Listen: Bassnectar’s European vacation mix

Undisputed king of the wubb Bassnectar has been busy on the touring front lately. As well as doing our own Big Day Out tour earlier this year and locking in Stereosonic for summer, he’s racked up enough dates in his native US this year (27, in fact) to gross a cool $3.5 million from touring in 2012 alone. But Lorin Ashton isn’t stopping there – the Californian has announced that he’s bringing Europe a slice of the action with Bassnectar’s European Vacation tour, a 13-date jaunt which kicked off at Belgium’s Pukklepop over the weekend.

While the Euro trip might be a bit out of reach for Bassheads in this neck of the woods, the good news is that Bassnectar is celebrating the tour by gifting fans with a specially-crafted European Vacation mix. Better yet, Ashton’s made the mix – which features contributions from Modeselektor, Metrik and Run DMC as well as plenty of originals from his latest album Vava Voom – available for free download on his Soundcloud.

“Here’s a few insane bangers which I decided to compile for my month long European Vacation,” the Rapunzel-esque producer explained. “This is a selection of dirty music which I hope you enjoy when you find yourself in a high-speed chase, or tightrope-walking between skyscrapers in a windy metropolis, or sumo-wrestling someone much larger than you.” High-speed chase or no, this should do nicely to tide us over until Stereosonic rolls ‘round.

Bassnectar’s European Vacation Mix


1. Si Begg – Intro

2. Random Rab – Beethoven’s Filth

3. Bassnectar – The Matrix ft D.U.S.T.

4. Modeselektor & Ninjaman – Weed Wid da Macka (Bassnectar Remix)

5. Metrik – Your World (Bassnectar Remix)

6. Bassnectar – Ugly ft Amp Live

7. Bill Posters & Deckscar – Face Off (Bassnectar Remix)

8. Bassnectar – Cozza Frenzy ft Seasunz (aca)

9. Bassnectar – Vava Voom ft Lupe Fiasco (Bassnectar Remix)

10. Run DMT – Sugarcube (Bassnectar Remixxx)