Known together as the Missing Links crew, Yungknwn, NOizON, and Detrix come together for the deafening Cerberus EP via Wormhole Music Group. These artists emerge from the cities of Reno and Lake Tahoe in Nevada, representing the bustling bass scene that’s gaining some incredible momentum these days. Here at NEST HQ, we’re all huge suckers for next-level sound design and pristine mixing, and that’s exactly what you’ll find across all three tracks on this EP.
Opening with Yungknwn’s blistering “Amp,” the crew sets the stage for hefty freeform bass to represent their scene. This a worthy opening tune that packs a serious punch and urges listeners to put on their best bass face. Yungknwn and Detrix team up on “Bio Sludge,” a track that’s aptly titled due to the way its sound design rips through the mix. It’s so satisfying to read the SoundCloud comments on this tune, my favorite one being, “This ain’t even gasss, its straight crude oilllll.” True. Finally, NOizON delivers an assortment of high-frequency basses on “The Catacombs,” ending this trilogy of tunes on a thrilling note.
Something that sets this EP apart from the rest in bass music is that it effortlessly showcases the essence of Wormhole Music Group, which is helmed by the same people who brought Wormhole Wednesdays to Oakland, California. Their stated goal is to push forward-thinking, next-level bass music sounds that defy genre and push boundaries, and this release does exactly that for their scene. Check it out below.