For the past decade, bass disciple Lorin Ashton (aka Bassnectar) has enthralled low-end enthusiasts with his unique productions—often sending up breakbeat, ragga, and hip-hop infused monsters championed by the likes of Freq Nasty, James Zabiela and Karsh Kale. As a DJ, Bassnectar is a whirling dervish of passion behind the decks, infusing his sets with infectious energy and his own edits and remixes to devastating effect. A master at using the spaces between sound, Bassnectar often downshifts during his sets to build dance-floor tension… before properly tearing the roof off the sucker to incite full on hands-in-the-air excitement. Supporting selectors and local electronic ethnomusicologists Warp and Radiohiro (most recently of Bombay Beatbox fame) will be on hand to guarantee a unique night of dancefloor fun not often experienced in Chicago. (Duke Shin)
October 14 at Kinetic Playground.