Trap

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
Artist: 
Chynna
Label: 
N/A

Chynna is a rapper from Philadelphia that has been linked with several members of the A$AP Mob, but holds her own with her solo material. Her latest offering is "MadeInChynna" a Hudson Mohawke produced banger that Chynna sounds so good over. She has a super relaxed flow, it can feel at times that Chynna is holding back, but other songs on her SoundCloud, such as "Glen Coco" prove otherwise.

Sounds Like: 
Azealia Banks
Name: 
André Pettman
Date Reviewed: 
11/04/2014
Artist: 
Hudson Mohawke
Label: 
Warp Records

By Song:

Chimes:

Has that lo-fi, 8-bit sound that is gaining some traction in some underground dance music (IDM, namely), some heavy horns, and some clean, melodic chimes. Intro and breakdown are dreamy, verses are heavy and grimey- dropped in with the deep "WHO." Overall not bad, but not personally a fan of the noisiness of 8-bit.

Brainwave:

Sounds Like: 
TNGHT
Sounds Like: 
Dorian Concept
Name: 
Dominic Medina
Date Reviewed: 
10/22/2014
Artist: 
Hudson Mohawke
Label: 
Warp Records

By Song:

Chimes:

Has that lo-fi, 8-bit sound that is gaining some traction in some underground dance music (IDM, namely), some heavy horns, and some clean, melodic chimes. Intro and breakdown are dreamy, verses are heavy and grimey- dropped in with the deep "WHO." Overall not bad, but not personally a fan of the noisiness of 8-bit.

Brainwave:

Sounds Like: 
TNGHT
Sounds Like: 
Dorian Concept
Name: 
Dominic Medina
Date Reviewed: 
10/22/2014
Artist: 
Chief Keef
Label: 
Glory Boyz Entertainment

After rising to fame off of the strength of his smash hits "Love Sosa" and "Don't Like" Chief Keef released his debut LP Finally Rich and rode the wave of his newfound celebrity to numerous singles and features, inlcuding an appearance on Kanye West's Yeezus. Ever since then, Chief Keef has been relatively quiet when it comes to music, as he continues to tease fans to the release of his next major project entitled Bang 3. "Beetle Juice" is another track designed to hold over fans until the release of t

Sounds Like: 
Lil Durk
Sounds Like: 
Lil Reese
Name: 
André Pettman
Date Reviewed: 
10/13/2014
Artist: 
Metro Boomin
Label: 
N/A

The modern day auto-tune luminaries that are Future and Young Thug have come together tahnks to Metro Boomin, and have come with a song that has sounding as aggressive as you'll ever have heard them. You won't hear much of the auto-tuned yelps of Future, and the wails of Young Thug that sounds like they've come from some robot planet, "Chanel Vintage" has them yelling about buying vintage Chanel for themselves, for woman, and how much cooler they are than you.

Sounds Like: 
Future
Sounds Like: 
Young Thug
Sounds Like: 
Rich Homie Quan
Name: 
André Pettman
Date Reviewed: 
08/28/2014