As you’re all getting ready to bring in 2013 tonight, play these top ten trap songs of 2012 and get the new year started off right. These tracks will have you dancing the year away in no time.
10. Bassnectar- VaVa Voom (Bassnectar Remix) Ft. Lupe Fiasco
Download: Vava Voom (Bassnectar Remix) [Feat. Lupe Fiasco]
Bassnectar loves to remix his owns songs, and I love when he does because we get bangin shit like this. Bassnectar just decided to dabble in some trap style and I’m glad he did.
9. RL Grime- Flood (Original Mix)
RL Grime had a massive 2012. Just for perspective- he visited Portland 8 months ago under his other alias Clockwork and made $500. Last week he came to Portland (at the exact same venue, and red cube promoting both) and made $2,500 as RL Grime. This original production is one of many we’ll be seeing in the near future from this young man.
8. Baauer- Harlem Shake (Original Mix)
Download: Harlem Shake
Baauer is relatively new to the scene, but emerging quickly as a major player in the trap world. He released this single on Mad Decent and has been opening for big names all year. Look for a lot more from Baauer in 2013.
7. Hardwell – Spaceman (Carnage Remix)
Download: Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Remix)
Carnage killed it. He brought more of a bangin sound to trap than any other producer. His Festival Trap Mix Vol 1 was arguably the best trap mix put out this year and it was mostly his own shit. Carnage has long produced Hip Hop and will continue to do so, look for him to blow up on the commercial scene pretty shortly.
6. Flosstradamus – Rollup (Baauer Remix)
Download: Rollup (Baauer Remix)
When you get Baauer remixing a Flosstradamus track, watch out. Any weed smokers out there will want to snag this one. “Rollup the grass” is chopped up throughout the song and accompanied by some coughing sounds before the bass drops in. Quality stuff.
5. Sandro Silva and Quintino- Epic (Carnage & Luminox Remix)
Download: Epic (Carnage & Luminox Festival Trap Refix)
I had a hard time finding 4 songs better than this one. I loved the original mix of this song last year, and then Carnage and Luminox made it a trap anthem. One of the best builds in trap leads to one of the best drops in trap.
4. Crookers- Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
Download: Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
I also loved this original song when it came out. Flosstradamus is the best trap artist out there, hands down. This remix is flawless.
3. RL Grime – Trap on Acid
Download: Trap On Acid
Hard to call this song an original production, it comes from Afrojack’s Pacha on Acid, which he made into Pop on Acid. I just love this sound and the simplicity that goes with it.
2. Kanye West- Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix)
Download: Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix)
The trap remix of the year without question. Absolutely massive song. I’ve never seen a crowd anticipate a single trap song like this before. But at RL Grime last week the crowd was waiting for it all night. Pretty hard not to put this as #1.
1. Flosstradamus- Underground Anthem
Download: UNDERGR☢UND ANTHEM
The Anthem. My favorite song of the year. This guy is untouchable, his sound ranges from dark to dirty and he does it all better then anyone else. Again the simplicity here is a beautiful thing. His smashing high hats, rolling bass lines and chopped up vocals are now the blue print for making a trap banger.