Category Archives: Trap

Trap music from the EDM genre and more…

[Heavy Bass/Trap:] Heckler – Ultimate


[Trap/Bass]
Heckler – Ultimate

Check out this super-heavy bass filled trap banger from Hekler. Starting with a hazy atmospheric vibe the song quickly amps up the energy dropping bass bombs, heavy snares and trappy sampled vocals. The first drop of the song comes as a welcome surprise evolving into very interesting and unique basslines and bass rolls. All fans of trap and heavy bass music should not miss this track.

Find more from Hekler on his Soundcloud

[Hip-Hop:] GTA – Little Bit of This (feat. Vince Staples) *from Watch Dogs 2 // [Dance/Trap:] Hoodboi – Closer (feat. ASTR) [Rytmeklubben Remix]


[Hip-Hop/Rap:] GTA – Little Bit of This (feat. Vince Staples)

And for the last time I ain’t on no conscious shit
I like big girls, fast whips, ass & tits,
Mansions of white women, might jack some shit
So stop actin’ like I’m a activist

House DJ and producer GTA has shown he can be versatile. With singles and remixes spanning several different genres, it comes to surprise that he can bring his unique sound to a hip-hop track. “Little Bit of This” features up and coming rapper Vince Staples rapping over an interesting beat with an almost Latin or Asian feel to it. Staples wordplay is just as interesting, “Been crazy come where you livin’ at/kick down the door/get down to get dough/and I ain’t come here for the chitty-chat” and the insanely catchy chorus solidifies the funky flow.

“Little Bit of This” has enjoyed some exposure being the “trailer” theme song for the Watch Dogs 2 video game, for Xbox One and Playstation 4. The soundtrack features a variety of music from many different genres and is as varied and inclusive as a GTA soundtrack.


[Dance & Trap]
Hoodboi – Closer (feat. ASTR) [Rytmeklubben Remix]

Trap DJ Hoodboi has had success in his genre and through remixes of his and by others into Jersey House and club songs. “Closer” is an easily-missed gem that has some quality vocals and interesting melodies worth checking out. Particularly in the Rytmeklubben remix, there is a stark contrast of heavy bass and drops into trap snares with light bell noises and calming female vocals. Check the song out above, and for a more uptempo Jersey House remix check out DJ Hoodboi & Falcons remix of Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid” below:

[Dance/Deep House:] CiD & Kaskade – Sweet Memories (Extended Mix) // [Electronic Trap] Far East Movement x Marshmello – Freal Luv (feat. Tinashe & Chanyeol of EXE)


[Dance & Deep House]
Sweet Memories – CiD & Kaskade

Your sweet, memories
the one we danced to, all night long…

CiD & Kaskade’s insta-classic “Sweet Memories” has a very badass extended version (like many of CiD’s songs). Powerful wobbling basslines and funky groovy vocal samples make for a very floor-heavy dance tune. The song is very powerful even with it’s minimalistic take on “vocal house” and is sure to be a favorite among house lovers (also check out the duo’s other hot collab “Us” from Kaskade’s Automatic)


[Electronic Trap]
Freal Luv (feat. Tinashe & Chanyeol of EXE) – Far East Movement x Marshmello

Hustle to win, we be livin’ in sin,
makin’ us two of a kind
새로운 길, babe we got temples to build,
ain’t no haters can step to our grind
-Chanyeol

Hip-hop and electronic group Far East Movement has teamed up with rising-star Trap producer, Marshmello, in the hard-hitting trap banger “Freal Luv.” Bringing R&B songstress Tinashe into the mix and Korean Pop singer Chanyeol, livens the song up even more while heightening it’s diverse sound. On the surface it may begin like your typical trap with female vocals but Tinashe manages to bring some very moving energy to the chorus. Far East Movement has largely been off the mainstream radar for some time, and though this is not the first time they’ve “teamed up” with an EDM producer (All You feat. Waka Flocka heavily sampled Kaskade’s “All You) this cut feels much more authentic. In “All You” the beat was simply sampled from it’s original recording, while this was produced just for the song.

The result is Marshmello‘s signature slamming and slapping snares, heavy bass rolls and triumphant bells keeping the mood light, but intense.

For those in the Atlanta areamarshmello will be performing at The Gold Room in Buckhead, Atlanta on November 23rd. Pre-sale tickets are already sold out.

 

 

[EDM & Hip-Hop] [Trap EDM/Rap:] Mike Fresh & Quavo – Soul Food (Hydrabadd Remix) // [Unsigned Hype] [Underground Rap:] RealWillHill – Fix You Need (feat. Zip K & Seiko)


[EDM Origins]
Mike Fresh & Quavo – Soul Food (Hydrabadd Remix)

Our EDM Origins picks for today highlight some groundbreaking songs in the genres of trap, future bass and house that really pioneered around 2012 and more thoroughly permeated the scene by 2015.

