On the hunt for experimental filthy trap with hard stabbing bass and deep 808’s? Look no further, Vancouver native, NXSTY, is about to be your favorite artist. Recently signed to the prestigious record label, Dim Mak, 19 year old, Bowen Sanderson, is taking the trap scene by storm. Bowen has made Soundcloud’s “New and Hot” chart for two weeks in a row, and continues to push out absolute bangers. Interestingly, music was not Bowen’s first passion, stating the following in the exclusive Sine Wave Surfer interview, “Ever since I was about 6 years old I was a breakdancer and loved all the music, then until I was about 14 I stopped to pursue music and started making hip hop beats for rappers then it turned in to trap later down the line I was super inspired by CAKED UP at the time because there midtempo music was very similar to the rhythm of breakbeat stuff and then after that I slowly started morphing my own sound.” Bowen is learning to play his melodies on the piano to aid in the process of writing his songs. While trap may be what he is best known for, Bowen also produces a variety of songs that are saturated with Jazz, R&B, and Soul. Be sure to check out his second Soundcloud account linked below called, ‘nxsty’s chill vault.’ In the months to come, fans all over the world can look forward to more intriguing content from this young, multifaceted, musical mind.
Free Stream and Download NXSTY’s featured tracks below:
Get ready to break your neck over this downright nasty, trap hitter. Fittingly titled, “Break”, features a variety of high energy, big room 808’s and insane chord chops. The second drop is particularly absurd, giving listeners a TYNAN style surprise ending. Stream “Break” below:
Terra perfectly exemplifies NXSTY’s hard trap style. When asked about this heavy hitter NXSTY commented in the SWS exclusive interview, “This was first a remix of Nitti Gritti’s song “No Calls”, but I decided to make it an original after sampling a YG vocal and adding a proper intro. After everything it worked super smoothly and fast. I was super happy with how the track came out. I really wanted to give trap genre some innovation with the song.” Peep the link below:
Katie Gaskill (i.e Kata Lite) is an EDM journalist residing in Seattle, WA. Lover of all things electronic music, she is an aspiring producer. Katie passionately believes in keeping the underground scene alive, and shedding light upon rising musicians. She is also affiliated with the Virginia based Future Beats label, Sine Wave Surfers.