Bassnectar brings Freestyle Sessions back to Colorado with The Widdler, Pendulum, Russ Liquid, and more

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If last year’s experimental event was any indication, Freestyle Sessions proved to be Bassnectar‘s most authentic, under-the-radar event of 2017 among those in his cult family following. The specially-curated trilogy featured gobs of creative genre-mashing with countless throwbacks, rare Bassnectar live edits, and the perfect blend of old school and new school.

Now Bassnectar’s Summer Gathering event returns to Broomfield, Colorado’s 1stBank Center with three zany nights of deep sonic exploration. Like last year, the three themed nights will again be slated Freestyle, Dreamtempo, and Wildstyle, with three full-power Bassnectar sets, and supporting talent to custom fit the bill’s themes — including Mala (Digital Mystikz), Russ Liquid (DJ set), The WiddlerNightmares on Wax, CharlestheFirst, Dorfex BosPendulum (DJ set), The Librarian, and Gladkill.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am MTN, Thursday, February 22nd. Public tickets go on sale Friday February 23rd.

Bassnectar and Sayr release debut Naux Faux album

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It’s been more than a year since Bassnectar revealed that he and longtime friend and collaborator Sayr would be joining forces for the first time since the early 2000s.

Ripe for a Valentine’s Day release, Naux Faux has officially unleashed their warm, dreamy, and otherworldly downtempo project on the masses. It’s an appropriately timed release, too, because it resonates on the vibratory frequencies of love, nostalgia, connection, and longing. Best put into words, Naux Faux’s Enchanted album sounds akin to two entities who’ve conjoined their separate physical parts into one whole cosmic being.

The Bay area producer pals have taken their time finishing Enchanted because that’s what art is: precious. While they began five of the album’s seven tracks back in 2014, the project has taken a while because they “wanted to be hyper detail-oriented” and make the process “extremely fun,” Bassnectar reveals. He also notes that it’s impossible for him to produce this kind of music when he’s knee-deep in the wild style energy of summer festival touring.

“[T]his winter has been an awesome chance to unplug — I’ve ‘hung up the Bassnectar suit’ and been enjoying a ton of time outdoors (enjoying the heck out of California) and…when I’m all cozy in winter mode its the perfect scenario to make downtempo music.”

The album’s meticulous execution shines in its innate ability to transform listeners to a desert scenery, with the morning sun peeking over the mountains after a long night of uninhibited shenanigans. From start to finish, the album conveys a sense of wonder, bewilderment, and delirious bliss in its sheer capacity to deliver the listener onto various planes of consciousness. What is so apparent with Enchanted is how it was designed precisely for the coveted sunrise sermon slot. The album reveals just how influential Bassnectar and Sayr’s styles are upon one another.

The name is basically a play on ’NOthing PHOny” and was gonna be NOFO or NOPHO but then i liked how the word ‘faux’ means fake…so its like a very special nod to an era of electronic music which is extremely authentic, and which both Craig and I have a lifelong love for… if you like ‘Mesmerizing The Ultra’ i suspect you may quite possibly like naux faux 🙂

Okeechobee attempts to ban rail-riding at third annual event

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“Nobody likes a railer,”is the common attitude towards the usual group of die hard fans who “camp the rail” all day in anticipation of their favorite headlining act. These people often wake up early (or don’t sleep) on the holy day, wait for the main gates to open, then rush the stage to set up up shop, laying out clothing and tapestries in order to reserve their front spot on the rail. These “railers” are often associated with negativity and consternation.

This is why Okeechobee Music Festival will be taking preventative measures to stamp out railing culture at their third annual event, held March 1-4.

The details of just how the festival organizers plan to go about enforcing this measure remains unclear. Some attendees want answers.

Of course, there are a number of ways to go about reducing the amount of railers at any given festival set. Electric Forest has gotten better each passing year about implementing crowd control methods to prevent excessive rail-riding. At Hulaween, the front of the stage is usually roped off each time The String Cheese Incident was set to perform. But somehow it is Bassnectar fans who get constantly maligned with despicable rail-riding practice — and for good reason, as bass heads have satirized the negative press surrounding the rail riding culture that permeates their community.

The unfortunate inevitability is that aggressive rail-riders are a part of festival culture, according to one Reddit user.

The answer to the problem of rail-riding does not lie in increased security. The answer lays in educating festival goers on proper etiquette and mutual respect for others. Cultural problems require cultural solutions, not policing; the burden lays on artists, fans and especially rail riding fans, not the organizers. If you don’t like the culture, change the culture.

Bassnectar reveals new Naux Faux EP is set for tentative Valentine’s Day release

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Despite incessant rants from a few vocal minorities across his cult following, Lorin Ashton continues to shower his spoiled fanbase with new gifts — in the form of a throwback Naux Faux side project. Bassnectar has officially revealed by way of Twitter that his psychedelic downtempo EP under the shared moniker with Sayr is in the works for as early as Valentine’s Day. Naux Faux harpoons back to Ashton’s early 2000s sound aesthetic circa his Mesmorizing The Ultra LP, which is characterized by ambient, pulsating melodies, break beats, and lo-fi synth work. No word on whether the EP is self-titled, although one remixed track, “Psyopia,” has already been released as apart of Bassnectar’s Reflective Part 2 EP.


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Bassnectar responds to fans’ complaints about Atlanta New Year’s Eve show

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For more than 21,000 people, New Year’s Eve plans included hundreds of watts of bass, and at the center of the 808, Bassnectar. The sold out event attracted a massive crowd to Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, where Nectar fans from near and far convened to catch the electronic expert’s set, the bridge between 2017 and the new year. Despite Bassnectar’s presentation of a set exceeding two-hours in length, some fans felt that they’d encountered a pit in the “Peach State.”

Although billed as the Bassnectar camp’s “most special event to date” by the event’s marketing team, fans lamented long lines to enter the venue, an alleged lack of organization regarding water station arrangement, set lists, the aggressive behavior of fellow fans, and overcrowded medical tents. “In the medical tent, I had never seen so many people seizuring and acting in manners that led me to fear that they were knocking on death’s door,” writes RedPilledRanger on r/bassnectar. “The crowd was rude, the lines were sh*t, we didn’t get much Bassnectar music, and drugs f*cked people up again,” wrote LeftyBackhands.

Bassnectar and his team have since responded to the Internet supported outrage regarding the New Year’s Eve event, inviting attendees to send “constructive” feedback that could be pivotal in the production of future Bassnectar branded events to The statement acknowledges and deems the long entry lines as problematic, but suggests this was a “reality check for all events in the future.”

“There will be thorough security checks everywhere,” the Bassnectar camp writes, citing national shootings as a catalyst in the institution of extended security procedures. The message additionally elaborates on complaints surrounding water stations and general health and safety conduct.

The full message features a note from Bassnectar himself, the artist thanking attendees and promising “as short of lines as possible” at his Spring Gathering in Chicago in March.

A message from the Bassnectar Team: from bassnectar

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150+ artists sign petition in support of net neutrality protests

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More than 150 artists, actors, and musicians have penned a letter endorsing the hundreds of protests set to take place today at cell service providers and congressional offices nationwide.

Tom Morello, Incubus, Evangeline Lilly, Bassnectar, Against Me!, Alyssa Milano, Michael Stipe (REM), Wil Wheaton, Talib Kweli, Gramatik, Graham Nash, The Glitch Mob, Downtown Boys, Speedy Ortiz, STS9, and Anti-Flag are among the letters signatories, which includes artists from nearly every genre and artistic medium.

“We support the people from across the political spectrum protesting across the country on December 7,” reads the letter, “and we echo their call for our members of Congress to do their jobs and take action to stop the FCC vote that’s planned for December 14.”

Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should not be allowed to selectively speed up or slow down internet services in exchange for monetary compensation.

See the letter and a full list of signers here.

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Spotify breaks down your listening habits over the last year

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Spotify has officially released its Your 2017 Wrapped feature. By tracking listening habits over the year, the Swedish streaming giant provides users with a year in review to sum up their most listened to artists and genres throughout the year.

The feature farms data throughout the year to generate a list of listener’s top 100 streamed songs, and also provides a convenient virtual infographic detailing genre preferences, minutes listened, demographics, and even the amount of times listeners skipped tracks. Spotify also gives users a short quiz based on listening preferences to determine musical self awareness: Did you know that Bassnectar was your top streamed artist of 2017? How many minutes did you listen to music throughout the year? What is your most listened to genre? If you know the answers to these questions, you might be considered musically self aware.

All of these features can be accessed by visiting the service here and logging in with your Spotify account.

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Electric Forest reveals full 2018 lineup featuring REZZ, Marshmello, Testpilot and more

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After attendees leaked a partial list of 2018 Electric Forest artists at an event thrown by the festival in Ann Arbor earlier this month, next year’s lineup is finally out in its entirety.

During the first weekend of June 21-24, attendees will be treated to Galantis, Green Velvet, Jauz, Keys N Krates, Lil Dicky, in addition to previously announced headliners The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Griz Live Band, RÜFÜS DU SOL and ZHU, who will play both weekends.

Additions to the weekend two lineup include Marshmello, deadmau5 moniker Testpilot, Datsik and REZZ, among many others.

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Bassnectar, Halsey, Arcade Fire top Okeechobee’s massive 2018 lineup

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2018’s festival circuit is already heating up, with Florida’s Okeechobee Music + Arts Festival dropping off a well-rounded lineup teeming with talent to jump start the spring season from March 1 – 4. Now, in its third year, Okeechobee is boasting perhaps its biggest lineup yet, led by Halsey, Arcade Fire, Travis Scott, with Bassnectar returning to pull double duty this year, slated for two headlining sets. Offering a more curated, hip-hop and rock inclusive alternative to Miami’s EDM festivities at Ultra around the same time, Okeechobee is bringing The Flaming Lips, Khalid, Zeds DeadGramatik and Illenium along for support among many others.

From Foster The People to Denzel Curry, Tycho to Big Gigantic, the four-day camping festival is aiming to satisfy a wide range of musical taste, along with top-notch programming including workshops, visual art installations and more. View the full lineup and purchase tickets here.


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Bassnectar unveils Naux Faux side-project

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Who other than Bassnectar would debut a brand new side-project, then release the very first single as an official remix?

Coming as the third teased track off his Reflective Part 2 EP, Bassnectar has teamed up with long-time collaborator and friend Sayr for a throw-back psychedelic downtempo project called Naux Faux. The two producers haven’t worked together since the early 2000s — on the tracks “Enter The Chamber,” from Bassnectar’s Mesmerizing The Ultra LP, and “Grampa Slams” off Beatfreak Bohemia .

As its title suggests, “Psyopia” lays down a transient utopian landscape that calls upon a long-lost era of deep, mystical electronic music. Strewn across this scenery are analog synths, shimmering effects, and pulsing chords over chopped-up breaks and low-frequency subwoofer bass lines. The track is ultimately a tribute to the magical days of the side room, the sunrise set, and the discovery of new spellbinding frequencies, says Lorin Ashton..

“Although the finishing touches are still being added to the Naux Faux EP (thank you to all patient trainspotters!), we couldn’t resist including this remix of Psyopia on Reflective Part 2. It rounds out this 2nd chapter so nicely, and offers a glimpse of things to come…”

Pre-order Reflective Part 2, out December 1st.

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