RECAP!!! Cozza Frenzy Tour Part 2

November 20th, 2009



After the first leg of the Cozza Frenzy tour, i left miami with a sore throat. We had just slammed through a crushing route of dates, each night bursting with energy, and mounting intensity. But quite literally, the second i walked into my home late sunday night (my flights delayed, my bags lost) i collapsed into my bed, and was literally on-and-off ill the entire time i was home. I had anticipated 10 days of non-stop studio time but instead my body forced me to slow down as best it could.

I did manage to create several hours of new loops and content for live shows, as well as a long overdue ‘metal-mashup’ set for a last-minute booking opening for Korn in Southern California. And that was how the second leg kicked off:

October 30: Trevor and i flew down to Orange County to slay an odd-ball crowd of metal heads, hybrid SoCal gangster thugs, youngster mods and face-painted goons, lots of headbangers and overall wierdos as well as shirtless jocks, and girls who *LOVE* eye shadow. I was excited. It turned out to be slightly lame because there was a massive hole in the audience where the promoters thought it would be cool to reserve PREMIUM dancefloor space for ‘VIP’ guests, but they failed to sell any of those passes, so half the front area was completely empty, while 2-3000 people packed in all around it. I played my heart out, highlight being a Sepultura mashup i’ve been wanting to drop for years. Then i slammed a fuckload of wine and rushed off to the hotel to knockout quick. Our biggest show of the tour was next:


October 31: Halloween in Denver. The largest venue i have ever played a headlining show at, not to mention it sold out 3500 tickets weeks in advance (THANK YOU COLORADO!!!), and there was an extra thousand-person afterparty also sold out. I am not sitting around bragging… i am like GAWKING from the sidelines in total shock… what kind of WEIRD world have i fallen backwards into…it’s out of control, immensely beautiful, but exponentially stranger and stranger. HDC and RJD2 played support, and The Fillmore exploded like a fucking thunder-bomb. The afterparty was good too, but i was a sweaty mess by the end, and after 3 loco shows in 24 hours i was ready to collapse.

11-3-09grandrapidssm1November 3: Sold Out 900+ people in Grand Rapids Michigan? On a Tuesday? WTF??? How does a tuesday night feel SO FORKING LOCO!?!?!? The crowd was amazing. my buddy had forwarded me some online goofball haters talking shit about Bassnectar in michigan, so i didn’t know what to expect. I put together a sketch set which was a mix of classics, new insane bangers, and some truly weird shit. At the end of the show, i literally wanted to hug every single person in that room. It was a totally wonderful energy rush. Angela took video of 2 dudes outside talking about some funnny stuffff!


November 4: Wednesday in Madison: rammed over capacity @ the Majestic… the venue shoots up vertically maybe 2 or 3 stories high with vaulted seats. It was our first night with Nosaj Thing (on the road for the next 3 weeks) doing support, and his music was the perfect set-up: rich, emotive, thick, strange, and full of infectious groove. When i finished i clambered up to the backstage and it was full of random kids who had broken in and were hiding up there… i shudder to think what they might have been doing, hopefully they had fun. Overall the Wisco crowd was amazing!

November 5: my first time playing in Bloomington…i expected maybe 100 people. Although the venue claimed to fit 800 people, our 500+ crowd was more than i could imagine squeezing into that room. When i walked into the back of the room at the end of Nosaj’s set i was immediately drenched in moisture…the air was dense with perspiration. I got to dig into lots of oldies and classics since it was a new place, but i literally recognized DOZENS of faces, so either those locals get around or those locos travelled a long way to Bloomington…either way it was a facemelter.

At the end i dove into the crowd to take a ‘family photo’ and when i climbed back onstage i sliced my pointer finger on broken glass and bled everywhere while i played an encore track and tried to stop the bleeding. Backstage Elliott laughed at me when we saw the cut: half an inch long and i looked like a sissy. and i AM a sissy. but it was deep and bled for days. As i type this i am happy to note it has healed and once again i just think it is so magical that our bodies heal themselves like this. there were all these girls backstage, and elliott brought back pizza, the girls were hanging with me and the crew but one of them was texting her boyfriend, and i guess ALL their boyfriends were outside in the car, and i flipped out. i was like “im not some backstage DJ schmuck!!!! tell your boyfriends to get their asses in here, its warm and we have pizza!” The guys were totally cool, and it turns out one of them was like the Bassnectar Pied Piper who was responsible for getting them all to come out to the Bloomington show. I was thrilled to meet him and give him a hi-5 with my working hand. It’s always like that, people ask for a picture, then the girls jump in and all their Dude buddies slink back and im like “get in tha fuckin picture! this isnt just for girls” maybe they just dont wana be photographed with some weirdo like me. hahahaa. that would probably be a good initial instinct. anyhow, where was i?


