Bassnectar is a name that almost everyone immediately recognizes, regardless of age as one of the top dubstep producers in the game. He’s revolutionized the art, sampling with Ableton in a way that most DJ’s can only dream of being able to do, and on November 5th I was able to see just what kind of skill he possessed when he performed at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA. Opening for Bassnectar were the acts, Gladkill and Gramatik. I didn’t get to catch Gladkill but arrived just as Gramatik was taking the stage, with a glitch hop style that was complimented by an electric guitar with the riffs layering on top of the bassline in the background. I had never seen Stage AE as packed as it was before Bassnectar took the stage and turned off the noise restrictions allowing his bass to be as low and loud as he’d wanted. Playing many tracks off his “Freestyle Mixtape” he literally tore the stage apart, dropping bassbomb after bassbomb as well as featuring some classic old school rap vocals overtop his dubstep lines. Some of my favorite drops from the show had to be when he dropped into Jah No Partial – Flux Pavillion and Va va Voom his original. I could not even begin to describe the energy I felt watching the crowd explode as he played his Lights – Ellie Goulding remix and had everyone sing along. If you haven’t had a chance to see Bassnectar I highly recommend you check him out as soon as you can! Check out our facebook page to tag yourself in photos from Bassnectar!