Jan 15, 2014
The Top 15 Chill Trap Tracks Of 2013
Trap music usually conjures up thoughts of fierce drops and ratchets twerking. However, the chill side of the genre has its own unique appeal as well. It focuses more on developing a relaxing atmosphere, utilizing delicate melodies and rhythms rather than club-smashing bass. If you’re ready to dive into the lighter realms of trap music, hit play and enjoy our Top 15 Chill Trap Tracks Of 2013 chart.
Kicking off our chill trap chart is Unhappy by the heavenly SAINT PEPSI. It’s anything but what you would expect from its name, full of feel-good guitar melodies and pitched up voice samples. Free Download Here
Pascäal – Drowning In You
Pascäal - Drowning In You
Drowning In You by Pascäal certainly goes one deeper. It sets a very relaxed mood with its drip-drop style melodies and has a few wonderful samples of the hit R&B songs Are You That Somebody by Aaliyah and Crazy In Love by Beyonce mixed in.
The Ninetys – Slide Out
The Ninetys - Slide Out
2013 was a great year for the UK producer The Ninetys, who is part of the Cream Collective label group. He released loads of great remixes and collabs, but what impressed most was his original work on his self-titled EP. It was tough to select just one song on this release, but the one that stands out the most is Slide Out for its catchy rhythm and guitar riffs. Free Download Here
HU₵₵I – Cashmere
HU₵₵I - Cashmere
HU₵₵I exploded big time in 2013, making his presence known with the release of his highly anticipated Rose Gold EP. It featured tracks like Cashmere that are full of emotional, high-quality drum samples and plenty of sub-bass. Free Download Here
,Marques Houston – Naked (Lil Sad x Bear//Face Remix)
Marques Houston - Naked (Lil Sad x Bear//Face Remix)
Lil Sad and Bear//Face released a beautiful remix of Naked by Marques Houston. It has a larger than life feel to it, with deep rumbling basslines and warped vocals that make for a surreal atmosphere. Tunes like this are what quickly made Bear//Face a favorite of ours. Free Download Here
MØ feat. Diplo – XXX 88 (Joe Hertz Remix)
MØ feat Diplo - XXX 88 (Joe Hertz Remix)
Breaking into the top 10, we have the most excellent Joe Hertz remix of XXX 88 by MØ and Diplo (pictured). It’s the little details that make this remix special, like the pitched-up vocal samples that pop in at just the right moments. Free Download Here
Rihanna – Stay (Branchez Bootleg)
Rihanna - Stay (Branchez Bootleg)
Branchez got a lot of love in 2013 for transforming Stay by Rihanna. His bootleg blew up fast, and for good reason–the original is such a touching song, and he made it sound even sweeter. He’s definitely a producer that fans are eagerly awaiting more releases from. Free Download Here
Tove Lo – Habits (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Tove Lo - Habits (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Tove Lo’s Habits was given the trap treatment by LA’s Hippie Sabotage. They managed to capture the essence and core of the track and carry it effortlessly into their own version. Warning: you’re going to get hooked on this track. Free Download Here
Massappeals – I Do
Massappeals - I Do
It’s easy to fall in love with tracks like I Do by Massappeals. It has an elegant flow to its beats and a bittersweet sound to its vocals. With the release of this tune, Massappeals is definitely proving to be one of the finest UK trap producers out there.
What So Not – Touched
What So Not - Touched
Flume’s side project with Emoh Instead, What So Not, absolutely nailed the vibes in their jam Touched. Its polished melodies and tropical overtones make it really stand out. Pay special attention to the steady progression this track. It has quite a smooth build up, and later, its climax is incredibly satisfying. Free Download Here
Ryan Hemsworth – BasedWorld
Ryan Hemsworth - BasedWorld
If ever there were an official soundtrack for the end of the world, BasedWorld by Ryan Hemsworth would be on it; the track is full of epic yet sentimental synths from beginning to end. Ryan has loads of terrific productions under his belt, and this is definitely one of his most memorable. Free Download Here
Haerts – Wings (Shlohmo Remix)
HAERTS - Wings (Shlohmo Remix)
Shlohmo has a brilliant talent for for creating tunes that pierce the listener’s soul, and this remix he made of Wings by Haerts is no different. The bass hits deep, the percussion is especially well-pronounced, and the vocals are tuned just right. Try not to get too emotional. Free Download Here
RL Grime – Because Of U
RL Grime - Because Of U
Entering our top 3 is trap allstar RL Grime. He had been dropping bombs all across his massive tour with Baauer in 2013. However, he decided to take a break from smashing faces and remixing hip hop to create Because Of U. This highly emotive track is near and dear to his heart, and reminds us of his earlier productions. Free Download Here
AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (DJ Snake Remix)
AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It (DJ Snake Remix) [Island]
Two of our favorite artists, AlunaGeorge and DJ Snake, joined forces, and the resulting remix is incredible. Although the Parisian is well-known for his wild bangers and Turn Down For What attitude, he found his reason to turn down when handling Aluna’s lovely vocals in You Know You Like It. This is easily one of his best productions, with over 1.2 million listens on his Soundcloud alone.
Miguel – Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Miguel - Do You (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Congratulations go out to Cashmere Cat for his superb rendition of Do You… by Miguel. With its rolling piano melodies and soaring build, he made this version truly his own, and it quickly became an anthem at festivals like HARD Summer. With over 1.6 million listens on his Soundcloud, this is easily the year’s top chill trap track. Free Download Here