Bassnectar Announces Annual Residency at Electric Forest Festival

Bassnectar 2016


Bassnectar has been active in recent weeks. Last Wednesday, he casually announced plans to release new music on Twitter, and four fresh tracks arrived Friday. The producer also contributed to the compilation Rave For Bernie, and he'll perform at Mysteryland US this weekend.

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Later this month, Bassnectar will get behind the decks at Electric Forest as well -- the first appearance in what will become a regular residency at the festival. The producer announced the news during an interview with Insomniac Events founder Pasquale Rotella on Night Owl Radio.

“After last year, [the festival] asked if I would come in as an official resident to play each year,” Bassnectar explained. “I haven’t really done that officially for any festival yet. I just felt like there was nowhere else that felt more like home for that – partly due to the people that attend, and also just the heart and soul that’s put into that event.”

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In addition, Rotella asked Bassnectar about his “cult following of die-hard fans.” “I’m pretty speechless about it,” the producer replied. “The enthusiasm reminds me of some Grateful Dead, Bob Marley shit, in terms of people remixing the logo and taking the art and making their own bits out of it. It feels punk rock to me, a bit heavy metal. Back in the ‘80s, we’d cut out posters and sew them on to the back of jackets. The music you love becomes the flag – an iconic symbol for your culture. To be involved in any kind of version of that is super humbling.”

“I’m not interested in pop or the mainstream -- really on any level, not just musical,” Bassnectar added later. “I just don’t feel like a mainstream human.”

Listen below after the 38 minute mark. Electric Forest takes starts June 23rd in Rothbury, Michigan.


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