NGHTMRE thrives on heavy, trap-inspired bass productions—it’s where he lives. He’s collaborated with a grip of top hip-hop talents, recently dropping a VIP edit of his A$AP Ferg collaboration, “REDLIGHT.” The Gud Vibrations helmer is also fresh off of a heavy bass posse cut with Shaquille O’Neal and Lil Jon on “BANG.”
Last year, NGHTMRE began a new label with Slander, Gud Vibrations. Since then, the label has grown a steady reputation for crafting high energy dance-floor heaters. NGHTMRE’s set, broadcasting live from the Cosmic Meadow at 1:30am PST (Sunday), will surly keep those good vibrations at high levels.
NGHTMRE returns with his latest remix, an addictive treatment of LA-based artist Oliver Tree‘s hit single “Hurt.” NGHTMRE first premiered the remix at his Coachella performance earlier this year when he threw down at the Sahara tent. The Gud Vibrations co-founder has dropped some heavy-hitting releases in 2019, collaborating with A$AP Ferg on “REDLIGHT” and triple-teaming with Lil Jon and Shaquille O’Neal on “Bang.” Both tracks skew to the low-end, though NGHTMRE’s “Hurt” remix and its melodic production sees a departure from the harder sounds. With his latest remix, NGHTMRE wants to remind everyone he can still do both.
The new remix takes “Hurt” on a classic future-bass ride that amps up the track’s dance floor appeal, infusing vibrating synth waves into his new production. Retaining the basic elements of Oliver Tree’s original track, NGHTMRE delivers an embellished electronic makeover to “Hurt,” transforming the angsty alternative jam to an appropriate club energizer.
Flosstradamus gives NGHTMRE and A$AP Ferg‘s “REDLIGHT” a bass upgrade in his brand new remix of the recent collaboration. In the original, A$AP Ferg’s punching verses feed off the intensity of shrill horns, drum rolls, and deep-seated drops, all of which imbue “REDLIGHT” with an aggressive, cinematic sonic personality that renders the track yet another hype-inducing number to bear the NGHTMRE stamp. NGHTMRE followed the debut of the hip-hop electronic hybrid with a VIP rework of the original, where NGHTMRE sank the song’s defining bass synths to a graver, low-end position.
NGHTMRE’s submission of the throttling original and rework of the aforementioned has now caught the attention of trap aficionado, Flosstradamus, who comes through with a hard hitting “REDLIGHT” revamp. Flosstradamus’ re-imaginative effort is no less potent than either of NGHTMRE’s showings. Flosstradamus preserves the adrenaline spiking horn work and A$AP Ferg’s verses. Much of the producer’s revision is audible in the tune’s builds, where Flosstradamus swaps out the simmering ascent of NGHTMRE’s original for a rise that is noticeably quicker in pace. The ascents momentarily give way to drops derivative of Flosstradamus’ trap expertise. As the trap veteran’s remix so incontrovertibly conveys, there’s certainly nothing weak about Flosstradamus’ version of the NGHTMRE fan favorite.
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For potent bass productions, electronic music fans need not look further than NGHTMRE. 2019 has been a year of bass-wielding singles for NGHTMRE, who recently dropped off a VIP edit of his A$AP Ferg collaboration, “REDLIGHT.” Prior, NGHTMRE sent streamers’ speakers a booming with Shaquille O’Neal and Lil Jon on “BANG.”
NGHTMRE’s slew of original releases evidences the Gud Vibrations label head’s expertise in crafting intense dance-floor hitters. NGHTMRE’s set, broadcasting live from the Sahara tent, will now expectedly follow suit. View Coachella’s weekend one live stream schedule in its entirety, here.
NGHTMRE is on pace for a career year in 2019. The LA-based producer is known for his terrorizing bass synths, but he has proven himself capable of producing punk rock, rap, and more, each time defined by his distinct production style.
This year, the producer has been teaming up with various hip-hop sensations including Lil Jon for “BANG” and now A$AP Ferg for “REDLIGHT.” As he did with his previous Chainsmokers collaboration “Save Yourself,” NGHTMRE has come out with a new solo VIP edit of “REDLIGHT.” The VIP edit leans on deafening, intense bass breaks, toning down the “Hungry Fam” rapper’s versework, juxtaposing Fergs bars against the heavy low end drops to create a second main stage-worthy version of the collaboration.
Both the dance and hip-hop worlds have been on edge since A$AP Ferg and NGHTMRE announced their pending collaboration. Naturally, they faced high expectations for what would be in store. “REDLIGHT” has officially arrived on airwaves, and many would agree that the blistering track meets the standards set for it.
A villainous video serves as a fitting backdrop for the bombastic track the two collaborators have whipped up. NGHTMRE chose a simple, yet sinister horn progression to complement drum rolls, heavy drops, and menacing siren wails. The track allows A$AP Ferg’s titillating lyrics to shine through, making for a well-balanced crossover weapon that spells radio and main stage success. In fact, it might be one of the biggest pieces to date in NGHTMRE’s catalog.
Whether he’s collaborating with DJ Diesel and Lil Jon or the Chainsmokers, NGHTMRE seems to have something under the hood that manages to keep fans on their toes at all times. This time around, the ace up NGHTMRE’s sleeve comes by way of a new collaboration with none other than A$AP Ferg. The Gud Vibrations helmer announced the new track and music video on his social media channels. Ferg and NGHTMRE’s new track is dubbed “REDLIGHT,” and it will be released on March 28.
Given the new tune’s release proximity to Ultra Music Festival, it begs the question as to if fans can expect A$AP Ferg to make an appearance during NGHTMRE’s back-to-back set with SLANDER at the festival for what would surely be a raucous live debut of the new joint cut. From the brief teaser video that was posted online, the “Grave” producer seemingly returns to his menacingly hard-hitting form on “REDLIGHT,” and with the assistance of the Trap Lord himself, NGHTMRE might have one of his biggest tracks of the year on deck just in time for one of his biggest festival outings of 2019.
Shaqulle O’Neal retired years ago from his basketball career, but whether it’s due to brand endorsements or his recent DJ gig as DJ Diesel, the former pro player can’t seem to stop making headlines. His new collaboration with NGHTMRE and Lil Jon is a continuation of just this, but their track “BANG” is not one to write off. NGHTMRE and Shaq’s influence in the new release is apparent, with its pulsing bass backdrop fused with ringing dubstep rhythms providing an ideal frame Lil Jon’s signature chants.
NGHTMRE speaks about his collaboration with Shaq in an official release, saying, “I met Shaq for the first time in Las Vegas.” He continues, “He came to one of my sets, and we immediately got along and shared our love for bass music. I’ve always played tons of Lil Jon music in my live shows, and now I get to play our own collaboration! Being able to work on music with Lil Jon and Shaq was literally a dream come true for me.”