June 3rd, 2015


Red Rocks 2015 - photo by aLIVE CoverageRed Rocks 2015 – where to start…

I am elated, expressed, dissolved, and now re-assembling my molecules into another form of hotly condensed energy for future adventures… What an incredible three nights. Five years at Red Rocks and I still walk away amazed, surprised, and overwhelmed, with my mind truly blown.

Much love to all our mighty musical guests for many special memories: Late Night Radio, G Jones, Joker, jackLNDN, Son Of Kick, Benga, Lindsay Lowend, Eskmo, and the legendary Nightmares On Wax, as well to our live performers Seasunz, Marz Leon, Kyrian and The Fungineers!

Big ups to every single human being on the Bassnectar crew (and I’m talk big nasty quivering menacing shining loving monumental UPPPPPS), as well to our burgeoning Bass Network team and all the amazing Ambassadors, to all Red Rocks staff, and to everyone who weaved their magic and busted their asses to deliver a mind-blowing, cutting-edge production. It takes a lot of people and a lot of love to make these shows come together and I hope you can feel that energy in every moment.

And most of all our thanks to all of you for coming out and filling Red Rocks with your hearts and souls. I am clear that ‘Bassnectar’ is more than any one person and each and every one of you is a part of that. I am humbled and inspired by your energy and spirit, and hope that you found something special and meaningful this weekend.  I am looking forward to organizing more special events like this in the future. Finding myself less interested in traveling nonstop road tours, and more interested in crazy immersive destinations, but i’m sure the future holds a lot of surprises and unexpected twists & turns as well

ALSO: sending some special love to everyone who couldn’t make it but was there in spirit. <3 We felt you!!!! Now we move forwards, Into The Sun!!!

The next ‘musical offering’ is coming on 6-30, and you will be able to pre-order & get 5 songs early on 6-16. The full release is like a mutant mixtape of ‘all original’ remixes, songs, collaborations and concoctions – basically a super-album, jam-packed with 16 tracks plus a 75 minute long continuous mix. A soundtrack for your summer road trips, for tripping around & exploring, for love making, for friend making, for enjoying however you wish!

Speak to you very soon…

– Lorin

  • Matty Sunshine

    Thank you so much for the life changing experience! I only have one qualm: I believe it was Lindsey Lowend opening on Sunday, who exclaimed through the mic to the crowd “Fuck the Sun!” It was the lowest point of my weekend and I just wanted to express my sincere distaste for his blasphemous expression while essentially on an altar of love and oneness. Aside from his idiotic utterance, you cast a spell over the crowd and transmuted lead into gold. Thank you again Lorin, I look forward to the future.

    • sorry that killed your vibe! maybe the sun was getting this person’s eyes really hard or something? or maybe they were getting sunburnt? or maybe just super ready for night time at the rocks. 🙂 not sure! glad the rest of it was all you’d hoped for tho 🙂 see you out there!

      • Matty Sunshine

        Thanks Colleen <3

        • you got it homie!! stay shinin 😉

          • DrConversano

            the sun is a super chill dude i promise he didnt take it personally

    • Joshua

      It is pretty sad how congested our society has become with profanity, especially with our role models.
      Keep the positivity and your head up and laugh at how much better you are than that person.
      Karma is tough for those who do not think it comes around.
      Bless up.

    • Chris Basscrew

      No worries @mattysunshine:disqus because we are going nowhere but INTO THE SUN 🙂

      • Clint R Stamp

        And the only thing that bug me is when those drunk guys started a fight in the south lot

    • Humby

      @mattysunshine:disqus I personally loveeee sun-gazing, its so beautiful. (: I feel you on this one though for sure.

  • Damon

    Yesssssssssss!!!!! Was only able to see you Friday but it was amazing! It was our first ‘Nectar AND our first redrocks show, and I really don’t think anything could have been better. Keep up the good work, THANK YOU for the new music, and come around the Midwest soon! Us Iowans need some of that good love!


  • DrConversano

    Thanks for all the hard work and effort each and every person puts in to make bassnectar what it is

  • Kyle McCallum

    Thanks is not enough. The feeling I left with every night was, and still is beyond words. You have an amazing crew and it’s an honor to be a part of your vision. We met sooooooo many wonderful people this weekend and reconnected with a lot of old friends too. Someday I hope to have the honor of thanking you in person Lorin. So much <3 ! Pe@c3!

    • Chris Basscrew

      Thanks for being a part of it @kyle_mccallum:disqus 🙂

  • Angela

    This is so exciting! I was so sad that I could not make it to Red Rocks this year, but I am praying to the Bass Gods that I can one day in the future experience the fun. I cannot wait until this new music is released. I will be pre ordering it the second it goes live! Thank you, Lorin, for all that you do for this community. You have created something incredibly powerful and amazing. Unlike anything I have ever seen before. I am counting down the days until I can see you live again!

