Hard 808 kick drums, heavy bass lines, fast firing hi-hats and layered synthesizers make up what we consider Trap, a transformation of hip-hop in modern electronic music. Many claim Trap is the new Hip-Hop and we’d maybe agree. In our opinion Trap is simply a more ominous, austere and technically complex version of Hip-Hop.
The dopest experimentation and creation we’re seeing across this genre is from the producers that are blending trap elements with other genres (i.e. Jazz, Funk and other dance music types). Plus, the producers that are developing their own unique sounds with zero boundaries or protocol.
Peep three of our favorite trap beats from the week thus far below..
“Seeing Things” – MEDASIN
We didn’t really start consistently listening to MEDASIN’s music until listening to the entire Pink Polo EP he did in collaboration w/ Masego earlier in 2015. Since then we’ve been glued to his SoundCloud page. The young beat maker cooks up some of the illest, most highly slammable music we’ve ever heard. With a sound design that’s untouchable and a brain rattling signature MEDASIN sound, this dude is amassing a cult-like audience of fans and well on his way to crushing his own space within this industry. Peep his newest music above dubbed “Seeing Things” and tell us that isn’t mind altering.
Side note – MEDASIN will be at SXSW performing at the Film Noir stage.
“F.L.O.R” – Sángo
When it comes to some of the most flavorful and unique trap beats in the game, look no further than AGO/Soulection affiliated producer Sángo. Integrating samples of Bachata, Merengue, Funk Carioca and other elements of ethnic music into his beats, Sángo has a recipe that can turn up the homies and have all the chicas in the room getting down. The above track “F.L.O.R” is one of three off this new mini compilation he published to SoundCloud yesterday. Peep it above!
Hear all of his “Mais Mais Mais” compilation here.
“Frango” – Workers
French production duo Workers popped up on our radar late last year and we’re glad they did. Made up of Be Dar and Sear Cabe, these two experienced producers (and instrumentalists) have a knack for blending rhythmic trap with deep bass lines, amounting in a sound that is mellow enough to chill yet heavy enough to bang. Although these guys aren’t as well-known as the two above producers, we see their adeptness and fresh sound carrying them places quick. Peep their newest material titled “Frango” above and tell us that doesn’t have you vibin’.