Land of The Lupes!

July 24th, 2009


Welcome to Bassland. Thanks for tuning in

And thank you SO MUCH to everyone who took the time to send us feedback, comments, thoughts and perspective. I decided to not respond to each one individually, because the point is i need to finish some music, but i soaked up all your ideas with vigor, and i am ever more inspired from it. Keep it coming…

We’ve got a new little bootleg for your ear drummmmms this week! It’s a mish-mash of components and it’s on the downtempo side of things…

landofthelupesfinal1I took the beat of a long-overdue unreleased tune called “Stretch Reflex” and melted it together with the synths and melodies from another song that was supposed to be on Underground Communication, but ended up getting saved for later. It was written as a pensive homage to the dead, the original melodics sound like a black metal song but in this version they have kind of a nice 1990’s Orb or FSOL feel to them…that sound will never get old for me! Then i took some of the prettier melodies from that song and mixed them with a Lupe Fiasco acapella (i looooove his voice) and it became one of my favorite tunes to close a party with.

So this week we give to you ‘Land of the Lupes’ which is the working title of this goofily random combination of sounds, and an unrelated homage to one of my favorite bands in the world, Land of the Loops. It will most likely be included as an instrumental on the upcoming album this fall, and that “Stretch Reflex” beat will most likely be released on my website as a DJ Tools & Loops collection.

BUT FIRST! i will analyze myself:

And i will precede that with an admission: I am, perhaps, overly analytical at all times.

I remember when my father told me “you can do whatever you want in life – ANYTHING you want – but you cannot do everything”.

Implicit in his message to me was when you choose “Yes” to any one thing, you actively choose “No” to everything else. And that makes saying yes, at least for me, VERY difficult.

masssss dificil.

Because i want to do SO MANY THINGS, and i go soooo many directions simultaneously. And i am not afraid to admit when I’m wrong, even when i’m dead wrong. So it makes me open to a zillion possibilities.

This is probably the hardest to deal with when making music.

Every SINGLE second of any song (or potential song) can do/go/be anything/anywhere. The tempo can change, the layers can change, the drums can go out, or switch up, or get thick, or repeat, or the melody can switch voices, or go dry, or get new effects, or the effects can automate, etc etc etc.

i LITERALLY have spent/wasted/given thousands and thousands of hours of my life to this bizarre process, and there are now countless half-finished tracks living in a ghostly in-between-state of nonexistence on my computers…songs that may one day exist fully, but for now are awesome combination of possibilities, tangents, and explorations.

‘Land of the Lupes’ is a mixture of beats from one song, and melodies from 1 of the many versions of another unfinished song…they were totally unrelated, and also have nothing to do with the acapella.

but Happy Accidents lead to sometimes happy results, and that’s maybe one reason i think this tune sounds so good.

Keep in mind, like Goldiloxxx, we always want the porridge to be JUST RIGHT, not too hot not too cold.

Not too hard. not too soft.

This song is a bit on the softer side, so maybe its a balance for some of the new grinders pumping out of the labs these days… Viva La Tempo Changes! Viva La Ripping Sleazy Bass Patches! Viva La Musica!

So “Land of the Lupes” is kind of the goldilocksical counter-balance to the hardcore edge (like ‘Ready To Rage’ and the “Lions” remix); and i hope you enjoy them both, in their own special ways…

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  • AMarron

    Sick beat with a smooth tempo that leaves a relaxed groove to move to… so good.

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  • brianxaos

    excellent necta subliminals

  • YAY

  • jonatx

    Thank you thank you thank you!


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  • bjmurray

    Love the Land of the Lupes!!
    Would like to here that at Sham as well as the other song you have been finishing sets with. Cant remember the name right now but other people have mentioned it in this blog. Haunting female vocals your are trying to clear the rights for.
    Can't waite for Sham!! Two weeks!!
    Thanks again Lorin

  • Derek R.

    That's what im talkn bout “supperior listenability”… very good, thank you Nectar-san

  • angiebrown

    that's my same problem, and the root of my prolific production.. the possibilities are endless!! wonderful, yet, wtf.

  • aaronhelisek

    Went nuts at Demf when you played this, but by then my brain had melted.

  • oh gosh…THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I looooooved this song live in sc and sf… the fluidity of it makes me sooo happy… such a good song to bob your head to.. : )

    and most definitely, thank you for taking the time that you do take to make your songs just right… the effort most def does not go unappreciated. Everything you've done with music has been a huge part of my life and for that I thank you. I think there is a certain beauty to art being so dynamic at any and all times, as tedious as that may be. I'm quite glad that music is your calling because you handle it so well….

    Thanks for everything Lorin. You are quite awesome buddy!


  • laurence01

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  • thanks L. Chicago-represent. man, am I home sick. this really helped my headache though. you've remixed this song before? or I've got some nasty DaJa Vu going on….

  • nectarjunkie

    thank you so much for the new release!!!! i'm trying my damndest to make it out to Symbiosis!!! My top 5 favorite DJ's all in one place!!!
    I can't believe what they did to you at Palooza running you up against Tool. That's rough man.
    Anyway- i'll be there when you come thru nashville for sure. maybe Knox too!!!
    Much Lov

  • katevonschledorn

    home from basscoast, figured I would check back to see whatcha got going on here and WhoA. that's exactly what I was envisioning… smooth and melty like sexy seduction…haha… Nice one Lorin…sweet sauce…Uhhh

    Kate 🙂
    PS: i'm sitting here with missy LYNX…lovin on this shiznizzle

  • Thank You For This Auditory Masterpeace, not to much of anything but still leaving you wanting more


    Hope All Is Well

    Heal Them With Positive Vibes


  • plus2

    Great track, love the fusion of some of your older synths with the midtempo. land of the loops vocal is sickness. super stoked to hear this.

  • nectarjunkie

    more stuff like this for new album!!! and feel free to put out more than 10 songs!!!

  • freedom is better than breathin. keep freein our minds Lorin, u are more powerful (in a transformative sense) than u might know. this website is the alpha before the omega, i love watching you evolve and develop your presence. keep inventing the future bro.

  • rob12347

    Glad to know were in the same demension. keep on the travels old soul 😉

  • UnknownSpectrum

    lovin' it bro, keep it comin'!

  • whoa. I like it. Dream-Hyphy.

  • jeebus_christ

    needs more nectar, less lyrics

  • SICK.

    LOVE IT.



  • jesshu

    heyy…i poted a comment under another bbog thing for feedback,
    i think soethign as melodic as this land of the lupes is exactly what you need to do more of. i am a huge fan of your mesmorizing the ultra!
    also i suggested doin more of you classic dirty bass tunes, maybea add in a little old school 1950's swing music… just an idea..
    also, i think maybea a little less vocals would be good to, otherwise its more of a song to sing to, and less of a song to dance to


  • Nice.

  • loganlbf

    put your live shit up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pichegroove

    I would love to get a copy of the Sonic Bloom show, that was some syck shit!!!!!

  • asin

    Loved it. I've always been a big fan of the extremes. The big bass whompers. And the lullaby/epic/smooths. This was great. Much enjoyed.


    You are a sick individual, and I love it.

  • just saw you in NYC at the fillmore… sick show, when u played the bootleg of Where Is My Mind it was so ill!!! any chance of you posting that here?

    • i made that one for the fall tour…. will rinse it and then prolly put it on a podcast as soon as i make one. but im sooo frickin overdue to make a new podcast that it might have to wait…. glad you like it! send me more tracks to remix

  • by the way, i'm a designer and i totally feel you on the analytical mind… it takes me forever to finish shit cause i get caught up in the infinite possibilities, but for me i found that sometimes working on shit drunk helps, cause it clouds my own tolerance for being analytical… haha. maybe not the best methodology but sometimes you just gotta say fuck it!!

    • haha
      if i ever become an alcoholic i will blame you.

  • d_anna

    same here!!!
    (to what henry said)

  • Lunchbox

    Any chance you are going to put up your smashing pumpkins mix up on here. that track is dope

    • hey
      that sucker (like so many other suckers) is strictly live-show material

  • Sean

    yesterday i heard this song and got on my long bored and rode it until i fell over this shit is genius

  • Sean

    yesterday i heard this song and got on my long bored and rode it until i fell over this shit is genius

  • michael

    i love this

  • Currently listening to your “Seek & destroy” remix. What a choon!!! Wob wob Keep it up!!!

  • Mike

    Ive heard this song before but it was a little different. It was longer with no lyrics and a chick singing i think in another language later in the song. Anybody know what song I heard?

    • Check info above, this was made using parts from other unreleased Bassnectar tracks include ‘Stretch Reflex’