After a monumental and successful 2018, Los Angeles DJ/Producer NGHTMRE just dropped his first release of 2019. "BANG" is out now on his very own Gud Vibrations label and sees him collaborate with Shaquille O'Neal and Lil Jon.
NGHTMRE (real name Tyler Marenyi) has collaborated with the who's who of the industry since he broke onto the scene around 2014. From Wiz Khalifa, Dillon Francis, The Chainsmokers and Big Gigantic to now O'Neal and Lil Jon, his choice of collaborators have been diverse.
Through his meticulous productions and equally electrifying live sets, Marenyi has taken his spot as one of the leading bass producers in the scene. Blending his signature style with those of Shaquille O'Neal (a.k.a. DJ Diesel) and Lil Jon, "BANG" is a perfect balance resulting in the gritty banger. Using heavy bass with rap vocals and hip-hop rhythms, the track delivers some heavy-hitting sounds.
Speaking about how the collaboration came about after his recent back-to-back NYE performance at Decadence AZ with Shaq, Marenyi said,
"I met Shaq for the first time in Las Vegas. He came to one of my sets, and we immediately got along and shared our love for bass music. I've always played tons of Lil Jon music in my live shows, and now I get to play our own collaboration! Being able to work on music with Lil Jon and Shaq was literally a dream come true for me."
In what began at the music production school Marenyi and the boys from SLANDER attended, they went on to develop a working relationship in their early years which resulted in numerous collaborations and frequently touring together. While the Gud Vibrations concept began with their single by the same name, it blossomed into a multi-event series, including this year's sold-out boat party during Miami Music Week, their own festival in SoCal, and now also a record label.
The track comes as 15 x NBA All Star and 4 x NBA Champion Shaquille O'Neal's first production in over 20 years. O'Neal's 1993 rap album, Shaq Diesel sold over a million copies and peaked at no. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart cementing O'Neal as the only athlete ever with a platinum-selling album. Speaking about the collaboration, DJ Diesel said,
"When it comes to dance music, NGHTMRE is my Larry Bird. We spent a ton of time in the studio making "BANG" and I called up my favorite rapper in the game to lay a verse down - Lil Jon"
Grammy award-winning artist, Lil Jon, rounds out the track with his iconic voice bringing it to new energetic heights. The Atlanta rapper is best known for producing multi-platinum hits including "Get Low," "Yeah!," and "Turn Down For What." He has worked with a wide array of artists such as will.i.am, Steve Aoki, Travis Barker and more.