Bassnectar‘s first AMA since 2013 is the hottest thing on Reddit right now — bursting with a mass of information about his inspired music, massive shows, crazy dedicated following, perspectives on life, spreading kindness, and more!
This candid Q&A session with Lorin Ashton comes as his Reflective EP release is in full force, and fittingly so, he’s taken this time to truly reflect with fans about the release, Bass Center, and a new project titled Freestyle Sessions (just to name a few topics).
Here are some highlights of the Bassnectar AMA!
BASS CENTER 2018
While his Bass Center 2016 music festival in Colorado brought about the biggest show of his career to date, he’s still happy to go back to Hampton Coliseum in Virginia for the event in 2017. Looking forward, he already has ideas in the works for for Bass Center 2018.
“As it happens we have this AMAZING camp ground in Colorado which we are working on something for 2018… it’s just all SO much work to pull this stuff off,” he explained. “So while we are working on that, I got to put together something I’m arguably even more inspired by.”
This brings us to Bassnectar’s latest project, his Freestyle Sessions.
“This is something I hope to do all over, and basically turn the Creativity Knob up to max… getting to just DJ in a freestyle context [like what would i play at a house party] mixed with all the magic of how our shows have evolved… It’s super inspiring.”
During Freestyle Sessions, the stage will be diminished, and the space will be omni-directional, but that’s not the only thing he’s changing up.
“I have been working OVERTIME to dig up so many old gems and throw backs and basically remixing constantly… I’ve remixed HUNDREDS of old classics from my record collection… It’s just gonna me a free for all musical orgy of some of my favorite music, as well as tons of left field stuff, and even new music I’ve never played before — plus any other track I wanna drop.”
Just tell us where to line up at the rail, and we’re there because this all sounds amazing!
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