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Sandy Bilton-Guise

Writer, A&R for Trapstyle.com based in Melbourne, Australia.

Artist Spotlight: Axen (TrapStyle Australia)

When it comes to exciting young Australian producers it’s hard to look past wonder kid Jackson Brown, better known as Axen. After a steady rise to popularity over the past couple of years, which included a string of well received free downloads and being named as an InTheMix “new breed top 10 producer you need to hear” the Perth based producer took a brief hiatus to focus on his sound and hone his craft and the results speak for themselves! Experimental sounds, hard hitting trap vibes, big horns, plenty of emotion and a heavy dose of bass, the young producer more »

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Nerdology – Pretty Fly For A White Samurai (TSAU004)

Imagine for a moment if you will, that Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu was a selectable character in Mortal Kombat. Seems a bit far fetched but Donald Trump is now President of the United States and Pitbull is still making sales, so anything is possible. Now, if Andre Rieu were to go toe to toe with robot cyborg Cyax, you could probably drop “Pretty Fly For A White Samurai” by Nerdology as the theme song and be pretty confident that Shang Tsung would let you keep your spine based on track selection alone. It’s a fitting song for a more »

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Loudpack – ÈL J (TSAU002)

According to the Bible, in the beginning God said “Let there be light” and there was light. According to Trap, in the beginning Boi-1da and Lex Luger said “Let there be clap and snare” and there was buildups. “Loudpack” by ÈL J may not break the traditional buildup mould here or rewrite the Trap Bible, but what it does offer is a taste of Dembow, two behemoth drops and a big horn not dissimilar from a super-sized cruise ship hauling 5000 daiquiri drinking coconut oiled grandparents. Now that we’ve left port, let’s take a look at the first drop. Reminiscent of Flosstradamus more »

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Thrillho & Unzar – TMA (TSAU001)

Ok first things first, if you haven’t already heard of Thrillho, you need to hear his “Mura Masa – Lotus Eater” flip. Tackling such a  genre staple can be risky business, as with all defining classics there are so many ways you can mess it up. Check it out here; Now, pay particular attention to the second drop and your ears will tell you that this kid is on the raw talent side of the fence. He seems to have such a grasp on arpeggiated chord progressions that he’s able to add complexity and flavour to an already tasty dish more »

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Perk Pietrek Pushes the Limit With “Fly VIP Remix” [Premiere]

Perk Pietrek [Vandetta - Fly (Perk Pietrek VIP)]

Singapore’s trap and bass maestro, Perk Pietrek (pronounced perk pie-trek) has been killing it for a while now. His track “Busy Gyal” which was released on Far East Movement’s label brednbutter was an immediate favorite, now he’s back with a new VIP release on fellow Singaporean Vandetta’s critically acclaimed track “Fly”. Perk Pietrek’s VIP reboot of Fly is a masterful combination of Vandetta’s lush-like vocals with wall banging drum rhythms and futuristic synths – bringing the track energy level to an all new high that will see this as a hit for upcoming festivals. Fresh off the release of his “I Believe” more »

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SWAGE Kicks Off The New Year With A Bangin’ New Track [FREE DL]

Swage is kicking off the new year with a banger! My ears fell onto SWAGE’s style and sound after his massive Getter remix. One can only expect to be satisfied with the release of his first original track. SWAGE’s is new to the scene but has already gained support from notable acts such as, Ghastly, JAUZ, Ephwurd, Dr. Fresch, Drezo, and NIGHTOWLS. His signature sound relies heavily on dark electro fused with some break-beat influences He stays true to this formula with his release of “High Stakes”. This release injects a fresh vibe to the already over-saturated genre that is, Future House. more »

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TrapStyle sits down with Sultan + Shepard @ Insomniac’s Escape Psycho Circus

TrapStyle: What’s the story on how you guys met? Shepard: We met in 2002 in Montreal. I was DJing at a party, [Sultan] came up and handed me a CD, I loved his vibe, took the CD home, put it in my CD player that night, loved what I heard and called him that next day, and we’ve been friends since then. Why did you guys choose EDM? Shepard: We’ve been doing house music for over 10 years. Sultan: 15 years. Shepard: We’ve been doing house music for 15 years.  It just became EDM. S+S: We were doing EDM before more »

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TrapStyle sits down with Markus Schulz @ Insomniac’s Escape Psycho Circus

TrapStyle: So, what got you into producing Electronic Music? MS: I’ve been producing music, basically my whole life. My father was a musician, so I always had music around me. So for me, it’s always been about melodies, and I’ve always just gravitated to the more melodic music. It’s just kind of where my head has always been and it just grew from there. TrapStyle: What track would you say, the second you finished, you knew was the one that would blast off your career? MS: Every single one of them. It’s like when you’re working on a track, every more »

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Bassrush Presents: Safe in Sound

Six thousand bass-heads gathered Saturday for Brassrush Presents: Safe In Sound, at the National Orange Events Center in San Bernardino. The Safe in Sound tour, brought by SoCal production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), had just come from a string of shows across the U.S. and Canada, hitting all the major cities such as Toronto, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Houston. Insomniac was the big partner of the night, providing state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Alongside the massive EDM festival producer were tour partners Rockstar and PETA2, and promoting at the show was Datsik’s sponsor, Coldcock Whiskey. The show was a bass-lover’s paradise. The more »

