Lyrics from Teleport MassiveLorin Ashton, the man behind Bassnectar, is an electronic music artist crossing genres including dubstep, breakbeat, and glitch. Ashton, originally from San Jose, CA, began frequenting the late 90s rave scene as an organizer and promoter. In 1996 he began learning how to DJ, and eventually went on to study electronic music at the University of Santa Cruz. Ashton has become a prominent figure in the California electronic music scene, and has remixed and collaborated with such artists as Ellie Goulding, Gogol Bordello, and Fever Ray. He’s been releasing albums since 2001, beginning with Freakbeat for the Beatfreaks, and has enjoyed a heavy touring schedule including playing most of the major music festivals like Lollapalooza, Coachella, and the Electronic Daisy Carnival. Bassnectar’s latest album, Vava Voom, was released on April 10, 2012 through his label Amorphous Music. The album contains several collaborations, most notably the title track, which features Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco.