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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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