Canadian born electronic songstress Grimes (Claire Boucher) has released her first single in almost two years, giving us a taste of what is in store for her upcoming album.
Ministry Of Sound Australia’s ‘This Is…’ compilation series are now turning their attention to the ever-developing genre, trap. Modern electronic production and southern hip-hop beats fuse together in order to define this style, so much so that it has achieved its own stage at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. This Is…Trap holds some of the notorious worldwide artists of this field, including RL Grime, Dillion Francis and Baauer, aswell as including some recent Australian talent such as Flume’s side project What So Not, DCUP and more. Ministry of Sound’s This is .. Trap is out now- be sure to get your hands on it!
1. Bingo Players feat. Far East Movement – Get Up (Rattle) (Luminox Vocal Mix)
2. The Presets – Ghosts (Hermitude Trapped In Heaven Remix)
3. A-Trak & Dillon Francis – Money Makin’ (Oliver Twizt Trap Remix)
4. Club Cheval – Decisions
5. Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (RL Grime Remix)
6. Tom Piper & DJ@War – Jetlaggin (Filth Collins Remix)
7. 2 Chainz & Drake – No Lie
8. Young Jeezy feat. Lil Wayne – Ballin’
9. Danny T – Serenghetto (Spenda C Remix)
10. 813 – Sanctum
11. Twinz Beatz – Bass Gon Drop
12. Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries feat Kid Sister – Cool Without You (Bird Peterson Remix)
13. The Only – Looking Back (What So Not Remix)
14. Compadre – MIA Bites Our Burka (Spenda C Remix)
15. Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki feat. Lil Jon -Turbulence (Oh Snap!! Remix)
16. A-Trak & Zinc feat. Natalie Storm – Like The Dancefloor (JWLS Remix)
17. Dirt Cheap – Turn That Thing Down (Kronic Remix)
18. Pablo Calamari & DCUP Feat Velicious – Boogie Down (Oh Snap!! Remix)
19. Flosstradamus – Rollup (Baauer Remix)
20. Iggy Azelea & Steve Aoki – Beat Down
21. This is..Trap Continuous DJ Mix
Knuckle & Children have collaborated with up and coming Milwaukee Producer Ruka to remix Carnage & Borgore’s new track ‘Incredible’. Check it out below:
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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:
Trap producer Carnage has collaborated with notorious dubstep producer Borgore once again to release a new track titled “Incredible” to be released on February 4.
Along the same track as Borgore’s previously released “Turn Up’ with Carnage this song is quite different to Borgore’s usual dubstep style, proving just how versatile DJ’s can be!
Check out the preview below and let us know what you think. I’m loving it, but is it too different for Borgore’s hardcore dubstep fans?
Well, here’s a quick guide to a few hot spots around town for all music flavours and interests:
Indie Lovers: Sydney’s got some venues well up to the task to satisfy all your indie music needs.
- FBi Social, spin-off venue to local community station FBi Radio, gets its fair amount of amazing local and international artists on to its stages.
- The Exchange is made up of joint venues, Q Bar, Spectrum and Phoenix, all of which bring to you a variety of indie bands, hip hop and techno till beyond dawn.
- Club 77, your club of choice for a very messy night! This venue brings Goth metal, dubstep, rave and filthy electro you, can’t be expecting to leave Clubb 77 unscathed!
House and Electro Lovers: To all you ravers out there, here’s a few venues that will keep you up past 6am
- One22, located in a little hideaway on Pitt Street, is a jewel of solid house and techno beats blasting over an insane sound system.
- Spice Cellar, the home of legendary Sydney day club Spice, is a little classier than One22 but filled with the same filthy techno beats to satisfy any raver; Plus it’s a prefect midway point for any club and bar hopper.
- Not too far away form Spice Cellar is Civic Underground, set up with a crazy sound system it has been home to the likes of Kyle Hall and Rick Wade, Space Dimension Controller and Vladislav delay.
Mainstream Crowd Pleasers: These venues speak for themselves in what they have in store for you.
- The Marquee, found in Sydney Casino, The Star, this Las Vegas style venue brings in some major international acts through its doors. With it’s massive sound system and crazy set up its no wonder Djs such as Avicii and Calvin Harris have graced its stage. Be warned though, this place is expensive!! Entry alone averages $40, drinks at about $10 minimum and if your looking to book a table well you could probably travel Europe twice with what you need to drop.
- The Ivy is a little more affordable to an average person like us. With a number of different rooms to satisfy each electro, dance, mainstream taste, The Ivy boasts a high reputation for a good night out; just keep in mind dress code…they are VERY strict and if you can get yourself on a guest list your chances of finding your way inside will definitely double!
R’N’B and Hip Hop Lovers: There’s quite a few local gems in Sydney that give you great R’N’B and Hip Hop acts
- The Metro Theatre is the main venue of choice for major Hip Hop touring acts in Sydney with Kendrick Lamar cruising its stages during the summer.
- Goodgod is another decent location found amongst Sydney’s night life.
- Spanish Restaurants around Sydney also tend to book some decent live acts of Hip-Hop and R’N’B just be sure to check out their events pages online for specifics.
- Phoenix at Exchange also hosts monthly R’nB and Hip Hop nights
Dubstep, Trap and D’N’B lovers: If your looking for more bass in your nights there’s a few choice places you can head to.
- Chinese Laundry, don’t worry the name is not what you think! This venue is one of Sydney’s biggest and most rspected clubs. With an amazing reputation for great music and an even better night Chinese Laundry tends to be every clubbers starting point, attracting legendary internationals and local labels.