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About a month ago, Nghtmre and Atlanta rapper Gunna teamed up on a dark trap melody called "Cash Cow." The laidback head knocker plays moody under Gunna's mumble rap boasts, a real smoke-out on the beanbag kind of vibe. Nghtmre sets are anything but chill, though, so he had to cook up a VIP edit with enough bang for his bass stage affairs, and today he shares an exclusive peek at a very dubstep VIP edit designed with former DJ Khaled producer Blvk Jvck.
"Working with Gunna on 'Cash Cow' was really a special experience," Nghtmre tells Billboard Dance in an emailed statement. "I always knew I wanted to make a higher energy VIP version of the track for my live shows. Blvk Jvck is insanely talented and as soon as he sent me this Idea I knew it would be perfect to work in together as a collaboration. It feels like a great blend of both our sounds."
The song's trap starting line was a perfect set up for Blvk Jvck, who draws upon his previous work with Khaled collaborative team The Runners to create electronic hybrid monster stompers, a style he calls "hoodstep." This heavy, face-crunching rework picks up right where the original left off with brooding melodies and 808 beats. The mechanical stomps creep in heavier with each blow until the full-on dubstep womp assualt unleashes at the drop.
Nghtmre has been dropping this doozy in his sets as a VIP edit, but you can get your hands on it on streaming platforms Friday, Dec. 20. In the meantime, enjoy your sneak preview, exclusive below to Billboard Dance.
Nghtmre Portal Tour DatesDec. 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AEDec. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia Dec. 21 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein BallroomDec. 22 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues BostonDec. 30 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorvaJan. 31 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head LiveFeb. 4 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott TheaterFeb. 5 – Burlington, VT @ Higher GroundFeb. 6 – Buffalo, NY @ Town BallroomFeb. 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music HallFeb. 8 – Montreal, QC @ MtelusFeb. 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’sFeb. 11 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues ClevelandFeb. 12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The IntersectionFeb. 16 – Columbus, OH @ The BluestoneFeb. 17 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy ClubFeb. 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room At Old National CentreFeb. 20 – Kansas City, KS @ Arvest Bank Theatre At The MidlandFeb. 22 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank CenterFeb. 25 – St. Louis, MO @ The PageantFeb. 26 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s BallroomFeb. 28 – Dallas, TX @ South Side BallroomFeb. 29 – Houston, TX @ Stereo LiveMarch 5 – San Diego, CA @ SOMAMarch 9 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
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