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ok. this barely feels real, but i think that i am nearing the final hours of over 3 years of work on the next album (unless something very unexpected pops up).

I have nearly 50 songs to choose from, none of them are done (as i’ve said before no song EVER feels done…its just an orgiastic ceremony of distraction and obsession and progress, frozen in time, perhaps not ever fully developed) but i am nearing a deadline (July 30th) and at that point i have to have AT LEAST 10 finished tracks.

Finishing a track isn’t so hard, except that:

a) i obssessssss on the details, so each one has at least an entire month spent combing through micro seconds of sonic occurance

b) i don’t think occurance is a word.

c) in finishing a track i am directly choosing NOT to do a million possible things, and that is tough to decide

d) choosing the track for an album directs the flow of all other tracks.

So if i wind up with a really beastial grinder then i NEED to find something more melodic and dreamy (or emotive) to balance it out…if something is super tinkly, then i need to find something subby to balance it out.

If a song takes itself too seriously, then i need to find a lighter song to balance it out.

And even after i choose 10 songs, what to do with the other 40? Some of these have been left around since Mesmerizing the Ultra, and just never selected, …in fact i have nearly 100 of these songs which have been Live-Show-Only… so maybe i can steal the beat out of one of my forsaken sound…or that SUPER COOL “bloop bloop” sound i made back in 1996 splicing tape, or that wierd laughter loop from 2003, or some certain vocal loop that’s never been effected (chrizzt! as i say all this, im thinking about even more and more unfinished projects…there might be closer to 200 actually!)

i want to free the music!!!!!

SO… i am reaching out to you…i need to do some research.

Can you please come to bassnectar.net (maybe you are already here, or maybe you are reading this on some 3rd party site) and chime in…

Please tell me:

1. What do you want

2. What do you not want

3. What are your favorite Bassnectar songs *OFF MY PREVIOUS ALBUMS* (not mashups, remixes, DJ mixes, etc… but actual Bassnectar originals and Bassnectar remixes off of albums)
And WHY?

4. What are your least favorite Bassnectar songs, and why? (please do not hate, i am looking for constructive criticism. Believe it or not, all humans are vulnerable, nobody likes to be hated on… just be constructive)

5. Do you understand the difference between genres? (dubstep, drum n bass, hip hop, mid tempo, glitch hop, downtempo, breaks, etc)?
If so, which do you prefer and why?

6. what do you like about music?

7. TECHNICAL FORMAT: how do you listen to it? iTunes? mp3? CD? Do you buy music? download it, trade it with friends? Do you want to support an artist? (BE HONEST!) or would you rather just save the ten dollars, and let the scurrrvy artist fend fo’ they dammmm selves?

8. Social Format: Do you want music to rage to? House party style? In the car? while you chill at home? in headphones out “in the real world”? Do you prefer dancing to dance music (out at an event) and listening to listening music (more laid back music) when you are not at an event?

9. thank you…all your responses and opinions are FASCINATING to me…i am SO thirsty to study you like a mad scientist…all i have seen for the past year is rooms full of people FREAKING tha FECK out, but i want to get a deeper understanding of what you wish for, what you like, and why.

10. No expectations, k? The next Bassnectar record might just be 10 random sketches i feel like calling songs… you might feel so ripped off, disillusioned, and betrayed that you never want to hear my music again. Or it might be EXACTLY what you need. Maybe it will grow on you slowly, or maybe you will only like one song.

This has all changed for me, as the “game” has become so much about the live show, i have just been creating music as almost components or parts of personality to engage with live during a show.

it is SO fun to do this…watch all these different personalities play with each other.

Throw other ingredients into the mix

its like a cooking show.

but now i wanna make 10 little hot cakes, so help me out and let me know what you think

THANK YOU!!!!!!

(PS… this is public forum time, PLEASE SPEAK YOUR MIND and be detailed)

(PPS…. i will have another one of these about remixes, and mashups, and requests for live show content at another time, so please keep this one on topic in regards to OFFICIAL RELEASES OF ORIGINAL CONTENT)

THANKS!!!!!
:)

lorin


  • http://www.sqyshfysh.com/ Gabe

    1. more timeless tunes. songs that will sound great in a year, not ones that will fade away because of the sounds/embellishments that may sound dated after a while.

    2. you rock the dubstep better than most, but i'd love to hear more of your other stuff.

    5. Not so much: (dubstep, drum n bass, breaks) because it's everywhere already, and a lot of it is old hat.

    Can't get enough: hip hop, mid tempo, glitch hop, downtempo. No one does it slow and sexy like you ;). Above all else: rock that ragga stuff. It's AMAZING. Do it for the guys who want to dance with the happy ladies.

    7. CDs are nice. MP3s are better these days. Addictech! I pay for killer music, everyone should.

    8. Some monsters interspersed with some midtempo.

    thanks for the years of great music.

    didJital Gabe

  • bjmurray

    finally got the cure mashup!
    from last sham
    two days till sham!

