A long-awaited collaboration between heavyweight producers NGHTMRE and Subtronics, “Nuclear Bass Face” featuring Boogie T is a dubbed-out reggae anthem is out today via Ultra Records.
Forging a bridge between dancehall-inspired reggaeton and downright dirty bass, “Nuclear Bass Face” is a one-of-a-kind track that seamlessly combines the signature styles of LA-based NGHTMRE and Philly-dwelling Subtronics.
Headlining powerhouse and Fader-praised NGHTMRE has quickly solidified himself as a genre-bending hip-hop producer with his collaborative work alongside A$AP Ferg, Gunna, Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube, and Smokepurpp. Yet the trap-legend’s work transcends his recent rap-oriented catalogue with a lengthy career in electronic music as he commanded stages at Coachella, Billboard Hot 100 Fest, Electric Zoo, Lollapalooza, and many more. Calling on the musical genius of Subtronics, “Nuclear Bass Face” was stitched together with the Pennsylvanian’s cutting-edge sound. After shocking the EDM atmosphere with his percussive collabs alongside GRiZ, Space Jesus, Ganja White Night, and more, Subtronics became a household name future-funk and trap. Beyond his impressive musical inventory, Subtronics’ acclaimed sound captured the attention at festivals from the likes of Electric Forest, Bass Canyon, Lost Lands, Camp Bisco and more. These two decorated musicians have devised a sound unique to their respective styles that is set to be a long-lasting relic in EDM.
A wicked triumph from the celebrated trap tandem, this Ultra Records release is potential and kinetic energy working together flawlessly and coherently. Razor-sharp synth work is turned up to max volume before it drops into fierce, bone-hollowing bass, juxtaposed by a narcotic reggae undercurrent. Embellished with psychedelica, this impressive cut dives out of the mainstream EDM realm by combining musical elements that extend beyond the mainstage and into the imagination of both producers. Far from innocent, “Nuclear Bass Face” is an unshrinking feat.