Bassnectar recently broke the news that a few of his upcoming events are cancelled due to COVID-19, including Freestyle Sessions, Be Interactive’s highly-anticipated 8/08 event, and Bass Center XIII. Fortunately, there are plenty of digital events to keep dance music fans connected. Over the past few weeks, Bass Network has been hosting listening parties for fans to gather together online and listen to some of Bassnectar’s previous mixtapes.
Bassnectar then announced a series of Lockdown mixtapes that will be unleashed over the next few months, starting with the first, Inside For The People. Each mixtape will be uploaded directly to Apple Music and Soundcloud and there will be interactive listening parties the night of their release with legendary visual artists. The first installment included breathtakingly beautiful visuals from Android Jones, DataByte, and Fractaled Visions.
Taking listeners on an careening emotional rollercoaster, Inside For The People is 43 minutes of pure and heavy bliss. The mixtape IDs three previously unidentified tracks, two of which the king of the sound delivered earlier this year at Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival. One of the tracks is “Long Distance,” a cut that Lorin beautifully flipped, which appears to be a fan favorite amongst the Bassnectar community.
The mixtape also includes a mastered version of this year’s NYE ball drop — “Empathy VIP,” which fans have been patiently awaiting for quite some time. The track will be one of the first to come out on May 8 off the upcoming album, All Colors. Additionally, it highlights other exquisite edits, flips, and unheard versions of certain songs. Long-time bassheads can agree that this mix brings about heavy feelings of nostalgia. A true work of art, the mix has got heaping handfuls of heavy-hitting bass as well as the sweet stuff that’s sure to bring listeners to their knees.
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