Celebrating the release of his latest CD, “Mesmerizing the Ultra”, Lorin (Bassnectar) rolls into town with his thick mid-tempo breaks, cut-up hyp hop and hypnotic breakbeats… joined by Decibel Festival’s Nordic Soul and Kristina Childs, the intention of this event is to bring together themes of various genres (hip hop, glitch, breaks, house, DnB) and blend it into one unified experience.
From thick midtempo breaks to dreamy downtempo, cut-up hyp hop, & throbbing breakbeats, angelic melodics meet total bassline perversion in Lorin (Bassnectar) Ashton’s double CD ode to undulating frequencies. Fusing music with political awareness, social action, and an underground commitment to grassroots subversion, “Mesmerizing the Ultra” is the latest addition to Lorin’s collection. Supported by Decibel Festival’s Nordic Soul and Kristina Childs, Lorin brings the sounds of his new album plus the secret throb sauce in his CD case to you for this single night appearance at Nectar Lounge.
Having collaborated with or remixed the likes of HDC & KRS One, Freq Nasty, Buckethead, Noam Chomsky, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Kang from String Cheese, Sayr, Kraddy, & a host of underground MCs and producers, you are invited to take a voyage into the land of Bassnectar to celebrate this release and experience the crosspollination of diverse elements and inspirations with Bassnectar at Nectar on Friday, November 4th.
Resist the urge to stay home!
21+ with ID are welcome
Lorin (Bassnectar/Amorphous Music - San Francisco) has been a prominent force in the West Coast undergound for the last decade. His sound has been injected into dancefloors worldwide, varying tempos and textures in a wobbling vapor field of bassline saturation. His double CD on Amorphous Music titled "Mesmerizing The Ultra" features a mass of brand new musical offerings, as well as remixes/collaborations with the likes of Bucket Head, HDC & KRS One, Freq Nasty, Cheb I Sabbah, S.C.I. & Sound Tribe Sector 9; in addition to a host of underground producers and MCs. His music ranges from grinding midtempo breaks, to glitchy hyp hop, to thundering bass-heavy body manipulation music....strictly for bassnymphos. http://www.bassnectar.net/
NORDIC SOUL (Decibel/Dreaming in Stereo - SEA) The busiest man in Seattle techno, Nordic Soul (AKA Sean Horton) is the tireless force behind Decibel and booker of many memorable shows. Fortuitously, Horton’s DJing and production skills match his organizational prowess. The Detroit native’s nuanced takes on all styles of techno, dubby IDM, hiphop, electro pop, and ambient has enabled him to open for luminaries like Funkstörung, Luomo, Monolake, Four Tet, and Derrick May. Horton also provides rhythms for the rising improv quartet Synth Club. – David Segal http://www.decibelfestival.com
Kristina Childs (Plasmodium/Krakt/Decibel – SEA) "The first time I heard this music, I knew I wanted to play it," says Kristina Childs. Starting in 1999 with a mixture of funky house, techno and drum & bass, Childs quickly evolved her style into the eclectic mix of genres she brings now to clubs and parties around the world. As well as being a guest DJ at many clubs in and around the Seattle area, she has played in Frankfurt, Bogotá, Medellin, Dallas, New York, Portland, and Coeur D;Alene. She has held residencies at Seattle clubs Contour, Habana's, Art Bar, See Sound Lounge, and is a current resident of Tost, Gaspare’s, and Seattle’s infamous techno monthly, aptly named Krakt. She runs Plasmodium Radio and is the Sponsorship Coordinator for Decibel Festival.
Lately she has found a renewed vision and drive to expand her skills into production. "I still love everything about playing records, and I doubt I’ll ever stop," she says, "but now I want to share my own music. Her spare time has been spent in the studio, refining her sound and collaborating with other northwest artists. Her debut was last year in the form of a vocal appearance on the Take compilation. http://www.plasmodium.net/