Gaming collides with electronic music in Nitro Fun’s new EP, ‘Closure’

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Gustavo Rangel started producing music at age 14, thanks to an obsession with video gaming and his desire to incorporate gaming elements into music. One year later, the gamer turned music producer won a remix contest on Monstercat, and the rest is history. Rangel was the youngest artist signed to Monstercat at the time, and has been producing music ever since. The Mexican native now produces under the moniker Nitro Fun, and he is back with three new releases in the form of an EP Closure, which are out now on The Arcadium.

The Arcadium is a new label created for gamers looking for free music to incorporate into their content, thus being the perfect fit for Nitro Fun’s desire to incorporate gaming elements into his tracks. The three tracks each have a very distinctive style.

“Go 4 it” is upbeat and would arguably be the perfect backdrop for a Mario Kart game with its retro gaming vibe.

“Leaders” is reminiscent of old-school Porter Robinson with its elaborate combination of elements and commanding future bass framework until the song switches directions and leads into LoneMoon’s rapping and a harder trap drop.

“Keygen” has the capacity to get stuck in anyone’s head, and it is the hardest of the three tracks. Monstrous dubstep chords captivate the listener from the drop’s inception.

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Nitro Fun – Cheat Codes VIP

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In April 2014, Nitro Fun released an invigorating electro track on Monstercat called “Cheat Codes.” Since its debut, the track has garnered millions of plays across platforms and remains a highlight for the Canadian label with its funky melody.

Nearly four years later, the young producer is back with a VIP rework of his iconic track. He’s beefed up the classic melody and brings “Cheat Codes” into 2017 with gnarly bass-fueled backbone. With glitchy dubstep elements and the same focused intensity as the original, this VIP mix of “Cheat Codes” sends the year off with a bang.

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