(How great is this picture? I was originally going to go with Admiral Akbar, but that would’ve been the obvious choice.)
⚠ Disclaimer: Decent headphones / speakers required! ⚠
I’m sure almost all of you have heard those words at some point in your life. I can’t get enough of those Trapaholicz samples. Anyway, it’s becoming pretty apparent that trap is the next big thing – we’ve been loving it here for a while, always bumping it behind the scenes, but failing to post anything up (I’m not sure why). It’s indisputable, in my humble opinion, that trap is taking over. From the pioneers like Flosstradamus, to the mainstreamers in electro like Dillon Francis and Skrillex, to the bedroom artists dropping free 20+ track mixtapes with iPhone app processed album covers, to the old school Triple Six fans, to the Gucci and Waka (and 2 CHAAAAAAYNZ) lovers; big things are happening, and this genre is growing exponentially every day.
Let’s kick things off with Floss.
I’m sure you’ve heard “Video Games” by Lana del Rey, but have you heard this? It’s been making its way around dem innawebz for about a month now. Steady, heavy trap with a well-known sample, but a great take on the original nonetheless.
Oh, and they killed Major Lazer’s “Original Don” as well.
Seeing/hearing trap music dropped in a live set is incredibly fun. I almost expect it nowadays.
In other news:
Moombahton master Dillon Francis redid his acclaimed “Masta Blasta” in a style he calls Trap-Ah-Ton. He dropped this on Soundcloud about nine days ago.
Skrillex got pretty trill..ex (you see what I did there?) on his new “trap” remix of Birdy Nam Nam’s “Goin In”… It’s still very Skrillex though, if that makes sense at all. He also made a DnB remix of the same song for that release.
Diplo‘s been in the trap game a little while now, but he dropped this heavy hitter recently as well.
In the bedrooms:
Kids are paying homage to Cadillac trunks everywhere. Here’s just one of many examples. I chose this one over the others because Hey Arnold was an amazing cartoon back in my day. Duh.
Others like RL Grime continue to kill it (I’m seeing him with TEED at the Echoplex August 9th! If you’re in SoCal, come hang out). I found this dude via Shlohmo. Good stuff.
I’m going to close with one of my current favorites, courtesy of my friend Thought Tempo‘s immaculate taste in bass music. Sorry for the YouTube link, only previews are available on Soundcloud. At least you can watch in HD!
Thanks for tuning in. Trap has officially been added to the roster of what we’re going to be hunting for and posting up by artists both known and unknown. Let’s get it.
If you’re in need of more, check out the Flosstradamus mix we posted a little while back.