Breaking news, the one and only Lorin Ashton, Bassnectar, has joined the Child’s Play Label. Child’s Play is a subprint of Om Records started in early 2009 to allow Om to explore the boundaries of electronic music. Bassnectar joins a roster that includes Amp Live (of Zion I), Greenskeepers, and James Curd. We have been huge fans of Bassnectar since we signed his “Float” single on then Om imprint, Colorforms.
2007 saw the release of his highly acclaimed “Underground Communications” album on Om. Since then, he has toured all over the world opening up for artist like Metallica and headlining the Lollapalooza’s electronic stage.
His first single, “Cozza Frenzy” will be out August 4th on iTunes. The single features remixes from Bassnectar himself as well as a Z-Trip remix. Bassnectar’s new artist album will be out this fall.
In celebration of his return, here is a bootleg free download from Bassnectar.
From Lorin: “I took the beat of a long-overdue unreleased tune called “Stretch Reflex” and melted it together with the synths and melodies from another song that was supposed to be on Underground Communication, but ended up getting saved for later. It was written as a pensive homage to the dead, the original melodics sound like a black metal song but in this version they have kind of a nice 1990’s Orb or FSOL feel to them…that sound will never get old for me! Then i took some of the prettier melodies from that song and mixed them with a Lupe Fiasco acapella (i looooove his voice) and it became one of my favorite tunes to close a party with.
So this week we give to you ‘Land of the Lupes’ which is the working title of this goofily random combination of sounds, and an unrelated homage to one of my favorite bands in the world, Land of the Loops. It will most likely be included as an instrumental on the upcoming album this fall, and that “Stretch Reflex” beat will most likely be released on my website as a DJ Tools & Loops collection.”
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