RL Grime rounds up trap’s brightest on sophomore seasonal finale, ‘Sable Valley Summer Vol. 2’
Just beyond the one-year commemoration of Sable Valley‘s first summer blowout—which rounded up 15 of trap’s brightest stars, two of whom would fall into Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2021—RL Grime is putting his curation cap on again for an unprecedented seasonal finale, Sable Valley Summer Vol. 2. The label’s sophomore compilation may have seemed to come out of nowhere—sending r/trap into shambles as everyone attempted to pin down the blue-tinted membership initiation posts scattered across socials—but the delivery of all 14 tracks has intentionally arrived on day one of Sable Valley’s Community Outreach campaign.
While the clock had to strike midnight on September 3 for the exhaustive list of names and titles to be known, Sable Valley Summer Vol. 2 grandly follows in the footsteps of its trap-swarmed predecessor. Now looking back at how far the names on round one have come in this last year, RL Grime’s eye for trap’s future has no reason to be doubted, bringing along one of Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2021, Cozway, for his “Halloween IX” ID with and Rossy, Jon Casey and CAB, Deadcrow, Rohaan and X&G, SADRN and Lizdek, DJ Ride, Sorsari, HELLBOUND!, Control Freak, Frequencerz, and Capshun. Just like last summer, Sable Valley Summer Vol. 2 couldn’t be entirely completed without something from the label head, with Grime re-enshrining Montell2099 and opening the trap opus with the duo’s masterful Diplo and Friends ID, “One Day.”
Stream Sable Valley’s second label compilation below.
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