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THMPSN & Hip-Hop Legend Kingpin Skinny Pimp Team Up for “Nicole Aniston”



Australian-bred, Las Vegas-based phonk producer/DJ and violinist THMPSN is a man of many talents. First starting as a classically trained, internationally-touring musician (playing in orchestras at Dvorak Hall in Prague, Rheingoldhalle in Mannheim, opening the Australian embassy in Berlin, as well lecturing at the French Conservatory of Music), THMPSN then moved to the United States and grew notoriety as a viral content creator. Now THMPSN unveils the first single “Nicole Aniston,” an official collaboration with Memphis hip-hop legend Kingpin Skinny Pimp, who has become the heaviest sampled artist in the entire phonk genre.

“After receiving a Reiki and tarot card reading from my friend Nicole Aniston, I was so captivated by her soothing voice that I felt inspired to record it and create a track based on the experience.”THMPSN

Named after the adult film star (who also recorded vocals on the track), “Nicole Aniston” is a drift phonk banger that combines the genre’s signature aesthetic with elegant string arrangements. “Nicole Aniston” kicks off with haunting piano arpeggios and deep bass tones underlying a spoken passage from Aniston talking about the healing power of reiki. The track then drops into its central phonk beat – a cacophony of trunk-rattling kick-drum patterns, spacious snare hits, and bursts of stuttering hi-hats driving over Kingpin Skinny Pimp’s smooth rap verse. The track then builds to its cinematic climax, an emotional medley of thumping beats and swirling, lush violin lines. “Nicole Aniston” is out now on all mayor streaming platforms.

The track release coincides with an official music video self-directed by THMPSN, who flexes his filmmaking chops on a propulsive, high-energy montage. Kicking off with a shot of THMPSN in a reiki session with Nicole Aniston, the music video then transitions to provocative images of women working on cars spliced with high-speed, aerial shots of drift car racing – an appropriate combination of visuals that emblematize the drift phonk vibe of the track.