  • anniewhistler

    bring “lorin” to shambhala….not the mashup not the smashup….others do that….give us YOUR original creations….remember motions of mutation, space, lost friends, impossible and overwhelming…..forget the mashups…..for me anyway just one of your uncountable listeners..do what you feel…that's the unknown magic each and every time…and that is why we never miss a set

  • asin

    Most loved tracks:
    Laughter Crescendo
    Simultaneous
    Everybody
    Bursting
    Enter The Chamber
    Underground Communication
    Bomd The Blocks
    Impossible and Overwhelming
    Mr Projectile
    Fsosf

    Generally the awesome mid-tempo tracks I'd find you playing with huge success most nights at BM are not the tracks I like to listen to at home or on headphones (except for that Sunday morning set!). Those are times I want something floaty and internal, but still meaty.

    Enter the Chamber and FSOSF seem to strike the best balance of all my favourites. That new Lupes release is pretty wicked too, just my style. I would love to see a full-album exploration of this stuff. Trippy/epic/synthey/lullabies are my personal favourites though I don't know if you can make a full release of that.

    I'm sure what you decide will be amazing.

  • slapbass99

    Fsof
    Mr Projectile
    Laughter crescendo
    Simultaneous
    Nostalgia Worship

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Hebert/1106400129 Matt Hebert

    1.) I want as much bass as humanly possible. Basically… EXACTLY what you have produced and mixed it to your sets as of late. i.e. Starscape and Sonic Bloom. Your mash-ups are as filthy as ever. I think your new mash up with Busta Rhymes is outstanding and your Kid Cudi remix absolutely shits on Rusko's track. And as far as production goes, I love your new boombox track and I really enjoy the rap vocals that I seem to hear more of in your sets.

    2.) I don't want you to play as many tracks that are not yours. There were a couple sets I went to this year where I felt like there were just too many tracks that weren't yours. I personally only wanna hear your produced music and your mash ups and remixes. I
    know you are the most incredible entertainer I've ever seen. It could be greedy of me, but I only wanna hear Lorin.

    3.) Heads Up, Heads Up Lo FI (Some of my favorie bass drops of all time) Dubuasca with Kang (I also loved the melodic and dreamy tunes as well) Laughter Crescendo, Kyrian Bee Bop, Blow (NO OTHER DJ produces like that, they are amazing just because of the sheer cleverness of all three. Those tracks I feel really set you miles apart from everyone, they show that you are thinking on an entirely different level that just some shitty dj.)

    4.) Although I love the rap vocals in your newest dubstep tracks I really wasn't a fan of any of the rap vocals on the underground communication tracks.

    5.) I do understand and I am a raging Bass Addict, so Dubstep is my favorite genre. All hours of the day for me, there is no time where a womp is inappopriate for me.

    6.) The internal feelings I get when I hear a track I love. I love the cringing face that I get when I hear a dubstep track that I just can't get but get the goosebumps and scrunch up my face as if the filthiest thing in the world as appeared directly in front of me.

    7.) I mostly download it music, but you are my favorite artist in the world and I can happily say I've seen 9 of your live shows in the past year, the first one being Roth 08. And after that set I made a conscious decision to only buy your music. I only buy music from the artists I love or electronic music genres that I just can't download anywhere.

    8.) Truth is I want to Rage, all the time. But I also love a really sexy dub track as well that I can get down to.

    Hope all this helps Lorin. I honestly am 100% on board with everything you do. Your an incredible artist that has an uncanny ability to make your fans feel like they are truly, truly appreciated. And the dubstep direction you have decided to lean towards lately… is phenomenal and I hope it doesn't end. Much Love

  • Jon

    First off the show at Underground Sound was amazing.
    1. I would like you to not worry about what others want in your music and do what makes you feel accomplished.
    2. To be honest I don't enjoy when you use common segments from others music. Create your own beats. I feel a lot of the old 80's hip-hop can be dropped. But that's my preference.
    3. The first time I heard the beatboxing song I was instantly impressed. I love how you make the bass go whawhawhawha/wompwomp.
    4. The only parts that I don't enjoy is when there are a lot of words. I enjoy the message in your music just not the hip-hop. But you make it work well.
    5. I wouldn't say I know every genre but I do have a good understanding of it. I originally was interested in a lot of music similar to Prodigy/Infected Mushroom/Chemical Brothers. But like I said… do whats you.
    6. Music has so much passion in it. When it is made with blood, sweat, and tears you can feel it.
    7. Most music I will download. But I do feel you should support the artists you love. Buy a CD, t-shirt, go to an event.
    8. I like more laid back music I can chill to in the car or at work with headphones. When I'm at work i prefer more calm and not so erratic music. I need something to keep my head straight. But when I'm in the car I want that hard emotional blowout.
    9. A lot of people that go to events go to get messed up. A lot could care a less about the artist. But when you find those that really go for an Artiest they have the greatest time of their life. I don't dance much but Bassnectar is so good it makes you want to.
    10. My suggestion would be to have a big variety. Many people have different tastes. If you mix it up you will get good results. You gave us a sample at UGS5 of what is new to come. It was quite amazing but it was a little much.

    what I enjoy in music..

    voice modulation
    ambient sounds/animals/talking/wind/fire/water/ect
    raw bass
    dark laughter
    electronic sounds/old school video games

  • peek311

    bassnectar my friend and long time mind blowing dj sir stick with the heavy bass and more woomp woomp

  • http://en-gb.facebook.com/vince.dutton Vince Dutton

    . What do you want
    MORE BASSNECTAR!!! Your latest EP's have been off the chain and I can't wait for the next album

    I definitely want upbeat songs with lyrics and also chill downtempo songs

    2. What do you not want
    Something that doesn't sound remotely like you're stuff. You have a pretty broad range of sounds and what ever you put out I'm sure will be good so I'm not really worried about this at all haha.