November 6: After Lollapalooza we kind of knew Chicago would sell out, but i had no idea that The House Of Blues was such a magnificent temple of mad-house art and architecture and overall a TOTALLY bizzarre and gorgeous venue. The crowd was *TOTALLY* bezerk, and the set was over in a single flash…2.5 hours of my life gone in an instant, felt sooo good and i was so excited i could barely sleep that night after playing. During sound check i asked the house light designer what he thought i should play in such a gorgeous, epic venue. He said something simple that blew my mind. something to the effect of “at the end of the day, these kids are coming here to PARTY. All i’ve heard about Bassnectar is your shows are off the hook and i think your fans are just coming to spend time together going wild” it was so simple, but beautiful. And i looked at our huge custom PK sound system lined up along the front of the stage, and i felt so excited and honored…teeming with anticipation to broadcast this mad-heavy bass music the way it was intended to be heard: FULL THROTTLE WITH MASSIVE LOW END! i felt more inspired than ever to just let myself explode and become one with the entire crowd because they mean so much to me.

detroitfamilyawesomephoto1November 7: Detroit. Every inch of that venue was soaked in sweat…We put loads of effort (thanks to Lia, Daysha, Angela, Justin, Ryan, and so many more) into hosting 4 community orgs to support and promote at the event, and everything about that just made the night feel extra special. Sweat was dripping on my head from the ceiling when i played my first song. After the show i split outside, ran down an alley and was trying to get to the bus but got mauled in the street by this fucking crazy gob of people. There was a massive make-shift streetparty/carshow thing happening as multiple venues emptied out onto the same street. It was awesome. We had raised over a thousand dollars for local Detroit community organizations, and overall it was a perfect close-out to 5 cities in a row.

November 10: Our third round at Boston’s Paradise club, and without question my favorite. It just gets better and better. I admit here that i lied outside on the street and told security that multiple people were “my brother” to try and get them in. When i’m outside a venue before a sold out show and someone comes up to meΒ  on the street and begging for help to get in, i cannot say no. After they stopped letting me pull moves like that, i went outside to try and pass out stickers to the other folks who couldn’t get tickets, but felt like kind of a cheapskate “hey sorry you can’t get into the show, here is a little freakin sticker” …i dont know. i meant well. At one point in the show the bouncers started kicking people out for crowd surfing. I signaled Elliott over and unfairly yelled at him to make that stop, but then one kid came crashing into my table and Elliott gave me an “i told you so” look so i shut up. haha! That Missy Elliott beat into the Lil Viscious beatbox mashup went off so hard, i decided i would play it at every show for the rest of the tour.

11-12-09-930-club-washington-5-copy1November 12: 2 years prior i had played the legendary 930 club in DC by opening for STS9… i remembered literally gaping at how big the venue was back then and literally wondering if i would ever play a venue like that on my own. The show was EPIC! Utterly sold out, and like in Detroit, i gave a dollar for every ticket sold to help 1 of 2 local groups Hip Hop Education and Urban Artistry, and in between Rex Riddim and Nosaj Thing, Urban Artistry cleared out a circle in the middle of the packed floor and these kids did banging dance moves while other kids from Hip Hop Education stood up bravely on stage rapping away. A lot of these kids were 5, 6, 7 years old. it was SO PRECIOUS!!!!! That one kid rapping about brushing his teef “Just HUSH! and listen to the sound of my BRUSH! SHH SHH SHH SHHHHH SH SH SHH SH SHSHHHHHH” it was HOT! he was like 3 feet tall!


