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|Born||February 16 or February 19, 1978 |
|Origin||Santa Cruz, California, United States|
Ashton grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and initially identified with visual arts rather than music, creating movies with his dad’s camera at the age of ten. He experienced an immediate sense of welcome and comfort going to raves in the mid-nineties, which led to the confluence of his heavy and electronic style of music. He began creating music in the 1990s, using a variety of programs such as Vision/OpCode, Reason, and Ableton Live. In the mid-90s, he briefly toured with Exhumed as a bass player.
Bassnectar played house parties in the San Francisco Bay Area and began gaining momentum at Burning Man, often playing up to 7 sets a night. He released his first album in 2001 and performed as Bassnectar for the first time in 2002.
Tours and live performances
Bassnectar performs regularly at a variety of music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco, Coachella, the Electric Daisy Carnival, the Electric Forest Festival, Lollapalooza, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival and Wakarusa. In 2012, Bassnectar sold over 250,000 tickets, not including festivals.
- Motions of Mutation (2003)
- Diverse Systems of Throb (2004)
- Mesmerizing The Ultra (2005)
- Underground Communication (2007)
- Cozza Frenzy (2009)
- Divergent Spectrum (2011)
- Vava Voom (2012)
- Noise vs. Beauty (2014)
- Into the Sun (2015)
- Unlimited (2016)
- Bassnectar (16 February 2012). "Happy birthday tweet". Twitter.
- "HAPPY BiRTHDAY LORiN !!!". 19 February 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
- Walker, Rob (2008). Buying in: the secret dialogue between what we buy and who we are. Random House. p. 150. ISBN 978-1-4000-6391-8.
- Mallory Gnaegy (November 19, 2009). "Bash with Bassnectar — Bring your earplugs, and feed on the dirty bass". Vox Magazine. Retrieved 2011-04-17.[permanent dead link]
- "Bassnectar: About". Retrieved 8 October 2013.
- Ian S. Port (2012-11-28). "Bass Instincts: How Bassnectar Came to Rule American Dance Music - Page 1 - Music - San Francisco". SF Weekly. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
- "EM Talks with Bassnectar". Retrieved 11 March 2012.
- Golden, Ean. "Bassnectar Extended Interview". DJ TechTools. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
- "2013 Results - America's Best DJ". Djtimes.com. Archived from the original on 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2014-08-08.