Out of all the unlikely characters to pick up DJing/producing, NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal is definitely one of the least expected. DJing for a few years under the guise of DJ Diesel, this basketball champion MVP is now starting to make a name for himself in the scene, with major appearances headlining the likes of Lost Lands festival. Now, he’s teamed up with hard trap/dubstep legend NGHTMRE to bring us an absolutely fire new track “BANG.”
The song certainly lives up to its name. Lil Jon, who’s become something of an EDM staple, begins the track by hyping up the crowd with his signature call-outs, asking (rather, screaming) for the listener to “Nod your f-ing head, yo.” NGHTMRE and Shaq show off their production prowess on the explosive drop, with deep rocking bass that is bound to become a festival staple across the bass scene.
Shaq, who had a music career as a rapper in the mid-’90s, is now getting back into the game with “BANG”, his first new release in over 20 years. If this track is any indication, it looks like he’s got a long and lucrative EDM career ahead of him. NGHTMRE also has a lot of exciting things in store this year, with two headline slots announced at this year’s Ultra Music Festival, one with Slander as Gud Vibrations, and the other a groundbreaking b2b with Big Gigantic as Gigantic NGHTMRE. Plus, expect lots more new music to come, including a highly-anticipated collab with Virtual Riot.
We can’t wait to see what these two have in store for us in the future, but for now, stream “BANG” on Spotify below: