In the ever-evolving world of electronic music, NGHTMRE, Jon Casey, and Pauline Herr have joined forces to deliver a festival-ready dubstep anthem poised to make waves in 2024. Their latest collaboration, "In Your Eyes," released on NGHTMRE and SLANDER's Gud Vibrations imprint, showcases the creative prowess of these three talented artists.
NGHTMRE, a Los Angeles-based producer, has established himself as a global sensation with a genre-blurring style encompassing dance music, bass, hip-hop, and more. Teaming up with Jon Casey, a highly sought-after South African producer known for his diverse sound, and Pauline Herr, a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer with a unique spin on various electronic music genres, the trio has crafted a moody masterpiece that seamlessly transitions between brooding and beastly elements.
"In Your Eyes" opens with a minimal yet impactful introduction featuring distorted anthemic synths and Pauline Herr's captivating vocals. The lyrics add a dark, lonely quality with a striking emotional appeal. The track features two distinct drops: the first explores a gritty dubstep aesthetic filled with croaking low-end, intricate sound design, crisp claps, squeaking fills, and chopped vocals. The break introduces a stripped-down hip-hop backing, while Herr's introspective delivery resets the atmosphere. A melodic loop builds anticipation before the track explodes into a reimagined second drop, delving into a gritty trap aesthetic with hypnotic vocals weaving throughout. "In Your Eyes" sets a high standard for bass anthems in 2024.
The genesis of this collaboration traces back to a demo that Pauline Herr had been holding onto. NGHTMRE discovered the demo and, with Jon Casey in the studio, requested the work-in-progress. During NGHTMRE's 'The Great Sonic Wars 2023' Tour, the trio spent months refining the track, where they performed special back-to-back sets at various shows. Pauline Herr and Jon Casey, alongside other notable artists, fed off the live crowd's energy while perfecting the track into its final festival-ready form.
NGHTMRE's impressive career includes co-creating Gud Vibrations with SLANDER, maintaining a Las Vegas residency, and touring worldwide. His collaborations with artists like ZHU, The Chainsmokers, Gunna, A$AP Ferg, Dillon Francis, and many more have solidified his status as a prominent figure in electronic music.
Jon Casey, known for his fusion of trap, drum & bass, dubstep, and electronica, is a standout figure in bass music. His extensive discography includes original tracks, remixes for renowned artists, and collaborations with TroyBoi, Great Dane, and Dabow.
Pauline Herr, the multifaceted artist blending future bass, melodic bass, trap, and wave, has gained recognition from industry heavyweights such as Alison Wonderland, ILLENIUM, NGHTMRE, and Slander. Her impressive releases on top electronic music labels and performances at major events like EDC continue to elevate her star in the music scene.
"In Your Eyes" stands as a testament to the power of collaboration, offering an inventive and innovative anthem sure to become a fan favorite. With NGHTMRE, Jon Casey, and Pauline Herr at the helm, the track exemplifies the ever-evolving landscape of electronic music in 2024, firmly placing "In Your Eyes" on the radar of bass music enthusiasts worldwide.