog Shop  Cleveland Heights, OH
Wednesday, October 1st The Intersection, Grand Rapids, Mi
Thursday, October 2nd  Miramar Theatre  Milwaukee, WI
Friday, October 3rd  Metro  Chicago, IL
Saturday, October 4th  Granada Theatre  Lawrence, KS
Monday, October 6th Mojo's Columbia, MO
Wednesday, October 8th  Proud Larry's  Oxford, MS
Thursday, October 9th  Newby's  Memphis, TN
Friday, October 10th  La Zona Rosa  Austin, TX
Saturday, October 11th  Lizard Lounge  Dallas, TX
Wednesday, October 15th  Exit/In  Nashville, TN
Thursday, October 16th  Crossroads  Huntsville, AL
Friday, October 17th  Georgia Theatre  Athens, GA
Saturday, October 18th  Zydeco  Birmingham, AL
Wednesday, October 29th  Cat's Cradle  Carrboro, NC
Thursday, October 30th  The Pour House  Charleston, SC
Friday, October 31st  Orange Peel  Asheville, NC
Saturday, November 1st  Neighborhood Theatre  Charlotte, NC
Wednesday, November 5th  Paradise Rock Club  Boston, MA
Thursday, November 6th, Theatre of Living Arts, Phila, PA
Friday, November 7th  Bowery Ballroom  New York, NY
Saturday, November 8th  Rock and Roll Hotel  Washington, D.C.
Friday, November 14th  Wonder Ballroom  Portland, OR
Saturday, November 15th  Neumos Crystal Ball  Seattle, WA
Saturday, November 22nd  Commodore Ballroom  Vancouver, BC

More dates to be added.

Already a mainstay  in 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.

Hometown Biscuits Rule the 23rd Annual Jam on the River

Philadelphia's favorite jam friendly festival kicked off its 23rd annual party by the Delaware River on Penn's Landing. This perfect city location set the scene for two days and three nights of live music and camaraderie.

Langerado: Fire Ants, Torrential Rain, Semi-Tires..Oh My!

This entire trip ranks up there with one of the biggest adventures I've had to date.

Underground Heavyweight Bassnectar On Tour This Spring

photo by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

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.

BASSNECTAR Tours In Support of New Album, Underground Communication

photo by: Shauna Regan - for the Grateful Web

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...