Trap

SV8

Artist: 
S-Type
Label: 
LuckyMe

I honestly wasn't sure whether to classify this EP as hip hop or RPM, because it blends both. The music is almost entirely instrumental, and the beats are extremely well-produced. It is a banger. There is very little anticipation that is normally found in electronic music--it doesn't have huge builds that drop into a sparkly synth melody. This is all hard. It's deep, hitting bass that would blow out your speakers a lot easier than most electronic on the market.

Sounds Like: 
Hudson Mohawke
Sounds Like: 
Rustie
Name: 
Tatum Schranz
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2015
Artist: 
Lazy Boyz
Label: 
Elysian Records

This track differs from most trap by the mixing two different trap genres together. The chorus and build ups for "Falling" are very progressive, but the drop is as filty and festival as you can get. Definitely a good change of pace banger. 

Sounds Like: 
Haterade
Sounds Like: 
Contrvbvnd
Sounds Like: 
Major Lazer
Name: 
Alex Topete
Date Reviewed: 
02/20/2015
Artist: 
A$AP Ferg
Label: 
N/A

Quick note on the non-airable tracks:  ONLY the KAMP burned version is consistent with this, since the gorgeous André cleaned it except for those two tracks.  If you’ve got your own version, be mindful of that and use the KAMP version!

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Who else can compare?
Name: 
Daniel Witter
Date Reviewed: 
01/20/2015
Artist: 
Jack Ü, Beyoncé
Label: 
OSWLA, Mad Decent

Even though Jack Ü has dissapointed me so far, I actually really like this remix. Skrilex & Diplo have created one of the better trap remixes of the year, with the drop bringing the filth. Definitely a contender for best trap remix of the year. 

Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Sounds Like: 
Diplo
Sounds Like: 
Major Lazer
Name: 
Alex Topete
Date Reviewed: 
01/16/2015
Artist: 
Galantis
Label: 
Big Beat Records

JayKode provides us with a fresh and clean cut trap version of Galantis' "Runaway (U&I)". Very progressive with the drop so bassheads be warned. 

Sounds Like: 
Slander
Sounds Like: 
Bare
Name: 
Alex Topete
Date Reviewed: 
01/15/2015
Artist: 
Tegi
Label: 
Tegi (Independent)

Tegi provides us with a trap edit of his original track "Baddaman". The Baddaman Trap Mix is essentially a festival trap remix of a festival (bigroom) house track, and a very good one at that. One of the better tracks to come out in the past 2 weeks. 

Sounds Like: 
Slander
Sounds Like: 
InstantParty!
Name: 
Alex Topete
Date Reviewed: 
01/15/2015
Artist: 
DJ Green Lantern
Label: 
DJ Green Lantern (Independent)

This Wu - Tang remix is provided to us by DJ Green Lantern. It has a solid intro, old school hip hop samples, and brass horns playing out the melody of a pretty filthy trap drop. Definitely is a must listen for any trap enthusiast. 

Sounds Like: 
Lookas
Sounds Like: 
Kayzo
Name: 
Alex Topete
Date Reviewed: 
01/15/2015
Artist: 
Lookas
Label: 
Lookas (Independent)

Lookas has done it again. Festival Trap banger. Nothing else to it. If you play trap, this is a must play. 

Sounds Like: 
Kayzo
Sounds Like: 
Slander
Name: 
Alex Topete
Date Reviewed: 
01/15/2015
Artist: 
Jack Ü
Label: 
Alësïä (Independent)

Awesome and unique intro. Song structure is genereic festival trap. But the drop...the drop was completely outta this world. If you like unique, experimental, filthy trap. play this. 

Sounds Like: 
Lookas
Name: 
Alex Topete
Date Reviewed: 
01/15/2015
Artist: 
RL Grime
Label: 
WEDIDIT

I'll start by saying that diehard rap fans can probably find better Big Sean verses and that diehard trap fans can probably find better RL Grime than Kingpin has to offer. That being said, I have played Kingpin on my own shows- which maily feautre rap and trap- multiple times, and the track does have value to offer.

Sounds Like: 
Big Sean putting a moderately good couple verses and hook over a moderately good trap beat
Name: 
Dominic Medina
Date Reviewed: 
12/03/2014
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