November 13: NYC…yes, friday the 13th. I am tempted to mention how lame i think it is to take nitrous…what a horrendously pointless and dumb waste of the precious brain and body. But i *honestly* don’t mean that as a personal judgment, i more mean that as a heartfelt ‘heads up’ …i’ve seen a lot of people get really effed up from that. So be careful out there. Other than that weird scene outside, *INSIDE* the event was a throbbing, bursting freakshow. i played my heart out, the whole crew went bananas. We had a full day of interviews and press and stuff, and there was a journalist who flew over from the UK to cover the show. this was pretty strange for me, so i just kind of kept my eyes closed most of the time and made weird noises in my head while i played my favorite songs. There were some really weird and random combinations that happened live on the spot which was super exciting. My little sister was in the house, and bunch of friends who flew out from Cali, got *WAY* too drunk, and it caused me to bar them from the bar the next night in…


phillyfamphotoNovember 14: Philly
We played this same venue last year, and while it felt great and was full of people, this time there were literally twice as many people. I tried starting off TOTALLY differently than i have all fall, and it was weird. The crowd was looking ecstatic and making tons of noise but the whole front row was just STANDING THERE, still as hell. I played ready2rage and they went monkeyshit, so i guess that answered my internal question of what do they want? they want loco wobblestep. ok! πŸ™‚ These 3 nights were *SO* indecently hot, like nasty nasty hot, but Philly was the most absurd. The good folks at the venue said their AC had broken that night, but i feel there was a greater conspiracy going on behind the scenes, designed to make me sweat myself to death or something…but the crazier it got, the more amped up i felt, and as i was losing my voice and my mind at the same time i decided to just totally let go…it was the last night till Mississippi next week, and our last east coast show, so why not go totally BUCKFUCKINGWILD!!!!

Much love to the east coast, the midwest, and our friends in colorado.
i feel an amazing community building up and i just LOVE IT.

overall i just feel overflowing with an insane amount of gratitude…literally impossible to express, totally beyond words. which doesn’t really explain why i just typed so many in an effort to simply say:

thank you ALL!



153 Responses to “RECAP!!! Cozza Frenzy Tour Part 2”
  1. you should really check out Conjure One if you haven't yet… it would be AHHHHmazing if you mixed some of them [esp. 'I believe']. you should take a day and listen to their albums.. amazing.

  2. Dono Lind says:

    OHHH SHITTT! and the crowd went crAzily crazed! hahaha. hey have you ever heard of this kid named Kid Cudi? ive listenin to his stuff lately and he's pretty sweet. haha.

  3. CheynSaw says:

    I was at the Philly show (it was my first show ever) it was awe inspiring. Your music makes me involuntarily smile when im listening to it by myself and then go ape shit when im there live. I cant wait for you to come back. your music makes me feel like nothing else I know, its powerful and I trully appreciate you and your music, Thank you.

    I dont want to sound lame, but slapping you up at the end of the show was like a dream come true, haha.

    • Bassnectar says:

      slapping? yu mean a hi 5?
      hopefully i didnt get bitchslapped in filly, thats never a good thing
      no seriously, glad you enjoyed it
      here is to many more!

      • Anonymous says:

        haha, yeah it was a high 5. Thanks for getting back to me bro. I am
        definitely looking forward to next time.

  4. mojoJAYjo says:

    lorin, bassnectar…my friend. you give me a constant flow of inspiration…and it never gets old. Frankly, im pretty sure it will NEVER get old. I was at your show in Detroit…and just want to say…you dont need drugs or alcohol to feel high at your shows. I think you emmit a trigger in the brain that just gets you high off the energy that comes from you! I was totally sober, and loved every effin second of it. I brought a couple of my friends who have never seen you before but i have showed them a lot of your music. My friend and fellow band-mate, Kelvin (black dude with glowsticks in his ears hah) , ran into you after the show, and was ecstatic that he met you. You gave him and myself a boost up of confidence and inspiration. We'll have to send you some of our music πŸ™‚ it would be my honor to. I hope to meet you someday…you seem like such an incredible person, and to be able to merely catch eyecontact with you would be a dream. I wish to give you a handshake, just to show you how happy you can make one person compared to a venue full of people!!

    much much love, thank you for being alive and on this earth today
    good luck with your travels…
    Until next time πŸ™‚

