When NGHTMRE and Subtronics first began teasing their heated collaboration, fans were up in arms clammering over a release. After all, these are two of bass music’s most-sought-after collaborators presently, although each artist have very different styles of bass music and run in very different circles. So an unlikely collaborative effort isn’t just welcomed, it’s praised that these two could get out of their niches long enough to respect disparate subgenres. Such is the case on their powerhouse track, “Nuclear Bass Face,” which fans now find out enlists New Orleans producer Boogie T for a full-blown bass music trifecta.
Right off the bat, “Nuclear Bass Face” sounds like something directly out of Boogie T’s sonic wheelhouse with its raggae-influenced choruses and swampy textures. Then comes NGHTMRE’s obvious markings on the track, of course, as evidenced by stabbing synths after a dropped that sounds tailor-made by Subtronics and his heavily riddim-influenced dubstep. When it all comes together, it’s like nothing one would ever hear from either of the three… and definitely something no one would ever expect of the three together. Wonky, experimental, and heavy, this is one track that fans will be crooning to hear live once the live music scene returns.
The track even heavily borrows on the Ganja White Night sound so much so that one has to wonder whether it was released on SubCarbon Records. Turns out, the joint effort was brought to you by Ultra Music. Take a listen now.