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SLEEPYCATT’s Minecraft Birthday Party is the Music Festival 2018 Deserved

Soundcloud twitter is a universe crowded with memes and quotable tweets. Cartoonish personalities and characters that govern a community that feels cooler than the audio distribution platform itself. If you heard this past week that there was a “Minecraft Party” where Charli XCX showed up, you were correctly informed. For one night, Minecraft was the festival ground for a 13+ artist lineup that included Soundcloud favorites Y2K, Valentine, umru, William Crooks, Cavan Brady, Sadkey, Yitaku, Ramen Boy, and Gupi to celebrate SLEEPYCATT’s 21st Birthday. It’s as if Brownies and Lemonade was boxed in the 3-D space of Minecraft, or if Kaytranada’s more »

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Low Hanging Fruit – Soup De’Jour – “RISE”

Low Hanging Fruit released their first full length album, The Fruit Tape, in mid 2017, around the beginning of CU Boulder’s fall semester. With summer break over and students eager to return back to the land of day drinking under the Colorado sun, wild night-time ragers, and beautiful adventures in the mountains. The Fruit released an album that aimed to encompass the identity of Boulder’s party scene.  full of bumpin’ beats and witty rhymes, the 23 track album is comprised of songs that for the most part are meant to be party bangers. However, meaningful and elaborate lyrics are thrown more »

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Umru and Ravenna Golden Team Up to Release Chilling Pop Banger “Sticky”

After a whirlwind of remixes and co-production work alongside A.G. Cook for Charli XCX’s Pop 2 Mixtape, 19-year old, New York-based producer umru returns to the fold with LA songstress, Ravenna Golden, to release “sticky.” Originally planned as a remix of Ravenna’s Machete, the pair turned their heads towards creating something new and fresh for audiences to hear. At center stage are Ravenna’s airy, autotuned vocals that contrast with umru’s mammoth percussion. Detailed with otherworldly, futuristic sound design, umru alchemizes squeaky textures, hyperreal soundscapes, and SOPHIE-inspired percussion into a refreshing take on pop that remains explosive and electric at its center. Ravenna’s ethereal more »

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Pet Zebra Punches Back with Ethereal “Vanilla” Music Video

Making waves in the online rap community, Pet Zebra shares his music video for his ethereal banger “Vanilla” off his new album BLOSSUM. Laced with trippy visuals, fast crash zooms, and fish-eye lensed angles, the video for “Vanilla” is eye and ear candy for followers of Pet Zebra’s work. Featuring a catchy hook that will stay in your head for days, Vanilla is a non-stop thrill ride that corrals Pet Zebra’s best flow and rhyme schemes. Unlike “Language” and “Theme Song” that lax out listeners with smoother, jazzier beats, Vanilla is a dragon-energy fueled package that slaps yet it keeps more »

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After Two-Year Hiatus, Mark Redito Returns with Dreamy Follow-Up “Cloud Keep” with Abbi Press

Prolific electronic, Filipino producer, Mark Redito, returns to the fold with his vibrant new single, “Cloud Keep,” featuring Brooklyn Songstress and Producer, Abbi Press. Recovering from a lengthy writers block and subsequent disappearance, “Cloud Keep” is Redito’s first original follow-up since 2016’s “You’ll Only Love Me When I’m Gone.” Bounded by personal matters, Redito’s creative spirit hit a speed bump in 2016 – a fruitful year full of career accomplishments that included the successful debut of Likido, a concert series focusing on people of color, women and LGBTQ producers. “ “I felt burnt out and unmotivated,” Redito says of his more »

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SoCal Rising Star, WRRY, Drops Explosive Follow-Up Banger “MY TIME” with Apollo Hill

The Orange County music scene is thin. Aside from its crowded surf/ punk/ garage rock community that populates its underground music scene, Orange County is barren of accessible hip-hop talent making an impact on the culture. Now before I have the entire DIY community hate me for this assertion, let me be clear that beat showcases and collectives such as Beat Cinema and SXN have allowed an avenue for hip-hop and lo-fi producers to perform locally in cities such as Anaheim and Fullerton. Their efforts to colorize the hip-hop music scene in Orange County should not be overlooked. However, Orange more »

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SOB x RBE Debut Album Featuring “List”

SOB x RBE are making noise with their brand-new album, Gangin. The group is blowing up with their laidback rhythm and smooth lyrics.  SOB X RBE caught the attention of super stars such as Post Malone and 21 Savage and will be going on tour together this year. Check out the hit song of the album, “List.” The song projects a poppy bass line under the artists’ head bobbing lyrics. This care free, feel good song is exactly what SOB X RBE are all about. “List” gives Hip Hop a fresh new twist and is one of the best tracks more »

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Teddy Honors Lil Peep With New Collaboration

While Lil Peep is no longer with us, his music lives on. Teddy unveiled the collaboration track with Lil Peep entitled “Dreams & Nightmares.” This unexpected release is the perfect way to pay homage to Lil Peep. Teddy has been climbing the ranks after dropping big tracks with ILOVEMAKONNEN and Rich The Kid. His vocals are tasteful and embrace a mixture of singing and rapping. “Dreams & Nightmares” strikes an emotional chord. The wavy pads and choir in the intro give the track its emotional undertone. Lil Peep and Teddy rap from the heart making the track an irresistible ballet. more »

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Cuban Doll Drops New Rap Hit, “Bankroll”

If you haven’t heard of Cuban Doll, you better start listening to her music because she’s next up. Hip-hop is changing right in front of us. The rise of Cardi B has given female rappers a legitimate platform in Hip-hop and Cuban Doll is taking the stage. At only 19 years old, Cuban Doll has amassed a huge social media following and fans are going crazy over her new song “Bankrupt.” The rap banger is trending on Soundcloud with over 1 million views. It’s no surprise this song went viral. Cuban Doll’s incredible flow has a cadence similar to Tee more »

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Trapstyle sits down with Wicca Phase Springs Eternal at Emo Nite Day in Los Angeles, CA

We had the opportunity to sit down with Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, the founder of Gothboi Clique. The following is a transcribed conversation that took place backstage, at Emo Nite Day on December 3rd 2017 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.   Trapstyle: Where are you from?   Wicca Phase: I’m from Scranton, Pennsylvania   Trapstyle: How did you transition out of Scranton into what you’re doing now?   Wicca Phase: The Internet! There’s a producer named Nedarb, he linked everyone I work with up with shows in different places, mainly in California. I was active on a more »

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Feeling Emotions With luupy [INTERVIEW]

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Last week I sat down and did an interview with luupy, a budding new artist out of Austin, Texas. He is quickly making waves in the electronic music scene with aggressive and emotional basslines and a devil may care attitude. A few of our writers have been talking behind the scenes about his sound and the unique music that he has been releasing so I jumped at the chance to interview him. In this interview we talk a bit about how he got into electronic production, his influences for his bass heavy music, and his aversion to Nazis. We cover more »

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