Los Angeles-based DJ NGHTMRE has teamed up with electronic musician ZHU and New York rapper Kidd Keem on the new single “Man’s First Inhibition.”
The menacing track opens with the catchy chorus provided by ZHU. “Sometimes you gotta be a freak to me / You gotta let your inhibitions take over, please,” he sings over glitchy synths and heavy bass.
Kidd Keem jumps in with a rhythmic verse during the middle of the track, referencing Cardi B as well as Bonnie and Clyde. “Had you ride shot, Clyde and you Bonnie / Kidd kickin’ flavor, I’m hotter than wasabi / Let the money drive me, I’m tryna cop a ’Rari / Moving with the money, be feelin’ like Cardi,” he raps.
“I’ve always looked up to ZHU’s music ever since the project first started,” NGHTMRE told Hypebeast. “A few years ago I was lucky enough to get to remix his track ‘Blame’ with Ekali. He really liked the remix and we linked up and shared some ideas to possibly work on together. The ‘Man’s First Inhibition’ vocal really inspired me to make something glitch-y and different. It ended up being a nice blend of both of our sounds and still sounds fresh and unique.”
“Man’s First Inhibition” is NGHTMRE’s third release of the year, following the A$AP Ferg-assisted “Redlight” and “Bang” featuring Shaquille O’Neal and Lil Jon. On the other hand, ZHU dropped his much-anticipated Ringos Desert LP last September.
Listen to “Man’s First Inhibition” here: