The new ‘Trap’ genre has really taken off over the last few months and it has some people confused. The Trap genre itself isn’t new, it has been present in hip-hop tracks for a long time. The new Trap genre, however, has been adopted by EDM artists and transformed into its own genre with separate but similar characteristics and won’t necessarily appeal to trap-influence hip-hop fans.
22 year-old producer, Van Toth, has been experimenting with trap lately and dropped a “Chilltrap” remix of Deadmau5 and Kaskade’s classic “Move For Me”. The aptly titled track incorporates the characteristic snares, hi-hats and 808s necessary for a quality trap beat.
Benny Benassi has been given permission by Bob Marley’s family to remix one of his greatest hits. The DJ has reworked the reggae star’s 1977 track ‘Jammin’, which originally appeared on his ninth studio album Exodus. Benassi did one hell of a job on this and I’m diggin’ this new sound to Marley.
In May, the Red Hot Chili Peppers promised a “storm of seven-inches coming out over the next six months,” and it just so happens they’re fairly good at predicting the weather. A “storm” turns out to mean nine records, or 18 songs in all, and the first two singles — “Strange Man” and “Long Progression” — came out on August 14. The follow-up, “Magpies on Fire” and “Victorian Machinery,” is due out next month, but the tracks have already surfaced online. Listen to mellow, slow-paced “Magpies on Fire” and crunchy, disjointed “Victorian Machine” below, and check local forecasts for the remaining seven singles soon.
Download: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Magpies on Fire
2 Chainz and Kanye bring us the visual addition to their new single. I’m pretty sure we now know what they want for their birthday.
Lupe Fiasco and Guy Sebastian bring us a brand new hit track and supporting visual installment with “Battle Scars.” This project is real dope, and Fiasco brings us the thought-through, lyrical content that we have become accustomed to loving from the Chicago-native. Guy Sebastian, the Australian singer and songwriter brings his vocal abilities to the track and ultimately makes this song a complete smash single.
Not sure exactly what has happened to Avicii, but it is no longer the Tim Berling we used to know. It’s as if he stopped caring as much about his music and his production value has lowered significantly. This track is not bad, but it is no “Levels” or “Bromance.” Pretty cool whistle instrumentals, but I’m just expecting more from a guy who used to produce house anthems.
Download: Avicii - Last Dance (Instrumental Mix)
We got quite the three artists here for a fantastic collaboration. After singing for Zedd’s “Spectrum,” Matthew Koma is back on vocals to show the EDM world what he really got.
Phazing label head Dirty South comes together on the massive ‘City Of Dreams’ with the undisputed rising star of EDM Alesso, along with the vocal talents of the every impressive Ruben Haze. ‘City Of Dreams’ is the sing-along anthem for the rest of the festival and Summer season.