    3. What are your favorite Bassnectar songs *OFF MY PREVIOUS ALBUMS* (not mashups, remixes, DJ mixes, etc… but actual Bassnectar originals and Bassnectar remixes off of albums)
    And WHY?

    Heads Up(California Style) OMG when the bass drops in this song I nearly cry everytime.
    Art of Revolution- Why we are afraid of revolution?
    Leprechauns Arise- I love the lyrics, plus it's so peaceful
    Bursting- The guitar jam is incredible, I think you should incorporate guitar in another song.
    Laughter Crescendo- Another really chill peaceful song. Probably my favorite.
    Replenish- see below
    FSOSF- You just seem to kill it on these slow chill songs
    Kick it Complex(REMIX)-
    Select Frequency- flows so well
    Underground Communication- same for the one above and 2 below. Very catchy rap along with great beats, lyrics just flow and grow on you :>
    Stomp- ^^^^
    Mesmerizing the Ultra- ELLLLEEVAAAAAAAAATTE
    Skin- lyrics stand out on this one
    Everybody- Has so much energy

    4. What are your least favorite Bassnectar songs, and why? (please do not hate, i am looking for constructive criticism. Believe it or not, all humans are vulnerable, nobody likes to be hated on… just be constructive)

    This is tough…
    I guess the normal heads up simply cuz the california one puts it to shame.
    Also the generic repetitive songs on MtU, the ones where when I listen to the cd all the way through I can't a name for them. Still not bad songs but I'm being nit picky THEY'RE ALL GOOD!

    5. Do you understand the difference between genres? (dubstep, drum n bass, hip hop, mid tempo, glitch hop, downtempo, breaks, etc)?
    If so, which do you prefer and why?

    A little. I prefer it not be simple drum and bass repetitive stuff other than that all those other genres are fine.

    6. what do you like about music?

    I like making it, i like listening to it, i like dancing to it, etc, etc, I love everything about it.

    7. TECHNICAL FORMAT: how do you listen to it? iTunes? mp3? CD? Do you buy music? download it, trade it with friends? Do you want to support an artist? (BE HONEST!) or would you rather just save the ten dollars, and let the scurrrvy artist fend fo’ they dammmm selves?
    Honestly I havn't bought your cds… I started with the podcasts then got the others off burnt cd's from friends or pirated them, sorry but i know for a fact I will buy this next cd and go to any live event I can (See you at ACL!). It's just the way I do it, I start listening to an artist and then if i feel they're good enough and deserve my money i'll buy their new releases/go to their shows.

    8. Social Format: Do you want music to rage to? House party style? In the car? while you chill at home? in headphones out “in the real world”? Do you prefer dancing to dance music (out at an event) and listening to listening music (more laid back music) when you are not at an event?

    haha Yes i wanna rage, party, listen to it in the car, while i chill, with headphones, dancing anywhere and everywhere. (All of the above)

    9. thank you…all your responses and opinions are FASCINATING to me…i am SO thirsty to study you like a mad scientist…all i have seen for the past year is rooms full of people FREAKING tha FECK out, but i want to get a deeper understanding of what you wish for, what you like, and why.

    Thank You for your time I hope my input is useful

    10. No expectations, k? The next Bassnectar record might just be 10 random sketches i feel like calling songs… you might feel so ripped off, disillusioned, and betrayed that you never want to hear my music again. Or it might be EXACTLY what you need. Maybe it will grow on you slowly, or maybe you will only like one song.

    Cool with me :D

  • sam_i_am_from_Dada_Stream

    sorry bout the late post. Album's done so this is irrelevant, but…

    1. What do I want? Complex music that engages my mind as well as my body. Melody

    2. What do I not want? Really sparsely produced high and mid-range over the top of a tweaked bassline

    3. What are my favorite Bassnectar songs *OFF MY PREVIOUS ALBUMS* (not mashups, remixes, DJ mixes, etc… but actual Bassnectar originals and Bassnectar remixes off of albums)
    And WHY?

    “FSOSF” and your remix of the Mr. Projectile tunes are prob'ly your favourite album tunes of mine. Really lush melodies and great basslines. The “Kick it Complex remix” is cool too for its rock-the-party value

    4. What are my least favorite Bassnectar songs, and why?

    I think it would be “Everybody” and another song of that album that's kinda similar. I don't like the party time samples and I guess the style is a bit too middle-of-the-road breakbeat for me. Just personal preference

    5. Do I understand the difference between genres? (dubstep, drum n bass, hip hop, mid tempo, glitch hop, downtempo, breaks, etc)?
    If so, which do I prefer and why?

