• Disclosure - White Noise - HudMo Mix

Unsure that this very TNGNT/trap-esque Mohawke remix of a Disclosure hit fully works. Disclosure is a group on paper that lends itself nicely to hip hop remixes given its early 2000s 2 step garage influences. But so far, haven’t heard many that have struck gold; this gets closer than most.

  • Hudson Mohawke - Thunder Bay

This is Mohawke firing on all cylinders; those crazy horns, high hat and vocal clips all working together so well as a single unit. If you’re into trap, you owe it to yourself to check out this now two year old release.

  • The Weeknd - Initiation

Revisited The Weeknd’s Trilogy this morning, and even as so many other R&B artists have added in darkness, electronic influences et al, Trilogy really holds up well. I especially enjoy this cut off the final LP in the trilogy Echoes of Silence. Really crazy pitch warping here that works nicely.

  • Still My Baby - Araabmuzik Remix
  • Wolfgang Gartner

On the much more maximal side, Araabmuzik transitions an already over the top Wolfgang Gartner original with lots of beats and hip hop swagger. Fun, and like most Araabmuzik remixes rarely wears out its welcome.

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  • The South
  • oOoOO

Here’s something clearly influenced by red-hot trap in a much moodier, darker direction. Cult band (and destined for constant misspells) oOoOO delivers something that really sticks in the back of your mind.

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  • UZ - Trap Shit v12

Very little depth here, all pleasures on the surface. But if you’re outside in the summer, the beats here bang. A personal favorite of Martin’s Trap Shit series.

  • ACRYLICS (OFFICIAL)

This track is pretty clearly a step down from TNGHT’s self titled debut EP. But there’s an element of crazy, hands in the air style sirens that make this track kill in a live context. Already saw Flying Lotus drop this one in the middle of a live set. People went nuts.