2017 SNEAK PEEK

February 22nd, 2017

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Hello Earthlings : )

2017 is starting to take shape, and we wanted to provide you with a little sneak peak at the year ahead…

This Spring will see the release of some new music! In addition to a new mixtape, various collaborations & remixes which have been making the rounds will be available shortly: “Interlock” with ATLiens [on OWLSA], my remix of Buku‘s “Front To Back” [on Spinnin], a drum&bass collaboration with Dirtyphonics featuring the Ragga Twins called “Watch Out” [on Monstercat] and some other TBA shenanigans involving Noisia, Dorfex Bos, and others… Plus 2 new collaborative projects: a collab with G Jones, and a new side-project called NAUX FAUX which is an old-school psychedelic downtempo project I created with my longtime buddy Sayr (from “Enter The Chamber” and “Grampa Slams” back in the dayyyyy). More info on all of that in the weeks to come.

Our surprise Atlantic City event sold out faster than you can say “underground” …and we got permission to move walls around and create space for even more Bass Heads. The venue is customizable and we have spec’d out an unbelievable temple for our second ceremony in this “family gathering” series! We designed this expanded event after Basslanta last year… taking over a non-traditional venue and creating an indoor wonderland themed off the underground warehouse parties of the late ‘90s – everyone unified on one floor, no big stage for a DJ, just killer sound, interactive light and art everywhere, and beautiful people in all directions.

“Music is the Drug” has emerged as one of my favorite intentions for this year. Honoring our precious nervous systems and finding a balance between having as much fun as possible, while still being as safe and careful as possible with your once-in-a-lifetime gift: your life! Each year, while seasoned festival veterans have no problem exploring the outer realms, new people enter the scene and are not always as careful as they should be. The Bassnectar Team is committed to making our events as safe and friendly as possible, with an expanded Ambassador Program, sanctuary spaces like The Haven available to anyone who wants to chill, enhanced health & medical teams who are kind and sensitive, enough free water to end the California drought, and an ever-growing checklist of all the best ideas in the universe for how to promote safety and good health, while having the time of our lives. And this is a team effort! While we encourage a year-round approach of giving back and sharing random acts of kindness, we also encourage each and every person to look out for those around them, practice the Golden Rule, and go out of their way to help enhance the experience of others. Together we can create magic : )

Speaking of magic, festival season is right around the corner, and we have a road map of excellent adventures in store for you, some of which are springtime events, and many of which are not yet announced. Since we moved our “family gathering” concept out of Atlanta and over to Atlantic City for 2017, expect something RIDICULOUSLY SPECIAL for ATL toward the end of the year…

…and as for all you fortunetellers trying to predict when the next Bass Center will be, let’s just say it will be spread across 3 days, on one of the largest 3-day holiday weekends of the year…

Lastly: in the coming weeks, we will kick off our next installment of $/BH (Dollar Per Bass Head) where we rally the funds gathered from our shows and funnel them back into the community in support of organizations who are dedicated to improving the lives of those in need. As always, we will be asking for your help in deciding how to distribute the funds, so that you can take part in allocating the money that you helped raise : )

Stay tuned for for more announcements and details soon…

much love!!
Lorin & The Bassnectar Team

  • Topher Sheppard

    I’m so pumped for the DOWNTEMPO!! So much love for it!

  • paku3d

    <3 from the ATL area! We will be expecting ridiculousness!

  • RJ

    New music, new adventures, new ways to reach out.. Thiiiis is so exciting, I’m inspired already <3

  • Nathaniel Vasquez

    Bet ATL gets NYE360 this year instead of Birmingham.

    • Joel Munoz III

      Maybe Halloween for ATL! That would be sick.

    • Joel Munoz III

      I mean it can’t be in the midwest EVERY YEAR, plus now that he’s the “resident dj” at Forest maybe…juuuust maybe

  • Robert C.

    So pumped for all the new releases!

  • Zachary Adam

    Please come back to Colorado – the back to back 2 hour sets at Bass Center were amazing. 🙂

  • Brandon

    No love for the West coast ? festival sets are such a tease. I travel but would love a family gathering out here

    • Purple

      Hard to keep affording plane tickets from the west!

      • Harry Johnson

        Dude there is TONS of amazing music at LIB. Grow the fuck up it’s not just about Bassnectar. It’s 4 days of awesomeness quit whining

    • John Hunter

      You guys get all the fests on the west coast lol let us have a few.

      • Purple

        I’ll gladly give you guys some festivals if it means we get some solo shows! Lightning in a Bottle is a 4 day event, far from cities, with no single day tickets. That’s a lot to deal with just to see nectar

        • glitch modulator

          You could always see the other music to see at LIB too 🙂

          • Purple

            True, and I might still go, but it’s harder for me to justify a $250 tickets and 4 days of time away from work than it is for just one day of nectar. Plus it would have to be a solo mission because I know exactly zero bassheads in Socal.
            Basically, I really really really really wish there were single day tickets :/

  • Cozza Besaw

    Can’t wait to see what shenanigans Noisia and you are cooking up

  • Purple

    Bassnectar, I love you so much, I’ve been listening to your music for about 10 years and I’ve been going to your shows since the first EDC in Las Vegas. I just have to say, though, that over here in the west coast, we all feel neglected. I try to make it to every show I can but buying a plane ticket for every show is really starting to hurt my wallet. I want to keep supporting you but the further you move away, the harder it is to support you. Lightning in a bottle looks great, but I can’t sacrifice four days of my time from work for that show after already setting up other summer plans to see you! Please show us some love here in Cali and the rest of the west, we think you’re the best and are willing to take your test!
    Sincerely,
    your biggest fan

  • Trevor

    Forget atlanta, the mothership calls to me in my dreams….lol

  • Trevor

    Seriously though super excited. Thanks to all of you for busting ass around the clock to make these magical nights possible

  • Kade Martin

    Who’s butt do I have to kiss to be an ambassador like for real though

  • Bassface

    Can’t wait for basscenter. I’ve been holding off to visit my first Nectar show for this event. If you could do another Peoria show this year, I won’t miss it for nothing.

  • Meredith

    You guys should promote the Hummingbirds more instead of sticking them in a corner away from everyone at shows. The onus shouldn’t be on us sober fans to babysit those who don’t know their limits and are irresponsible–even though it’s right thing to do. Personal accountability should be discussed as well. I realize that you guys can’t come out and say “don’t do drugs” but tip toeing around the subject like you do falls on deaf ears.

    • Chris Basscrew

      Hi @disqus_WytvUT7OTA:disqus! Thanks for showing some love to the Hummingbirds – we love what they’re about and excited to see their growth in the future!

      We are promoting the Hummingbirds by giving them space at BN events – in 2016, we were able to give them the best available area within each venue. I was in contact with them all throughout last year, and since they are an unofficial group, we agreed that it’s critical that they get organized, increase their numbers, and continue to build their relationship and reliability with the Bassnectar Crew! They were able to grow their numbers significantly in 2016 because of having space at our events 🙂

      We discuss personal accountability often and promote health + safety throughout each year, so I’m not sure what you mean there. It’s not on us to tell people what to do, but rather make healthy suggestions so people can care for themselves properly. You don’t need to babysit anyone, however if you see someone in need, help out and do it because you’re a good human 🙂

      All in all, it’s on ALL OF US to lead by example and show others the way!!

      • seth

        just realized that i started going to Bassnectar shows for 8 years… time flies!

