Taking a different direction musically than we’re used to from him, Spag Heddy impresses sonically with an emotional journey production in his new dubstep single, “Never Thought”, which features Micah Martin who is massively known in the EDM world but he also fronts the hard-rock band, The Zealots. The release of this track acts as the follow-up to Spag Heddy’s previous single “Sorry” and Micah Martin’s collaboration with Caslow and SadBois on the single “In Love”.
Spag Heddy, real name Mischa Reining, is a talented Dutch-born artist who has been making waves in the dubstep scene since 2011. With influences like Skrillex, Funtcase, and Excision, Spag Heddy has crafted a unique and captivating style that seamlessly blends hard-hitting basslines with melodic elements, resulting in addicting successful originals and remixes. His music has received immense support from industry tastemakers and has been featured in the sets of renowned DJs such as Skrillex, Excision, and NGHTMRE. With a knack for creating energetic and mesmerizing performances, Spag Heddy has toured with heavyweights like Zomboy and Flux Pavilion, as well as performed as direct support for Excision and Zeds Dead. Spag Heddy continues to rise, becoming a shining star in the EDM world and solidifying his position at the forefront of the dubstep genre.
As for Micah Martin, he is a versatile and dynamic artist hailing from the Quad Cities, who has carved his path in the music industry. From a young age, Micah Martin knew he was destined to captivate audiences with his performances. He has taken the stage at renowned venues like The Hollywood Palladium, Red Rocks, Spring Awakening, and Lost Lands, delivering electrifying music experiences to sold-out crowds. As the frontman of The Zealots, Micah Martin channels his passion into crafting rock’n’roll anthems, while also showcasing his talent for alternative pop in his personal studio. His distinctive voice has gained recognition through placements in popular games like Fortnite and Rocket League, solidifying his presence in the gaming community. Micah Martin’s collaborations extend to some of the biggest names in the dance music scene, including Don Diablo, Jauz, Kayzo, SLANDER, and Travis Barker, further expanding his artistic horizons. With an international hit under his belt and a debut album in collaboration with Executive Producer Felmax, Micah Martin continues to redefine boundaries and make his mark as a multifaceted musician and composer based in Atlanta.
Written by the artists themselves, “Never Thought” is an emotional roller coaster of a track with Spag Heddy intentionally starting the song with progressive electronic piano melodies and Micah Martin’s incredibly yearning vocals before he goes on to launch it into his iconic dubstep-style drop. Micah Martin impresses with his alternative-rock voice that brings a nostalgic Y2K dance energy to the track. His emotional vocals hit the listeners in the heart, especially when he hits the falsetto, and Spag Heddy’s subtler production allows Micah Martin’s vocals to shine even more. It’s the techtrionic clashing dubstep drop that switches the song up and makes an impact on the listener, and as the song continues more nostalgic ’00s arcade gaming vibes flow in, truly taking us back. Spag Heddy and Micah Martin have truly granted us a dubstep alternative pop-rock clash of a track, with “Never Thoughtt”, that we seriously can’t get enough of!
Stream “Never Thought” by Spag Heddy featuring Micah Martin on Spotify here:
Talking about the track, Spag Heddy said: “With ‘Never Thought’, I wanted to make a song that didn’t focus on basslines but rather on a grand, majestic melodic theme. Micah’s powerful voice and big, atmospheric style were the perfect fit for this one. His voice and lyrics gave the song emotional depth that, together with the uplifting melody and raw bass cuts, feels like a journey that ends in a big sort of space-battle climax. More than just a melodic dubstep song, to me, it’s a story of human emotion and music as an escape.”
Adding to that, Micah Martin said: “I was on tour with my band and recorded this topline in the trailer on an off day. Hurricane Irma had just blown into Atlanta at the same time we did, so we had to pull over. After getting out of the trailer, I realized quite a few tall trees had blown over, and maybe recording in the middle of hurricane winds in the forest wasn’t the smartest idea. I sent to Spag Heddy, and the rest is history!”
“Never Thought”, by Spag Heddy featuring Micah Martin, is available to download and stream, right now, across all platforms, via Tomato Bass.