ACL SATURDAY PREVIEW: DJ rises above EDM wannabes

Life & Arts Editor

In a world where every 13-year-old with an iPad is a DJ, Bassnectar is a beacon of hope and genius.

 

His music is an experience, not just something to listen to.

 

Bassnectar is San Francisco-based DJ Lorin Ashton who released his first album in 2001. His shows make you feel like you’re in the future or on another planet.

 

As the forerunner in the EDM (electronic dance music) genre, his music is incomparable because it is so unique. Bassnectar is known for his insane use of–what else?–bass and legendary light shows.

 

He has been known to incorporate varying genres in his mixes, from rap to pop to metal, that provide the perfect dance soundtrack.

 

Check out “Ugly (ft. Amp Live)” and his remix of “Lights” by Ellie Goulding.

 

His latest album, entitled “Vava Voom,” was released in April of this year.

 

Bassnectar is set to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday on the Honda stage.