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Bassnectar, is an American DJ and record producer. He is based out of San Francisco.[1]

History

Early career

Ashton grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and initially identified with visual arts rather than music, creating movies with his dad’s camera at the age of ten. He experienced an immediate sense of welcome and comfort going to raves in the mid-nineties, which led to the confluence of his heavy and electronic style of music. He began creating music in the 1990s, using a variety of programmes such as Vision/OpCode, Reason, and Ableton Live. In the mid-90s, he briefly toured with Exhumed as a bass player.

Bassnectar played house parties in the San Francisco Bay Area and began gaining momentum at Burning Man, often playing up to 7 sets a night. He released his first album in 2001 and performed as Bassnectar for the first time in 2002.

Artistry

Bassnectar's channels his influences from a vast plethora of genres to produces his own style of Dubstep that breaks boundries and causing immense feelings of euphoria and enlightenment to the listener.

Tours and live performances

Bassnectar performs regularly at a variety of music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco, Coachella, the Electric Daisy Carnival, the Electric Forest Festival, Lollapalooza, and Wakarusa. In 2012, Bassnectar sold over 250,000 tickets, not including festivals.

Bassnectar finished in fourth place in the 2013 America's Best DJ competition conducted by DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ.

Discography

Albums

YearAlbumPeak positions
USUS
Dance
2003Motions of Mutation
2004Diverse Systems of Throb
2005Mesmerizing The Ultra
2007Underground Communication
2009Cozza Frenzy24
2011Divergent Spectrum422
2012Vava Voom342
2014Noise vs. Beauty211
2015Into the Sun461
2016Unlimited491

EPs

YearTitlePeak positions
USUS
Dance
2008Heads Up
2009Art of Revolution
2010Timestretch
2010Wildstyle1023
2012Divergent Spectrum Remixes
2012Freestyle793
2013Take You Down
2014NVSB Remixes

Singles

YearTitleAlbum
2002"Float"Non-album single
2004"Creation Lullaby"Diverse Systems of Throb
2005"Booty Line/California Sunrise"Non-album single
"Taurine Thruster"Motions of Mutation
"Everybody"Mesmerizing The Ultra
2006"Blue State Riddim"
2007"Yo"
(featuring Kristina Maria)
Underground Communication
"Bomb Tha Blocks"
(featuring Persia)
2008"Viva Tibet"
(produced with Freq Nasty; released for Giveback.net's "March to Tibet" campaign
Non-album single
2009"Land of the Lupes"
2010"Here We Go"Timestretch EP
"Bass Head"
"Magical World"
(featuring Nelly Furtado)
Non-album single
"Wildstyle Method"Wildstyle EP
2011"Upside Down"Divergent Spectrum
"Above and Beyond"
(with Seth Drake)
2012"Vava Voom"
(with Lupe Fiasco)
Vava Voom
"Ugly"
(with Amplive)
2014"Now"
(featuring Rye Rye)
Noise vs. Beauty
"You & Me"
(featuring W Darling)
2015"DJ Sona's Ultimate Skin Music"
(released as Concussive (Bassnectar x Renholdër))
Non-album single

Mixtapes

YearTitle
1999Dreamtempo
2001Freakbeat for the Beatfreaks
2002Beatfreak Bohemia
20062006 BBC Pacific Breaks Special
2008Smashers & Mashers
Leftfield Downtempo Hyphop
2009Live Mixset for KISS FM
20102010 IDJ Mixtape
Bassnectar BBC Mixtape
2011Color Storm Remixtape
20122012 BBC MistaJam Mixtape
Amorphous Music Mixtape Volume 7
European Vacation Mix
Freestyle Mixtape
2013Immersive Music Mixtape Part One & Two
2015Mixtape 13

Remixes

YearTitleArtist
2009"Teleport Massive"
(featuring Zumbi)
Bassnectar
2010"Prince"Deftones
2011"Lights"Ellie Goulding
"Immigraniada"Gogol Bordello
2013"Alkher Illa Doffor"Cheb i sabbah
"Rez"Underworld
2014"Feeling Good"Nina Simone
2015"Midnight"Joker
"Beauty Of The Unhidden Heart"The Glitch Mob

Videos

  • "Bomb Tha Blocks" (2007)
  • "Vava Voom" (2012)
  • "Ugly" (2012)
  • "Midnight" by Joker (Bassnectar Remix) (2015)
  • "Reaching Out" (2016)
  • "TKO" (2016)