    Jess– Columbus, OH

    • Bassnectar says:

      nice one jess!!!!

      i agree about the fact that you dont need drugs or alcohol to let loose and cause a frenzy… that's awesome that you are also able to just let yourself go and meltdown like that, im on the same page. i drink coffeee sometimes, and red wine, or ill have the occasional whisky, but other than that its just like bonghits of ENTHUSIASM and doses of liquid creativity

      • Anonymous says:

        agreed!! i do the same, in fact red wine is my favorite of all. other than that, you can leave it to your mind and body to give you that extra kick πŸ˜‰

        keep on keepin’ on, and much love.
        cant wait to hype up with you again!
        Columbus would be an awesome place for you to come to.
        Your fan-base base here is anticipating to bump to your sound in our hometown πŸ˜‰


  5. Matt Evans says:

    YO Lorin, saw you in Columbia MO last week. First time seeing you and it was an amazing show!!! i cant believe some asshole threw a beer up at you… im so sorry for that. i hope whoever that was got theirs. total dick thing to do.. thank you for not just stopping right there and leaving. i was afraid u were going to walk off, but i wouldnt have blamed you. i was up front row balcony fryin on a rolling stone… amazing stuff man. i dig what ya do. keep doin what you do, and please come back to Columbia Missouri ASAP. people love you here!!!

  6. AMit says:

    fuck man! thank you so much for doing what you do. Seriously. you bring joy to me, and many, many others I'm sure. really. your music brings happiness and I'm very thankful you're out there

  7. Matt Hack . Entheogen says:

    It meant a lot to me that you'd play Imogen Heap last night, it brings up a lot of memories and emotions. Your music is passionate and mentally stirring , though I did feel your style in Calgary last night at Symon's Valley was very aggressive. The music was amazing, you really dropped the bass

    Your track selection was divine, it really connected me with a piece of myself I needed to find. Truly, an inspiration.

    Much love, peace.

  8. seanwidmer says:

    i was just at symons vally ranch last night and i thought your set was totally mindbending that was a awsome show !! the vibes you guys laid down where crayz want my hands on some of those unreal tracks you manage to have a hold of , some of that dubstep felt as if it was from another star system!! Best show ive ever seen thanks alot for everything you do

  9. Andree says:

    “lorin, bassnectar…my friend. you give me a constant flow of inspiration…and it never gets old. Frankly, im pretty sure it will NEVER get old. I was at your show in Detroit…and just want to say…you dont need drugs or alcohol to feel high at your shows. I think you emmit a trigger in the brain that just gets you high off the energy that comes from you! I was totally sober, and loved every effin second of it.”

    yes!!!! thank you, my first absolutely sober show and fucking amazing (no way ever i thought it would be anything less)

    thanks for giving us multiple eargasms in edmonton =)

  10. d_anna says:

    Hey lorin, I was reading this blog today and it made me think of you.
    You may have already heard of it but if you haven't check it out :
    It provokes a lotta thought…..kind of like you and your music =) lol.


  11. angelaoohlahlah says:

    woot woot goes da sound of da policeeeeeee


  12. DR Dre says:

    wow just saw the stagecam video from fayetteville and it pretty much summed up the night…. i love it, jimmy johns is the shit.
    dose dose πŸ˜‰

  13. rebdaugh says:

    The bloomington show was amazing, thanks for pics backstage, and COME BACK asap, we love you here, chi, stl, wherever really, I'll be there!

  14. Ben says:

    Glad I was able to make it out to Denver for the Halloween show. My friends and I built a vacation around that show and had a f-in blast! Minus the crazy snow storm on the way there. Your music is inspirational, absolutely beautiful, and down right dirty, all at the same time! I love it! I'll see you somewhere in the midwest or beyond on your next tour. Count on that!

  15. dalyjackson says:

    Lorin! We love you here in GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN!!! Rothbury Music Fest 2010!!!

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  17. fifthletteralphabeter says:

    yoooo b-nectar, sooo pumped you keep comin back to kelowna, missed the show last year but theres no way im missin it this year! 2 mooore days. big ups on comin to our little town and our little night club im sure the fuckin walls will be shaaaaaaaaakin with the bassliness! CANT WAITTTTTT!

