LA based DJ and producer Trunks has an eclectic history in the electronic music scene as he first started off as a Trap artist before falling in love with EDM after interning at Dim Mak. He now fuses his love of the two genres together to create fresh and innovative dance tracks. With his online following growing at an alarming rate and racking up over half a million Soundcloud plays its clear that he isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. We caught up with Trunks to discuss his top 10 tracks of 2018.
- Seal Paul & David Guetta – ‘Tip Pon It’
I was a Sean Paul fan growing up and it is always great to see him making music. Plus, I really love the idea of mixing genres and you can’t help but love the way this collaboration makes you dance.
2. Axwell Λ Ingrosso – ‘Dreamer’
I love the duo of Axwell ^ Ingrosso and this hit didn’t disappoint. The inspirational feel is what made me tune in on this one. The lyrics make you feel like you can achieve anything and the arrangement really takes you on a journey. After listening to this track you should feel like nothing can stand in your way.
3. Martin Garrix & LOOPERS – ‘Game Over’
A prime example of how a simple melody and a killer baseline can make a hit record. The melody is simple enough that it can get stuck in anyones mind and sometimes that is all it takes. I literally find myself singing this in my head multiple times a week.
4. Tyga Feat. Offset – ‘Taste’
Okay, so this one was probably the most played song of the summer. It played on the radio at least three times an hour while I was living in LA. I’m not a fan of the lyrics but the beat is too catchy to deny.
5. Don Diablo – ‘I Got Love’ ft. Nate Dogg
I grew up hearing Nate Dogg in plenty of my favorite rap songs, the fact that Don Diablo used a Nate Dogg sample made it jump up my list. The vocal chop that Don used during the drop took the song up another notch.
6. Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone – ‘Jackie Chan’
An example of how a remix can be better than the original, I love the edits that were made on this one. It turned into an electro-pop Summertime dance groove type of song. A great and warm guitar, uplifting drops and lyrics make this version in my opinion the “best” version.
7. Sandro Silva & Quintino – ‘Epic’ (Garmiani Remix)
Garmiani’s remix of Epic is packed with bubbling synths, epic orchestral hits and a great selection of beats that can make any party rock. I was really looking forward to this remix coming out and it did not disappoint at all.
8. KSHMR – ‘House Of Cards’ (feat. Sidnie Tipton)
KSHMR literally never makes a subpar song, and this time it is with Sidnie Tipton who immediately establishes a powerful vocal hook that fades throughout the production. It is thoroughly chilled out and I love that. Add an electrifying guitar riff that acts as the hook throughout and you have a banger.
9. Drake – ‘Nonstop’
This is the best song off of Scorpion in my opinion, and it’s entirely due to the beat. Tay Keith gets a lot of hate from people for having same type of beats. While I agree, the man can at times get stuck in his own lane a little too much, he does have moments of genius tucked in between and with Drake it is hard to fail.
10. Travis Scott – ‘SICKO MODE’ ft. Drake
Besides the fact that it sounds like three different songs in one, Sicko Mode was one of the most played songs of the year. The trap snares and huge bass with crazy synth work make Sicko Mode stand out above the rest. Once again anything with Drake on it turns platinum and Travis Scott adds his unique flow on top.