Nik P is as forward-thinking as it comes in the underground bass community. The Dallas-based producer carefully blends neuro into “halftime” with drum and bass, and more, all while staying true to his hip-hop roots. His unrelenting urge to experiment with different styles and fresh sounds keeps everyone on their toes. That’s precisely why we’ve included Nik P in our Rising Bass Spotlight. He’s also been supported by everyone from G Jones and EPROM to Charlesthefirst, Chee, and 1788-L. So when the futuristic beat maker delivers a new joint, our ears perk up to attention.
Nik P now delivers his first of many collaborations with Half Human on the heavy experimental cut, “Sphere.” He also says the collaborative effort is the first in a string of releases to come from the two.
“Dropping my first of many collaborations with Half Human — with influence from a lot of the heavier dubstep we’ve been hearing,” Nik P says of the single. “We took a more hip-hop and experimental neuro take, to end up with behemoth. In a sense, this track serves as an audio demonstration to what turning a sphere inside out would sound like.”
“Sphere” is heavy and tumultuous from the outset. With an introduction of eerily beguiling atmospheres and important vocal dialogues, listeners are thrust into the space-time void where a star implodes on itself. It’s jaunting dubstep frequencies, sparse, syncopated rhythms, and heavy low-ends create a foreboding, yet entirely fun and weightless, musical terrain. It’s almost as if one is hearing a soundtrack to the sun turning into a white dwarf before triggering a supernova.