If most musicians take the stairs to the top, A$AP Ferg took the elevator. In a little more than a year we’ve seen Ferg turn from a Rocky tag-along into a full fledged rap superstar. After riding out success from Trap Lord, he hopped on (and subsequently smashed) Haim, Young Thug and SBTRKT tracks. A Gangsta Grillz mixtape is a fitting end to a great year for Ferg and the Big KRIT produced “Bonnaroo” is a perfect first-person account of all that’s changed.
Juizify has wowed with a ridiculous amount of new talent this year and their latest release is no exception. The bouncy Nashville collab between Gold Dash and Soft Serve packs so many unexpected elements from the heavy flute presence to the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” clicks to the Missy Elliot sample. This track is as blissful as it is original.
No genre can capture this Kappa Kavi track. Trap drums, future bass elements and an absolute monster of a lead synth all combine to make this the best track on Moving Castle Vol. 003. Being that this is one of the year’s five best releases, this is a strong feat for such a young artist.
If the original pops, this flows. Tycho steps out of his usual downtempo wheelhouse to smooth out the edges of this Spoon track.
The tension of the first 1:20 is gently brought down by the sultry French vocals. This track shows off the range of the latest Moving Castle release more than any on the collective’s new tape: Moving Castle VOL. 003.
Bonus for your weekend’s most ignorant moments