California producer Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, has grown to be one of the main faces of both dubstep and glitch hop because of the impeccable hybrids of the two he is able to present in his productions. While I really don’t think anybody has ever complained about this aspect of Lorin’s tunes, the truth is that trends in music change often, especially in dubstep. Of course, not missing a beat, Bassnectar uses the platform of remixes to pretty much tell people that he’s not only aware of what sounds and styles are blossoming around him, but capable of catering to those sounds while maintaining his individuality as well.
Case in point: his melodic remix of Ellie Goulding’s acclaimed track Lights. Released early this year, this one represents the uplifting, bass-infused, vocally driven brand of dubstep that practically took over in the latter half of 2010. In typical Bassnectar fashion, he pumps out that thick bassline that nobody else in the industry can seem to replicate. Without a doubt this is one of the biggest dubstep tracks of the year thus far, but who’s surprised really? I’m pretty sure that’s what we’ve come to expect from your average Bassnectar release.