BASSHEADS, this week you have the opportunity to witness a long awaiting, unforgettable performance with Bassnectar live at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday, November 8th! If you have ever been graced with a live performance from the Bass God himself, you know that his art brazenly oversteps the bounds of contemporary EDM, pulling from a dynamic array of source material and attracting lovers of all genres, from dubstep to metal, punk rock, hip hop, and all forms of EDM and beyond. His art is more than just an auditory experience; it serves to evoke all human senses with live shows that feature unparalleled light shows and awe-inspiring visual queues.
While his sound has evolved, his live sets have always been characterized by a boundless and open format, presented via his method of rapid fire clips and thunderous loops from any genre you can think of. He describes his art form as, "For me DJing is gloves off. It's about a no-rules, high creativity sound collage--taking different cultures and ideas and smashing them together. It's an art form. My intention is to make an impact on culture and human kind because I'm authentically blown away by life and I'm in awe of the magic of every moment. There's a lot of instances where true artistry and musical authenticity meet compromise," he adds "That's the threshold of selling out to me and I choose to compromise only when I feel like it will benefit my music and the fans. If it somehow ricochets and accidentally enriches the culture then that's great. And if it doesn't then that's a problem. "
Fans who've experienced Bassnectar's live production is already aware that he has a really technical style of DJing, and a very aggressive, interactive approach to playing a set. In his “Pushing Buttons or Pushing Boundaries” interview, he states:
“I like to get my hands dirty, take risks, and steer people on a powerful journey. I am constantly pushing myself beyond my comfort zone, expanding the boundaries of how to make people freak out and lose their minds. I work 20+ hours every week of the year on new content, new effects and new techniques. I view DJing as an art, and quite frankly as an honor, to perform for a captive audience in a world of short attention spans and overstimulation. During a set I work nonstop, frantically combining unlimited loops & sounds & samples & effects into customized “live remixes”. I also get the fuck down, I let myself dance and enjoy the music the same way I do when I am at home working in the studio: I LOVE music, and I have been producing, remixing, sampling, synthesizing, creating, and DJing for over 15 years.”
During a live performance, his goal is to bring you the most immersive “Bassnectar” experience possible. With his enhanced production, sound, and an alphabet of special effects, he wants to create the ideal atmosphere for people to lose themselves in the depths of music, like a journey into another world.
As an extremely dedicated fan myself, I have seen Bassnectar at least 10 times, in a span of over 3 years, 4 states, all in completely different venues since the first time his music graced my ears. It’s truly an event that I look forward to every year, and each time I see him live I know he is going to blow my mind and take me on a journey different from the last. During my timeline of falling in love with electronic style music – I have seen an over-excessive amount of live performances. As a result, I have found that there are few live shows in life when you get the opportunity to completely immerse yourself into the moment and personally go to a space where time, obligations, responsibilities, and identity all disappear and all you are left with is the music; Bassnectar does this for me every time.
Each show is completely different, raw, and authentic, and by seeing him live, as a fan you really get the opportunity to experience how Bassnectar showcases a brilliant display of the variation a song (or any song) can assume in the live setting, and no one in the EDM game does this as well as him. If you are the type of person who enjoy shows that make a difference in your life, and shake your ass off of course, then Bassnectar live at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is a show you must not miss – see you all there!