    • Chris Basscrew

      Hope to see you out at one of the stops this summer Angela!!!

  • Johnathan Mizell

    Been waiting for this lorin!!!! Cannot wait to get my hands on this!!!!!!!!!! Thank u so much!!!!!!

  • Chris Ianitello

    I’m still in awe by the amazing visuals and sets your threw all 3 nights!! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for next year. Much love Lorin!

  • Metamort

    When and where will the meet and green photos be up?? 🙂

    • they should be posted here on our site as soon as they’re ready 🙂

  • Kim Hendricks

    Amazing show! Can’t wait to see you weekend 2 at ACL <3 We will be back at Red Rocks next year!!!

  • kaplan weiner

    You were amazing at the rocks and always are! Highly ananticipate upcominf realeses as always A

  • Jon Becherer

    out the Shirts i made to commemorate the event! i threw one up to Lorin
    night 2 right as we were lining up for the family photo!!!!

  • Jami LeAnne

    Seeing you all three nights at RR was the single most formative musical experience I’ve had to date. You hold a special place in my heart, since you were the first artist to show me that music can be a conversation between the creator and the listener. Conscious is the only word I can use to describe the experience. Thank you for being you and I can’t wait to converse with you again 🙂 <3 Maybe at Shambs as a special musical guest??? 😉 Eehhh? Crossing my fingers!!

  • brian crim

    Bwow bwow, bwow bwow, bing bwowow, wowow “I just wanna be with you”

  • Jared

    Lorin…you da man!

  • Vava Voom

    This was hands down the best show of my life. Thank you for taking this shit to the next level Lorin. I love you!

  • Kaleb Verkuilen

    Thank you so much Bassnectar crew for everything you do, and thank you Lorin for being the genius that you are!! From what I’ve heard so far this next bundle of music sounds like it’s coming from a whole nother level!
    See you in the Forest Lorin! The magical trees await 😉

  • Jackson Gibson

    Those three nights at Red Rocks….truly magical. My friends and I had such an incredible time. It was beyond worth the flight from the east coast. The best thing money can buy is experiences and opportunities to truly enjoy our world and our ride on this planet. Thank you Bassnectar crew and family for a weekend I will never forget. Until next time, so much love to all of you! 🙂

  • Joshua

    Did he use paper confetti at his show?

  • Joshua

    Did he use paper confetti at his show?

    • yes!

    • Chris Basscrew

      No confetti was used at Red Rocks.

    • Joshua

      yes and no…

      • Chris Basscrew

        Nope – just no.

        • Joshua

          yay. saving trees is good. Thanks Lorin

  • Troy Mihalcheon

    The god showers us plenty of speaker popping gifts! Rejoice!

  • Daniel Scharenbroich

    Lorin you’re the man -> Took us all to the moon and back 3 nights in a row! We love what you do, what you stand for, and who you are! So stoked for your new album <3

    • Clint R Stamp

      Dude my first time seeing the king of bad i hope to b blessed with hi music again

  • Phrank Sinatra

    Much gratitude and love to all you fellow Bassheads and the bass crew! The bill hicks tribute melted me Saturday night, well, that and every other moment. Since you mentioned more immersive destinations, how about a run at the Gorge Amphitheater next summer?? I can see it now

  • Kaloude

    I have to really Thank you from the bottom of my heart Lorin. I love the art you created with the three nights by turning into a journey. I noticed all of the open artists corresponded to the vibe you wanted to create with your set for the night. Friday was building us up and getting us ready to blast off. Saturday you took us out into space and gave an incredible message for living our lives. Message received. And Sunday you took us back down to Earth (Nice Escalator graphics) and Welcomed us into your world. A World of beauty and openness – the rest of the night we celebrated joining your world! Truly an experience that was magical beyond words – life changing.

  • Mia D’Andrea

    Lorin, all I can say is THANK YOU.
    Your music and has had such a positive impact on my life. You put so much love and soul into what you do and when I am at your shows I can feel it all literally radiating through the crowd, it is one of the most incredible sensations ever! Anyways, you are the man, and you made Red Rocks an incredibly magical experience (again) that my friends and I will never forget. Can’t wait for my next nectar extravaganza this summer! 😀

  • Riley Ginn

    Lorin, you never cease to amaze me! I didn’t think anything could top NYE this past year but you outdid yourself every night on the Rocks. Can’t wait to see you in the Forest:)

  • taylor

    album released on my birthday :’) best present I could ask for. so excited for your electric forest set<3

  • Brittany

    This weekend was inspiring and amazing to be a part of. You refreshed my spirit and I’m grateful. Thanks to everyone involved. See you in the Forest 🙂

  • Deeanna Bennett

    And other people have remembered and they come back to us and they say “Hey, don’t worry, don’t be afraid ever, cuz this is just a ride!” And we kill those people. “Shut him up!”….. It’s just a ride but we’ll try to kill those good guys who tell us that…. Just a choice right now between fear, and love.

    Literally had tears in my eyes; you never fail to amaze me. THANK YOU!!!

  • Brett Johnson

    Lorin Ashton, you never fail to blow my mind.

  • Ruth Maddux

    These were three of the greatest nights of my life! I can not tell you how much I needed this! Not only did you make me truly love life again, but I had apifony after apifony… And I realized that our loved ones and these amazing experiences are infinite!! I can not thank you enough! -Love always

  • Humby

    @Bassnectar:disqus Thank you for the love you give us. Bless. Shalom.

  • Stacey N Hogan

    Night 3 was the most amazing show ever. We usually rock the BassFront Property… but opted for a different view from the very top. Even from up high we felt the energy and love. That track with the geisha visualizers (if thats what she was) was amazing and will haunt me for a while i am sure (i would love to know the name of the track) …. if not available, thats ok too ;). Thank you Lorin again for the most amazing show. the drive from Cali was rough… but would fo it again over and over to see you weave your magic. <3

  • hoping&wishing

    please tell me this means that there will be a lossless version of this mixtape!!

  • Clint R Stamp

    So can’t wait so does this mean a live set from. Red rocks

  • Ayatt Almasi

    I love you so much and i’ll always have your back <3 my eyes well up with tears just thinking about all the experiences i've had because of you over the past 6 years. This past weekend was unbelievable. You threw it back for us and it meant everything <3 Thank you. I'll never stop saying thank you.

    • Chris Basscrew

      THANK YOU 🙂

  • Cody Williams

    Thank you so much, I like the idea of having each show be something special rather than you getting burned out from touring. Can’t wait to throw on that continuous mix the day I get back from forest!

  • Anthony Rodriguez

    Lorin, thanks for everything youve done for us, you are truly changing lives and exposing us to things we might not have noticed otherwise. I was wondering if we could expect a vinyl release of ‘Into The Sun’??

    See you at Bisco

    • Chris Basscrew

      More info about Into The Sun will be coming sooooooon 🙂

  • Nick Virgilio

    You the man Lorin, Thankyou for the unmatched experience you bring me and my friends. Big UPs to you man!

  • So BERgh

    Thanks for being you, Uncle Lorin. We look forward to your album and your next EU vacation, too!

  • Seth T

    Last Sunday I was a little embittered when I got to the concert. I don’t know what spell had laid its numerous arms upon me, but I felt anger and frustration boiling in my body and waiting to let out the compounding pressure. Eskmo, Nightmares On Wax, and Bassnectar cleared it all away. I wasn’t resentful about anything. The music, the vibes, the pulse of positivity had picked me up and placed me in a setting of serenity. It’s incredible what you can accomplish when you share your positivity with the world. Thank you to Lorin and the other amazing artists and the people that flooded the rocks with the vibrations of humanity!

    • like therapists pumping through speakers 😉 glad you had a stellar time!

  • Zack

    Big ups and love to Lorin and all the crews that put all of this together!!! Very impressed with the new sound system and the engineering behind it. Take a look at the article about it here

  • Lauren

    None can touch what the king dreamed up (: <3

  • Victor

    I really really wish I could find Bassnectar – Bass Head ft. 50 Cent. The internet gods have not shined brightly upon me today. If I could find that Bass Head + 50 Cent Just A Lil Bit track I would be so happy. I also wish Disqus would fix their freaking sign up with social buttons too.

  • Robert C.

    Two days till pre-order bonus?

  • Damon

    Today! So pumped, the waiting almost hurts!

  • Joel Robertson

    Does anybody know what program is used to make the picture in the article? The one where the crowd is stretched to look like a circle?

  • Emily

    Love you forever counting down the days till eforest<3

  • Alysa Berg

    THATS MY BALLOON!!!!!! yay!! i love you Lorin! red rocks was my 10th, 11th, and 12th show!!

  • WOMP

    Can’t even being to describe this weekend, always seem to dig deep into my soul and help me experience new feelings of joy and passion. So grateful. I’ve met the most open minded, loving, and caring people that have ended up turning into my best friends over the years. There’s nothing we can’t achieve, thanks for directing us man I appreciate it