GET THE BASS CENTER APP

July 27th, 2016

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Get the official Bass Center app
The official Bass Center 2016 app is here!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Get the official Bass Center appThis is the SPOT to get set times in advance of the event, as well as up-the-minute announcements direct from Bass Center HQ.

Plus you can scope the Silent Disco & After Party lineups, familiarize yourself with the site map, check out the non-profits who are participating, and plenty more – everything you need to hit the ground running! We also have an inbuilt social feed so you can share content, create groups, and interact with other bass heads who are gearing up for our biggest weekend ever!!!

We’ll be adding more info as it becomes available including Daytime Activities, the Pirate Radio schedule, Interactive Fungineers TV, The Haven sanctuary space and more.
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BASS CENTER DONATION DRIVES

July 21st, 2016

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Bass Center is rapidly approaching and our team is working around the clock to set up a range of daytime activities and ways to get involved at the biggest Bassnectar production to date!!!

As you may know, at our bigger events we’re always looking for even more ways to give back, and since we are going extra BIG with our CO double-header, we wanted to double up and make the biggest impact possible 🙂

In addition to our collecting $1 from every ticket for our Dollar Per Bass Head Campaign, The Bass Network will be hosting TWO donation drives!

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UNLIMITED - LORIN'S LINER NOTES

June 22nd, 2016

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No matter the initial plans and intention, creating a new album is always pure, beautiful, noisy, messy chaos. It’s a crazy rollercoaster ride that takes on its own momentum – each and every time. And, as Bassnectar records are very much a collaborative process, so much happens and changes along the way as different hearts and minds contribute a special part of themselves to the whole. The journey helps shape the album and, by the time it’s finished, it has taken on an identity of its own, one that could never have been exactly planned: the summation of all the love and energy put into its creation by all contributors, and the circumstances around those moments that can never be repeated.

So here we are, with a brand new album UNLIMITED ready to roll! As is tradition we like to publish “liner notes” online, to offer some behind-the-scenes info into the making of, give nods to the artists who inspire or contribute, and preserve some of the album experience in this age of fleeting digital consumption.

Thanks to everyone supporting, and big shout out to album lovers who are preserving the experience of the album as a conceptual work 🙂

We archive these on Soundcloud, so please leave a positive comment (if you love it, say it! if not, go find what you love, but don’t hate) or share your thoughts or flag your favorite moment – streaming graffiti!

01. Bassnectar – Reaching Out
This is one of my favorite songs. I have listened to that 1st “drop” on loop approximately 18 zillion times; it reminds me of the sparkling melodic downtempo I fell so deeply in love with back in the day – exploring the side rooms & chill rooms with avant-garde sound-systems playing music from leftfield… or spiraling liquid abstract downtempo that would play during sunrise at a free outdoor full-moon celebration. Listening to this style of music was one of the 1st times I really registered in my mind that I was hearing an 808 bass, and it began a whole side-genre for me as a producer: using those drums to strengthen any other genre or sound. And who doesn’t love a good vocoder… also a classic sound to my ears from the 1990s rave scene. This one says “We’re reaching out to set you free” and it captures that healing energy of feeling rescued by friends (or angels) – this is one of the most important effects music has had on my life: making me feel healed.

02. Bassnectar & LUZCID – Music Is The Drug
Eons ago I used to see that phrase popping up everywhere in graffiti around the Bay Area. Of course music can overwhelm and overpower and posses our nervous systems better than any other drug: but I like to think about this in the sense of a cultural mindset, not just a literal proclamation that we can get high on music. For me, it means that music can be medicinal, and also significant to our lives as a shapeshifting force for culture, identity & community. As members of a musical community, you all have the chance to prioritize the health & safety of your nervous systems, and to treasure your bodies & their well being, instead of being careless, reckless, or harmful with such precious cargo. To me this song is about magic more than anything, and creating it with LUZCID was a joy and a pleasure. I also want to thank Katrina again for the vocals: we love your voice : )


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UNLIMITED - OUT NOW!

June 16th, 2016

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Bassnectar - Unlimited - June 17
Send the message out like an echo: UNLIMITED is OUT NOW!

Another quivering slab of Amorphous Music, including collaborations with LUZCID, Rye Rye, Zion I, G Jones, Lafa Taylor, LEViTATE, The Glitch Mob, Haley, Gnar Gnar, Crywolf and more!

Download it, stream it, get it direct from our store including merch and CD options: whatever your pleasure! And join us tonight at 6pm PT for our UNLIMITED Listening Adventure 🙂

> GET UNLIMITED BUNDLES

> DOWNLOAD UNLIMITED

> STREAM UNLIMITED

> JOIN OUR LISTENING ADVENTURE

The theme of this album is exploring music as a sonic collage: the unlimited possibilities of creative ideas, the unlimited combinations and layers, the unlimited scope of imagination. I wanted to dive deep into my own artistic process as a detail-obsessed control freak, wading through the zillions of potential options in any given sonic moment of a song. Like a traveller who finds themselves at a crossroads, with a nearly-infinite amount of paths to take….but can only choose one path for that journey.

I decided to theme this mixture of music around celebrating the adventure of collage-art, merging ideas and inspiration through collaboration, teamwork, and letting your dreams & visions run wild. This process feels sacred to me, and I want to give thanks to all the artists and human beings I collaborate with (present, past & future), all the folks on the Bassnectar team who work so hard (it’s a huge family & a team effort), and all the amazing interactive community members for the contributions you all make.

May we spend our time being grateful for what we have, as opposed to being ungrateful for what we don’t have. Hopefully this will stretch out time a bit longer, and allow us to sink deeper into each precious moment as we venture into the unlimited… 🙂

– Lorin
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REACHING OUT VIDEO PREMIERE

June 15th, 2016

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Presenting the official video for Reaching Out!
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UNLIMITED LISTENING ADVENTURE

June 14th, 2016

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Bassnectar - Unlimited - June 17

It’s happening again:
join us this Friday 6/17 at 6pm PT for our Unlimited Listening Adventure!

Listen to Unlimited in synch with me and thousands of bass heads from around the planet as we explore the new album TOGETHER for the first time.

We’ve done online listening parties for NVSB and Into The Sun and they were extremely special occasions, a swirling love-in of physical/digital synchronicity that brought our community truly together online, and left me reeling from the feeling, and gave me that deep rush. Goosebump business.

As Unlimited is more of a downtempo journey, this year we are encouraging more of a personal adventure. Find your best system or headphones, clear your schedule, and get immersed in a world of our creation. See you tommorrow 🙂

Official instructions for Listening Adventure optimum effect:
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UNLIMITED COMBINATIONS + LEVEL UP

June 10th, 2016

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Today we launch two new UNLIMITED tracks into the universe! Get them now with pre-orders (+4 tracks we dropped last week) or stream them wherever you like to do your streaming! Full album drop is next Friday 6/17!

Our heartfelt love and thanks to all supporters <3
www.bassnectar.net/unlimited

“Unlimited Combinations” is (kind of) the title track – I found myself lost in the studio, overwhelmed with millions of versions, which inspired the album theme: submitting to the endless possibilities of creativity. It comes from the same planet of soaring instrumental tracks as Timestretch, Into The Sun, or Boomerang.

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>>> STREAM VIA SPOTIFY <<<


“Level Up”
is my new collaboration with LEViTATE featuring Macntaj on vocals. It’s got a retro-techno intro which builds you up: with a mad half-time drop that throws you into the air and then freezes you in place. Or Something! 🙂

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UNLIMITED

June 2nd, 2016

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Bassnectar - Unlimited - June 17

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>>> PRE-ORDER BUNDLES <<<
>>> STREAM VIA SPOTIFY <<<

Friends & Family!

Our whole entire team is excited to announce the release of my next album “UNLIMITED” – this is a collection of music which represents the vastly eclectic musical tastes & creative ideas of both myself and many friends & collaborators who joined the project to build something unique and heartfelt. This is a very deep release for me, with much more downtempo than usual, and a lot of concepts I have wanted to finish for a long time finally coming to fruition. The general theme of this album is the unlimited combinations of sound & ideas within the creative process; treating music like a sonic collage, exploring multiple simultaneous possibilities at once and wandering through the interplay between all the various layers and options. Every song has multiple versions and special hidden meaning, and alternate endings. And each song was created with you in mind… as part of an unwritten soundtrack to a future experience where your body and mind can lose themselves in the molecules, and the sound waves, and the energy : )

I feel like I am introducing you to 15 new friends: hopefully these songs will find their way into your lives at the right time, and serve the right purpose, or enrich your journey somehow. I of course want to thank all of my creative partners & collaborators, as well as all of the extended team and the behind-the-scenes mad scientists who work around the clock to run the label, and plan the tours, and run the shows which fuel the spark that this community is built around. Thank you all for being a part of it, your passion & enthusiasm is the ultimate reflection : )

Bassnectar - Unlimited - June 17

Here is the plot: the full album is slated for release everywhere June 17, and that evening we are planning to sync up for a live interactive release party, which we are calling our Listening Adventure. Last time for ‘Into the Sun’ it was our Listening Party, and we encouraged everyone to get together in groups to experience the new music. This time, since the music is a bit deeper and more downtempo, we are encouraging you to take a more inwards journey: find a good pair of headphones, or a prime location where you can really soak in the music, and then tune in to our live interactive exchange to join the conversation (more details to follow)…

Today we are releasing 4 of the songs as part of our Pre-Order. Just like when you buy a season of your favorite TV Show (and you get the full season, with new episodes arriving each week) when you pre order the album you get 4 songs immediately, with more on the way next week, and then at 12:01am (bright and early) on June 17 the full download comes straight to you.

We also have various bundles available for Pre-Order in our store (CD, high quality/lossless download, glow-in-the-dark gloss spot poster, cotton tee, hat pin, sticker pack – with vinyl coming soon!) and we will be unleashing official music videos which myself and my multimedia team have been hard at work on. In the spirit of this album, our focus has been ‘music as art’, and we have teamed up with dozens of directors, animation houses, visual artists and content creators to produce special new visual accompaniments to each new song, as well as to many of the classics from the past. We will begin dropping them in the days to come, with features about the artistic teams who we are working with. We’ve also joined forces with a new app called FREEMIX to produce custom image collages, and have many art projects and interactive surprises in store.

So for now, enjoy the previews & preorders, the new tracks, and the building momentum as you join us to experience this music the right way. Trust us, we have poured out our hearts on this project, and you don’t wanna ruin the experience with spoilers and trolls: follow the yellow brick road and take the trip with us the way it was meant to be taken…

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>>> STREAM VIA SPOTIFY <<<


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