In September of 2016, Zeds Dead released “Frontlines” ahead of their debut album, Northern Lights. The atmospheric collaboration marked likely the biggest break yet for then-burgeoning bass music producer NGHTMRE. Earlier this week, the Canadian pair released the official music video for the track, providing an interstellar prelude to its hefty remix EP.
Spanning eight tracks, the official “Frontlines” remixes offer a variety of perspectives on the original from some of bass music’s most intriguing rising talents. The Deadbeats-heads reaffirm their diverse, discerning tastes in their selections for the single’s official revisions. Ranging from Never Say Die-affiliate Habstrakt’s menacing eclectic cut to a surprisingly melodic future bass output from Crankdat, and exploring significant inversions from AAZAR and Megalodon, the 8-track collection covers substantial ground.
Perhaps the standout of the EP comes from Wuki, who crafts his formidable spin on “Frontlines” by enveloping GG Magree’s vocals within the precarious confines of his jarring rhythmic structures, sinister synthesis, and overwhelming essence.
Stream all eight official “Frontlines” remixes below: