I speak from personal experience when I say this statement, stolen from Bassnectar’s homepage bio, couldn’t be more accurate:
The Bassnectar experience engulfs the senses. It is as physical as it is auditory- the adventure has no rules, no limitations, and no hesitation in fusing the familiar with the strange or the classic with the cutting edge.
While the dubstep movement sweeps across the underground music scene at summer music festivals and electronic events, Bassnectar has found a way to appeal to the masses who might not otherwise care for the industrial-sounding wobble music defined by the term “dubstep”.
In an interview with Rudy Kizer earier this year, Bassnectar explained his unique methodology to crafting the perfect bass-heavy mashup. “The traditional definition of a mashup where the emphasis is on the gimmick, and you’re like “wow, check it out – here’s a Prince track mixed with a Missy Elliott track and here’s the Beatles acapella over it”. That’s less interesting to me than actually taking a work of art that I love and just mutating it a bit. So, I’ll take a Metallica song or some kind of track from my childhood that I love and just make it heavier, and thicker, and a little bit more bestial.”
Next Wednesday, Bassnectar returns to Bloomington to perform at The Bluebird. There’s a group of IndyMojo mofo’s headed south to catch this show; we were all at The Vogue for his insane concert back in April and wouldn’t miss this for the world. Comment here if you’re looking for concert/carpool buddies.
If he can do this to a field of 25,000 people, imagine what Bassnectar will do to an indoor club whose maximum capacity is 400.
P.S. I was totally there^.