Georgia producers and DJ duo, Hydrabadd’s remix of Mike Fresh and Quavo (of Migos fame)’s “Soul Food” is a trap-heavy, head banging mix full of futuristic synths and raw street rap. The booming, unrelenting bass and dance-ready BPM of the remix make for quite the club banger and a certainly respectable track on its own.

If anything, trap EDM has been a movement for years now, but its fusion with future house music really began to soar after smash disc-jockey, DJ Snake released “Turn Down for What” and his remix of AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It (DJ Snake Remix)” which became heavy hits in the music world. Other artists credited with pioneering and furthering the Future House movement include TchamiRustie, Minnesota, Village, Kaytranada, and marshmello among many others.


[Hip-Hop] [Unsigned Hype & Underground]

RealWillHill – Fix You Need (feat. Zip K & Seiko) [prod. FR23SH]

Our second post is a smooth ride on the waves of underground hip-hop sounds and flows. Producer RealWillHill’s “Fix You Need” featuring Zip K & Seiko is a pleasant joyride of authentic rap flavor. The saxophone riffs serve to complement the lackadaisical, yet determined to make you move feelings of the song.

Be sure to check out more from RealWillHill and the other artists below:

RealWIllHill Soundcloud:

[Trap / Festival Trap:] Migos & Rich The Kid – Jumpin’ Like Jordan (Kickraux, Riot Ten & Jack Bass Official Trap Remix) // [Trap] O.G. Maco – U Guessed It (Riot Ten’s NOT SO OFFICIAL Remix)


California based electronic producer KickRaux and El Paso-native hip-hop/trap producer Riot Ten and Jack Bass released a massive trap remix of Jumpin’ Like Jordan several months back. If you haven’t heard it be sure to check it out. This remix adds several layers of bass, trappiness and an even nastier twerk-inducing 4×4 rhythm than the original song, sure to tear up clubs and festivals, alike. The artists offer the song as a free download on Soundcloud.

Riot Ten also has a sick remix of O.G. Maco’s smash-hit “U Guessed It” and is one of the best remixes I have heard of the song. You can also download it for free on his Soundcloud.

[New Rap/Hip-Hop] Wiz Khalifa – The Play & [Sample] Bat for Lashes // [New Album] Gucci Mane & EDM producer Diplo to create album


The Play (Music Video)

Wiz Khalifa dropped a new rap song, “The Play” today. Produced by Harry Fraud, this is (according to Hot New Hip Hop) the second song where Wiz has sampled an indie-pop/rock song (though the sample artist is really more alternative rock/electronic) Bat for Lashes “Moon and Moon”. Wiz has released 3 songs in the past 3-4 weeks on Youtube, one a freestyle over Marvin Gaye “Good For Us” and the other, a new single, “No Permission” as Wiz continues to dominate music charts this month. Below is also a notable remix of Bat for Lashes “Daniel” the artist Wiz samples for his latest track.

No Permission (Music Video)

Daniel (Abstrakt Audio Remix) – Bat for Lashes


In other news, Atlanta rapper, ice-cream man and king of “Burr!” himself, Gucci Mane will be releasing an album produced by EDM giant, and everyone’s favorite krunk white-boi, Diplo. On Twitter, Diplo mentioned that although the album was originally billed as (and promoted by Gucci) as an EDM album, it no longer will be. It will have influences from electronic but should be something completely unique and different, Diplo says. Diplo and Mr. Guwop himself expect to have the album released this year.

Notable Guwop:
Constantly (feat. Chief Keef) – Gucci Mane

Notable Diplo:
Revolution (feat. Faustix & Imanos and Kai)

Express Yourself (Technicolor’s TEKNiTrap Booty Mix):

Express Yourself (feat. Nicky Da B) – Diplo

[Progressive Club:] Eric Prydz – Generate // [Trap / Chill:] K. Camp – Lil’ Bit (no sleep Remix)


Pryda – Generate

Eric Prydz is a well known name in the EDM sphere, mainly for his house and trance music, much of it released under his pseudo-nym Pryda. Prydz is known for powerful deep-house tracks, featured all throughout the album Pryda, some of which I have featured in some of my sets. Check out the Ark remix of his song “Generate” above.


K. Camp – Lil’ Bit (no sleep Remix)

The next remix is a great chill/trap remix of Atlanta rapper K. Camp’s “Lil’ Bit.” EDM artist no sleep adds a very nice ambient, psychedelic vibe to the original rap track and makes it a much smoother ride without compromising its hardness. Check it out above.