Release Date: July 16
Label: Fools Gold Records
Over the last year, RL Grime has been on a serious roll. If you're looking for some of the best trap in the EDM scene, look no further than his output. Among the hits: His collabs with Salva on the remix of Kanye West and Co.'s "Mercy" and the excellent rework of Jamie Lidell's "What A Shame." When not on his remix grind, RL's on the road, heading out with Baauer for the Infinite Daps tour.
This all led up to this spectacular display of trap's progression, the High Beams EP, which was released—out of the blue—on A-Trak's Fool's Gold imprint. If you're looking for the kind of massive, 808-drenched tracks that have the current crop of EDM fans going mental, you need this EP. He not only linked back with Salva for one of the release's shining moments, "CliqCliq," but called Problem in for the laid-back bounce of "Secondary." Five solid tracks, one huge sound. —khal