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Coachella 2013 Lineup!

The much anticipated Coachella 2013 lineup was officially announced the other day, putting an end to speculation and rumours and delivering a monster lineup as per usual. This year the Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the headlining acts but there are plenty of EDM artists and DJ’s to keep you going as well, including Bassnectar, Dog Blood, Nicky Romero, Tommy Trash, Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Major Lazer, Freddie Le Grand, Pretty Lights, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Paul Okenfold, Adrian Lux and more!!

The festival is held on two weekends this year – April 12-14 and April 19-21 and passes go on sale Tuesday January 29th at 10.00am PT from this website.

The most memorable moment from last years Coachella would definitely have to be Tupac’s holographic appearance! Who know’s what surprise await for this years Coachella!!

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What Is Trap Music?

 

Trap music has really taken the world by storm lately. While the style has been around for quite a while now, major DJ’s have started to take note and its popularity has boosted immensely forming a more specific EDM Trap music genre.

 

Trap generally combines the genres hip hop,  crunk, house and dubstep. It can be identified by characteristics such as 808 bass samples, a “trappy” snare, vocals that are usually pitched lower and repetitive synthetic higher pitched sounds.

According to Urban Dictionary:

To simply break it down, Trap music would be best described as a combination of;

  • 1/3 hip hop (tempo and song structure are similar, most tracks are usually between 70 -110 bpm) – with vocals sometimes pitched down
  • 1/3 Dance Music  – High pitched Dutch synth work, Hardstyle sampling, as well as a plethora of trap remixed of popular EDM songs
  • 1/3 dub (Low frequency focus and strong emphasis on repetitiveness throughout a song)

 

Major trap artists include Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, Three 6 Mafia,  RL Grime, TNGHT, Flosstradamus, Baauer, DJ Sliink, Heroes x Villains, Luminox.

Check out this new mix by Flosstradamus and you should be able to distinguish what makes this music ‘trap’:

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Still confused? Check out this documentary put together by clubtapes.com to learn about the origins of trap music and how it has progressed into the EDM world:

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