Rail camping has quickly become one of the more controversial topics when dealing with different music festivals around the world. If you’ve been to any Bassnectar show before, you’re probably familiar with rail campers lining up hours before he’s set to go on stage. Nothing will get in the row of rail campers from being
Cadence & Cause is a digital platform that connects music artists, fans, and worthy charities together to measurably change the world. In Cadence & Cause’s latest fundraising campaign, they are letting two lucky people to get flights and hotels to BUKU Music + Arts Project and the chance to hang backstage with the bass legend,
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 Widdler, Nightmares on Wax, CharlestheFirst, Dorfex Bos, Pendulum (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.
Bassheads rejoice because Bassnectar just announced the return of his “Freestyle Sessions” to Colorado for the second year. The event is to be held at one of Denver’s larger venues, 1st Bank Center from June 1-3. We’re bringing #FreestyleSessions back to Colorado! Join our #SummerGathering with 3 insane nights of deep sonic exploration: the themes
ATLiens released Interstellar, featuring Sara Skinner, on Oracle Music. The mysteriously silver masked duo put out this track as the first single off the upcoming EP Invasion. There is precious little information about the space-aged duo, however, their catalog of music speaks for itself. With collaborations with Bassnectar and UZ, as well as insane remixes
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 🙂
“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.
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.
if u are a bassnectar fan, please do not camp out at the rails. please love & respect other artists & treat others how u wanna be treated 🙂
Okeechobee has informed it’s public that it will be doing something that has a lot of bassheads incredibly upset. They will use security and festival personnel to clear the rail in between every set. This will be done to stop Bassnectar fans from camping in the front row throughout the entire day until he plays
Recently, Bassnectar’s side project, Sayr, has finally set a release date for his new EP and it is much sooner than you would expect. Nau Faux, the EP, will be released this Valentines Day, February 14, enhancing your day with not only your love for one another but for music. It seems fitting that the
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