    I understand them, but I think there's too much focus on them. I guess if I had to pick a favourite it'd be drum & bass at the moment. At the peak of a party I like to rock out and as a genre it seems to offer the most room for creative rhythms / sequencing whilst still being at a tempo high enough to make me really feel like the party is going off

    6. what do I like about music?

    I like that it can make me feel something. I like that what I feel is in some way an interpretation of what the artist was feeling when they made it, maybe

    7. TECHNICAL FORMAT: how do I listen to it? iTunes? mp3? CD? Do I buy music? download it, trade it with friends? Do I want to support an artist? (BE HONEST!) or would I rather just save the ten dollars, and let the scurrrvy artist fend fo’ they dammmm selves?

    mostly I just listen to it on random on my lappy at home. It's sorted into 3 playlists depending on mood. I buy wave files, unless I can find a cheaper FLAC file. Sometimes I trade music with a friend, maybe once or twice a year. I have some MP3s as a result of this, but usually I try to buy the good ones in a decent format so I can play them out. I want to pay for quality products. I like the way the digital music revolution has enabled an artist to tell what tracks on an album are the most popular according to sales

    8. Social Format: Do I want music to rage to? House party style? In the car? while I chill at home? in headphones out “in the real world”?

    all of the above

    Do I prefer dancing to dance music (out at an event) and listening to listening music (more laid back music) when I am not at an event?

    sometimes I like chilling out in chill spaces at events & listening to dance music at home too

    looking forward to the album

    Sam

  • d_anna

    well I know that now you're done (and the new album rox btw), but maybe this'll help u in the future?
    K:
    1. What do you want?
    -outerspace stuff
    -euphoric stuff
    -glitchy 8-bit stuff
    -quirky beats with heavy bass
    -Melody
    Music thats makes me wanna move and makes me smile

    2. What do you not want?
    -nething overly reggaeish….I like the interpretation of the voices in songs but not necessarily
    reggae-themed beats
    -anything too “all over the place”
    but at the same time….
    -Anything too monotonous without enough modulation

    3. What are your favorite Bassnectar songs *OFF MY PREVIOUS ALBUMS* (not mashups, remixes, DJ mixes, etc… but actual Bassnectar originals and Bassnectar remixes off of albums)
    And WHY?
    Ooh….
    -Bomb the Blocks
    -Heads up
    -Kyrian Bee Bop
    -Rediculous Wobble
    -Bursting
    -Replenish (especially towards the end when it breaks down S0O0O0OO sick)
    -Ready to rage(love the 8-bit sounds =))
    -Blow
    -Some sing (during the little breakdowns when u switch up the tempos and keep other ones going is sweet-i'd love more songs with that kinda stuff in it!!)
    -LSD (love how u splice together the beats and beatles voice, hot interpretation)
    -Agent Squish
    -I like how you have voices talking in some songs with beats in the background too….
    Im ocd so i could go on all day……..ill stop. lol

    4. What are your least favorite Bassnectar songs, and why? (please do not hate, i am looking for constructive criticism. Believe it or not, all humans are vulnerable, nobody likes to be hated on… just be constructive).
    -Yo (b/c of so much going on with the voice and etc kinda clashing with the beat)

    5. Do you understand the difference between genres? (dubstep, drum n bass, hip hop, mid tempo, glitch hop, downtempo, breaks, etc)?
    If so, which do you prefer and why?
    Yessir, and I like 8-bit, electro, and dubstep the best b/c the 1st two tend to be pretty euphoric. Dubstep can be hella creative and is heavy on bass and wobble =) I like the slower tempo too as a contrast to the 1st two.

    6. what do you like about music?
    That it gets me out of my own head. I tend to overanalyze/stress about everything but if I put on a song I love I can just……not think. Or certain songs make me think MORE about stuff I'd normally overlook…..or about myself (in a good way). Either way it's a wonderful escape =)

    7. TECHNICAL FORMAT: how do you listen to it? iTunes? mp3? CD? Do you buy music? download it, trade it with friends? Do you want to support an artist? (BE HONEST!) or would you rather just save the ten dollars, and let the scurrrvy artist fend fo’ they dammmm selves?
    All the above except iTunes. I download music, buy cd's, trade with friends and listen to stuff online (like imeem, etc.)

    8. Social Format: Do you want music to rage to? House party style? In the car? while you chill at home? in headphones out “in the real world”? Do you prefer dancing to dance music (out at an event) and listening to listening music (more laid back music) when you are not at an event?
    To rage to, to rave to, and stuff I could put on at a house party. I LOVE concerts, festivals and raves, and listen to the same music at home or when I'm not at an event (driving, working out, etc.).

    9. thank you…all your responses and opinions are FASCINATING to me…i am SO thirsty to study you like a mad scientist…all i have seen for the past year is rooms full of people FREAKING tha FECK out, but i want to get a deeper understanding of what you wish for, what you like, and why.

    yup =)

    10. No expectations, k? The next Bassnectar record might just be 10 random sketches i feel like calling songs… you might feel so ripped off, disillusioned, and betrayed that you never want to hear my music again. Or it might be EXACTLY what you need. Maybe it will grow on you slowly, or maybe you will only like one song.

    kk, good luck (with the next one lol )

    -D

    • http://www.bassnectar.net Bassnectar

      i love this kind of feedback. all the hundreds of answers have been SO fascinating and SO helpful
      THANK YOU!!!!

