Future Bass Artist DRUGZZ Releases New Single ‘Never Ever’
Up-and-coming future-bass artist DRUGZZ drops latest single ‘Never Ever’ via Super Serious. Following previous crushing singles, “Someday”, “Someone Other Than Me” and “I Didn’t Mean To Do It”, the young and talented producer has already received support from the likes of Clash Mag, Paste Mag, EDM Boutique, FGUK, Zeno-Chan just to name a few. The latest single was uniquely produced by Cole Johnson, mastered by Nic Signer and mixed by engineer Robbie Gardunio (Siglia, Bohnes, Eyho), after having previously worked with legendary engineer Joe LaPorta of Sterling Sound Studio (David Bowie, Imagine Dragons, Grizzly Bear, The WEEKND, Armin Van Buuren, X Ambassadors, Foofighters, The Killers) Spinnin Deep’s De Hofnar and Ziggy Alberts (TWO LANES) – it’s certainly no surprise that DRUGZZ’ previous dizzying single ‘Someone Other Than Me’ has reached over 50 thousand views on YouTube alone.
Born from the slums of upscale suburbia Tennessee, Sam Alan began his childhood without much of a chance. Coming from a loving family of 6, he always felt insufficient and looked over. He became depressed early on in life because his three brothers always kicked his ass on Xbox. Ultimately getting the best of himself, Sam never learned that life was meant to be enjoyed, thus leading him to live vicariously through the artist known as DRUGZZ: “I spent the last 6 years of my life starting and running a fresh salsa company called Uncle Kragers. I was working 70 hours in a kitchen chopping fucking cilantro while all my friends were outside going on vacations and playing sold out shows. Our company did very well, but I ended up hating my life. Inspiration comes in many ways – sometimes through cilantro stained hands.” he says.
A collector of vintage drum gear, DRUGZZ is inspired by rhythm, and sitting at a drum set is crucial for his writing process. He used an old Rogers drum set to make samples for the record, adding in the swirling synth sounds of the innovative Moog Sub Phatty. Citing influences such as Blink-182, The Chemical Brothers, Moby or ODESZA, DRUGZZ’ sound has been likened to as a crossover between Louis The Child and Simple Plan. This Nashville-based artist is sure to turn heads, move feet and drop jaws with his own signature mash-up of beloved emotions, textures and genres.
“Never Ever”; the latest audio treat provided by DRUGZZ is an immersive venture kicking off with choppy vocal techniques and spacey atmospheres before Krager’s confrontational yet heartfelt lyrical delivery sweeps in like an MC on fire. A celestial drop ensues; odd timings surrounding sawtooth-esque basslines, intricate, playful percussion and textural elements escalate before “Never Ever” erupts into a blissful crescendo section encompassing on trivial screams and entrancing builds.
On the latest single, “Never Ever”, DRUGZZ comments, “Never Ever came out of a time of fantasy and disbelief. When two worlds come crashing down – it makes you want to go somewhere else.”