Last summer, in preparation for the fall tour, I decided to re-master (and in some cases re-create) some Bassnectar classics. I went back into Timestretch & Wildstyle and gave each song special treatment to bring it into a 2014 state of existence: thicker, clearer, heavier, louder, and even more alive. We’ve taken these collections and paired them on CD with releases which had previously been confined to the digital-only realms, with bonus tracks and the new special deluxe RE-DUX! Newer bass heads will be able to enjoy some of this music for the first time, audiophiles can bask in revisiting their favorite tracks with updated masters, and collectors can fill some gaps in their CD discography with first time pressings of Take You Down and Freestyle.
+ TAKE YOU DOWN – CD
First up, we have revisited, remastered and rereleased the 2011 “Timestretch EP” which features “Bass Head”, “Here We Go”, “Blast Off” and the enduring eponymous track.
These bangers run back-to-back with this year’s Take You Down release: all 5 tracks available on CD for the first time.
Included as a special bonus is the 2013 redux of “Heads Up (West Coast Lo Fi Remix)” which goes from whimsical to bonkers in the blink of an eye.
+ FREESTYLE – CD
Round 2 – it’s the inevitable sound clash of the styles as the Wildstyle EP and the Freestyle EP go head to head on the same disc!
With each track off of Wildstyle enjoying extensive remastering, and the Freestyle EP seeing it’s 1st ever release on physical CD, bass heads will be treated to 12 doses of Bassnectar, featuring a cast of Amorphous collaborators including Amp Live, DC Breaks, Mimi Page, ill.Gates, Zion-I, Angel Haze, Tina Malia, Paper Machete, & The Mighty High Coup.
Both CDs are available now exclusively in our store!
> CLICK HERE TO GET BOTH
> GET TIMESTRETCH + TAKE YOU DOWN
> GET TIMESTRETCH + TAKE YOU DOWN + TEE
> GET WILDSTYLE + FREESTYLE
> GET WILDSTYLE + FREESTYLE + TEE
Also available from next Monday 12/10 from the below outlets.
(And these CDs will be available to the masses at select Best Buy & Walmart stores, which i think is pretty cool: infiltrating the masses when they least expect it…)
And don’t forget: if funds are tight and you want to enjoy/share our music, there’s always our Soundcloud streams, Spotify playlists etc, and the free downloads and mixtapes available here at bassnectar.net
With love from the Lorin & the Amorphous team
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Cheb i Sabbah was a musical pioneer, fusing together entire cultures of sound and music, pushing cutting edge blends of traditional songs with beats and ideas which were way ahead of his time.
“Chebiji” as he was affectionately known passed away November 6, 2013 at the age of 66 after being diagnosed with stomach cancer over 2 years ago. At that time he was given 4 weeks to live and through a combination of alternative therapies funded by his friends and fans, along with a sheer will to live, he exceeded all expectations for someone with an advanced stage of cancer.
We are releasing this special remaster as a benefit to his family: he has two kids and three grandkids, who are largely dependent on him. All the proceeds from this remix will go straight to the family.
Get this exclusive remix below or CLICK HERE
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BASSNECTAR + MOUNTAIN OASIS = BASS MOUNTAIN
Asheville friends – if you’d like a pair of free weekend passes to see us headline at Mountain Oasis alongside Nine Inch Nails and Pretty Lights, plus a signed custom Mountain Oasis poster, you must first create a Bass Mountain.
What is a Bass Mountain? You tell us. Draw it, photoshop it, photograph it, etch-a-sketch it – however be sure you tag it #BassMountain when you share to your preferred social network.
The best #BassMountain wins!
CLICK HERE FOR MOUNTAIN OASIS TICKETS + INFO
NEW YEAR’S EVE – NASHVILLE, TN: How could we not return for a third year? After selling out the last two years in rammed capacity, we are bringing the full scale 360 production back once again for another ride!
Please join us in the circle with bass heads coming from miles around as we bring in the New Year together, rotating 360 degrees for maximum immersion.
Presale Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 11am CDT, with full on sale this Friday.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
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Friends & Family – on behalf of the entire Bassnectar team I want to say THANK YOU for all your support!
Our new release “Take You Down” debuted #1 on iTunes Electronic, the Immersive Music Tour is stampeding across the country, and our new Immersive mixtape has had over 200k plays!
Bassnectar would not be possible without all of you. And all your love and support is DEEPLY appreciated. All of that energy is what drives us forward and makes OUR community strong!!!
We’re going to send out some Take You Down – Collector’s Edition bundles to show our appreciation.
Just leave a comment below to enter – or tag a friend in the comments if you’d like to enter them. We’ll pick winners at random this time tomorrow (4pm PST on Weds Oct 9th).
MUCH LOVE TO ALL BASS HEADS
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WE ARE COMING FOR YOU
Check out Immersive Music Tour 2013 dates: http://www.bassnectar.net/tour
Get Take You Down + exclusive gear – http://www.bassnectar.net/?p=16501
Get Take You Down on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-you-down-ep/id695162315
VANCOUVER + CALGARY
We did not forget you! Join us this November as we bring the Immersive Music Tour to WORLDS OF IMAGINATION
It was hard to wait this long to tell you, but finally we can announce, so it is with bursting enthusiasm that we can say “SEE YOU SOON!”
Vancouver – Nov 8th @ PNE Coliseum
Tickets + More Info Here
Calgary – Nov 10th @ Big Four Building at Stampede Park
Tickets + More Info Here
Our new 5-track release “Take You Down” has arrived with two brand new tracks plus three bonus tracks for your HEADS!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD + EXCLUSIVE GEAR
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VIA iTUNES
“Take You Down” was put together as a summertime jam… something deep and lush and euphoric. I started it while I was on vacation, and the general theme is basically falling in love and that slow-motion feeling you get when you plunge backwards into something overwhelming, but never hit the ground.
With pulsing chords, emotive synths, and heavy 808s, it’s a sonic follow-up to “Timestretch”, and I let West Coast Lo Fi huck together a remix.
Then I decided to include a few previously unreleased songs along with it… Of all the songs i have made with ill.Gates “Expanded” is by far my favorite: it was written like a film score, without beats and bass, and has become an anthem at the live shows.
“Raw Charles” was a little sketch I had going last year, and when I finished the “Here Come The Bastards Remix” for Primus I wanted to add something truly ridiculous at the end, so I asked Les if I could include a random piece of one of my songs on it as like an unexpected bonus of sonic brutality. He liked the idea. So for this release, I wanted to include “Raw Charles” all by himself.
And lastly, I finished “Color Storm” two years ago, and it was the centerpiece of a mixtape and a bonus track on our “Divergent Spectrum Remixes”, but never saw an official release, so I wanted to give another life to this special piece of music. The label wanted to release this as an EP, but I wanted to kind of under promise and over-deliver, so I like releasing it as a single, but giving 5 distinct tracks for the heads
You can stream the EP below, and get the download over in our store with some exclusive treats including a signed Take You Down deluxe lithograph and delicious new apparel.
>>> CLICK HERE TO GET “TAKE YOU DOWN” + EXCLUSIVE GEAR
>>> OR DOWNLOAD VIA: iTUNES / AMAZON / GOOGLE PLAY / BEATPORT / JUNO
>>> CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT IMMERSIVE TOUR DATES