Bassnectar Brings the Thunder to a Sold-Out Rosemont Crowd

Bassnectar Spring Gathering 2018

If you have ever heard the name Bassnectar, or known someone who has attended one or many of his shows, you know they are one of a kind. Each set unique and catered to the audience he is performing for. With a notorious family of “Bassheads” traveling across the country to see him, some even relate the fan-base to The Grateful Dead touring years. Amongst the crowd you can find people excited for their first show and right next to them, someone excited for their 30th show. As Spring Gathering descended upon the city of Chicago, it was a no holds barred bass music showdown.

Approaching the venue, the iconic bass-drop logo could be seen on the coats, shirts, pins, hats and tattoo’s of the attendants. Everyone in line discussing what they hope Lorin (Bassnectar) would play and guessing what he would open with. A special part about seeing Bassnectar is the “song-chasing” element of his live sets. Sometimes going multiple years without playing iconic songs, a part of the culture he has built is the element of surprise for when and where he will play specific songs. Even after 18 sets, I am personally chasing Immigradiada off his Divergent Spectrum album.

Each night had Bassnectar slated for a 2-hour set, and as he took the stage at 10pm, the crowd erupted. As he fed in his track “Blast Off” from his Timestretch album, the 15,000 in attendance turned into one huge pit of hair flying and head-banging. The first time he had played the track since 2015, he was letting Chicago know he was out for blood right from the start. A 2-hour set is hard to run through, but the important element of a Bassnectar set is the intricate weaving of both heavy bass music and ambient drops throughout the 2-Hour marathon. Below is the full set for Night-One of Bassnectar Spring Gathering 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7nBeAVz0pw

Bassnectar Night 1 Set List:

  • Is everybody in? – Intro
  • Bassnectar + Jantsen – Blast Off VIP
  • TNGHT – Easy Easy
  • Unitz – The drop
  • Rude kid – Are you ready?
  • Deckscar – Face off (Bassnectar – Cozza frenzy lyrics)
  • Svdden death – Junkworld
  • The Fugitives – Samurai
  • Kid sister – Pro nails (Rusko remix)
  • Bangladesh – 100 loop
  • Bassnectar – Vava voom Trap VIP (Bassnectar – Freestyle lyrics and samples)
  • Bassnectar vs Mochipet – Sloppy face
  • Robot Koch – Let Me (Alex Banks remix)
  • Bassnectar – Surrender (Estelle – Freak (TC Remix) sample mashed in) (Groove armada – Superstylin lyrics mashed in)
  • Lafa Taylor – Heaters (Bassnectar remix)
  • Diamond Messages – Liquid summer
  • Bassnectar – Delamure
  • Bassnectar – In the Beginning 2016
  • Meg Myers – Desire (Hucci Remix)
  • Bassnectar – Open up
  • 18+ – Midnight Lucy
  • Bassnectar – Boombox (Bassnectar + Ill gates remix)
  • Bassnectar – Ping pong
  • Bassnectar – ID Unreleased (Dont hate the 808 lyrics)
  • Bassnectar – Don’t hate the 808 (G Jones remix)
  • Bentz – Ducks VIP
  • Slave – Breakthrough
  • Bassnectar – Before We Dissolve (Speech on Gun Control)
  • Minnesota – Hi & low
  • Hydraulix – Vibe machine
  • Ethan Glass – Rumble
  • Sbtrkt – Wildfire
  • Fransis derelle – Bang
  • Track ID?? (Bassnectar – Infrared lyrics)
  • Track ID? (AZ – Chillin sample)
  • Virtual riot – Show up
  • Bassnectar – Shampion chip (Bassnectar – The Underground lyrics)
  • I am Legion – Intro (Bassnectar remix)
  • Gesaffelstein – Hellifornia (Busta rhymes – Dangerous lyrics)
  • PH Fat – Space thug instrumental (PH Fat – The big five vocals)
  • DJ Vadim – MAXIMUM (Bassnectar + Ill gates remix)
  • Copycatt – Survive
  • 20syl – Kodama
  • Amanda blank – A Love song
  • Sir Mixalot – Posse on broadway
  • Bassnectar – Ephemeral
  • Bassnectar – When I grow up (tease)
  • Nalepa – Sunflowers (Virtual boy remix)
  • Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world
  • Family Photo
  • Bassnectar + Ill Gates – Encore (Bassnectar – Bus bus bus lyrics)
  • Eptic – Death (Code: Pandorum – The order mashup)

