Something big is on the horizon for the dance music industry. Tom Morello, guitarist of one of the most legendary rock groups Rage Against The Machine, has asked Bassnectar to join his electronic music project. The music producer, who has been a long time fan of RATM, recently confirmed the collaboration with Rolling Stone.
[Morello]’s working on this really cool project where he’s working with multiple electronic music producers to create electronic songs that he can recreate live on this super, perverted, unexplainable, bastardized guitar mutant instrument thing.
An experimental project seems like something right up Bassnectar’s alley, as genre-bending music projects like Noise vs. Beauty are what helped him gain his mass following in the dance music world. It’s also not the first time he’s collaborated with artists outside of EDM: he’s worked with artists like Lupe Fiasco on “Vava Voom” throughout his career. Morello’s side project has yet to be named or really announced, but with ties to Knife Party and Skrillex as well, this team up has the potential to rock the foundation of dance music in the near future.
Hopefully this will be a better hard rock/electronic collaboration than KorN’s maligned attempt in 2011 with The Path Of Totality. But then again, comparing Jonathan Davis to Tom Morello is likely just as foolish.
On another note, Bassnectar’s newest forthcoming album Into The Sun will be released June 30th. Can he make it into the Top 10 albums of 2015 like he did last year? Probably.
Source: Rolling Stone