Due to the massive success of Diplo & Skrillex’s collaborative debut hit with Kiesza, the duo has released a very fitting video. It is a combination of live crowd footage and behind-the-scenes footage with a touch of Disclosure-style animation that melds into a perfect music video. My favorite part of the video comes around 2:30 and it still has me cracking up after watching it 5+ times. I’ll let you all find out for yourselves, but let’s just say Diplo is a witty mastermind.
This track has finally gotten a well deserved trap remix, and who better to give it that touch up than good ole Victor Niglio. The extremely talented Hype Turner lent his vocals for an original verse in the 2nd break, which really gives this remix a life of its own. Niglio & Turners recent work together has been great, so it’s awesome to see them continuing to team up. Go grab the free download. Fun fact: this is Niglio’s first trap remix since his infamous remix of ‘Animals’!
Cue the intense rap lyrics. Cue the filthy trap drops. Yep, definitely a Tincup track. If you’re new to this artist then you may be unfamiliar with how hard-hitting his beats are. This song, “Joker” is a perfect example. He starts the song out with a progressive beat with enough bass to shake the room. Layering on a few aggressive bars, he’s got you anxiously waiting for the drop. Brace yourself for this one boys and girls. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. But don’t worry too much. Just press play and let the music take control.
This week I’m revisiting my opening goals for Trap Tuesdays; unique, experimental, different Trap. Below you will find a brand new selection of everything from straight clanky beats and chill smoking songs to twerk-worthy anthems and impressively unexpected remixes.
Owlesque, the new name of Sonder, is a young DJ out of Colorado, who has been producing a number of really sweet new sounding stuff. The first song on this playlist, Slide, has been one of my favorite of his tunes for a minute now, and has been around since the Sonder days. A newer release, Over Me, has some awesome trap influence and drops harder than most. Finally his remix of Nero’s “Guilt” has an awesome intro and picks up quickly. It is an awesome refresh of a classic.
It’s fairly rare to hear up-and-coming producers/artists get recognized through social media sites like Twitter; but apparently, Skrillex occasionally listens to demo submissions through his @ replies. According to FADER Skrillex said, “I found this remix after I got a tweet from someone saying, ‘Hey check out this bootleg some kid did’.”
The bootleg in question is of our good friend Jai Wolf’s remix of “Ease My Mind.” Jai Wolf is a producer from NYC, who’s been on the move in terms of his releases. After a few good listens, there’s definitely no doubt about the fact that this remix deserves a spot on Skrillex’s remixes EP. Alongside Jai Wolf, GTA, Teddy Killerz, and Skrillex vs. Zomboy will have their remixes released as well. Seriously, big ups to Jai Wolf for coming this far.
Release Date: November 24, 2014
Luzcid and Nghtwrk bring us “On Tha Flo” featuring Al Kapone. The song starts with a high pitched electronic melody that fades into some rap lyrics. And of course, these lyrics are all about shaking that ass. But never mind the lyrics, this trap beat is out of this world. The first drop is good with that bass whine fading in and out. However, the second drop is far better. Something about the variation of chops in this drop, makes it impossible to stay still. Take a listen, you’ll be glad you did. And if you aren’t at least you saw that picture.