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Which one of you is rocking the minivan?

Which one of you is rocking the minivan?

MY MIND IS LIKE A BASS SHIP

Bass Ship*

Hell yeah, all my fellow basshead parents represent!!

It's the same van (even same color) as I drive, but not mine.

My mind is like a spaceship

My mind is like a spaceship

As a general rule of thumb, we don't allow sales posts on this subreddit- art posts are always appreciated, but we prefer that this subreddit not be used for profit. I would recommend reaching out to the artist directly :)

Hell yeah man! We dig posts like this. We've just had to deal with people spamming their etsy links... no bueno!

Yes they are! Good eye. Nectar has been the inseration behind a couple of my greatest creations. The community is full of creativity!

Not posting anything to sell, just for appreciation :)

Are we witnessing the incline of the bassnectar project?

Are we witnessing the incline of the bassnectar project?

I think we are

Idk I heard he sold out..... 3 day passes.

Is the pope Catholic and making the world safe for paedophiles?

This is the attitude!!!

Haha absolutely! Who be the king of the sound?

My cousin takes old chairs and refurbishes and paints them back to life. Check out the one she made me!

My cousin takes old chairs and refurbishes and paints them back to life. Check out the one she made me!

Very Nice!! Good place to sit and get back to the basics, maybe even back to the matrix.

Im stealing this exact idea except for a rocking chair for my nursery (when I get married to a beautiful bassgurlll and have a baby). Lol

on an unrelated note, love your username

Haha ty

I’m a huge fan of the recent spike in laser usage but this would also be dope.

I’m a huge fan of the recent spike in laser usage but this would also be dope.

Couldn’t imagine how intense seeing Nectar with that setup would be.

The inverse 360 we need

Easier said then done. This was put on by Coachella on their main stage. I’m sure no expense was spared. While I completely agree that this would fucking rock, the logistics of something like this being anyone’s stage outside of a festival are probably impossible and just too expensive

People say they want to see him on a stage like this but lose their minds when they see him on lineups like EDC, Cocahella, Ultra, etc.

Clean elegant but still get nasty

Clean elegant but still get nasty

Video I have of lyrics on the screen at a show says “Clean elegant”

odd_burd what’s good

Definitely clean elegant

This is magnificent, so awesome! Side question: didn’t the vocal on teleport massive say it was “queen elegant”? Feel like I saw this awhile ago but can’t find the source.

Love Here Q&A Transcript

Love Here Q&A Transcript

Q: Hi Lo! I just want to start off by saying thank you for all that you do and how involved you are with the community. You are an amazing role model and leader!

So question time. Not to be a debbie downer, but how do you stay positive and upbeat in a world full of negativity and downward trends. It feels at times that no matter how hard you try the world can still be pretty sucky. How do you keep upbeat daily, or how do you not let the world get you down?

Thank you for all that you do!!!

A: hey Tim!!! a few things: first of all i do not stay positive, i truly try to let myself stay balanced. from what i can tell the universe is made up of a perfect balance between positive and negative energy [neither are 'good' or 'bad' necessarily] ....and i enjoy the positive, and try to reflect it outward, and i try and endure the negative, ... the journey of navigating the negative, overcoming it, growing and learning from it: that's life!!!! :) thats the journey i think... some of the hardest times in my life have yielded the greatest personal growth. i am totally imperfect just like everyone, so i fuck up constantly, but i try to learn and grow from my mistakes, part of this means that I am always curious and thoughtful and open to creative interaction relating to how i can do better... and with my best firends and family i like to interact and let each relationship with a loved one focus on how we can each optimize/evolve.... i actually deal with an almost inhuman amount of negativity [the past few years has gotten almost unbearable... not in terms of mean trolls bullying me about my music, i dont care about that - more like SEVERELY mentally unstable obsessive stalkers... a handful of people with serious bipolar mental illness who constantly harrass me and threaten me... its fucking awful. it's caused me to really unplug because i'm so drained and traumatized from it..but i am enduring, and living through it, and i know this will pass...] i have endured a lot of negativity in the past [death of la oved one, immense stress with work, heartbreak, etc] and working through it is somehow a MAGICAL process of cathartic evolution and healing :) ALSO: and ill try to be brief i see a zillion comments piling up: Noam Chomsky has an incredible speech about how things ARE GETTING BETTER.... remind me to find it for you someday soon.... essentially think of it like this: less than 100 years ago women in america COULD NOT VOTE. just over 50 years ago african americans were segregated. when the vietnam war started it took YEARS for protests to gather momentum... whereas in 2004 protests beseiged the war effort in Iraq immediately..... 100's of years ago people dealt with worldwide sickness/plague, etc... imagine living through not only the "world war" but then, after the "great depression" living through the "second world war." or imagine how you would feel at 20 years old when suddenly MLK and Kennedy are both assassinated...how powerless and bleak it seemed: but those are cycles of negativity, and BY NATURE... they give way to new growth and cycles of positivity.

