Bassnectar
Bassnectar

Bassnectar

About Bassnectar

Describing his music style as “omnitempo maximalism,” DJ and producer Bassnectar integrated numerous styles—everything from dubstep to metal—to become one of the biggest names in electronic music.

• Born Lorin Ashton, Bassnectar spent his early life in a commune near San Jose. His musical journey began in his teens. After learning how to play the guitar, he formed a death metal band called Pale Existence.
• He discovered rave culture in his late teens. By the mid-’90s, he was regularly performing as DJ Lorin, and by the end of the decade, he’d begun releasing mixtapes.
• Experimenting with heavy bass, he began to build a reputation at festivals like Burning Man, where he was a regular throughout the 2000s. By the middle of the decade, he’d become popular enough to tour the country and play 150 shows per year.
• He made his first appearance on the charts when 2009’s Cozza Frenzy peaked just outside the Top 20 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums.
• His 2014 album Noise vs. Beauty became his first of three No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums. The LP also broke through to the pop charts, reaching No. 21 on the Billboard 200.
• Bassnectar issued 2020’s All Colors before stepping back from music following allegations of sexual misconduct.

  • HOMETOWN
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • BORN
    February 16, 1978

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