NGHTMRE & Boombox Cartel – Aftershock (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Given their statuses as rising stars within the bass music scene, it’s no surprise that NGHTMRE and Boombox Cartel have teamed up to release an original collaboration. However, the final product is surprisingly refreshing. In under four minutes, “Aftershock” spans a variety of broken-beat, bass-centric styles. The partnership begin their musical smorgasbord with a melodic future-bass drop, which they refer back to throughout the revolutions of the track. Throughout they showcase their abilities to put forth vitriolic dubstep (à la 2011-era Skrillex) and vocally-modulated trap.
“Aftershock” works as an étude of sorts, as the two acts invite listeners to witness the range of their productive wheelhouse. “Aftershock” is available for free download via Mad Decent, and will likely make its way into a number of Skrillex sets in the forthcoming months.
Download ‘Aftershock’ here.