  18. phazerave says:

    Just saw the show in calgary, I drove 9 hours up from missoula, MT just to see it and went through so much bullshit the whole way (IE customs finding bud in my pocket, and my car breaking down completely costing me almost 400 dollars.) but when I saw you FUCKING CARPET BOMB the ranch, I completely lost my mind, and everything …shitty about the whole trip was blown away completely. Thank you Bassnectar! Thank you PK! You guys are my FUCKING HEROS. oh and on another note, I was spinning poi and one of your photographers took a super trippy awesome pic and i was wondering if there was any way I could grab it?

  19. so, brought in new years this year listening to you and glitch mob in a cave with my 'tribe'… manifesting some crazy shit right now to make it san fran [for the first time] to bring in the new years with you for REAL. every time i think about it- i get so energetically charged. would mean the WORLD to me if you helped manifest with positive [you will BE HERE] thoughts. sea of dreams. <3 infinite love. see you soon, friends.

  20. Last night in Nelson: Inspiring. Lorin, I've seen you over 20 times… Your show can be anywhere, anytime, and I can be there with anyone, it doesn't matter. I always end up in the same place. It's some transmorgified knarled out circusland where the lions are tamed by snare whips, and elephant toes crush basslines. I felt like I was a kid in the crowd picked out by the ringmaster to become part of the show. Thank you for what you do and where you take us.

  21. kjbecker says:

    Grandrapids and detriot was siiiiiiiiiiiick nasssssssssssssty!!!! soooo many people!!! sooooo much nasty sweat that i was slipping on upstairs on the balcony while raging.
    Thanks for chattin with me during ur traffic jam in detriot….. GLAD TO KNOW UR COMING BACK!!!!!!

    keep comin with the whomps

  22. Angel says:

    the truly wierd shit was exactly what we needed in Michigan

  23. Amit says:

    I saw you early in november in detroit…my head is still rumbling. no joke. I was up near the stage the whole time. It was like trying wrestle a nile crocodile. I needed it too…I'm a law student, guess how exciting that can be. thanks for doing what you do

  24. dankz420 says:

    You must play at summer camp and rothbury!!! your shows are amazing, lollapalooza was the best ive ever been to. you tear chicago up!

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  28. Meesh says:

    i checkin out the photos during the fall tour and seeing the ones from Nashville kinda took me back to that night. in that pic you have your hair put up and i remembered that it had gotten so hot in Exit/In that the amps blew and it was like an hour before you could come back up. some people seemed upset that we had no bass for like an hour but i knew you'd come back on and when you did you fuckin hit it HARD. that was the best show i've ever been to and i had SO much hype and energy.

  29. Griffin Cypher says:

    haha Lorin- thanks for putting that video of us from Grand Rapids up! Looking forward to catching you all again soon. I literally did drive home and get soapy wet!

    • Lorin says:

      hey is that you??? with the nose-lip? or the bathtub??

      • Griffin Cypher says:

        ha. I'm the guy that likes baths.

      • Griffin Cypher says:

        the other guy is my good homie Adam and the girl is my girlfriend Leda. We drove a hefty distance and thoroughly enjoyed getting sweaty with you.

        • Lorin says:

          WORD! WICKED!
          yalls are always welcome in the house of bassnectar!
          fucking HILARIOUS expression of the exact same things i experience when i freak out to music

          • Griffin Cypher says:

            well we'd all like to formally request that you formally request “The house of Bassnectar” be you're own nightly stage at Rothbury next summer. sherwood forest? make it happen.

          • Lorin says:

            i offered that for this past year…i dont think they are tryna feel that

            but if you make it happen, i will go the fuck off and put together the SICKEST lineup of bassmusic and freakmusic and splasharoundsoapmusic


  30. wojo (in the plaid hat ;D) says:

    KNOXVILLE was off the fucking chain! best show ive heard all year! simply nuts

    so sad i couldnt make it down to the georgia, south carolina and last 2 nc shows..


