RL Grime’s annual Halloween mix has leveled up tenfold in just the last year, going from an eight-year run on SoundCloud to an audiovisual experience on YouTube in 2020 to an actual live production at the Hollywood Palladium. After pairing his ninth holiday edition with a visual counterpart, the Sable Valley boss decided to take it one step further now that live entertainment is back in play, presenting his legendary end-of-October mix in person for the first time ever and presenting “Halloween X” at one of Los Angeles’ most-famed venues.
Prefaced with a back-to-back from Juelz and JAWNS as well as a Boys Noize appearance as the evening’s last-minute special guest, RL Grime pulled out all the stops for his milestone mix celebration. Tapping none other than the science icon Neil deGrasse Tyson for the opening monologue of “Halloween X” alongside the series’ recurring host R.L. Stine, the trap king immediately dove into his holiday theatrics with a scorching opening ID from JAWNS. Standing at 75 minutes long, “Halloween X” goes down as RL Grime’s single longest holiday delivery to date and debatably the most memorable. In between the spine-chilling visuals, top-notch production—which is only unofficially available to relive at the time of writing—and electric edits, RL Grime fired off an untold number of future releases on Sable Valley from suspected names like Skeler and Deadcrow, Montell2099, ISOxo and PEEKABOO, and Juelz. “Halloween X” understandably couldn’t come to a close without forthcoming music from the mix creator himself, with RL Grime delivering not one but two of his own IDs, including a Hex Cougar and fknsyd collaboration as well as a follow-up HÆRNY track alongside Baauer as the mix finale.
Relive “Halloween X” on Apple Music as well as the livestream—courtesy of Moment House—below.
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