Wavedash returns to NGHTMRE and SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations imprint with their latest offering “Dummo Loop.”
The Texas-based trio has been one of the most reliable acts attached to the Gud Vibrations camp, having made numerous appearances on the label since its inception back in 2018. They’ve found a home there in-between outings on landmark imprints from the likes of Mad Decent, OWSLA/Atlantic, Mad Zoo, WeDidIt and more.
“Dummo Loop” is an upbeat and lighthearted bass single with a candy-coated topline and sparkly dance-pop elements fizzling throughout the track’s run; a single meant to embody the hedonistic and carefree energy felt when enjoying life’s simple and sweet nectar.
“At its inception, ‘Dummo Loop’ was nearly thrown away out of self-consciousness, for fear of potentially being viewed as derivative or generic,” says WAVEDASH. “It has since grown into a song that we love entirely and are proud to share. ‘Dummo Loop’ isn’t particularly about any time, place, or person, but more so about a specific feeling that can sometimes be hard to communicate. It’s the energy you get from dancing to your favorite song with your friends at a concert. The rush you get when you and your partner finally finish the game you’ve been struggling to beat. The sensation you feel when you’re noticed for something great that you’ve done. In many cases for us, it’s creating something that our friends enjoy. In a nutshell, ‘Dummo Loop’ is about confidence and fun, while reassuring the notion that articulating your ideas assuredly, and without compromise, is essential.”
The repeating vocal chops, the playful and turbo-charged synth riffs, punchy snares, and in-your-face drum fills create a delirious rush of sparkly, candy-coated dance-pop that can’t help but make you want to bounce off the walls. While a majority of the track engulfs you in its overwhelming upbeat energy, the somber moments towards the latter of the track feel purposefully juxtaposed to the liveliness, deliberately pulling nostalgic emotions from the likes of a classic video game soundtrack. The single is made to feel triumphant by intent, being the WAVEDASH trio’s lead single and return to form, it represents the creative direction the project is taking in the most flashy way—it’s complete sonic hedonism—loud, fun, and instantaneous.