By: Jonathan Gross
It's been evident from Lorin Ashton's DJ sets that he's been digging the experimental sound of acts like DMVU, Proko, and Zebbler Encanti Experience, but when it comes to the latest Bassnectar EP, Reflective, the iconic spinster keeps his sonic signature intact. Teaming up with a number of classic collaborators, and digging deeper into the sound that made him one of the biggest figures in the electronic music scene today.
The 6-track release balances future and melodic bass leanings, glitchy soundscapes, and a few diversions down the underground bass rabbit hole. “Arps of Revolución,” “Was Will Be” with longtime friend and powerful vocalist Mimi Page, and “Horizons” with Dorfex Bos skew towards the beautiful side of the low end spectrum. Ashton has been a fan of G Jones as long as we have, and the Santa Cruz roots run deep as these two reunite on the aptly named “Underground,” which is, as expected, the most adventurous track on the release. Longtime Bassnectar companion Gnar Gnar returns with Born I Music on “I'm Up,” and newcomer Macntaj pairs up on “Infrared” for the two most straightforward songs for bassheads that will get everyone's motor running.
Bassnectar is gearing up for some massive festival plays at Electric Forest the next two weekends, and then rockets towards his big Colorado 3-night stand and September's Bass Center in Hampton, Virginia. In between, Ashton will play one of the most anticipated events of the year in Global Eclipse Gathering. These new tracks will get fans drooling over this jam-packed summer schedule.
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