For the headbanging bass lovers out there, “Higher” is a new collaboration from Boss Mode and Axilon that will, without a doubt, fulfill your needs. Marked by grinding bass sequences, wonky bleeps, and a compelling hook, this riddim track, showcased on the fifth installment of the Prophecy compilation by Bassrush Records, is an instant add to your playlists.
St. Louis producer Boss Mode (Adam Burch) fills a boundless loop within the bass music universe as he captures energy, soul, and expression within his sounds. From beautiful lyrics to slinky riddim and a full-on envelopment of listeners into an inescapable head nod, he’s a perpetual character of dubstep’s modern sound. He has been supported by Adventure Club, Zeds Dead, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, and many more, and has appeared on labels such as Excision‘s Subsidia Records. Axilon is known for his heavy-hitting original productions and energetic live sets that leave no genre untouched. His sets include many popular edits and remixes that seamlessly blend nostalgic throwback tunes with heavy metal-infused dubstep. He has been a mainstage act at major festivals across the Midwest and direct support for national-level touring acts including Slander, KAYZO, Virtual Riot, and many more.
With that much impressive talent in the world of bass music shared between Boss Mode and Axilon, it’s no surprise that collaboration between the two would result in a head-turning bass-heavy banger that is overflowing with energy, excitement, and body-moving beats. The song is explosive from the get-go and wastes no time getting into the first drop. The soundscape consists of choppy movement associated with riddim and more atmospheric vocals, which are quickly balanced by heavier metal-like vocals. Thrumming sounds provide a brief relief from the heaviness of the dubstep energy, but not for long – “Higher” is the type of song that will have listeners headbanging from start to finish., reminiscent of the atmosphere easily found at shows within this genre. The intensity and power that underlines this track primes it to be a staple of this upcoming festival season.