Trap music is based on use of the 808 Roland drum machine, pitched and re-sampled hiphop/rap vocals, pipe flutes, gangsta synth leads, and various FX. Similar to rap without the main vocal, Trap music has been gaining lots of attention from major DJ’s and labels. Although, the style originated many years ago, Trap music has recently been making a new school comeback in many new forms such as “Trap”, “Chirp”, “SeaPunk”, “PsyTrap”, and “TrapStep”. Earliest known examples can be found by artists such as Triple Six Mafia, UGK, Swisha House, and Gucci Mane. Tempos range widely from 135-175bpm which is uncommon for most major genres of electronic dance music (EDM).
Basically Trap is nothing new. What has happened in the past year or two is increased crossover of hip hop and EDM. This can be heard in all the pop tracks that have dubstep sounds. Brittany Spears, Nicki Minaj and more have incorporated that sound in their new singles to increase exposure to the ever growing EDM scene.
Here are some tracks that I think are really worth a listen an if you want to spend a $ or 2 buying.
ETC!ETC! & Brillz – Swoop
Hardwell – Spaceman (carnage festival trap remix)
Last but not least Baauer “Live on Rinse FM” Sept 17th