Following her packed-out performance at Monstercat Compound last month, bass house queen Nostalgix makes her highly anticipated debut on the label and is joining forces with hip-hop/sugar trap rapper and songwriter Rico Nasty for “WAR” - out on September 29 on Monstercat.

Known for her girly punk, dubbed Sugar Trap, Rico Nasty has been disrupting the hip-hop space with the same vengeance as Nostalgix in the dance world - shattering glass ceilings and leaving the shards of the patriarchy behind them.

“WAR” breaks all the rules as Nostalgix and Rico Nasty combine their talents for an energetic and empowering collaboration. The track pulsates with Nostalgix’s signature sassy bass house, while Rico Nasty’s raw vocals inject an unmistakable attitude into every verse. Catchy hooks draw you into the track, and Rico Nasty’s lyrical depth adds substance as she touches on themes of empowerment and resilience.

On the significance of the track, Nostalgia adds; “To me, WAR is the evolution of Nostalgix. It’s the evolution of me as an artist and the evolution of my sound. With WAR, I wanted to make a record that embodied power and drive. I wanted to make a record that you could blast and feel like you can take over the world. Like nothing can stop you.

When I was producing WAR, I wanted to bring a lot of elements of drama and energy to really bring power to the record. I got into the studio with the talented Rico Nasty and we went in on vocals for the record. I absolutely love Rico, I think what she’s doing is so sick. She’s an artist that is so uniquely herself, she brings such a badass energy with all of her music and her performances.”

“WAR” just marks the beginning of Nostalgix’s journey with Monstercat, watch this space for more information to come.

ABOUT NOSTALGIX: Born in Iran and deeply rooted in the Canadian dance music scene, Nostalgix is the ultimate triple-threat in the industry. As a versatile artist, producer, writer, and rapper, Nostalgix infuses her distinctive sound with spunky charm and a ‘90s edge, characterized by thunderous basslines and electrifying beats. Her music has found a home on prominent dance music labels like Night Bass, Confession, Thrive Music, Insomniac Records, UKF, and more.

Emerging as a modern-day incarnation of the ‘90s “It Girl,” Nostalgix is on a mission to foster a positive and loving atmosphere within the dance music community. Her sound transcends borders, landing her on some of the world’s most prestigious stages in the dance music realm, including EDC Las Vegas, HARD Summer, Beyond Wonderland, Spring Awakening, and beyond.

While Nostalgix has steadily climbed the ranks since her debut, 2022 marked a pivotal year in her career. Hit singles like “My Type” on Night Bass and “Badman” on Thrive Music set the stage for her success. Additionally, she embarked on multiple North American tours, sharing the stage with dance music heavyweights such as Tchami, AC Slater, Malaa, and more. Notably, in the same year, Nostalgi achieved a historic milestone by becoming one of the few female acts to headline the mainstage at EDC Las Vegas. Breaking barriers and shaking up the dance music scene worldwide, Nostalgix stand as an unstoppable force in the modern era of dance music.

ABOUT RICO NASTY: Originally known as Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly and hailing from Largo Maryland, Rico Nasty began her journey into the world of music through poetry before diving into rap. Her early tracks, including “Hey Arnold,” “iCarly,” and “Iggady [Remix],” laid the foundation for an underground fanbase that would grow steadily over time. Rico would go on to release mixtapes like “Sugar Trap” and “The Rico Story,” showcasing her evolving talent.

In 2016, she joined forces with fellow DMV native Tino Loud to drop the collaborative EP “Cuffin Season.” However, it was her remix of “Hey Arnold” featuring Lil Yachty that catapulted her into the mainstream, expanding her audience significantly. Rico Nasty reciprocated this collaboration by contributing to “Mamacita” featured on the “Fate of the Furious” soundtrack.

2017 saw the release of her mixtapes “Tales of Tacobella” and “Sugar Trap 2,” maintaining her prolific output. The following year, she unleashed “Nasty” featuring notable artists like Blocboy JB and Lil Gnar. Rico continued her impressive work with the 2019 collaborative mixtape “Anger Management” produced by Kenny Beats and featuring Baauer and EarthGang.

Rico Nasty’s momentum carried into 2020 with a string of singles, including “iPhone,” “Own It,” and “Don’t Like Me,” paving her way for her major-label debut studio album, “Nightmare Vacation” released in December of that year. The album featured guest appearances from Trippie Redd, Aminé, Gucci Mane, and 100 gecs, securing a top spot on the U.S. Heatseekers chart upon its release.

In 2021, Rico continued to make waves with solo singles such as “Magic” and “Buss,” produced by Menoh Beats. She also collaborated with artists like Mahalia, Denzel Curry, Jasiah, and NLE Choppa, showcasing her versatility across various genres.

Kicking off 2022 with the track “Vaderz” featuring Bktherula, Rico Nasty introduced her second major-label project, the mixtape “Las Ruinas,” which arrived in July. pushing the boundaries of her artistry, the mixtape included collaborations with Fred again.., Marshmello, and Bibi Bourelly, among others. In 2023, Rico continued to evolve her sound, releasing singles like “Beat My Face” and “Turn It Up,” proving that she remains a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

“WAR” is out September 29th on Monstercat

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