Today marks seven straight years of RL Grime delivering his cutting-edge remixes in the form of an annual seasonal mixtape. This year, he’s gathered up Shaq, RL Stine, and Jake Foushee for his ghoulish “Halloween Mix 7” — and the result is over an hour of slapping trap drops alongside a haunting hybrid of heavy hip-hop selects.
Touching on everyone from Boys Noize, G Jones, ZHU, and Tame Impala to $UICIDEBOY$, Pusha T, Nicki Minaj, and two very special RL Grime edits of Lil Wayne vs. Whethan and Travis Scott vs. Alison Wonderland, the mix is the perfect balance of new dance music releases and mainstream rap cuts. This is one mix that will have listeners plummeting into their Halloween weekend festivities like a towering freight train.
As is the case in past years, one thing is certain of RL Grimes’ seventh All Hallow’s Eve installment: It’s all treats and no tricks.