Free Music Download - Bassnectar: "Immersive Music Mixtape Side One"
Tue, 16 May 2017 11:37:39
Bassnectar is an artist known for dropping as many free mixtapes as he plays shows (that's not true, but it is how it feels — when such a generous artist continues to give away free music at almost every turn) This week we're celebrating the californian EDM pioneer and his music's appearance in Legion, the X-men universe TV show from FX.
First shared with the listening public three years ago Bassnectar's Immersive Music Mixtape Side One (and the similarly titled Side Two) shared the producing DJ's wide-ranging library of inspirations, and also a vision that sees the sense remixing Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" and screwing with the Pixies "Where is My Mind". Fans of Legion will appreciate the immediate effect that Bassnectar has when he spins that Nina Simone tune. Those familiar with the track first will be keen to visit the episode which employs the track to it's full potential.
The disorientating sense of scale that spins across this mixtape — where legendary sounds rub shoulders with iconic riffs to leave you wondering what the heck just happened — echoes the effect of a Bassnectar gig. Scale is toyed with, volume is seldom subtle, and the space each track affords a theme that reflects the attention-span of a physiological chemical burst when something is added, or removed from a system.
Not unlike the fifth episode of Legion which featured that haunting take on the Nina Simone classic, the track twists what is expected and asks the question "Well, what did you want to have happen?" There's a lot going on here, and we may need further episodes to fully make sense of the process.
For those who quickly dismiss EDM and dubstep, and the kind of bleeps and beats that Bassnectar deploys at his famously loud shows, this mix, with its mainstream appeal and easiest point of access is perhaps the best place to start on an education. Some might say that this mix is a good crash course in what happens when EDM is done with one ear the classics.
1. Nina Simone — Feeling Good (Bassnectar Remix)
2. Paper Diamond — They Can't Tell Me Nothing (Bassnectar Remix)
3. Le1f — 01 Loop 
4. The Pixies — Where Is My Mind (Maxence Cyrin Remix)
5. The Pixies — Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix)
6. Bassnectar & Excision — Put It Down
7. Bassnectar & Z-Trip — Dirt Off Your Shoulder Mashup
8. Bassnectar & ill.Gates — Expanded
9. Depone — Cellular Structure 
10. Agalloch — Limbs (Bassnectar Remix)
11. Diamond Messages — Liquid Summer 
12. Scissorkicks Vs Shut Up & Dance — Delamure (Bassnectar Remix)
—The ARTISTdirect Staff