NGHTMRE & Zeds Dead Reunite On “Shady Intentions” Ft. Tori Levett
NGHTMRE and Zeds Dead have just unveiled their highly anticipated collaboration “Shady Intentions.” Featuring vocals by the talented Tori Levett, two of the biggest names in electronic music collide on, “Shady Intentions,” out now via Ultra Records.
Although it’s been more than five years since NGHTMRE and Zeds Dead last teamed up on a single, “Shady Intentions” masterfully highlights each artists’ abilities resulting in a standout track. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the official release of their latest song for most of the year as news of the collaboration made the rounds on social media. Now, the wait for “Shady Intentions” is finally over.
The three-minute track opens with Tori Levett’s tranquil vocals over peppy synth work that seamlessly transitions to a heart-pounding rise of powerful bass. NGHTMRE and Zeds Dead pull listeners back and forth from interludes of dreamy melodies to bass-driven breakdowns that build up to a satisfying drop that envelops listeners in an energetic blend of snappy sound design and thundering drums. “Shady Intentions” is sure to be the epic collaboration fans have been waiting for all year long.
Time and time again, Tyler Marenyi, better known as NGHTMRE, delivers heart-pounding dance tracks that never fail to wreak havoc on dance floors and festivals around the world. Since NGHTMRE burst onto the scene in 2015, he’s collaborated with heavy hitters including Dillon Francis, Wiz Khalifa, and A$AP Ferg while building a robust discography of modern dance music anthems. The LA-based tastemaker has never shied away from experimenting with his sound while headlining concerts and turning out tracks that land solidly in BillBoard’s Hot 100.
Zeds Dead has become one of the most successful independent electronic music acts to hit the scene. The Toronto-based duo boasts dozens of Top 20 Billboard hits and an expansive repertoire of innovative electronic tracks that push the envelope of the dance music genre. Through their label, Deadbeats Records, Zeds Dead works with a wide range of electronic music acts and hosts live performances while they remain a prominent fixture on the international electronic scene.
DJ, producer, and vocalist Tori Levett is a rising name in the Australian electronic music scene. Her debut single “Something Bad” turned heads in 2018 for its fresh vocals paired with powerful bass beats for an outstanding dance track. She’s since released several singles that further demonstrate her talents as a vocalist and producer while also performing alongside some of the biggest names in Australia’s amazing dance music scene.
Fans likely recall when NGHTMRE and Zeds Dead set the electronic music world on fire more than five years ago with the release of their epic collaboration, “Frontlines.” The groundbreaking song quickly amassed more than 33 million streams on Spotify alone, making it one of the most successful works of both artists. Reuniting once more, fans will be delighted to hear these two electronic music powerhouses meld Tori Levett’s lovely vocals to unleash a storm of melodic bass on their latest single, “Shady Intentions.”
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Spag Heddy Explores Human Emotions On Dubstep Single “Never Thought”
Spag Heddy returns with his new single “Never Thought,” for which he teamed up with Rock/Alt-Pop singer Micah Martin of The Zealots band. The track follows a slightly different direction for Spag, who has previously focused on intensive Bass and unique House sounds, in that it is less of a headbanging anthem than a saga through human emotion.
Opening with wistful vocals and piano melodies, he then builds into a cinematic Dubstep-style drop with some grimy synth effects that serve to truly embody the full and complex spectrum of feelings within the song. “Never Thought” may be Spag Heddy’s most emotional release to date and follows his recent release “Sorry,“ both of which are from his upcoming debut studio album ‘The Noodle Effect,’ coming out on June 16. Read on for what both Spag and Micah had to say about their stunning collaboration.
“With ‘Never Thought,’ I wanted to make a song that didn’t focus on basslines but rather on a grand, majestic melodic theme. Micah’s powerful voice and big, atmospheric style was the perfect fit for this one. His voice and lyrics gave the song emotional depth that, together with the uplifting melody and raw bass cuts, feels like a journey that ends in a big sort of space-battle climax. More than just a melodic dubstep song, to me, it’s a story of human emotion and music as an escape.” — Spag Heddy
“I was on tour with my band and recorded this topline in the trailer on an off day. Hurricane Irma had just blown into Atlanta at the same time we did, so we had to pull over. After getting out of the trailer, I realized quite a few tall trees had blown over, and maybe recording in the middle of hurricane winds in the forest wasn’t the smartest idea. I sent to Spag Heddy, and the rest is history!” — Micah Martin
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“Get It On,” The New Dubstep Single From Nashville-Based Artist Effin
Nashville-based artist Effin brings the idea of eclecticism to the forefront in his newest single “Get It On.”