    PLAY PITTSBURGH!! or atleast something closer to ALLGOOD! ;D

  31. wojo (in the plaid hat ;D) says:

    and for the LOVE OF ANYTHING SACRED…

    atleast what are the names of the following 2 songs:
    played at allgood/philly: something about cellular phones and when the amt kick everybody hit the ground we got good kick from the fifty series fires im going robbin im going robbin..? something like that..

    and also played in dc/philly: it goes thru a couple different animals, like the lions go rawrrrrr and the bees buzzing dananana nanananananna WOMP

    if anyone has any info please help, i cant get them out of my head and need to hear them again!

    • wojo (in the plaid hat ;D) says:

      im retarded i remember the first one is posse on broadway.. i still dont know the animal one πŸ™

    • Lorin says:

      thats funny to read. reading that is how i would sound if i ever rapped.
      somebody SLAP me if i ever do.

      i think the first one is POSSE ON BROADWAY, and the second one, i am pretty sure is the Bassnectar & iLL Gates remix of “LIONS”

      yu can get it in the LISTEN section of this website methinks

  32. bassjunky says:

    Looking forward to your show in Detroit in April : ) I think you will like this venue more than the other Detroit show at St. Andrews Hall ( not hot, a whole lot bigger, a lot more beautiful)

    “my buddy had forwarded me some online goofball haters talking shit about Bassnectar in michigan, so i didn’t know what to expect”

    Well considering rothbury 08, all of your grand rapids shows the past few years, DEMF 2009, and the Detroit St. Andrews Hall show, you should keep in mind that all that haters will stay at home and only the true bass freaks will make it out to see you, not to mention the majority of your following is willing to put obscene amounts of time into driving to see a 2 hour set from their favorite dj!

    Best wishes and hope you have some productive time in the studio!

    – bassjunky

  33. Christy says:

    Hey, I'm driving a pretty far distance to Arcata on the 3rd. I have been trying to see you live for a while now and I finally get to! So stoked ! Anyway, what's will call? Is that how I get the tickets? I bought them off this site but there was nowhere to print them or anything. I just don't wanna show up and get turned away because I did something wrong…. that would be sooo lame. As you can probably tell, I'm unfamiliar to shows and concerts, I've only been to like two in my whole life : ) Anyways, thanks for your time!

    • Basscorsair says:

      Howdy Miss Christy, If the charge went through on your card and you got a confirmation number, you should be able to pick up the tickets at the venue's will call window. Basically, when you get there, you ask people where the will call line is and you give them your name once you get to the window. It's always a good idea to bring the receipt of your purchase with you, just to make sure.
      Hope that helps!

      • Lorin says:

        Also, its always a good idea to bring gifts to share with the people in line. including but not limited to:

        1. goggles or fancy masks
        2. paper and pencil for games of tic tac toe
        3. cameras, to take crazy pictures with
        4. maybe a hot potato to help them stay warm if its cold outside
        5. sparkling water, mixed with spirulina and strawberry essence.

        leave your bling at home, bring your will call receipt and your inner beast and be ready to rage


  34. lara says:

    Ya'll are playing in charlottesville on my birthday! it is the first bassnectar show I won't have to travel to..! can't wait!

    • Lorin says:

      nice one
      happy birthday
      i suppose it is finally time to tell you that we planned this specially knowing it was your birthday. haha
      we shall light it UP!

      • lara says:

        thanks! of course it was specially planned! ha you played on my best friend tylers birthday in charleston this fall too! we are pretty lucky
        can't wait to rage face to some bass
        keep up the jams and the good times

  35. lara says:

    thanks! of course it was specially planned! ha you played on my best friend tylers birthday in charleston this fall too! we are pretty lucky
    can't wait to rage face to some bass
    keep up the jams and the good times

  36. Shasta Lee says:

    Lorin! –
    I went back and read all of this again, and I so much enjoy all of the personal stories you share with us about your crazy touring adventures. I know your 2011 spring tour is INSANELY smashed and sold out and it's going to require a lot of dedication time and hard work (which is why i'm volunteering MY time as an amBASSador ) BUT, i'd love to hear some of the wild shit you and your crew have encountered. I was at the Madison show 4/8/11, and I saw that you tweeted you broke down & had to rent a car and drive here? COMMITMENT!!!. that show was nutso<3 So, tell us more! i know you've got some good stuff ta share with all the inquiring bass heads=]

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