Trapped: 6 Must-Listen Trap Tunes This Week


Sarah Polonsky / July 10, 2014

West Coast artist manager and VIBE opinionista, Devan Welch of Rubix Management, runs his trap on some hi-hat tattering, 808-filled trap tunes.

1. Oliver Heldens Ft. Becky Hill “Gecko (Overdrive)” (JayCeeOh x Dani Deahl Remix)
Its not every day you hear a something transform so many times and keep the original quality. But the first time Gecko was put out it was a no vocal deep house insta-classic. Then it was handed off to Becky Hill for a vocal “Overdrive” of the version that got people singing across the world. Obviously that wasn’t enough seeing as Jayceeoh and Dani Deahl just gave it the twerk make over that will have arenas jumping this summer.

2. Gorgon City “Here For You” (Slander Remix)
This duo has seriously been destroying the remix game over the past year across the board. Slander definitely gives Gorgon City something to be proud of with this beautiful and vibey edit of “Here for You” I would keep an eye out, as this is far from the last time you’re going to hear about them.

3. Kyla La Grange “The Knife” (Regulators Remix)
One time I asked these guys to describe themselves and all they said was “Chicago as Fuck.” Well with this Kyla La Grange remix it obviously means “we make sexy trap” Put this on, and plan to fall in love with the downtempo rhythms, booming 808’s and breathy vocals.

4. Tincup “Talk Shit”
Buygore’s newest young gun, Tin Cup is definitely merging the best elements of hip hop and trap together to bring you “Talk Shit” Definitely will appease hip hop heads everywhere along with the plethora of trap stars that will be checking this out. I mean when was the last time you heard someone spit rhymes like this?

5. GTA x Juyen Sebulba “Hard House”
Massive. Club. Banger. That is all – *throws down mic and walks off stage*

6. Yellow Claw x Yung Felix “Daily Paper”
When I first heard of Yellow Claw it seemed like a tidal wave, with them collaborating with artists like Flosstradamus, Headhunterz, Tropkillaz and more all within a year. Now they’re keeping that monster wave coming, digging into their obvious love for hip hop with this killer track sporting Yung Felix on the topline. They may not be a conventional trap group, but they’re sure as hell one to focus on.