The Future Trap Phenomenon.

Trap music has been synonymous with the southern rap genre. Though Trap music is more geared towards the “dope boy” culture carrying a heavier bass coupled with a more “gully“ sound, it has gained a surprisingly large fan base within the EDM scene. I have been a big fan of southern rap (more specifically Trap) since the early Gucci Mane days (its one of my guilty pleasures). Trap has always been that type of music which could make you get hype no matter the situation you are in, but recently there have been EDM producers and DJ’s taking an invested interest in the Trap sound.

When Bird Peterson dropped the “Drankenstein” series (a style which infused dirty south rap with trance music), some could say that he planted the seeds of EDM artists playing Trap music in their DJ sets. Others may claim it was the La Roux x Gucci Mane mashup which appeared on the Major Lazer mixtape “Lazerproof”. But the growing popularity of the Trap genre within electronica is something that can’t be ignored. Diplo has released a Sleigh Bells remix to their song “Demons” which has tons of “Trapish” elements, and Bird Peterson released a Drankenstein remix to Avicii’s hit “Levels”, so it is safe to say that the EDM community is truly embracing the Trap movement.

Though there are a lot of Trap remixes of Indie or “hipster minded” songs, the original pieces that are hitting the dance floors throughout the country are truly capturing the essence of the Trap sound. There is one artist in particular who goes by the name “UZ” who has been making nothing but bangers since his inception. UZ recently released a free EP entitled “Trap Shire within electronica is something that can’t be ignored. Diplo has released a Sleigh Bells remix to their song “Demons” which has tons of “Trapish” elements, and Bird Peterson released a Drankenstein remix to Avicii’s hit “Levels”, so it is safe to say that the EDM community is truly embracing the Trap movement.t: 6-9” (which can be downloaded off the Mad Decent website). For anyone wanting to hear some heavy bass pounding, head nodding Trap music with an interesting twist, then I suggest that you go ahead and download the EP right now.Though the Trap phenomenon is still in its early stages, there is one thing for sure, which is Trap music may be the official sound for EDM kids to get crunk to.

To download UZ’s free “Trap Shit: 6-9″ then click here

Get The Record Rebllion’s own Hyper Kid’s “Future Trap” mixtape here (alternate link here).

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