Skrillex, PEEKABOO, G-REX and Flowdan Drop Sinister Bass Collaboration, “Badders”
This one is straight-up mean.
PEEKABOO, Flowdan and Skrillex have reunited for a follow-up to "Hydrate," their fan-favorite collaboration from Skrillex's Quest For Fire album. And this time around, they added some extra firepower with the addition of G-REX.
If you've caught a set from any of those artists lately, like Skrillex at Movement or PEEKABOO at Electric Forest, you've likely heard a track that hits so hard it looked like everyone in the crowd bit into a lemon. Now, the sinister "Badders" has been unleashed for all to enjoy.
"G-Rex, one of my best friends, was going through some personal hardships, so I invited him to Detroit," PEEKABOO said of the new track. "I thought we could channel that emotion into our music, and that's when we created 'Badders.' Working with Flowdan was an incredible experience; he's such a wizard at creating lyrics... The same goes for Skrillex; he genuinely cares about music."
An ominous bassline lurks in the background as Flowdan's commanding vocals introduce us to "Badders." As he continues, the minimal production shines with jagged punches, choppy vocal samples and wobbles that feel like they're closely following you. The final product is so impressive because it hits harder than most of the in-your-face bass music out there, using a "less is more" philosophy.
"We didn't overthink it; we focused on creating something that we both enjoyed and connected with," PEEKABOO added.