Three years ago, bass music friends NGHTMRE and SLANDER threw their first Gud Vibrations co-headlining event. It was a magical moment, the start of something much bigger than themselves. Somehow they knew it had to evolve. As the years passed, it became obvious to both producers that Gud Vibrations at its core could become a label ideology, a frontier for a new generation of bass and dubstep producers. They had the drive and desire and even the fan base. They just needed the first artist to champion.
Enter WAVEDASH, a Texas trio with enough monster stomp to blow NGHTMRE and SLANDER away. ?
“These three extremely talented kids from Austin, Texas, have consistently created some of the most interesting bass music we’ve heard,” NGHTMRE and SLANDER say in a joint emailed statement. “We knew from the moment we met them that they were the ones we had been searching for.”
The label launches with “Deathwish,” a classic-style American dubstep tune driven by brutal builds and singer fknsyd’s breathy vocals. It’s the first single off a full EP.
“‘Deathwish’ started off as a fun idea to play live, but was given a new life by our good friend and previous collaborator Syndey (fknsyd), whose vocals reassured and influenced the mood for the rest of the song,” WAVEDASH says in a joint emailed statement. “We’ve been so thankful to have the opportunity to work with SLANDER, NGHTMRE, and the whole Gud Vibrations team in the past, as well as on our new single Deathwish. They’ve aimed to help us fulfill our artistic vision throughout the process and we’re beyond excited for everyone to hear it.”
“Deathwish” comes out via Gud Vibrations on Friday, but you can listen to it in full below, exclusively on Billboard Dance.
We would like to welcome you all to @GudVibrations! We are starting this label to create a platform for artists we truly believe in. Our first artist is going to be @wearewavedash and our first release is going to be their new EP!
Stay tuned for full release details! ?? pic.twitter.com/cti946BmxR
— Gud Vibrations (@GudVibrations) September 18, 2018