With Halloween quickly approaching, it is certainly the season for all things spooky in the music world and beyond. While NGHTMRE generally holds down an ominous aesthetic with his melodic-driven bass music, his newest release “The Killer” features his longtime friends and past roommates, Bret James & RNSOM, who take this track to the next level. The 3 artists co-produced the track together before Bret James blessed the instrumental with his menacing lyrics and haunting vocals, pleading “I’m not the killer,” in such an anguished fashion that we’re almost convinced. “The Killer” quickly gears up with sinister basslines and goosebump-inducing, mechanical synths reminiscent of chainsaws. Like its namesake, this is one track that simply seems made for the apex of a horror movie. Given that NGHTMRE is in the midst of his “NGHTMRE Before Xmas” tour and will be making appearances at spooky fests this month – Voodoo, Escape, and Something Wicked, “The Killer” is bound to be in frequent circulation.
The Los Angeles based producer has had a busy 2017 thus far, complementing several successful track releases with outstanding live performances. He recently released “On the Run” featuring Passeport, teamed up with Ghastly for “End of the Night,” put his own spin on Fat Joe’s classic hit “Lean Back” as well remixed DJ Snake’s recent “Here Comes the Night.” NGHTMRE’s packed tour schedule included Lollapalooza, Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, and his own Gud Vibrations Festival in SoCal with Slander. In addition to dozens of US dates the “NGHTMRE Before Xmas” tour takes him to Bangkok, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Amsterdam and more this fall and winter, so check out the closest city to you and snag tickets while you can here.