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.
Shaquille O’neal has proven he’s far more than a one trick pony as his longtime DJ Diesel moniker continues to take off after a Hall of Fame basketball career. In addition to performing at major festivals around the world, including a forthcoming appearance at Tomorrowland, the former NBA big man recently teamed up with NGHTMRE and Lil Jon for a pulsing bass weapon, “Bang.” Now, the heavy-hitting collaboration has a visual to boot.
The trio filmed the music video for the joint track during Miami Music Week, taking the group through a list of ridiculous situations. Between getting IVs together, doing shots, or playing hide and seek, Lil Jon, NGHTMRE, and DJ Diesel provide a three-minute dose of entertainment through their MMW escapades. The video floats between animation and reality, and definitively proves that hanging out with these guys was indeed be the best that this year’s Miami Music Week had to offer.
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Coachella is the #1 time for artists to go all out. NGHTMRE brought out the big guns for his set this weekend at Coachella. On top of an already mind-blowing set, the DJ brought out both Lil Jon and A$AP Ferg who added an extreme amount of hype to the set. And, as if that
NGHTMRE is on pace for a career year in 2019. The LA-based producer is known for his terrorizing bass synths, but he has proven himself capable of producing punk rock, rap, and more, each time defined by his distinct production style.
This year, the producer has been teaming up with various hip-hop sensations including Lil Jon for “BANG” and now A$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.
“BANG” wins for the most interesting collaboration in 2019 so far. NGHTMRE, Shaq (AKA DJ Diesel) and Lil Jon have delivered a track that combines rap vocals, hip-hop rhythms and dubstep beats. With the combination of Lil Jon’s hype, and NGHTMRE and Shaq’s dubstep, we can see this being an absolute banger this festival season. “When it
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.”
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Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, and Coone feature Lil Jon on the card of their hardstyle thrasher, “Madness 2.0,” an updated and upgraded version to their 2013 release off Dim Mak. The rapper turned DJ chart-topper was always graced with a voice synonymous with crunk; thrown together with the pride of Belgian hardstyle expresses nothing but energy and fervor for partying. The newer version shoots a higher-end synth for the leading melody than the original, showcasing a heavy contrast between the thumping 808s and protruding sub bass.
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