  • http://www.bassnectar.net Lorin

    i love this kind of feedback. all the hundreds of answers have been SO fascinating and SO helpful
    THANK YOU!!!!

  • AJ

    1. bass

    2. restrictions

  • Shasta

    I saw this blog a while ago but I wanted to experience you live first before I filled it out. Now that I have, (and you blew my mind a thousand times over) I'll do it.

    1. What do you want
    – I want basically you to stay you. I love how you understand that you as an artist will progress. You aren't afraid of change, or voicing what you think. I want more bootlegs! I have bought all of your CD's, but there are some songs I cannot come across. And for the peopel that have seen you live, they know exactly what I mean. you played a remix of nirvana at the show I attended in milwaukee and i swear it changed my life. I'd love to be able to listen to it again, aside from the youtube vidoes (bad quality). you have so many tunes that I can't find that i want SO badly. EXPOSE THEM :)

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    2. What do you not want
    – I don't want Bassnectar to “sell out” and become old news. You've done a great job so far at keeping it fresh, new, clean and vibrant. and I appreciate it lorin! keep up the good work.
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    3. What are your favorite Bassnectar songs *OFF MY PREVIOUS ALBUMS* (not mashups, remixes, DJ mixes, etc… but actual Bassnectar originals and Bassnectar remixes off of albums)
    And WHY?
    – Inaugural Day Beatdown – It's so unique! It doesn't stay repetitive for too long. (all the people that i hear criticize your music they say it's too repetitive over and over again) NOT THIS ONE! It's got the bass, GREAT vocals. High energy.
    – The sound – Drip Drip Drop is the sound gets stuck in my head daily. I also like how it's a girls voice and a guys voice. Changes it up.
    – Somesing – I listened to STS9's first and LOVED IT. then I listened to yours and was amazed. I really enjoyed listening to it for the first time. I love the songs where it's not necessarily a drop that intro's the bass, but the bass is constant and heavy throughout.

    - Leprauchauns arise – simply beautiful and the lyrics are so deep and touching. you really did a great job on this song.
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    4. What are your least favorite Bassnectar songs, and why? (please do not hate, i am looking for constructive criticism. Believe it or not, all humans are vulnerable, nobody likes to be hated on… just be constructive)

    I honestly have disliked bassnectar songs at some point, a few, but EVERY single one has grown on me. I feel like i'd be dissowning a song if i listed it here..lol. I feel emotionally attached to every song you've ever produced so instead of listing songs, (cause i can't) i'll tell you here that people would go absolutely BUCK wild if at a show on your current tour (madison 4/08/11 =] ) you busted out an original bassnectar classic. I KNOW you get a lot of “WE WANT EVERYTHING TO BE LIKE MESMERIZING”. But know that it's because it's what got SO many bassheads addicted. It's our original, first founded bass drug. Please please show us you haven't forgotten, and for the newer fans, show them! expose them! Blow, enter the chamber, anything! throw it in the set list, throw us off. please! :)

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    5. Do you understand the difference between genres? (dubstep, drum n bass, hip hop, mid tempo, glitch hop, downtempo, breaks, etc)?
    If so, which do you prefer and why?
    – I really don't too much so I won't act like i do. Maybe you could explain?
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    6. what do you like about music?
    – what it releases in my brain. the euphoric feeling that washes over me when its in my ears and nothing else is.
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    7. TECHNICAL FORMAT: how do you listen to it? iTunes? mp3? CD? Do you buy music? download it, trade it with friends? Do you want to support an artist? (BE HONEST!) or would you rather just save the ten dollars, and let the scurrrvy artist fend fo’ they dammmm selves?

    - I listen to everything on my iTunes. And i spent A LOT of money on a bass system in my car, honestly just for bassnectar. Sometimes i'll just sit in my parked car and escape for hours to your music. I downloaded all of your bootlegs! thanks so much! and i've also bought every cd :)
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    8. Social Format: Do you want music to rage to? House party style? In the car? while you chill at home? in headphones out “in the real world”? Do you prefer dancing to dance music (out at an event) and listening to listening music (more laid back music) when you are not at an event?
    – As I read this question i said “yes” in my head for each one. and the reason I love your music so much is because it fits all of those categories. you've got songs on mesmerizing that i can chill out to for days, literally. then on the wildstyle EP, i can rage harder than ever before. You've creatively combined all of them.

    Hope this helps!

