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Bassnectar taps Lupe Fiasco, Z-Trip, Prefuse 73 for Bass Island

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    Lorin Ashton, better known as Bassnectar, is a festival phenomenon. The bass music DJ already has plans for over a dozen summer music festivals, including appearances at Sasquatch! and Summer Camp during Memorial Day weekend, yet the central California native still finds time to curate mini-festivals all on his own. Like his previous “Bass Center” events in Colorado and Asheville, NC, Bassnectar is bringing an evening of diverse electronic music to New York City’s South Island Field on Governors Island.

    Dubbed “Bass Island”, the August 13th event features rapper Lupe Fiasco, Prefuse 73, Z-Trip, Virtual Boy, Dave Nada, and Bulgaria’s Joro Boro. For all of New York’s bass heads, pick up tickets quickly, because this will be Bassnectar’s only New York City appearance for the remainder of 2011. Tickets for the event come in at less than $50 including fees, and are available here. In the meantime, check out Bassnectar’s latest free release, a remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” below.

    Ellie Goulding – “Lights” (Bassnectar Remix)

    Bassnectar 2011 Tour Dates
    05/20-22 – Gulf Shores, AL @ The Hangout Music Festival
    05/27-29 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp
    05/27-30 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
    06/02-05 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
    06/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Starscape
    06/09-12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
    06/18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
    06/23-26 – North Plains, OR @ Re:Generation
    06/24-26 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Caravan
    06/30-07/03 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
    07/07-09 – Mariaville, NY @ Camp Bisco
    07/14-17 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
    07/20 – Cannes, FR @ Les Plages Electroniques Festival
    07/23 – Huntingdon, UK @ Secret Garden Party
    07/29-31 – Montreal, QB @ Osheaga
    08/07 – Salmo, BC @ Shambhala
    08/13 – New York, NY @ Bass Island
    09/02-04 – Chicago, IL @ North Coast Festival

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