Having pulled inspiration from Motown and Soul styles that infiltrate his city of Nashville, Tennessee, Effin creates a single album that is rooted in originality and a diverse taste for music. His single “Get It On” includes samples from the 50s and 70’s era while encompassing a hard-hitting bass style.
Although the artist’s raw talents and drive towards his creative endeavors were always present, he has only recently realized that music isn’t just a passion, but a way of life. With this newfound ambition and desire to succeed in the world of music, Effin hopes to create a sense of community among his listeners. Whilst working tirelessly every day on an upcoming album being released later this year, Effin realized that he did not want a barrier behind his songs – he wanted to create a collage in which he put his own twist on classics he’s known and loved.
Not only does “Get It On” provide listeners with a sample of Effin’s nonconformist sound design, but he has something special in the works for listeners. An album is set to be released later this year, undoubtedly revealing even more of the artist’s raw talent and what he has to offer the world of music.
“Get it on is a tease of everything to come from me. A vintage explosion of sound, this one has been a staple in my sets. It’s a collage of decades of sound brought into the 21st century. This one’s built for the road and meant to be played loud” — Effin
As Effin makes his way through this newfound career, he has already garnered respect from some of the biggest names in electronic music. Having support from artists such as NGHTMRE, Excision, and Apashe, Effin has only been encouraged to take his music to the next level and embark on his most creative endeavors yet.
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Dubstep Mainstay Spag Heddy Says “Sorry” To His Fans With New Single
Dutch-born and Spain-based Dubstep mainstay Spag Heddy gives listeners a small taste of his forthcoming debut album with the release of its first single from the LP – “Sorry,” out now via Spag’s very own independent Tomato Bass imprint. The track sets the tone for “The Noodle Effect” (the album is set for its release on June 16 this year) while also serving as a heartfelt apology to his fans for releasing the album late (it was originally supposed to come out in 2022). We bet that Spag Heddy will be quickly forgiven, though, as “Sorry” is a nostalgic sonic journey that brings out the best of Spag’s “low key” style dubstep, with distorted melodies and vocals over a slow, driving bassline and stabbing mechanical synths and a small dose of cheekiness, “Sorry” is the first of 15 brand new tracks on “The Noodle Effect,” which tells us that Spag Heddy is going to make it one-hundred percent worth waiting for, so keep an eye out for more announcements on Spag’s new music coming soon.
But wait! There’s more. 15 brand-new tracks on “The Noodle Effect” is not Spag Heddy’s final word. We can confirm that a Deluxe Version of the album is also in production, on which you’ll find more fresh originals from Spag as well as remixes from other artists.
“I’m releasing ‘Sorry’ purposely as the first song of the album, expressing my apology to my fans for not releasing the album in 2022 as I had promised. ‘Sorry’ is one of my personal favorite songs. It throws back to the Spag roots, gypsy-style melodies, and distorted wobble basses in a drumstep format. To me, it evokes a nostalgic, yet at the same time melancholic feeling, hence its title – ‘Sorry.'” — Spag Heddy
The Netherlands-born and Spain-based Spag Heddy has been cooking up dubstep hits since 2011, when his club bangers quickly got the attention of fans and industry tastemakers alike. With Skrillex, Rusko, Excision and others counted among his inspirations, Spag has gained widespread acclaim for his hard-hitting and yet melodic style that always feels fresh and forward-thinking. He has multiple successful singles as well as remixes and collaborations for The Chainsmokers, Krewella, SLANDER, and originals that can be heard in sets of Skrillex, Excision, Subtronics, NGHTMRE and many other heavyweights. His high-energy, mesmerizing sets have earned him tours with Zomboy and Flux Pavilion as well as direct support for Excision and Zeds Dead, plus a number of his own headlining tours around the globe. Now on the eve of releasing his most exciting project to date, Spag Heddy is well on his way to the top.