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Bassnectar

Bassnectar is the stage name used by DJ, producer, and remixer Lorin Ashton, one of the most long-standing and influential figures in California's electronic music community. Ashton's music is known for its eclecticism, embracing elements of extreme bass, dubstep, breakbeat, and other IDM styles, as well as shifting tempos, contrasting moods, and dynamics that go from gentle to bruising and back during the course of a set. A significant amount of Bassnectar's music also has a strong activist streak, and Ashton uses his work to promote social and political causes and to foster a sense of community.

Born in San Jose in 1978, Ashton was raised in a bohemian environment and claims to have been introduced to the power of bass by the rumbling of a minor earthquake he experienced as a child. As a teenager, he was exposed to world music by an uncle who brought him a set of hand drums and recordings of African and Latin music; at the same time, the youngster had become a serious thrash metal fan, and was also interested in grunge (particularly Nirvana) and hardcore rap (especially N.W.A.). Ashton taught himself to play guitar and formed an extreme metal band, becoming a fixture on the local grindcore scene until he attended his first rave in the fall of 1995. He was immediately won over by the sense of community in the rave scene as well as the music, and he began attending raves as often as he could, as well as helping to organize and promote events.

In 1996, Ashton started learning how to DJ, and coupled with his earlier experience in percussion, he recorded four-track demos with his band and studied electronic music at the University of California in Santa Cruz, soon mastering the basics of spinning and producing dance music. He started producing recordings for other acts in his spare time, and in 2001 he was invited to remix a track by Michael Franti & Spearhead for a single. Later that same year, the first Bassnectar album was released, Freakbeat for the Beatfreaks, which Ashton produced and released on his own label, Amorphous Music. While his first few albums earned him a buzz on the indie electronic scene, the fourth Bassnectar album, 2004's Diverse Systems of Throb, expanded his audience and influence. After that, Bassnectar began issuing a steady stream of albums, singles, and podcasts on which he collaborated with artists including KRS-One, Ellie Goulding, Perry Farrell, Lupe Fiasco, Rye Rye, Buckethead, and Gogol Bordello, as well as producers Diplo, BT, DJ Vadim, and Rjd2. Divergent Spectrum, released in 2011, was his first album to reach the Billboard charts. One year later, Vava Voom broke into the Top 40, and his 2014 album Noise vs. Beauty reached number 21.

Bassnectar also became a popular live attraction, with Ashton spinning up to 150 nights at year at venues ranging from clubs and warehouses to festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. He staged his first Bass Center festival in 2010, and the events (roughly twice yearly) grew in size and stature until Bass Center 8 filled Madison Square Garden in October 2014. Into the Sun was released in 2015, with the bonus-mix CD Mixtape 13 added to the album's limited-edition. The album Unlimited followed in 2016 with Rye Rye, Zion I, and the Glitch Mob as guests. ~ Mark Deming
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Into The Sun (Single)

3. Into The Sun

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Track List: NVSB Remixes

1. Fire (Bassnectar Remix)

2. Lost In The Crowd (LOCOJA Remix) (Feat. Jantsen, Fashawn & Zion I)

3. Now (Run DMT Remix) (Feat. Rye Rye)

4. Loco Ono (Bassnectar & Stylust Beats Remix)

5. You & Me (Champagne Drip Remix) (Feat. W. Darling)

6. Flash Back (At Dawn We Rage Remix)

7. Thursty (Feat. Craz)

8. Noise (PANTyRAiD Remix) (Feat. Donnis)

9. The Future (Proper Villains Remix) (Feat. Jenna Sousa)

10. Loco Ono (Jayceeoh Remix)

11. Now (Christian Revelino Remix) (Feat. Rye Rye)

12. Mystery Song (Bassnectar Remix) (Feat. BEGINNERS)

13. Don't Hate The 808 (G Jones Remix) (Feat. Lafa Taylor)

14. Heaters (Bassnectar Remix)

15. Hold On (Kill Paris Remix) (Feat. TURSI)

16. Open Up (Minnesota Remix) (Feat. Simon Morel)

17. So Butterfly (2014 Version) (D.V.S* Remix)

18. Hold On (Extended Version) (Feat. TURSI)

19. Mystery Song (Infuze Remix) (Feat. BEGINNERS)

20. Noise (Rise At Night Remix) (Feat. Donnis)

21. Noise (Son Of Kick Remix) (Feat. Donnis)

22. You & Me (Flinch Remix) (Feat. W. Darling)

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Track List: Wildstyle

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Track List: Vava Voom (Single)

1. Vava Voom (Feat. Lupe Fiasco)

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Track List: Cozza Frenzy

1. Boombox

2. Cozza Frenzy

3. Cozza Frenzy (Mega-Bass Remix)

4. The Churn Of The Century

8. West Coast Lo-Fi Rides Again

11. Window Seat

14. Boombox (Bassnectar & Ill Gates Remix)

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Track List: Cozza Frenzy (Single)

2. Cozza Frenzy (Bassnectar Mega-Bass Remix)

3. Cozza Frenzy (Z-Trip Hellrazor Remix)

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Track List: Cozza Frenzy (Remix Pack V.1)

1. Boombox (Bassnectar Remix)

2. Boombox (Bassnectar Remix Instrumental)

4. Boombox (Son Of Kick Remix)

5. Boombox (Noah D Remix)

6. Teleport Massive (2010 Remaster)

7. Teleport Massive (Bassnectar Remix)

8. Teleport Massive (Bassnectar Remix Dub)

9. Teleport Massive (RJD2 Remix)

10. Teleport Massive (RJD2 Remix Instrumental)

11. Teleport Massive (Robot Koch Remix)

12. Teleport Massive (Stagga Remix)

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Track List: Heads Up - EP

1. Heads Up (Original)

2. Roustabout (Bassnectar Remix)

3. Heads Up (California Style)

4. Heads Up (West Coast Lo Fi)

5. Heads Up (Malente Remix)

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Track List: Art Of Revolution (Single)

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Track List: Bomb The Blocks (Single)

1. Bomb The Blocks (Bassnectar Remix)

2. Bomb The Blocks (Ghislain Poirier Remix)

4. Bomb The Blocks (Magik Johnson Remix)

6. Bomb The Blocks (Daz-I-Kue Instrumental)

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Track List: Underground Communication

1. Intro

2. Underground Communication

3. Bomb The Blocks

4. Amorphous Form

5. Ridiculous Wobble

6. Select Frequency

7. Kick It Complex (Bassnectar Remix)

8. Verbing The Noun

9. Yo

10. Stomp

11. Kick It Complex

12. Carried Away

13. Impossible And Overwhelming

14. Mr. Projectile "I Am Back" (Bassnectar Remix)

15. Fsosf

16. Cheb-I-Sabbah "Alkher Illa Doffor" (Bassnectar Remix)

23. Kyrian Bee Bop

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Track List: Speakerbox (Single)

4. Speakerbox (Feat. Lafa Taylor)

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This track on a Music Express ride would be heaven!!!!
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We drop base in ur face! XD
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Ashtor and Page. Pure brilliance.
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hi
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It is ok
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Hi
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What did I say about you but I will suck oh that these are the bass nectar Beats 1's the time stretch that I love it's a winter one is visitors beach instead beats 111 Ha of a great keep it from going iodine uuud like opportunity kudos ejected
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Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Now you've started don't stop this is so freaky. But if you read this and ignore then you will have bad luck. Put this on 15 songs and 144 minutes. When your done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear on the screen. This is so creepy but it works
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Loopoooo oh yeah this is such make me sick
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ButterflyY !!!... such a great song by such a great artist!! sickkK.
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Suck my robot Koch
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why are people sending this cancer \/
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Fake,fk
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Ryder's chcyhdhdt
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COME TO MY PAGE AND COMMENT ALL THE SHOWS YOU'VE BEEN TO! I WANT TO SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SEEING LIVE!
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Like to ride "moto" the SF area with his beats in my ear holes! Promoting hooligan lifestyle wherever I twist my throttle!
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great great ggreat!!
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medtech545so n
This is the first time Ive seen Bassnecter
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Hey, I'm not men't to follow a stranger unless you offer me lollies first, drongo!
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If you love this type of music follow me on Pandora
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Follow 4 follow
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love it����������
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ a w e s o m e ! ! ! !
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Because you had been listening to the radio for too long and Pandora is trying to get you to check Pandora just to make sure that you're still active. And if you haven't heard of em it's because he/she/they isn't/are not super mainstream.
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Why have I never heard of BassNectar? & Why are they all of a sudden popping up in my Rammstein radio station, today, that I made over 2 years ago?
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As soon as I read, "Don't read this...I don't. Scroll on...
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U win bro
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BOOMBOX AND TIMESTRETCH
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Omfg I love this son❤️❤️❤️���
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Bassnectar is BEAST!!!
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Basshead
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I love everything i have heard by them!!!!
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Amazing ����
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@ Hangout a few yrs-ago, w/ the festival being @ the badass beach & his set being @ nite, it was the perfect set-up. Had jaws droppin' when he snuck in some Michael Jackson!! I'll never forget.
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I'm pretty sure the comment section is for people to compliment songs and artists. So stop messing around and posting stupid stuff that makes no sense. Please people, get some logic in that head of yours!
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Wild drops right here! https://soun d c l o u d . c o m / a _ g o o d _ m o v e m e n t / g i r s - a d v e n t u r e - d r o p - c i t y
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Bassnecter sat my a** down in g.rapids Michigan. Too many amphetamines and beer. Wow!
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Dude how have I not been aboard the SS bassnectar!
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Best song ever follow me
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Almost perfect
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imakethegirl s g o n u t s
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#digidubedm
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REEEEAAACHHI I I I N G OUUUUUUUTTT TOOOO SAAAAVEEEE YOUUUU!!!
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BASSNECTAR! My 7th time seeing him EF 2016...
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San Jose representing .
Bassnectar is second to none
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I like this song lol
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No I do it all the time
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