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Hear Bassnectar’s Rye Rye-Powered Rave-Blaster ‘Now’

Bay Area electronic artist taps Baltimore MC for first track from new album

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // May 7, 2014

When SPIN spoke to Lorin Ashton a couple of years ago, the producer best known as Bassnectar cited among his biggest influences: earthquakes, dreams, and California’s mid-’90s rave scene. Is it strange to say we can hear all of that, and more, in “Now”? Below, you can sample the first taste of the Bay Area electronic artist’s June 24 album, tentatively titled #NVSB. Baltimore MC Rye Rye guests, contributing intensely rhythmic verses and a lilting, sing-song hook. Meanwhile, the track offers a furious array of laser-strong synth blasts, booming bass rumbles, and barrages of trap-friendly 808 percussion. Bassnectar says “Now” is “the first of 15 songs, each representing a distinct point of a very unique spectrum.” Stay tuned for the next one, and catch the man on tour via the dates below.

Bassnectar tour dates:

May 23-25 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival
May 24-25 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Electric Daisy Carnival NY
May 28 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
May 29 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
May 30 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
May 31 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
June 7 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Music Festival
June 27 – Quincy, WA @ Paradiso Festival
July 11 – 13 – Saugerties, NY @ The Hudson Project
July 26 – Boom, BE @ Tomorrowland
July 30 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich
August 1 – Cologne, DE @ Bootshaus Cologne
August 8-11 – Salmo, BC @ Shambhala
August 15-17 – Somerset, WI @ Summer Set Festival
August 29-31 – Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival
September 26 – 28 – Chattahoochee Hills, GA @ TomorrowWorld