Protohype’s Underdog Records locks in a massive three-track EP from Santa Rosa’s “bass-music boy band” Xotix, and Bassrush has the first listen to one of our favorite cuts from the project.

Aptly titled What the Hell is Wrong With Xotix, the EP flips the script from digital trap banger “Badman Chune” to the unhinged floor-killer “LFG,” but it’s the melodic dubstep heartbreaker known as “The Dark” that really hits where it hurts.

Featuring the untouchable vocals of Charmae, “The Dark” brings on the goosebumps with just enough darkness lurking around the edges to have you and the squad howling at the moon.

The full EP drops this Friday so check the exclusive premiere of this late-summer heater below and be sure to lock in your pre-save here.