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.