MalLabel Music is bringing that top-tier bass front and center this week as N.O.X drops in with ‘High Strangeness’.
Hailing from Southern Oregon, N.O.X is absolutely on the mark of the future pacing upswing in international bass music. Having collaborated with the notorious We Got This Music and rubbed creative elbows with west coast’s vanguard of next-level bass royalty, he’s positioned to become a household name before long. N.O.X has played alongside the likes of Machinedrum, Low Riderz, Panty Raid and Vibesquad and hosting Wake The Town kingpins Danny Corn, Barisone and Danny Corn at his monthly Ashland bass nights.
‘High Strangeness’ is aptly titled as the EP reflects the high-brow bass sounds that are sweeping the world in the last 10 years. Leaving wompy big room nonsense behind, N.O.X has traded in stereotypes for skill as he blends footwork, technical snares and chirpy dark patterning into a high-gloss powerhit of halftime clicks. Eerie, rolling synths and the perfect amount of UK inflected sampling makes this short but powerful album one that is sure to open big doors for N.O.X. The title track is infectious; a blend between dub elements, high frequency arrangements and dancefloor igniting bass.
N.O.X is an artist on an impeccable trajectory, following in the footsteps of all those making major waves for those in the know in the bass scene today.
Artwork by Glassco
Mastering by Chris Cox