There’s a lot of good electronic music coming out early in 2013 and it’s most prevalent in the “Trap” scene. This style of music, made popular by hip-hop and rap producers, is known for its 808 drum kits, rolling high hats, & heavily bass-driven beats.
Much of the world has gotten a taste of the new take on trap music, to the likes of one of trap music’s best DJs, Baauer. By now many of you have seen the many “Harlem Shake” videos on YouTube. If you haven’t, go YouTube “Harlem Shake” for a good time, there’s something addicting about it. While it is a good song, there are much better out there.
Over the passed year this style has seen a steroid boost by some of today’s electronic DJs, producers, & artists. A lot of these artists have made the transition from the musical styles of dubstep and moombahton, bringing with them a vibrant array of sounds to introduce to trap music. The result is the modern day trap; heavy beats, vocal slicing, song sampling, pitch adjustments, build ups, heavy drops, and signature sound waves. With less emphasis on the lyrics or rapping, one can focus solely on the hype and intensity of the music and get lost in the emphatic, resounding, relentless bass.
Want to massage your brain with sound waves? Check out these artists and some of my favorite tracks as of right now…
– “Harlem Shake”
– “Roll Up” remix of Flosstradamus
– “You Won’t (Be There)” remix of Nero
– “Pourin’ Up”
– “Smoke Signals” remix of Jitta On The Tracks
– “Masta Blasta (The Rebirth)”
– “Underground Anthem”
Gent & Jawns
– “Turn Up”
– “House Party”
– “Come Alive”
– “Slip Disk”
– “Pour It Up” remix of Rihanna
– “Satisfaction” remix of Benny Benassi
– “Ball So Hard” (with Hucci)
– “Headshot” (with Hucci)