Night-Two began in similar fashion, and especially after the first night the crowd was anxious to see what Lorin would be playing. He started off with a bang right at the beginning with his beautiful and highly anticipated “Run the Heart (Bassnectar Remix) into Colorstorm. Bringing forth an even heavier and more nostalgic set than the previous night, it felt as though it was 2013 again and I was catching Bassnectar on a Spring Tour date. This was the closest thing to catching “the old Bassnectar” that I believe I might ever be able to experience. The second evening had everything you could want and need from a Bassnectar set; even a Duncan Trussle speech about Spring that brought fans to tears. A euphoric experience, if you have not had the chance to catch Bassnectar perform live yet, I strongly urge you to catch the next set closest to you. Below is the full set for Night Two of Spring Gathering 2018.

Bassnectar Night-Two Set List:

  • “True Foundation of Music” – Intro
  • Sleigh Bells – Run the heart (Bassnectar remix)
  • Bassnectar – Colorstorm
  • Blank Track ID? (2 Chainz – ? lyrics) (Approx 7 min)
  • RL Grime – Art Money
  • Tinie Tempah – Trampoline
  • DMVU – Goliath
  • Illanthropy – Elephant party (Danny Brown – Die like a rockstar)
  • Trolley snatcha + Gentlemens club – Lose your head
  • Bassnectar – Zodgillla
  • Bassnectar – Fun (Intro tease)
  • Aztek – Rain dart
  • Paul Wall – Grillz (Edited)
  • Zndr & Bonnema – Black & White
  • Kayzo – Avalanche (50 Cent – Just a lil bit vocals)
  • Track ID? (“Like this” vocal sample)
  • Dabow – Like that
  • Bassnectar – Chromatek (multiple vocal samples)
  • Suhk knight – Diesel not petrol intro (mashed w/ Mind tricks)
  • Bassnectar + G Jones – Mind tricks
  • Hoverboots – Polygon
  • Bassnectar – The Matrix
  • Bassnectar + Ill Gates – Expanded (Biz markie – Studda step + Jay Z – 99 Problems lyrics)
  • Dream ooon…
  • Risingson – Massive attack (Bassnectar remix) (Outkast – ATLiens vocals mashed in)
  • Milli Major – Remember Me (Ekko & Sidetrack Remix)
  • Kortex + Skope – 5th window
  • Fracture + Chimpo – From Early
  • Bassnectar – Voodoo (Bassnectar + Ill Gates remix)
  • Lady sovereign – Random (Mentra remix)
  • Zion I – Human (Bassnectar remix)
  • Bassnectar – Speakerbox (Clipse – Whens the last time vocals) (Dub foundation – Time to burn (Tease))
  • Oski – 100 shot flow
  • Klute – 174bpm (Danny scrilla – Obeah lyrics)
  • Professor green – Just be good to be green (Camo and krooked) (Tease)
  • Noisia + Mayhem – Exodus (Bassnectar remix)
  • 6blocc – On lock (True foundation of music Lyrics)
  • Duncan trussell speech (Glitch mob – Beauty of the unhidden heart (Bassnectar remix) underlying)
  • Reeps one Beatbox
  • Bassnectar – Art of revolution
  • Sandro Silva & Anjiro Rijo – Fifty What (Dem Slackers Remix)
  • Marshmello – Find me
  • Exponaut – E621
  • Bassnectar – Witch doktor (Outkast – BOB vocals)
  • Subdocta – 2009 was tight
  • Bukes finezt – Duck trumpet (VIP)
  • Bassnectar – WET WOBBLY (Unreleased)
  • Almighty beatfreakz – Resident soundboyz (Jantsen remix) (intro)
  • Meesha – Clack (Bassnectar remix)
  • Bassnectar + Digital ethos – Slather
  • Tek one – Hate you
  • Track id? intro (tease)
  • Bassnectar – Unlimited combinations (OMFG – Supermegalolz acapella)
  • “Remember to look up at the stars” speach
  • Bassnectar – Blow (tease) (Bassnectar – Kick it complex lyrics)
Instagram