Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Song Of The Day: BassNectar - The Matrix

Today BassNectar aka Lorin Ashton released Divergent Spectrum, his first album since 2009's Cozza Frenzy and first release since 2010's Wildstyle EP. The album, available here, features 15 tracks and includes remixes of Gogol Bordello, Ellie Goulding and Rollz as well as collaborations with ill.Gates, Jantsen and Seth Drake. It is interesting to see how much Ashton's style (both in performance and production) has changed since 2007's Underground Communication. In the Summer of 2007 I saw BassNectar for the first time at Camp Bisco VI to perhaps 200 people on the secondary Hill Stage, and this past July I saw him perform to a main stage crowd of nearly 20,000 at Camp Bisco X. It is nice to see talented, hard-working, independent artists get the success and appreciation they deserve.

Divergent Spectrum runs the gamut in terms of genre, with many of the typical bass-heavy tracks you would expect to hear, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop beats, Gypsy Punk, remixes with pop-artists, and some more experimental down-tempo tracks. I chose "The Matrix," after having heard it at this year's Starscape and Camp Bisco X, because it is certain to "drop bass in your face."

BassNectar - The Matrix

*Image Courtesy of Amorphous Music

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