Effin is carving out his own lane as one of bass music’s fiercest new forward-thinkers. The LA-transplant is building a catalog of menacing low-end ammunition, and with each new original work, manages to plant his flag a little deeper—Effin is here to stay. He’s forming a reputation as a new force to be reckoned with a steady stream of new material like his latest neck breaker, “Partial.”
The track is a ground-rattling setlist weapon that packs a deafening punch, marked by the “Cabbage” producer’s emerging sonic signature. “Partial” comes by way of bass powerhouse Never Say Die, which is proving to be a fitting home for the burgeoning beatmaker. Keep an eye on Effin—there’s a lot more where “Partial” came from.
NGHTMRE has taken his career to the next level in 2019, especially when it comes to showing off his versatility. The producer has teamed up with everyone from A$AP Ferg, to Lil Jon, to Shaquille O’Neal under his DJ Diesel moniker, staying true to the heavy-hitting bass ethos he’s built through his catalog while creating a new dynamic via hip-hop collaboration and further infusion into his style.
Earlier this year NGHTMRE showcased this new direction with collaboration with A$AP Ferg, “REDLIGHT,” which is undeniably one of his biggest hits. He’s continued to celebrate the single’s success with a fresh batch of remixes from Crankdat, Holy Goof, and Effin that make the single more friendly for a festival main stage. This new batch follows up a recent re-work from Flosstradamus.
Each remixer puts their own unique spin on the “REDLIGHT.” Crankdat twists the release into a dubstep sizzler with screeching synths and heavy drops. Holy Goof goes the bass house route, while Effin also stays true to his low end-fueled aesthetic for his rendition.
NGHTMRE recently announced a new contest for those who are fans looking to see him live and win a new comic book. The contest enlists fans to create a video to accompany “REDLIGHT,” and ten winners will be selected to win two tickets to a show in addition to NGHTMRE’s comic book.
Those familiar with LA’s Icon Collective know that its alumni have made serious noise in the world of dance music. Jauz, NGHTMRE, and Slander are just a few of the heavyweights who got their start at Icon. Another more understated notch in their roster is Effin, who recently executed an out-of-the-box remix of the Chris Lake classic, “I Want You.”
Lake is an unequivocal staple in the house music domain, and one of the driving leaders in the genre’s global ascension. But one of the reasons he has found such sweeping success is because his music taps into up-to-the-moment sounds and styles and packages them with more classic, subtle nuance. In his explosive rendition, Effin took those subtleties and put them under his serrated microscope lens.
“I Want You” came out on OWSLA in 2017, and because the Skrillex-headed label features cross-genre categories throughout its prolific catalog, its identity pertains more to an all-encompassing energy from a collective vantage point. Effin harnessed the same energy Lake did for dancefloor cut and morphed it into a heavy-hitting bass tune.
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