Bassnectar releases tracks with G Jones and Dorfex Bos from ‘Reflective’ EP
There has always been the presence of a yin and yang in Lorin Ashton’s music. The very name, Bassnectar, reflects the duality of his work, towing the line between formidable and mellifluous bass-strewn sensibilities. These two sides of Ashton’s prophetic musical coin are apparent in his newest pair of productions, both of which will appear on his forthcoming Reflective EP next Friday, June 16.
Bassnectar leads into the release with “Underground,” a project with frequent collaborator G Jones, a favorite throughout the “bass head” community. “Underground,” in many ways, revisits the style of Bassnectar’s esteemed style in the late aughts and early ’10s, typified by amorphous structures, classic dub samples, and quaking bass synthesis.
Ahead of Reflective, Ashton has also shared “Horizon,” a joint output with another veteran collaborator, Dorfex Bos. Delving into Bassnectar’s more spiritual cache, “Horizon” eschews energetic rhythmic structures for a melodic, mystifying downtempo composition.
Four more tracks are are slated to come with the release of Reflective next week, including collaborations with further collaborators Born Music, Mimi Page, and Macntaj.