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The Chainsmokers rock Chapman University

Twerk competitions, trap beats, and fireball, just an average night for party animals Andrew and Alex, AKA the Chainsmokers. Chapman University hosted the duo last Friday for a sold out show at the Grove of Anaheim. The Chainsmokers have been quite busy lately after their collaboration with Hakkasan resident, Tiesto for their single “Split (Only U)” with a little over 1.4 million views on YouTube. Their new single wasn’t the only surprise they had for the crowd. In typical prankster fashion, the duo stunned the crowd with their very with own twerk competition, featuring a massive 15-girl twerk wall on more »

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WICKED HALLOWEEN returns with headliners Diplo, RL Grime, Big Gigantic and Steve Aoki

For their third consecutive year, Wicked Halloween returns bigger than ever before. The three-day immersive Halloween event, organized by New England-based events/production company, NV Concepts, is packed with headliners spreading across multiple venues in two states. Starting the Halloween weekend off, will be the booty-throbbing sounds of Diplo, with heavy-hitting female beat-droppers, Nervo, at the festival’s original home – the Tsongas Center at UMass in Lowell, MA – on Thursday, October 29. Following day one of the tour at UMass, alongside dirty-beat kingpin RL Grime, is the funky bass-duo Big Gigantic, with special guests yet to be announced. For the more »

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Trapstyle Talks ft. RAIN MAN

By: Andreas Doris Hollywood is home to some great classic theaters, whose halls have been filled with live musicals, plays, and orchestra performances. Some of these theaters push to maintain that classic reputation, while other venues have opened their doors to adopt the modern attraction of electronic nightlife. On the west coast, the Los Angeles area is arguably the heart of the EDM scene. Hollywood is home to The Avalon Theater, whose dance hall gets a weekly beating by the local bass chasers every Friday night for CONTROL. We were lucky enough to stop by the Avalon on Friday, April more »

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Hatch Gets an Unbelievable Flip by Australian Producer Kuren

Hatch – New Direction (Kuren Flip) Australian artist Hatch gets beautiful flip by a fellow budding Aussie producer Kuren (a name you will definitely start to see circulating more in the SoundCloud and electronic music worlds in the months to come). His take on Hatch’s single from 2014 “New Direction” gives it a heavier, more emotional vibe while staying true to the original lyrics. Kuren infused this one with future synths, love-trap influences, and heavy future beats. Keep your eye on this dude, and enjoy: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197751161″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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EAZYBAKED Drops A Fresh New Future Trap Tune

The experimental American duo under the alias of EAZYBAKED has been making waves in the Florida club scene lately. They played as support for CAKED UP, Stooki Sound, and Kayzo to name a few during Miami music week, and are playing as direct support for Brillz this Thursday. The duo recently dropped a new track called “no response” that sounds like the brainchild of Hucci and Mr. Carmack, and is in the same family as the experimental trap being pushed by the likes of Woolymammoth and Tsuruda. Prepare your ears for some sounds they’ve never experienced, and keep your eyes more »

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DIM MAK ANNOUNCES PHASE 1 LINEUP OF MIAMI PARTY… AND IT’S HUGE

Thursday, March 26 at Nikki Beach (click for tickets) It’s been five years since Dim Mak Records hosted our inaugural Miami Music Week event, and every year since then the party has ballooned into an unmissable soiree stacked with top-drawer talent. This year’s show promises to be our biggest one yet, offering up a star-studded lineup at the new Nikki Beach location. Dim Mak Miami will take place on Thursday, March 26 from noon until 5 a.m. with the daytime Beach Party continuing into our hallmark Up All Night after-hours affair. The phase one announcement outlines the Beach Party’s high-octane roster with performances more »

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Holy Ship! EDM on the High Seas!

Why Floating Festivals are the Wave of the Future by: Mike Teez Holy Ship! sets sail again tomorrow. Plenty of stories of the January sailing have swept the web, pictures and rumors have circulated, and epic plans are in motion for this year’s second installment of debauchery. Rumors of a third sailing in the Mediterranean next year have been confirmed, and what would normally be considered impossible on an average cruise, has pretty much been accepted as having happened on the MSC Divina a mere days into 2015, and is to be expected in the next few days. But putting more »

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Dirtyphonics “Write Your Future” EP Out on Dim Mak Feb. 17 with some VERY special guests…

  If you thought last month’s sampling of Dirtyphonics’ “Power Now” was vicious, you’re in for a rude awakening. There is a big, tumultuous, and DIRTY storm on the horizon! French powerhouse group Dirtyphonics shattered expectations in 2014 with their forward-thinking, bass-heavy music. Coming into 2015 fast with gale force winds, the Write Your Future EP shows no mercy. The heavy-metal meets dnb blended “Power Now” featuring Matt Rose gets momentum going for the highly anticipated EP. Next, the guys team up with mysterious trap kingpin ƱZ and rapper Trinidad Jame$ for the wicked second single, “Hustle Hard”. 12th Planet more »

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