Another week has gone by and you're probably pretty ready to get to Friday already. With that in mind, we're on hand to provide you with our top trap picks for this week, to help you get through the next couple of days and beyond. Get involved!
Masayoshi limori - "Hello"
This one had us at "Hello" (sorry)... Part of the super sick "QGRC-002" compilation from UZ's label Quality Goods, the subtle but thickly atmospheric production vibe is more than enough to hook you in over and over again.
We reckon limori is going to putting out some devastating cuts this year - keep an eye out.
Migos - "Bad & Boujee" (R3HAB vs No Riddim & it's different Remix)
A fierce three-way collaborative affair, R3HAB, No Riddim and its different have injected the original with some gnarly twists and technically sparky surprises.
That quick talking intro builds and builds to a straight-up stuttering drop, punchy as hell. R3HAB can't seem to do any wrong at the moment. If you're a fan, you HAVE to check this.
Dread Critic - "Careless"
Rising UK producer Dread Critic wastes no time getting you caught up in this frenzied tune, which comes via his "Cavity Collective #003" series.
Whilst he's still very much getting started as an artist in the game, the intense creativity displayed across both this and previous releases show Dread Critic is around to stay. This one's a scorcher.
Skepper - "Heard It"
Again part of the latest compilation from Quality Goods Records, this trap/bass hybrid from a man of mystery sounds fresher than ever.
Drawn out strings, lurching sirens and pumped up vocals whip "Heard It" into shape - this track has a real identity in a sea of repetitive ideas.
Parker - "FUN"
Another breakthrough act, Parker has nailed this tune as a floor-filling thumper. Complete with outrageously euphoric streams of vocals and a 90s rave homage midway through, "FUN" does what it says on the tin.
We've heard Borgore is something of a fan of this guy, and we can see why. Don't sleep on this one.
Zella Day - "Compass" (Vanic Remix)
Also hitting a sweetly melodic touch is Vanic's sharp re-lick of Arizona songstress Zella Day's recent single. Not overly busy or riddled with innate production quips, Vanic shows simple can be effective.
It's a smooth listen to soothe those last few January blues.
Take/Five - "Hell"
Swiped from new EP "The After Life", this tune from British artist Take/Five is powerful and cinematic, opting for a purely instrumental tip.
Again, this one is unfussy, but still has slight urgency. We look forward to hearing more from this guy in 2017.
Tascione - "Came Up" (Tascione Re-Sauce"
Having been hand-picked by UZ last year to drop an EP through his own label, Tascione has been having a little fun with some of his original material, giving it a freshen up.
This "Re-Sauce" bangs, switching between gritty basslines and R&B vocals to awesome effect.
Jeff Kush - "Been Swaggin" (Prod. Juke Ellington"
A release through I AM SO HIGH. Recs, "Been Swaggin" from Jeff Kush/Juke Ellington is a journey between chill and fire.
Moving between easy vocal flow, surging builds and mega chill piano riffs, this one is going on repeat.
Panda - "Desiigner" (SAGE 808 Remix)
Known for his revved up mixes, LA producer and DJ SAGE 808 has turned his attention to the unforgettable "Desiigner" from Panda, giving it some additional steeze.
It's an interesting variation on a frankly amazing original with those pumping 808's.
Heirs To The Throne - "Face Twist" ft. Savilian
Up for grabs as a free download, Aussie duo Heirs To The Throne know what they're doing with this tune.
Taking you on a face-melting journey through pacy drums, riling bars and high octane energy, this track is likely to enjoy plenty of plays in the next few weeks.