        But on a serious note. one thing i’ve noticed over the years is that the crowds are almost to big in these arenas to where a lot of new combers that come to these shows for the first time or so, tend to reflect a negative aspect of this community by making poor choices with substance use. (sad thing is that 7/10 times they don’t know what they took.) It seems like you cant get their attention, or they don’t care because “everyone does it” they say & they do not realize things can go bad real quick like. Especially when they are in a very hot/humid claustrophobic environment, possible for little hydration. recipe for disaster unless you understand moderation and self control. That being said… i recently talked about losing my younger brother to accidental overdose on the dollar per BH post. & i pray that nothing like that ever happens at a show, or that someone would have to live with the guilt of feeling responsible for someone who could not behave themselves. its also a HUGE buzzkill when you are balls deep into a show but there is that one dude acting a fool and everyone around is like, ” He’s that guy” and you get distracted and miss out on part of a magical experience. i know we have our own rights but if everyone acted like the 10% that cannot control themselves then it would be utter chaos in there. (Not sure if 10% is even accurate so please don’ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/876263fa63bc0d17eb26a0b1fd335e54025ececb240752fc72b11b5abe375b51.jpg t hold that against me.)

        As @Meredith mentioned, “The onus shouldn’t be on us sober fans to babysit those who don’t know their limits and are irresponsible-”

        I think both Meredith & I, along with many other true BH’s would appreciate certain steps to be taken so that no one feels “liable, worry-some, guilty or babysitting or having to take the time to tend to someone who mad poor decisions. (Even though we will always try our best and do whats right because life is all about accepting that the right decision isn’t always going to be the decision you want to make.
        what ruins a show for me is the stress when you see someone carted off to the ambulance or they cant even function to the slightest tune. all i do is worry if they are alright. & in a tad-bit selfish way i feel irritated that i’ve traveled good distance. paid good money for tickets, been responsible & here i am worrying about an irresponsible kid instead of having the time of my life. But it isn’t like this 100% of the time. just a growing concern.

        “Mo’ people, Mo’ problems” back to the small venues 🙂 🙂 🙂

        1.) have a little heart to heart speech from the stage to the crowd so that everyone is on the same page before the show starts.*** I would bet that the “New BassHeads” coming in these days do not get on this site often or haven’t studied up on any info you and your team has presented which is why it will be beneficial & necessary to address these health issues before a show. & i think that it is a very good proactive way to lead by example & be safe than sorry.

        2.) have a designated area where one can go to get fresh air and cool off and get hydrated, eat crackers. w/o the fear of the police on site ready to pounce.

        3.) have Ambassadors patrol & be more on the look out for those who are struggling. (i am not saying nit-pick, but we all know that one guy who is in his own dimension) approach in friendly manor, not authority figure until the Hummingbirds are 100% up to speed and can handle these issues..

        4.) Encourage friends and Bass Heads to help those in need to find a designated area. i really do think that the less “Authority” presence is involved, the smoother it will be. but use cautiously as an ultimatum. (so much easier to listen to a friend rather than a stranger when you are getting weird.)

        i can get along with literally anyone and even a blank wall. but its slowly turned into me scanning the seats. not looking for the right seat. but trying to sit where it doesn’t look like i will be next to a loose cannon on cloud 9.

        No true Bass Head will leave a fellow BH behind and we will always continue to do our best to help one another in time of crisis.but there comes a point to where these issues need to be addressed 100% real time. not the internet.

        I believe we all want the same end result. Be safe & smart, Have fun, be responsible of yourself & help one another. We can collectively work this out before someone is stuck with regret for the rest of their life or imposing rules that turn into a buzz kill themselves. however, i’ve seen it happen 1 time & that is 1 too many times. why chance it when we can go the extra step to do our due diligence & be on the safe side?

        This was not intent to be whining or to come off as ungrateful. just concerned loyal & royal heads for almost a decade who have noticed this issue slowly increase

        One love

  • Kody Brown

    inb4 NYE360 is at the new falcons stadium with the 360 screen at the top

  • Ian Mc (Dransco)

    Me-ow. <3

  • Adam Ruiz

    What’s in store for WA!?!????
    ” The Pacific is specifically the place that we thumpin ”
    Its a goal of mine this year to give you a high five??
    Hope to meet you soon…. Much luv Loco Lo?

  • Joshua Saraceno

    Can’t wait to see when it is

  • David Vizcaino

    Super excited for what’s in store! Thanks for continuing to bless us with your presence and amazing music!!! Hope to meet you this year, you’re the man Lorin! Much love from Keystone Colorado.

  • Abigail Downs

    Hmmm one of the largest 3 day holiday weekends you say…..what are we thinking? Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day…etc?? Cant wait!

  • Anna Annamal

    I can’t wait for whatever your doing in ATL! We went to Basslanta & holy fuck yes is all I’m gonna say! Thank you for continuing to blow our minds. I will try to make it out to as many events as I can because I never regret a dime seeing you ?

  • Alexis garcia

    lorin is bringing ‘Sayr’ back to the studio to old school into new school !!!

    • Alexis garcia

      i Wonder when bassnectar collab with Sayr what song name or title gonna called ? (for 2017)?

  • Alexis garcia

    Bassnectar & Sayr is coming for 2017 !!! (There back again from 2000 – 05)

  • Logan Myers

    Lorin,
    I have a close friend in rehab right now and I have been looking for an article that you posted a long time ago on overcoming addiction. It helped me tremendously when I was recovering and I know my friend would appreciate advice from someone like you that she looks up to with such admiration. If you could help me locate the article I would really appreciate it.

    Can’t wait to dance with you at Okeechobee!

    Much love,
    Loops

    • Jace Myers

      I’m looking for you now

    • seth

      nice to see fellow heads not abandon their friends that have fallen. thatll mean the world to her. kuddos to you bro. much respect for you to go out of your way to do this. i know from personal experiences with close friends that go down that slippery slope, they often feel like an outcast or extremely judged by close ones. stay strong for her cause that will mean the world to her

  • seth

    ATTENTION ALL BASSHEADS!!!

    VETERANS/ROOKIES:
    Honoring our precious nervous systems and finding a balance between having as much fun as possible, while still being as safe and careful as possible with your once-in-a-lifetime gift: your life! Each year, while seasoned festival veterans have no problem exploring the outer realms, new people enter the scene and are not always as careful as they should be. this is a team effort! While we encourage a year-round approach of giving back and sharing random acts of kindness, we also encourage each and every person to look out for those around them, practice the Golden Rule, and go out of their way to help enhance the experience of others. Together we can create magic : )

    ROOKIES/ 1ST TIMERS:
    new people enter the scene and are not always as careful as they should be. The Bassnectar Team is committed to making our events as safe and friendly as possible, with an expanded Ambassador Program, sanctuary spaces like The Haven available to anyone who wants to chill, enhanced health & medical teams who are kind and sensitive, enough free water to end the California drought, and an ever-growing checklist of all the best ideas in the universe for how to promote safety and good health, while having the time of our lives.

    PLEASE READ. THEN READ AGAIN… & MIGHT AS WELL READ IT ONCE MORE FOR THE SAKE OF BASS….

    THIS ISNT A JOKE NOR DID L TAKE THE TIME TO POST THIS FOR SHIZZ’N’GIGGLES
    I made an error and forgot he mentioned this before i put a recent post up. if you havent noticed…. go to another dubstep artist or whoever in the so called “EDM” & look around. they dont have the atmosphere that we are bumpin’. in order for us to continue on till the bass of dawn with how we like are raw down right NASTY Nectar shows with cups of glitter. the following above MUST be taken extremely seriously, like a natural disaster seriously.i hope everyone is starting to realize that drugs/substance that enhance feeling, love, sound & lights etc. will cause a chemical imbalance in the brain given that you actually know what you are taking. i waitched my little bro get taken on life support from an accidental overdose at the age of 19. its not like TV, it was very gruesome and i dont want anymore fam having to go thru the same thing cause it will change you.

  • YosShua