No matter how many times I see him, Bassnectar is out of this world every time! This past Thursday The Do Lab brought him out to the Hollywood Palladium to rattle its chandeliers and shake its foundation. The sold out show packed the intimate venue on both floors, and during his performance hardly anyone could step outside; he really knew how to capture everyone’s attention and ignite the dancefloor. The set was chock full of nearly every style of bass music from beginning to end, including insane trap tunes like Flood by RL Grime. It had been a while since he last played his own event in Los Angeles, and the city expressed plenty of love with an abundance of Bassnectar t-shirts, handwritten signs, and several roaring encores.
At the show he got to test out his brand new Freestyle EP. As a huge fan of his album Vava Voom, my expectations were very high and this release did not disappoint! I was very excited to hear him work together again with Mimi Page on Breathless and do some collab work with DC Breaks on a drumstep tune that packs as much explosive energy as it presents stunning harmony. I’ve also fallen for the deep hitting track Hologram, which reminds me of his hit Time Stretch, and was pleasantly surprised to see him work with one of my favorite hip hop groups, Zion I, with a party hard remix of Human. Be sure to download the Freestyle EP here.