Q: If you could live in a fictional/fantasy world, what would it be and why? Also thank you so much for playing the soundtracks from Skyrim LotR, Harry Potter, ect.. pre set, I actually started crying when I first heard Minecraft EF weekend 1, perhaps Zelda next?!:)

A: ha! depends, but lately it would be Skyrim... just for the music and the nature.

Q: Hope you're doing well today! I know you like to hike. What is your favorite hiking location? And do you try to get them in when on the road?

A: as with almost anything regarding me as a homo sapien individual, i prefer to keep that all to myself...not in a weird way, i just really enjoy normalcy. So it's my sincere wish for people to focus on the music, not the musician. focus on the art, not the artist. So any favorite hiking spot is a place i'd love to be able to explore alone forever and never bop into anyone else... haha i hope that doesnt seem weird!!! or rude! i dont mean it rudely :) i'll say that what first popped into my head is a trail in British Colombia... in the forests near Shambhala where i used to spend a lot of time :)

Q: hi!! i hope you’re having a fulfilling and wonderful week. read anything good lately??

A: i'm gonna be boring and just repeat these same titles cuz i think they are all so good:

Sapiens

The Age Of Spiritual Machines [!!!! so goooood!]

A People's History of the United States

:)

Q: Any chance of some new fire wth ILL GATES any time soon ?

A: we have so many unfinished collabs, its overwhelming... im currently working on "reflective part 3" and there's currently over a DOZEN FUCKING TRACKS!!!!!! which by definition is not an EP...its an LP.... thinking of releasing "Reflective 3(D)" as just a super stacked compilation of collabs.... but this week i dove back into all these unfinished projects of my own, and almost had a nervous breakdown:

there are quite literally several full length albums worth of material which i just have never finished... there is a whole folder of projects from 2008 and 2009 which are crazy heavy dubstep... tons of old experimental ambient and downtempo songs from EONS ago...so much more... so many vocal recordings of full vocals, so many loops...so many ideas... its overwhelming...

in a sense, at THIS point in my life, it's just simply more fun and easier to collaborate because:

finishing my own material takes way longer, i am hyper detail oriented and it's NEVERENDING creativity, i can never decide "ok this is done"

collaborating allows me to spend half the time, and currently there are so many exciting and eclectic co-creations in the works that it just finishes easier

i am a total creative control FREAK, so all these collaborations, I get to kind of take over at some point and play "director" and really make a ton of final calls, which also scratches that itch in my mind :)

so anyways, who knows... SO MUCH in the works

Been working this week with Jantsen on something so heavy...its just ridiculous

today working with VINDATA out of LA on a track called "The Mothership" though :)

Q: Walk like an Egyptian please for freestyle

A: haha i dunnooooo... that one really filled a void when i made it, but i havent felt like playing it out since... its actually a reworked remix i did of this old school song "PEEKABOO" which at the time was maybe the hardest fucking drop i had ever made hahaha... then i just took the parts and revamped them into the walk like an egyptian thing during the revolution in egypt :)

Q: When in times of distress what do you do to stay calm

A: ok, KENNA: what i was saying is it is totally normal to feel sad, stressed, afraid, alone, worried, overwhelmed... it's ok. When i FIRST went through heartbreak, i was so sad that i was actually terrified, i literally worried that i would never recover or never go back to normal. It's a normal response for us to react to a negative feeling with a kind of repulsion like "i hate this feeling, i want this to go away"... but in those times, TRY NOT TO PANIC. think of it like this:

each "problem" in life is a little tiny pebble... the weight of that pebble can feel bad, and weigh you down. But in time, you can lift it off of you, and remove the weight. The pebble is a single issue and it could be: stress with school, stress at work, a health problem, a suffering loved one, heartbreak, etc.

SO the problem is that when you start to feel weighed down, and overwhelmed, and the issues start to pile up, eventually you can feel the weight of 100 problems, like 100 pebbles.

Human Beings all have a reflex to imagine this as the weight of a mountain, as the weight of a solid stone which cannot be lifted. BUT ITS NOT. Its the weight of 100 tiny pebbles. And each one can be lifted off in turn, one by one. Eventually, in time, with work and therapy and the love of friends...

BUT..if you panic, and view it all as ONE IMPOSSIBLE OVERWHELMING WEIGHT which cannot be lifted, then you give up and feel paralyzed.

Instead: Relax. BReathe. Give thanks for your blessings. Feel Peace. Reach Out to friends, family, or loved ones, OR A THERAPIST!!!! [not someone who tries to medicate you or drug you...just talk therapy, for advice. So, when you realize that the WEIGHT is not an impossible mountain crushing you, but rather is comprised of a million tiny pebbles - and each pebble can be dealt with in turn, and gradually removed, just don't panic, and let yourself tend to each pebble or poblem in turn, and eventually...VIOLA!

the weight will be lifted.

Q: Is it true there’s gonna be a reflective 3 and 4??

A: i hope so :) see above.... currently working on REFLECTIVE 3D

Q: Have you ever dabbled with meditation?

A: i try to meditate on what i am grateful for...making lists of blessings...even simple ones. that's my meditation :)

Q: Will you ever release any of your live edits 😍 specifically that now x cozza frenzy megabass from Bukuuuu

A: hey CHRIS! :)

The way i think about it is: i 'release' them live in the moment, during a set... i spend inhuman amounts of time customizing music... anything i play in a set [well...98% of it] is totally flipped and customized... in some cases its like a mashup of multiple sources...all of the sources have been heavily edited, remixes, re-arranged, hacked up into new versions, or given a complete facelift... in some cases there are micro components of many sources all mashed into one place, and then of course sometimes its TOTALLY remixed... sometimes its just lightly flipped or re-arranged...

then after i get something into the state where i feel that authentic sense of "AHHHH... yes ...THIS is how it should sound"... then i work backwards, and RE-CUT it up into loops, and program it into a live state, with warped clips, so i can re-assemble it on the fly...or re-combine or layer, or restructure it live...

in MANY cases, the layperson's ear may not notice a difference, or simply not recognize the insane amount of time and energy than went into constructing the customized version, ...but if they were into professional audio, and could A-B compare the original version with my version, the difference is obvious.... the sound is a BIG and WIDE and HEAVY and LARGE as possible.... and there are tons of finely tuned elements... becasue not only am i remixing or editing EVERYTHING i play, but im also then re-mastering everything...so it is just an atrocious, ungodly amount of work and time and energy...

so anyhow, i create this customized music as "equipment" for the transmission... itslike the ingredients in a magic spell... and it is very intentional, even if someone else doesnt understand or notice what's going on... i notice.

and my prefered broadcast is either an official release: an album, an EP, a mixtape, where it's totally detail-oriented, and perfectly mixed down, OR...a live set, where its broadcast on massive speakers..

it's not ever intended for a shitty youtube video, or some crappy clip on someone's phone, or some heady wook trying to record it with a mic, or some random dude making a horrible karaoke version online and posting it on soundcloud... it's not intended to be read as text in a semi-accurate set list, or judged and worried about by people who are not even there....

the ONLY people it's for are those who are there in the moment, as part of the moment, because they are a part of the art.

so i may release some of these in upcoming mixtapes, but really... i prefer to save it for the perfect moment..

please forgive any spelling or weird phrases, i am typing as fast as possible here. my hands are shaking cuz im typing so fast :)

Q: Do you remember the time you had a spiritual Jalepeno stuck in your sinus years ago??

