Filling headlining spots for various festivals, Bassnectar continues to shine a light on the bass music scene. Whether you consider him mainstream or not, you’ve got to admit that he puts one of the greatest and most original shows out of any other EDM artist. This is mostly attributed to his live mixing techniques, which we get a glimmer of in his highly regarded mixtapes. A week ago Bassnectar released a follow up to the “Wildstyle EP” with a series of tracks taken from his last mixtape. I’m not too keen to the gritty bass lines that take up the spotlight of a lot of Dubstep tracks these days, but the “Freestyle EP” brings a bit more melody than the Wildstyle EP. Nevertheless, there’s still enough bass for you dubstep phenes.
The Freestyle EP contains four original tracks and two remixes; we get a lot of Hip-Hop tendencies, for instance in his “Human” remix, which I think Bassnectar is great at fusing the two genres. Some standouts would have to be “Breathless,” “Hologram,” and the “Human” remix. “Breathless” contains bits from his Allgood set from about two and a half years ago, so it only makes me wonder how long it takes him to release a studio version of a song once its been played live. “Hologram” seems to be a classic Bassnectar song, with recognizable bass anthem synths also heard in his “Butterfly” track from his last album Vava Voom. You can purchase the EP off of iTunes below: