Judging by the comments on our Top 100 Songs of 2012, many of you were surprised by our addition of trap’s newest dynamite duo, TNGHT. For various reasons we decided to include them on the list, but for those that are not familiar with trap music, or even care to listen to the genre, it may have seemed like a slap in the face… literally.
On first listen of the pair’s debut single “Higher Ground,” many of you were probably taken back by its plunging beats and triumphant horns. It’s loud tackling beats and chanting vocal loops may not have helped its case either, as there was enough jaw-dropping beats it was certain to leave your head spinning. Despite all of this though, when we saw that TNGHT had released another bone-jarring single early this morning, we couldn’t help ourselves.
Made to the tune of rough drops, spinning hi-hats, and some now very iconic horns, this latest single takes loops from TNGHT‘s wide-spanning sample registry, and plants them right in between the many high-dose drops that left “Higher Ground” all wet and mucky. But like any ticking time bomb, this early radio-rip will only last for so long, so give “R U Ready” a listen below and prepare to be thrown around like the helpless little ragdoll that you are sure to become.