A: that is not something you ever forget ;)

but the jalepeno was not spiritual...it wasa bad thing...haha...

i think the spiritual aspect was the cathartic healing i was blessed to experience and then the ensuing set i got to play in NYC ;)

Q: WHAT ARE THE LYRICS TO INTERLOCK

A: they are as follows:

"SHMM MAGGHFF IME WEBEEE SHEEM HAAHHFFF LMMEEESHEEYAAAH SCHRMMHAUUUSSSHHFF EVRYBODDDYEEEESCHREKKKAAH SMCHBRFLAAHHHF HUMMYHAFFFY"

Q: Happy Friday dude!!! Hope you enjoying some time off. Also any word on the next part of reflective???❤️🤘🏾

A: heya TJ :) the "time off" version of 2018 as now long gone, and im DEEP DEEP DEEP in work mode, and loving it :) full throttle prep is underway!!! although i am also pretty #UNPLUGGED from the interwebs, and social media [shudder!]

Q: Is the 360 making a comeback this year?

A: would you prefer 360 where the floor is sold out and you can "only" get tickets to the stands? or one massive giant floor? :)

Q: Hey Lo! Any chance of a Naux Faux tour or show in the future? Love all the new work! Thanks for being so awesome and connective with your fan base. We really appreciate your time.

A: hey Randy :) it was SUCH a joy to create that over the span of a few years... my imagination hopes that Craig and i can create enough to release something every valentines day, but who knows... the first EP took whatever it was 3 or 4 years, i dont know... and its a TOALLY different mind set to writing that style, so i need to wait until next winter when i get my Naux Faux hat back on :)

that said, i'll try and have as many flips and remixes of that vibe ready for DREAMTEMPO night at Freestyle sessions :) fo SHO

Q:When is the west coast getting the announcement??

A: we cannot announce until June i believe... but it will be in the Bay Area, and everyone is working/performing for free, because we are gonna do a GIVE BACK event, where 100% of the money goes to charity... we have so much in the works going into this, and i just can't say more than that :)

Q: Hope you're doing well today! I know you like to hike. What is your favorite hiking location? And do you try to get them in when on the road?

A:as with almost anything regarding me as a homo sapien individual, i prefer to keep that all to myself...not in a weird way, i just really enjoy normalcy. So it's my sincere wish for people to focus on the music, not the musician. focus on the art, not the artist. So any favorite hiking spot is a place i'd love to be able to explore alone forever and never bop into anyone else... haha i hope that doesnt seem weird!!! or rude! i dont mean it rudely :) i'll say that what first popped into my head is a trail in British Colombia... in the forests near Shambhala where i used to spend a lot of time :)

Q: As a kid, did you ever think you would get into producing music? If not, what was your dream career as a kid? ❤ Love u sm.

A:hey megan! as a child i really wanted to help people. my family left the commune when i was like 5, and became born again christians...so from like 5-12 i sincerely believed in God [in the christian snese, literally] and read the bible cover to cover several times... around 8 or 9 i realized that I had received WAY more love than normal, and i felt guilty for how lucky i was, so 'asked god' to please use me as an instrument to give back all of that love to other people, ...and then when i started to grow up and i realized that no human can possibly understand god [what an INSULTING thing to even claim!!!!! whatever "god" force designed and created the universe is SO MUCH LARGER and more complex and beautiful and magical than we can comprehend...it's like an ant claiming to know everything about you////]

so it took a few years to figure it out, and gather the courage to admit to myself that i dont know anything, and i cannot POSSIBLY know what god is [much less what "it" thinks, or how "it" behaves"...i cannot even claim that "it" is an "it"....and if it IS and it, i cannot claim that it thinks or want, or remembers, or plans, or judges, or cares, or anything...it could be anything, its not comprehendable] ....and although i used demonic imagery as a ploy to scare off christians and stuff [i think demonic/satanic stuff is totally ludicrous and even hilarious becase its so obviously just bullshit..... so i love to use it to scare christains, but that's it] ......and in high school i started to think about becoming an adult. I wanted to have a family, and to be a dad like my own dad was [kind, loving, interactive, amazing, gentle, strong, insightful] and to be a teacher and a guidance counsellor.... that's what i studied in college [i deisnged a full time independent field study to work at a juvenile hall full time for 6 months, teaching music therapy and working in the classrooom] ..and had many plans for that, but then music kind of 'took off' and then 20 years flashed before my eyes :)

