Pegboard Nerds And Sophon Unveil Stunning Drum & Bass Single “Shine”

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Community favourites and Monstercat veterans Pegboard Nerds returned to the label today, accompanied by drum and bass duo Sophon, the side project of Pegboard Nerds’ Alexander Odden and producer Subsquare, for their debut collaborative single, “Shine.”

Written during the global pandemic lockdown, “Shine” reflects both artists’ desire to return to performing at clubs and festivals. The warm chords and bright arpeggiators mix effortlessly with the drop’s heavy bass and thumping drums, forming the perfect dancefloor anthem.

Pegboard Nerds share, “It’s kind of a perfect Scandinavian sandwich of drums and bass, topped with the retro gaming-esque leads, chant-able hooks, and high production quality Pegboard Nerds are known for. We have always dabbled with drum and bass, but it’s fun to just go all-in on a track like this. It is such a banger and has such a joyous feel and a dance-floor ready drop. Sadly we’ve only had a few gigs so far during the pandemic, but on every single one, “Shine” has made the crowd lose their minds. It’s been a sight for sore eyes during this crappy time.”

Sophon add, “We’re excited for the first Sophon release on Monstercat. It’s been a lot of fun to work on this. Alex and I share many melodic sensibilities, having grown up with a lot of dance and trance music in the 90s. When we started Sophon, we used the opportunity to switch things up, production-wise, and “Shine” is the first track where we’ve used BitWig Studio all the way through.”


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