Bassnectar is an internationally acclaimed DJ and recording artist. Bassnectar’s real name is Lorin Ashton, and he started his career as a DJ and later went on to record music albums. His music albums like Divergent Spectrum and Noise vs. Beauty have topped Billboard charts. In his decade long career as a DJ and record producer, Bassnectar has amassed a huge fan following which is generally not seen in electronic music genre. Now let’s have a close look on Bassnectar’s net worth in 2018.
Bassnectar Early Life
Bassnectar a.k.a. DJ Lorin was born on 18th February 1978 in California, USA. He became involved in the local music scene of San Jose at the young age of 14. He was a part of various bands and would put up impromptu shows in the county library basements.
In 1996 he moved to Santa Cruz and went to a college to study electronic music and education. He initially wanted to be a teacher and did his major in Community studies. During his 9 month field study he became attracted to the music industry through his self-started music therapy program.
He was hired by Perry Farrell, a songwriter and musician, to record his album Spearhead. Within a year Bassnectar started producing his own solo albums and tracks.
Bassnectar has kept his personal life pretty much under the wraps and not much is known about his private life. Though, at times he has been quite controversially vocal about some socio-political subjects like the education system, drugs and political system of his country.
Currently, Bassnectar hosts his own music shows and events and also performs at various music festivals.
Bassnectar Career, Awards & Achievements
Bassnectar worked at various odd jobs before finally choosing music as his career. He worked at his father’s grocery store in his teens. While he was studying in the college, he interned as a teacher to second grade students.
Later on he started DJing in parties and became one of the popular DJ’s at the annual gathering of Burning Man sometimes playing seven sets per night. This is where he got his first record producing assignment from musician Perry Farrell.
He changed his stage name of DJ Lorin to Bassnectar in 2002 and produced his first music album. Since then he has produced nearly a dozen albums.
His initial albums like Motions of Mutation and Diverse systems did not do well commercially or critically, but his album mesmerizing the Ultra expanded his influence and increased his audience base.
Some famous albums of Bassnectar are Divergent Spectrum, Vava Voom and Noise vs. Beauty.
Bassnectar went on to perform live at various venues like clubs and festivals. He started his own event called The Bass center festival in 2010. The festival has grown to an enormous size with thousands of Bassnectar fans paying to just listen and watch him.
Recently, Bassnectar has released two albums, Reflective 1 and Reflective 2.
Awards & Achievements
Bassnectar is almost revered by his fans who gather at his events to not only listen to his music but to also seek his advice on matters like drugs and college.
Bassnectar has achieved almost cult following with millions of fans following his social media accounts.
He has performed at various prestigious music festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival which also the biggest electronic dance music festival. Bassnectar has also secured the fourth rank in America’s Best DJ competition in 2013.
Net Worth of Bassnectar
Bassnectar has amassed a net worth of $26 million from the sales of his various music albums and DJ work.
He performs nearly 150 nights per year and his salary is rumoured to be around $2,500,000. He also hosts his biannual event and performs at various other festivals and events. Tickets to his shows are sold out very quickly and he is known to have sold more than 250,000 tickets in 2012 alone.
Bassnectar is known for his gentle and humble nature in the music industry which is crowded with overbearing and rough characters. He has been able to establish himself in the electronic music genre over the past decade through his consistent and mind blowing performances. His fans consider themselves to be a part of his extended family which in itself speaks of their devotion to Bassnectar and his music.