The weight of COVID-19 becomes a little lighter for bass heads of all origins, as Bassnectar (born Lorin Ashton) comes bearing good news. He’s confirmed he’s been sitting on a treasure trove of live audio-visual material patiently waiting in his archive, all “hi res” and primed for release, alongside a full-fledged “secret album.” The news may mitigate much of the widespread disappointment Bassnectar fans felt upon the 2020 edition of Deja Voom festival’s abrupt cancellation.
While the eternally eccentric bass deity is still working out the logistics and timeframe for the unveiling, he’s guaranteed not only an entire album, but a wealth of releases and even some mixtape material to be “en route.” A multidisciplinary artist to his core, Bassnectar has reared his diehard fanbase on the unparalleled nature of his live experiences. So the promise of multimedia/live material comes as a uniquely titillating one—especially during such trying times.
yes yes yes yes there is tonnnns of music en route, mixtapes, an entire secret album [restructuring schedules but it’s incoming], also we recorded every set [hi res A/V] for the last few years so maybe we can share some of that too :) #onethingaboutmusicwhenithitsyoufeelnopain— Bassnectar (@bassnectar) March 29, 2020
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