Trap

Artist: 
Linkin Park
Label: 
Warner Bros Records

How this album ended up in the World/Jazz music stacks, is beyond me. Legendary rock band Linkin Park, coming off of their mediocre effort entitled Living Things, decided to go down the Reanimation route with this album. The difference is, where Reanimation reimagined all the songs off of their debut Hybrid Theory, making for a unique listening experience that tided fans over while they awaited their next excellent record; this album is basically “Every song off of Living Things, but with DUBSTEP AND HOUSE!”

Sounds Like: 
Linkin Park
Sounds Like: 
Steve Aoki
Sounds Like: 
Datsik
Sounds Like: 
Dirtyphonics
Name: 
Felipe Moreno
Date Reviewed: 
11/20/2013
Artist: 
Alluxe
Label: 
Electronic Creatives 2012

After not knowing or expecting what Alluxe had to offer and I was not disappointed. Overall throughout the album it has hints of trap with some Dub and all of course over lyrics. Very relaxing and something that you might play during a kickback. It is a very different album but has much to offer. If you are an EDM fan just check out this CD you might end up finding a hidden gem.

Sounds Like: 
Kill Paris
Sounds Like: 
Flosstradamus
Name: 
Ryan Reyes
Date Reviewed: 
10/28/2013
Artist: 
Diplo
Label: 
Mad Decent

Tracklist:

1. Biggie Bounce (Original Mix): Explicit

2. Revolution (Original Mix): Nice vocals and big drops. Trap lovers!

3. Crown (Original Mix): Good vocals. Crazy drops and beats!

4. Rock Steady (Original Mix): Old school hip-hop song. Not RPM and explicit.

5. Revolution (Boaz Van De Beatz Remix): Same voice as in original but a bit distorted, pretty good melody too. Play it!

6. Biggie Bounce (TWRK Remix): Explicit

Sounds Like: 
Diplo
Name: 
Guillaume Butel
Date Reviewed: 
10/16/2013
Artist: 
A$AP Ferg
Label: 
ASAP Worldwide

Work (Remix) serves as the anthem for the coming out party for A$AP Mob member A$AP Ferg. Featuring French Montana, Trinidad Jame$, Schoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky, Ferg has created an off kilter rap anthem that's been on rotation in clubs and car stereos for months. With loud, heavy bass and eerie sounds complementing the beat, Work (Remix) bumps in every sense of the word. Ferg and Q spit standout verses, with solid contributions from Montana, Jame$ and Rocky.

Sounds Like: 
A$AP Rocky
Sounds Like: 
Schoolboy Q
Name: 
André Pettman
Date Reviewed: 
09/25/2013
Artist: 
Drake
Label: 
Young Money

This single is another recent release by Drake, but it will only be included in the deluxe version of Nothing Was The Same. This song is pretty similar to the style of “Started From The Bottom”, very braggadocios and with a repetitive hook, although Drake sings the hook on this song. This song is pretty close to trap rap; it contains a verse from 2 Chainz with near unintelligible lyrics that somehow still make the listener want to sing along, and also a solid feature from Big Sean as well. This is a song to get ready for going out on the weekend with, nothing more.

Sounds Like: 
2 Chainz
Sounds Like: 
Big Sean
Name: 
DJ Sutton
Date Reviewed: 
09/09/2013
Artist: 
A$AP Ferg
Label: 
Polo Grounds

This is one of the lead singles off of A$AP Ferg’s debut project, Trap Lord, and as the album name suggests, this song is very “trappy”. In terms of trap rappers, Ferg is as talented lyrically as it gets, and he flows quite well over the horns and hard hitting bass that comprise this song’s beat. A$AP Rocky also adds an enjoyable and catchy verse, and after hearing the hook one time, you’ll be singing along with it for the rest of the song. This is definitely one of the songs you play to get hyped before you go out on a Friday night, and isn’t really good for much else.

Sounds Like: 
Waka Flocka Flame
Sounds Like: 
A$AP Rocky
Name: 
DJ Sutton
Date Reviewed: 
09/09/2013
Artist: 
Paper Diamond
Label: 
Mad Decent

Paragon is a fun experimental electronic album. This album covers a lot ground pulling from many different genres such as dubstep, electro house, house, funk, moombahton, trap, and some hip hop. It's impossible to define Paper Diamond's sound because it is so versatile. I like the feel of the album and the flow from track to track; the album starts off slow but builds into head banging beats by the end. I think the album is a huge success for Paper Diamond. It makes me want to get on the dance floor and bust a move. My favorite track is Track 04 titled Jus Like Clockwork featuring Cherub.

Sounds Like: 
Paul Basic
Sounds Like: 
Break Science
Name: 
McKenzie Storey
Date Reviewed: 
05/03/2013
Artist: 
Major Lazer
Label: 
Mad Decent

This mixtape was put together and put out after it was announced that Major Lazer's highly-anticipated full-length LP Free the Universe wasn't coming out on schedule. The intention I think was to keep fans' heads bobbing, keep them happy while waiting, but this release ends up intensifying or amplifying if you will the anticipation for that full-length LP.

Sounds Like: 
hot chip
Sounds Like: 
jack beats
Sounds Like: 
the dominican jungle
Name: 
Adam Iddings
Date Reviewed: 
03/20/2013
Artist: 
Gucci Mane
Label: 
1017 Brick Squad

A funny thing happened when I listened to the new Gucci. This mixtape makes me want to eat. That's not a euphemism for anything. When I first played this, I went to the kitchen and cooked myself a big pot of fetuccine alfredo and wolfed it all down. Trap God 2 is dumb, thoughtless, and awful. And I wouldn't have it any other way. It's too bad nothing on the album is airable though.

Sounds Like: 
Waka Flocka Flame
Sounds Like: 
2 Chainz
Sounds Like: 
Yo Gotti
Name: 
Alex Lopez
Date Reviewed: 
03/06/2013
Artist: 
The Postal Service
Label: 
Teenage Riot Records

This remix is built around the opening electronic riff of "Such Great Heights." It's very bass-heavy. It gave me a good impression at first, but upon a second listen, it's getting pretty repetitive and stale. It doesn't really go anywhere and really could have been executed a lot better.

Sounds Like: 
Ookay
Sounds Like: 
boyinabanddotcom
Name: 
Alex Lopez
Date Reviewed: 
03/06/2013
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