[Trap Music] Discussing the Controversy + New Tunes from Oh Snap!! Jon Kwest, Heroes x Villains, Luminox, and ModifiedNoise
There has been a bit of controversy surrounding “Trap Music” lately that I would like to address and hopefully spark some dialog. In the past 6 months soundcloud has exploded with self proclaimed Trap Music producers and remixers of all sorts. Most of these people seem to be using the term pretty non-nonchalantly when referring to a genre of music with heavy 808 style kicks, and pitched snares. The issue here is the fact that Trap music draws its origins from the crack dealing culture of the dirty south, a culture that is a very unfamiliar territory to most of these suburban electronic producers who are pushing it today. How is it that white college kids from Boulder, CO are trap stars now?
Is this a desperate plea for attention amongst the Bass Music community, a classic case of wanksta, or the fact that these artists just really dig the style of music? None the less, it’s very obvious that most of the originators of “Real” trap music (most notably T.I. & Gucci Mayne) have much more history behind their raw lyrics and minimal/bass heavy beats. Maybe this new genre of “Bass Music” should be defined with a different title. After all, some of the most popular remixes sample famous trance/eurodance songs like “Everytime We Touch” by Cascada and “Sandstorm” by Darude which exhibit nearly complete opposite values of the hood mentality that is Trap Music. We look forward to hearing some of your thoughts on this and also welcome any feedback in the comment section below. If enough buzz is sparked by these posts I may just have to turn this into a new weekly series. In the meantime bump these new trap tunes I’ve posted below: