Dregg and Nerve go wild in music video for latest single “Beta Gods”


Melbourne-based nu-metal band Dregg have released a new music video for their latest single, “Beta Gods”, featuring rapper Nerve.

In signature Dregg style, the vicious cut – which dropped on October 27 – fuses roaring guitars and fierce screams with a propulsive electronic beat and rapped verses, oscillating between their metalcore and hip-hop influences.

Nerve’s punchy, grime-influenced style adds a biting edge to the song, as he raps: “I’m my own god, fuck a testament / Black dresses with the freshest kicks / Arms tattooed without their clothes / Kneeling, praying like a Methodist.

The video – released today (November 30) – sparks vibes of ’90s skate culture, a wild kaleidoscope of shots bearing a rainbow of graffiti, barren cityscapes, and aggressive artists against the city. camera.

Watch the wild video for “Beta Gods” below:

“It’s one for the culture,” Dregg said in a press release, describing “Beta Gods” as “something to bring Australian hardcore and Australian hip-hop together” and noting that they had met Nerve for the first time at Yours & Owls this year. festival in April.

“[We] I couldn’t wait to jump into the studio together and get down to business, ”they continued. “The song is about harnessing your ultimate potential and taking control of the situation you find yourself in, whether good or bad, and making it your own.”

“Beta Gods” is Dregg’s sixth standalone single for 2021, with previous releases such as “Evolve”, “Internet”, “21st Century Ignorance”, “Radio Replica” and “Trunks”. This is also their second collaboration, having previously teamed up with fellow Melbourne artist Teether for a “Chewed Up” remix of their single “I’M DONE”.

Nerve, on the other hand, got busy in 2021 with the release of his latest EP, ‘Tall Poppy Season’. The record landed in May, flanked by the singles “Missed Call” and “One In A Million” (featuring JK-47).

NME called the EP one of his top picks for the month of its release, with writer David James Young saying: “[Nerve’s] The latest collection of songs explores the darker corners of the hip-hop spectrum, allowing for both quick puns and jaw-dropping hooks. The rapper also called it his most personal and vulnerable outing to date as well. Intriguing and promising.

In June, Nerve joined DZ Deathrays for their appearance in Triple J’s Like a Version segment, delivering an explosive cover of NERD’s ‘Rock Star’.


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