NGHTMRE Teams Up With Rezz, Ace Aura and More for Riveting EP, “Unsound 2”

Serving as a vehicle to champion promising bass music artists, NGHTMRE's new EP is as much a music release as it is an incubator.

It's tough to believe it's been 10 years since the advent of NGHTMRE, whose sound remains as compelling as ever. Unsound 2, out now via his own Gud Vibrations imprint, finds the producer unleashing a torrent of explosive collaborations alongside artists from whom he's drawn inspiration in that time.

Through its alchemical fusion of seasoned mastery and unbridled potential, the EP challenges the boundaries of bass music while nurturing the nascent talents that will help sculpt the genre's future.

"The UNSOUND projects are all about collaboration! I reached out to some of my favorite producers from all over the world for this EP," NGHTMRE said in a press release. "I really tried not to think too much on a specific genre or boundary for this, and just focused on writing what felt cool and inspiring."


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Featuring six vocal-driven bass anthems with bite, the EP is where the unsound becomes the profoundly sublime. Listeners needn't look any further than its opener, "All Night," a midtempo collaboration with Rezz and DeathbyRomy that doubles as a masterclass in tension and release.

The same goes for "In Your Eyes," where Pauline Herr's aching vocals—a captivating cry for help—serenade us through an arrangement with squelching dubstep drops from NGHTMRE and Jon Casey; and "Torture," where DeathbyRomy reappears with her haunting vocal swells before they're swallowed by Franky Nuts' ferocious production.

Elsewhere, NGHTMRE goes fire-and-brimstone alongside Juelz in "Thrilla," a distorted trap banger featuring the slick braggadocio of British-Ghanaian rapper ShaSimone; and "Torture," an anthemic heavy-hitter with Liquid Stranger and Mougleta.

The EP's crown jewel, however, is saved for last. NGHTMRE closes with "Brand New Love," a collaboration with Marlhy and Class of 2022 star Ace Aura. A cathartic exploration of toxic relationships and self-destructive coping mechanisms, Marlhy's lyricism resonates with searing emotional honesty as Aura's signature color-bass sound soars.

Listen to Unsound 2 below and find the new EP on streaming platforms here.