The gLAdiator remix of Muscle by Low Pros, A-Trak’s project with Lex Luger, is hard as nails. It almost makes you cringe, but in the best way possible. Drop this in your set and watch any crowd get rowdy like Roddy Piper. Pick it up here.
Kayzo is a hard-knocking bass producer whose remix of Bricks by Carnage and Migos is an epic hybrid of hardstyle and trap. The furious drops are sure to get your heart racing and your elbows flying. Free download here.
Trap is all about wildin’ out, and Wild by Snails and Antiserum (pictured) is a true party starter. Much like Bebop from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles–who is featured on its cover art–this track is mean, loud, and ready for trouble. Get it here.
Jason Derulo and Snoop Dogg’s Wiggle track was a huge hit in the clubs and on the radio. Onderkoffer gave the song a pounding trap remix that detonated clubs and festivals across the nation. Free download here.
LooKas surprised everyone when he brought back the old ’70s classic Low Rider by War. He absolutely nailed the remix, which is teeming with banging drops, bong rip samples, and the original’s unforgettable trumpet melody. Free download here.
Dillon Francis’ debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, was a huge success, and to thank his fans he gave away a free trap version of Drunk All The Time featuring Simon Lord. The vocals are catchy, the melodies are soothing, and the heavy drops are well-mastered. Play this for a nice massage of your ear drums. Free download here.
LA duo Slander (pictured) was on fire this year, demolishing one festival stage after another. They found huge success collaborating with NGHTMRE on a remix of We Like To Party by Showtek. A lot of artists like to remix Showtek, but Slander and NGHTMRE had the skills to properly transform the original into a massive festival trap anthem. Free download here.
Milo & Otis (pictured) released several popular tracks this year, but their biggest hit was undoubtedly their collab with A-trak and Rich Kidz titled Out The Speakers. This is the type of booty shaker that makes good girls go bad, and makes bad girls lose their minds. Pick it up here.
Is it now safe to call RL Grime a living trap legend? Core, the lead single off his debut album, VOID, does a great job at pushing the album’s themes, using dark synths, crisp percussion, and thunderous bass kicks for a turbulent ride. Get it here.
The Skrillex album Recess is certainly his best, with several impressive collaborations like Ease My Mind featuring Niki & The Dove. This is a true hybrid trap anthem; the tune blends the line between trap
and dubstep with its machine gun high hats, filtered bass synths, and
Earth rumbling bass kicks. It also makes for some magical moments with
everyone singing their hearts out at his gigs, such as Coachella where he performed with live singers. Download it here.
Flosstradamus does it big every year, and in 2014 they outdid themselves by teaming up with dirty south hip hop icon Waka Flocka Flame for TTU (Too Turnt Up). Crowds get unruly at Flosstradamus events, and this beastly track typically sends them over the edge. Get it here.
The trap game may be overwhelmingly dominated by dudes, but Sydney’s Alison Wonderland showed everyone how it’s done with I Want U. Like yin and yang, this two-sided banger offers both serene melodies and window-rattling drops. Get it here.
Skrillex and Diplo put the dance world on notice with the launch of their unstoppable Jack U project. Of all the singers they could choose from for their anthem Take U There, the duo made the discerning choice of picking rising star Kiesza. Download it here.
News of What So Not (pictured) and RL Grime getting together for a track made trap fans around the world giddy, and their colossal single, Tell Me, did not disappoint. The track combines both of their styles seamlessly, delivering epic builds, graceful breakdowns, and ground-shaking drops. Get it here.
DJ Snake topped last year’s trap and twerk chart, and this year he’s returned to the top spot with his insane banger Get Low with Dillon Francis. Any time this song comes on the booties be twerking and the elbows be flying. Don’t believe us? Just wait until the ruthless second drop sends the entire crowd into collective apoplexy. Pick it up here.