    • Jerry

      1… bass, trippy soundscapes(which lorin is a god at)
      2…security:)
      3… timestretch, basshead, replenish, blast off, heads up, underwater, bomb the block, when i grow up, maxximum
      4…land of the lupes
      5…not really i just love electronic muysic
      6…bass, sounds words
      7…my cellular device
      8…shit i listen to music damn near 24/7. at school, in the car.. everywhere

  • Jeff

    1. something the help settle the foundation of my house while giving my mind a workout as well. mostly instrumental with minimal lyrics
    2. though to say, but my best guess is something that blends in with the current musical fads
    3. churn of the century, carried away, ridiculous wobble, teleport massive, 6, 7, 8, zealot slow down, dorfex bos.
    4. very tough to say. i spend the least amount of time listening to the albums mesmerizing the ultra and motions of mutation but i still like them both very much
    5. i sort of understand the difference between genres. i like them all except drum n bass and dubstep when its done wrong. but they can both be good when used properly. glitch hop and breaks might be my favs tho as well as classical. psy trance is good when done right too.
    6. i enjoy the way it clears my mind so that im not thinking anymore, just feeling. but i also use it to improve my concentration when driving or doing homework. it can distract me from an unpleasent situation or add to a good one. another thing i like about music is how it can be harnessed as a medium to attach ideas to. ie the quadratic formula song or singing the alphabet.
    7. mp3 or flac. i want to support certain artists but often lack the funds
    8. i want to raaaage wherever i am.

    • Jeff

      almost forgot about i am a laser and delamure for #3

  • Bhaley

    1) I want what some songs that have that crunchy bass to it. But I also want to hear some of those songs that youve had stashed away for years. I love the new stuff you have come out with but your old music was more psychedelic than the more recent music youve released.

    2) I would absolutely love it if you released some of those songs that you only play live. For example “pink elephants” and “I can be your freak” both those songs are so sick. Also probably like 3-4 years back at my first show of yours in TN you played a remix of beamer benz or bentley. To this day I have never been able to find or hear that remix and every show I go to I pray that you will play it. That song needs to be released its so sick.

    3) Its hard to say what my favorite songs are considering how different they have been throughout the years and considering I love them all but ill try 1-backpack rehab(the lyrics go so well with the womp) 2-teleport massive( I hate to sound repetitive but this is what I love about your music crazy lyrics that work perfectly with the beat) 3-Everybody(You should play this song more at shows it would get the crowd buck) 4-wildstyle method 5-blast off 6-here we go 7-kyrian bee bop 8-808 track(songs 4-8 I like mainly because they are all around sick songs with even filthier drops) 9-bomb the blocks 10-agent squish 11- I am a laser(the eagle sound in this song is dope) 12- west coast lo-fi rides again 13-song #8 from freakbeats for the beatfreaks 14- carried away(songs 9-14 I like because they have chill beats and are very psychedelic with unique sounds) 15- a tie between churn of the century (the tubas and trumpets are awesome) and ready to rage( I love the drip noises)

    4)This will be hard I honestly enjoy all of your songs I guess the album I listen to the least is diverse systems of throb the songs segg weigh and simultaneous sound really similar and are somewhat repetitive. But at the same time I enjoy this album its very relaxing but I think most people enjoy your faster tempo songs.

    5) I would say yes I defenently understand the differences in genres. dubstep is my favorite at least for at shows its really fun to dance to and everyone can just go nuts when then bass drops I also enjoy drum n bass and psychedelic trance with bass.

    6) I enjoy how music brings people together. All of the shows/festivals ive been to there are always thousands of people that youve never met before but everyone treats everybody as if there best friends. Your music brings out the best in people when you play everyone is able to let go of their stress and worries and become one entity instead of 5,000 single people. I also love how when i listen to music it can bring out so many different emotions whether a song reminds me of a sad time in my life or if I here a song like when I grow up it makes me think of my summer after graduating high school which was the best summer of my life. The last thing I love about music is how powerful it can be.

    7) I listen to music almost 24/7 and more than half the time its Bassnectar that im bumping to. I listen to music either off my computer or my iphone. I have the bose noise canceling headphones which I love. And honestly I dont buy music for the amount of music I listen to there is no way i could afford it if I were to have paid for it all.

    8) If im doing homework i want chill music with not so many lyrics to distract me. At a live show I want to fu**ing rage and dance my a** off. In the car or walking to class ill listen to any of those types of music and the great thing about your music is that you have songs that I can rage to, chill out to, or even listen to and my brain just turns off for a minute.

    10) hey low expectations make for high gratifications. No matter what your next EP will be amazing because you are a musical genius. If you recorded your fart people would listen to it and it would probably sound good haha.
    p.s. release beamer benz or bentley and I can be your freak.
    p.p.s. You said your gonna pick like 10 songs for the EP and you dont know what to do with the other 40 songs. I have an idea release those too.

    Hope this helps looking forward to following you around this summer I most excited for red rocks and electric forest. peace out

  • Bhaley

    I misread 2 I thought you asked what we do want twice so here.
    2) there are two things I dont want.
    1-I dont want you to quit doing what you're doing. You work your ass off for us and we greatly appreciate it you play the best live show of any dj in the world and i have seen a lot of live shows to compare to.
    2- I really dont want you to stop playing the classics at your live shows. I saw you at snowball in vail I basically went to that festival just for you. The show you put on was amazing you played a lot of songs I had never heard before which was great but at the same time I was a little disappointed because there were a few older songs that I really wanted to hear live. Again I hope his feedback helps you get where you want to be with your music and remember at the end of the day be true to yourself I respect the fact that you care what your fans think but in the end you have to look yourself in the mirror our opinions are pretty much meaningless. Peace out

  • Kman

    GIVE ME THE SNOWBALL RECORDING NOW!!!!!!!!! OR I WILL HAUNT YOU UNTIL YOU DO!!!!!!!!! Jk. But seriously? What the fuck happened?

  • Yeti

    Honestly, I just want more Bassnectar to listen to. Most of the other dubstep producers out there sound like they are some kid in their bedroom at their parent’s house who just discovered the LFO setting on their pirated copy of Fruity Loops. When I listen to your music I can actually hear the respect you have for music and what you do. In my humble opinion your are part of a group of a select few producers that actually take the time to craft their sound (Chase & Status, Nero, Doorly, and Marlow are a few of the others). If I was forced to state a more direct answer to this question I would have to say that I absolutely love it when you build the tension in a song to the point that I am aching for it to drop, and then reveling in the emotional high I get when it does!

    What I don’t want is bass that is so raw that it loses all musicality (not that you are guilty of this, I’m just saying…). I love hardcore bass as much as anybody, but there is a point where it just becomes noise.

    My favorite Bassnectar songs? The entire Cozza Frenzy album. From beginning to end it is sheer joy! I can’t listen to just one song from that album. I have to listen to the entire thing to be satisfied. The production value of that album made me rethink the entire work-flow of my studio! And I wish I could create an album that flows as well. Oh, and Bass Head.

    As a producer myself I do understand the difference between the various styles of electronic music. My favorite by far is dubstep. It just feels good. Some styles such as downtempo are just too slow to get a proper groove. And others such as D’n’B have a groove if you’re a squirrel jacked up on meth. Dubstep grooves hard enough to get your head bobbing yet you don’t have to fear whiplash. I just can’t help being anything other than happy when I listen to it.

    I have been a musician my entire life. When you have been involved with music in one form or another far as long as I have you come to the realization that the only reason you have been involved with music for so long is because it’s so f’n fun to do and feels so f’n good. That is why I like music, because it’s like sex.

    I listen to all my music in mp3 format either with iTunes on my iMac or on my iPod. I do buy music through Amazon.com (no DRM!) and honestly have no problem supporting the artists that I enjoy (I’m currently awaiting payday so that I can buy a Bassnectar t-shirt… you’re welcome.).

    The music I listen to at any given time does tend to reflect the mood that I am in (and how nostalgic I happen to feel). But my mood seems to be consistent, or in other words I am even tempered, therefore I listen to the music (or want to listen to the music) that I am in to no matter what situation I am in. If I have a favorite song (at that moment) I want to listen to it no matter if I’m wanting to rage, or in the club, or at home relaxing.

  • DanNally

    I WANT EVERYTHING ! But some of my favorites are I Can Be Your Freak, Pink Elephants, Hide and Seek, Massive Attack, Teach Me How To Dougie, Pure Imagination, Animale… I know a lot of these are remixes, but I would LOVE to have these in my music library. Maybe even think of releasing recordings of the sets you play? Being able to relive those few hours each concert would be out of this world.

    Boombox, Teleport Massive, Bomb the Blocks, Amorphous Form, Kyrian Bee Bop, Here We Go, Bass Head, Blast Off, Timestretch, Hot Right Now, Wildstyle Method, Falling, 808, Underwater, Encore. These songs get me going and I always listen to them walking to class. The drops are amazing and I love the heavy bass. Most of these also have a high tempo. I am finding that ALL of your new stuff is MIND BLOWING compared to older tracks. I love your older tracks, but the new ones are simply amazing.

    It's hard for me to pick, and I am using the word dislike in the slightest way possible, but I would have to chose Fun with Synthesizers. It's like Window Seat, except with less Bass. I cannot really think of another track I don't enjoy listening to.

    Out of the one's you listed I would have to pick dubstep. I used to listen to a lot of metal, and I feel like dubstep is the metal version of techno. I love the faster beat and the heavy bass. No offense to you, but I do like Datsik's version of Boombox. I do not know what I would call your genre of music since you put so many different types together, but if I had to put a name to it, I would say Freestyle. You separate yourself from every other artist out there and I cannot compare you to any other artist I know. Everything you are doing, keep doing it.

    Music just makes everyone feel good. Everyone has his or her favorite genre that they listen to. Music makes long drives enjoyable, bars more enjoyable, and if you're feeling down listening to you're favorite music can cheer you up. I am always listening to music and a lot of the time they are your tracks. My fraternity brothers are sick of you haha; but I cannot get enough.

    I have an iPod and and iPhone that I listen to music with. I usually go to artists websites and see what music they offer for free before I go into iTunes and start buying. If I cannot get music off of their websites or iTunes, then I usually try mediafire. I try buying my music to support artists. Artists are always the last people to be paid. Many people earn a lot of money from artists, and I feel artists deserve more. If artists offer their music for free on their website, yes, I will download it for free. If they do not, I don't use limewire or anything. Illegal downloads are usually shitty quality anyway so I don't see a point in it.

