Bassnectar & Digital Ethos – Slather [Original]
In anticipation of his upcoming ‘Reflective: Pt. 2’ EP out on Amorphous Music, Dec. 1, the longhaired wizardry of Bassnectar has released an unrelenting down-and-dirty single entitled ‘Slather’ with Philadelphia producer/DJ Digital Ethos. This is the first collaboration between the two artists, and from the crowd reception so far, this song did not disappoint. One YouTube comment said, “Filthy track… I need a shower.” Stream the new song, ‘Slather’ here. Fortunately, listeners won’t have to wait too long for new music either. Bassnectar’s next single, ‘Other Worlds’ will be out this Friday, Nov. 10.
Starting with a thunderous synth lead that takes us back to some of the elements of Bassnectar’s Reflective Pt. 1, the intro of ‘Slather’ begins by competing with a resilient kickdrum that bounces and builds into a stylish and rhythmic vocal sample shouting, “Here we go now!” The drop follows, at first building with dense snare patterns. Then giving way to an undeniably sizzling bass synth that seems to soar over from above and implode on impact. Primordial vocal chops and massive 808s begin looping together. Sounds crash and collide with a grimy push-and-release until we’re once again taken on another ballistic journey through the crack-sizzle-n-pop. Beware: this track is sure to make the subs kick.
Bassnectar’s longtime friend, Kyrian Boberian designed visuals for ‘Slather.’ In the music video, we are graced with a person who is seemingly slathered in colorful suds of foam while strobing patterns and effects take watchers on a shapeshifting journey. One comment read, “That moment when you drop acid into your sherbet…” Thanks for a laugh, YouTube.
Bassnectar will be performing at the Georgia World Congress Center on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta, GA this year with Ott., Phutureprimitve, and What So Not. Tickets are available here. There will also be a string of pre-event and NYE afterparties including artists G Jones, Minnesota, ill. Gates, Stylust Beats, and more. Find information here.
In other news, it was reported that Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks has shared a photo on Instagram of her new bass-drop tattoo, apparently mistaking the iconic Bassnectar logo for an ancient Greek symbol.