For Bassnectar's latest track, released only months after June's Noise vs. Beauty LP, the cult DJ worked with a new artist who had reached him by e-mail. "A lot of fans send me music, either tipping me off to songs they want me to remix, asking for production tips or to see if I want to collaborate," he tells Rolling Stone. "An up-and-coming producer named Craz sent over a bunch of tracks, and one of them caught my ear immediately. It had 'that thing' going on in it, made me feel absolutely bonkers."
Bassnectar offered to add some work of his own, Craz responded enthusiastically and together they made "Thursty," the chopped, heavy, dubstep vs. club music cut we're debuting here.
"I'm obsessed with getting music to sound cleaner, thicker, heavier and 'as perfect as possible,'" Bassnectar continues. "I could hear a lot of ways that his ideas could be more explosive and complete and asked if he wanted to team up on that song."
He explained that his habit of physically feeling music he's listening to actually impacted the track: "I have this thing I do whenever I listen to music where I'm snapping my fingers and slapping my hands on the surface of a table or chair or whatever is nearby, drumming on my surroundings," he says. "I wanted to use this silly kind of snapping sample to build up into the most insane explosion, coming out of some kind of chopped-and-screwed hip-hop vocal."