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Run the Trap: 5 Tracks from EDM’s Fastest Growing Genre

By / 07.25.12

Over the past couple years producers such as Diplo and Flosstradamus have started to bridge the gap between EDM and hip hop, and in doing so inadvertently pioneered a type of music now know as “trap”. Trap music, which is named after the “the trap” — the areas where drugs are sold, originated as a type of hip hop but has now been adopted to describe a type of syncopated EDM music that sounds most like deep hip hop beats on steroids. Each of the following five tracks shows a different side of trap some more funk, others more electro, and a couple that are strangely hard to describe. 

TNGHT – Higher Ground

Producers Hudson Mohawk and Lunice team up on this track off their new self titled EP.

Kanye West – Mercy (Figure Remix)

Figure brings the bass in one of the heaviest Mercy remixes around.

Baauer – Harlem Shake

Newcomer on Diplo's Mad Decent, Baaeur takes a more tribal approach on this trap track.

Dillon Francis – Masta Blasta

Dillon Francis strays from his usaul Moombah sound and produces his take on trap with this track.

Flosstradamus – Lana's Theme

Flosstradamus, one of the pioneers of trap, sample a familiar voice in their latest single.


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