If there's a name that commands respect amid the modern electronic music scene it's undoubtedly Bassnectar. The San Francisco Bay Area-based beat mixer extraordinaire is one of the more predominant figures in the modern electronic genre and consistently manages to change and evolve his sound as time and technology permit. Bassnectar, or Lorin Ashton, describes his sound as "omni-tempo maximalism" --a slightly ambiguous term that was created to pinpoint the myriad of sounds Bassnectar employs in his music. The various genres he regularly samples typically center around ragtime, punk rock, gangsta rap, Balkan gypsy music, death metal and dub.
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