Then some miscellaneous "thanks for everything you do" type of questions/answers

Haha I loved how he said his live music isn’t intended for “some heady wook trying to record it with a mic”. Gave me a good chuckle

I love the leading question as an answer to the 360 question.

Every Facebook comment to the closing post is answering 360.

Seems to me by the answer though that it's going to be another totally floor venue.

it's not ever intended for a shitty youtube video, or some crappy clip on someone's phone, or some heady wook trying to record it with a mic, or some random dude making a horrible karaoke version online and posting it on soundcloud... it's not intended to be read as text in a semi-accurate set list, or judged and worried about by people who are not even there....

imagine somebody taking art and using it in a way not originally intended

I don't know about 5 years, but the idea that we are "voting" on the set up for NYE 18-19 is ridiculous to me

Representing the Nectar all day every day! Even introduced him to a few co workers simply cause they saw the logo. Currently getting down to Chromatek. Happy Friday everyone!

Representing the Nectar all day every day! Even introduced him to a few co workers simply cause they saw the logo. Currently getting down to Chromatek. Happy Friday everyone!

is this the basement at Dunder Mifflin?

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Yep! Dwight went full Basshead. He hasn't been since since he left mid shift for Red Rocks 2012. Legend has it, he stayed on the road since that night. Last I heard he was hitchin to Okeechobee last month.

I’m an Uber driver and blast nectar between rides. People in other cars give weird looks when they hear so much bass coming from a Prius lol

Just got my bcxi ticket!!!

Just got my bcxi ticket!!!

Who else got it right away? Im so excited! First nectar event:) my first nectar sets were okee 2018 so im a newbie yes but ill be at bisco, bcxi, and nye

Welcome to the fam :) nothing like a Bassnectar curated event

Cool, between the solo trip to Chi town and all this other bullshit that I've had to pay for lately my credit card needs to chill out for a bit. Poor guy has been through the ringer.

I feel that so hard man.. my credit card got worked the past few years.. luckily I started saving last October for 2018 events and haven’t used my credit card once. (I also bought my friend a Chicago ticket and another really close person to me a freestyles ticket) I’m also going to basscenter, deadrocks, and scamp.. I put like 50-100 dollars away from each pay check and it worked out so nicely :) credit cards will fuck you up sometimes.. so I figured I’d preach for a sec, but don’t let that stop you from living the life you please!!!!

Got mine too! Mothership here we come 👽🌀

Spring Gathering Night 1 Community Video: FULL SET IN ITS ENTIRETY

Spring Gathering Night 1 Community Video: FULL SET IN ITS ENTIRETY

Happy Friday the 13th! Recommend you watch this with good headphones or a decent speaker. The goal was to give as accurate a feel as possible through the fan perspective as to what it's like to be at a live Nectar Event. Obviously this pails in comparison to being at the real thing with all your friends, but hopefully this inspires someone who's on the fence about whether to go or not. Enjoy and please share with everyone! Would love for as many people a possible to see this. Edit: Also, if anyone has any better quality video for parts with less coverage, I'd be happy to add it in if you send me a youtube link to it. Starting on night 2 this weekend!

This is fucking sick!!! do you have a Google drive file you can drop the HQ version in? YouTube could get after this and take it down pretty quickly I would bet

I plan on throwing one up on there and sharing it with yall, since youtube quality video isn't the best anyway. I'll throw the link up sometime today.

This is freaking dope man! Thank you for doing this! Sending this to my friend who is on the fence about Basscenter.

Try one of these subthreads