    I listen to different music depending on if I am by myself, or depending on the group of friends I am with. If I am by myself or with certain groups of friends, I'll listen to dubstep/glitch/shityourpantsbanger music. Most of my friends though, especially at my college, listen to very mainstream iTunes Top 100 music. I like this music and have a good time listening to it, but I usually do not listen to it by myself. My parents hate when I use their cars because when they get in the bass, trebble, and volume are always up.

    • lesliebooher

      :) da new music…i agree
      :) teach me how to dougieeeeeeeee

      • danksta

        i <3 teach me how to dougie, got me started each night

  • killax33

    1. I want some more of the WILDSTYLE EP. Heavy bass, blood pumping energyfilled tracks with lyrics yet it equals out with chill tunes

    2. repetetive “sounds” over and over again… with no lyrics..

    3. BASSHEAD is my all time favorite song. the beat just makes me want to jump out of my seat and start dancing… and I usually do. also as with most of your other songs the drops are amazing and make me want to smash my head into a brick wall… in a good way. but then there are songs like magical world and lights that as soon as they start i just feel the energy coming from them and they are so beautiful <3 even though they are remixes just had to throw those in because they are my faves

    4. Probably just a lot of your really earlier stuff like in mesmerizing the ultra, don't get me wrong they are sick tracks but I am more of a heavy bass and sick drop type of gal. I need that wompageee

    5. I think I understand most of the differrences between genres, although I really like a lot of them. Probably my favorites are dubstep and glitch hop. I love rap but not the shit that comes out these days about fucking bitches and blowing shit up. but any good rap with a good electronic beat to it is okay in my book

    6. I like music when a song makes you FEEL something. Whether it is happiness, sadness, anger, excited, or anything, as long as it is SOMETHING.. Also I love to dance :)

    7. I usually download free songs from my fave artists websites, like when you give away free songs once in a while. a lot of artists will post one or two cds to download from their website. other than that, i support artists by going to their shows and buying tshirts!!! i also support them by posting my fave music vids of their songs on facebook

    8. I am a huge partyer/rager… I love going out and getting crazy at shows but I always have my headphones on me when I'm by myself so when walking anywhere I like to have some chill tunes to get me where I'm going. I love your mixtapes for when I go on long roadtrips like to BONNAROOOOO!!!!

  • Kendrick

    Here is my take. : )
    1- A million bucks. Jk For me I'm into the deep melodic beats/ trance. like Diverse systems of Throb.
    2- Ohh man. I would say simple beats. That are hard but that about it.
    3-Laughter crescendo. I love the dreamy state. it seems to lift you up to this point but rather that dropping something heavy it sets you down softly. For your new album which I didnt really listen till tonight I like. Guess… underwater. Timestretch is way sick. Really well balanced.
    4-Songs Im not really into. wildstyle-basshead. There a little to simple for me. I really get off of all thoses little sounds and tweeks.
    5- I tend to gravitate towards down tempo-glitch. or like glitch hop. I like the glitch for all the random shit thats thrown in. The down tempo because it flows. it reminds me of longboarding down a street and pulling turns and smiling.
    6-I like its ability to conger up emotions. Fast hard hitting makes me want to dace/ party my arss off. while slower music connects me on a more spiritual level
    7-haha I-tunes? not so much. lol. I trade and buy cds if at the show. If not I usually buy Mp3s from the website. Love to support shows, music and cool events.
    8- I want it all. I like being with the Crew and saying “hold on let me pull this up.” Bam. or “I think its off the other album.” For me when listening on my own I like chill shit. If I'm working out drop some beats. hanging with the friends something that's right in the middle fast, cool, good.
    Much love. See you around
    Kendrick

  • Laws

    You HAVE to put pure imagination on it. i love that song. it NEEDS to be on there.

  • Carterrock1

    1. I would love to see pure imagination. When I saw you at the Midland Theater, I didnt exactly know what the full bassnectar concert experience would be like live. Until Pure Imagination came on (the song you opened with) and i legitimately right then and there turned straight into a basshead. Teach Me How to Dougie is also what i want to hear.

    2. I dont want to hear you try too hard. All of your songs i can jam too, even the more mellow ones. I enjoy the more mellow ones a lot. I just dont want too see you turn into a Skrillex. Skrillex released the most killer EP “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” and then ‘More Monsters and Nice Sprites” was released and its an absolute piece of shit. I can already tell its from him trying too hard.

    3. My top Bassnectar song would have to be Timestretch or your remix of the Deftones “Prince”.

    4. My least favorite bassnectar song would have to be “Run the Heart” only because of Sleigh Bells. But other than that, theres never a song I skip if I’m listening to your stuff.

    5. Yes. I love dubstep and I always will. I also am obsessed with glitch hop. Hip hop is also awesome if you’re referring to some of pretty lights stuff.

    6. When I listen to music I get a certain type of high. It makes my day into something completely different when I listen to music. It is my obsession.

    7. I mostly listen to iTunes. I usually buy my music but if its something i can download off of your website for free, i just do that. (Singles that you release)

    8. Raves are my favorite event to go out too. I prefer listening to your stuff (or any other people’s stuff) out at an event. But if I’m riding my bike, or in a car, I can’t not listen to music.

    Thank you so much Lorin, you have taken me through a musical rollercoaster since I have found out who you are.
    -Carter