Troyboi has been gaining a lot of attention recently and reaffirms his position as one of the most innovative trap lords in the game right now with “London,” collabing with fellow Londoner Snooki Sound. Released through Mad Decent, “London” goes in with an eerie ambient soundscape and a slow-burning, low-key build. The drop hard and heavy with a simple melody but dynamic percussion sounds, aggresively creepy vocal edits echoing throughout.
Goldlink goes in YET AGAIN on a fire beat, this time courtesy of Louie Lastic. “Spectrum” allows Goldlink to showcase his double-time flow over a fresh, low key beat with great percussive mixing.
I think rappers are starting to pick up the fact that collabing with great electronic music artist leads to brilliant collabs and showcasing of talent. NYC native Joey Badda$$, who’s recently been killing it at Listen Out Festival (Australia), teams up with established funky electronica group Glass Animals and the result is just as great as you’d expect. Glass Animals gives most of the track to Joey’s fire flows before showing off their own vocal ability in the last minute of the track.
In another unexpected collab, Zhu gifts a funky, upbeat house track to legendary hip hop group Bone Thugs and Harmony, and boy do both parties deliver. You didn’t think you’d ever hear Bone Thugs go in on a house beat, but they did, and it’s worth a listen or 10.
Brendan Donovan lives in New York City and studies film & television production at NYU. He fell in love with electronic music after attending EZoo in 2012. Brendan’s favorite sub genres are Trap, Future Bass, and Deep House. Check out his reposts and likes on his Soundcloud to see what he’s listening to: https://soundcloud.com/brendan-david-donovan