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Mark Spratley (@SpratFool) And Starting Five Have Solidified The Foundation To A Musical Empire

Mark Spratley AKA @SpratFool is a 28 year old music mogul that has not only built an established company but a massive influence over the music scene within the past five years. “Sprat” continues to reach the most major levels of success in all aspects of the industry from events, curation, management, finding talent, blowing up talent (5+), marketing, PR and so much more. The New Jersey native states, “I’m simply just creating my empire! My ear is incredible and that has blessed me to be able to do what I do continuously. From finding the right talent to bringing more »

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Chase Fetti Talks New Jersey Hip Hop & More Coming in 2020

Chase Fetti is a promising new artist coming out of New Jersey. Eager to follow a recent amazing Hip Hop run (Fetty Wap, Tsu Surf) with his own success. Fetti sits down with us to discuss his immediate plans, current viral popularity and New Jersey’s impactful sound. Learn more about Chase Fetti below. Can we expect more releases before the year ends?Yes you can, I’ma drop a project shit maybe two. Definitely some singles and videos tho.  Favorite records that you’ve released this year?“Thanksgiving” and “Fuck you”. How old are you?Too old for a 360 deal [laughs].Is it hard for more »

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Chase Fetti Talks New Jersey Hip Hop, Albee Al, & Being Next Up

This Cliffwood, New Jersey-native, Chase Fetti, is one of the most talked-about new artists coming out of the East Coast right now. It was the home of Redman, Joe Budden and Fetty Wap, that has catapulted their new big thing to nationwide awareness, backing his deep cuts like “Gorilla Musik” and “Talk To You”. Now, spreading like wildfire with his latest song, “Brazy,” Chase Fetti sits down with Trapstyle to break down what comes next for the star on the rise. [Trapstyle]: Thoughts on the latest Albee Al situation?[Chase Fetti]: Shit is wicked out here! Since I met homie she more »

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El Paso’s Lil X Talks Hip Hop, NBA2K, & New Kid on the Block

Today’s Hip Hop is built for the adolescent consumer’s shock and awe addiction. Capitalizing on the interest of the youth better than most is fast-rising El Paso, Texas recording artist Lil X. Making headlines with his new project, New Kid on the Block, the new artist is ready to take his act to the next levels and become the new face of Next Generations Hip Hop. At 16, we sit down with the rising star and discover what he has in store for the new legion of fans. Let’s get started, shall we? [Trapstyle]: What’s next on the release schedule?[Lil more »

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Phraktal Talks New Single, The Digital Age, & 2020

Phraktal has delivered a deadly, modern re-creation of Orbital’s 1990 hit “Chime”. The Ireland-bred production team will be touring material from both albums in 2020 in some unique live settings to be announced. Before they hit the road, we got the chance to sit down with the rising stars to discuss what the future has in store from both them and us. Read the complete interview here. Who were your main house influences before starting Phraktal?Our main house influences would be producers like Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Paul Woolford, Murk, Charles Webster and David Morales / Redzone & more »

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Meet Mississippi’s Fly Rich Double, The Next Big Thing in Hip Hop

Batesville, Mississippi’s Fly Rich Double has become a breakout new artist of 2019 with his Country Hip Hop sound. The indie and music industry top prospect June debut The Hick Hop revived an extinct genre and birthed a new age resurgence thanks to his massive hit, “Yup (On My Tractor)”. While Lil Nas X dipped his toe into the genre and then ventured out with a diverse EP, Double has delivered a string of country-driven hits and slowly accumulated a continuously growing 30,000 Instagram followers. Averaging over 217,284 monthly listeners on Spotify, Double’s impressive stats includes over 13 million YouTube more »

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Exclusive: Chris Varvaro Talks New Sound and Making Impact in 2019

With his new single, “Broken” taking off, we spoke with fast-rising recording artist Chris Varvaro on his highly-anticipated breakout 2019. In the exclusive interview, Chris reveals tricks of the trade, mapping out your destiny in music, and so much more. Get familiar with the new star in the complete interview below. [Trapstyle] What influences do you think shine through the productions you make? [Chris Varvaro] That is so tough and I wish I had one answer because I have so many musical influences. I listen to all types of music to inspire me like Rock, Alternative, Jazz, Deep House/ several more »

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GTA talks Australian artists ahead of upcoming tour

The powerhouse party duo that is GTA are on their way back down under to bring the good times thanks to touring powerhouse BBE. To prepare for this, we were lucky enough to get the chance to have a chat with them about their career, production and their favourite Australian artists. [TSAU] Looking back on your career it seems like one of the real tipping points was the feature on Diplo’s Express Yourself EP way back in 2012, with Move Around. Then following up on this the next year with Boy Oh Boy. How did all of this fall together, and more »

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PREMIERE: Leotrix x Jack Slade – Jers

Leotrix x Jack Slade - Jers

Leotrix and Jack Slade are two young guns out of Sydney and Adelaide respectively that are definitely starting to build a name for themselves. Leotrix, having just turned 18 is starting to take Sydney by storm, with booking after booking seemingly just flying in. Jack Slade, at just 17 has gained some prominence on SoundCloud over the last year, getting noticed by the likes of Enschway and LUUDE, and even getting some love from Alison Wonderland. This track, Jers, is something a little bit different from what we’re used to from both of the boys, initially channelling some housey vibes 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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MalLabel Music Owner Talks About Experimental Bass [Interview]

MalLabel Music

The Electronic Dance Music scene is one of the most rigorously changing landscapes within the music industry. The constant creation of sub-genres and the rotation of popularity of said sub-genres creates a highly evolving, extremely competitive market to break into. This never ending cycle of evolution leads dance music to the forefront of creativity and puts labels in a place to hand pick the next big trends. As labels find more and more artist expanding their horizons and trying to stand out, they are also stumbling across artist who are revolutionizing songwriting and production. This can make it difficult to more »

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Our Interview With Monstercat’s Haywyre

It is so humbling getting the chance to learn more about artists we love, especially when they come from one of our favorite labels.  That is exactly the feeling we had when we got the opportunity to interview Haywyre from Monstercat. Martin Vogt, or as fans know him, Haywyre has such a beautiful and unique sound.  His music has a jazz infused electronic feel, which shows how talented this young individual really is with what he creates.  We hope you enjoy learning more about Haywyre like we did. What got you into the scene? Electronic music was the most logical more »

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6 Artists That Inspire Chime To Make Badass Bass Music

Chime

Chime is an artist revolutionizing bass music in a way that creates a melodic side of heavy bass unlike most artist who choose one side or the other. In conjunction with Point Blank Music School, Chime sat down to tell us where he gets the inspiration for his creative sound. Xilent Xilent’s “Choose Me II” opened my eyes (and I guess ears) to the fact that melodic dubstep could even work. This track introduced me to supersaws and how a dubstep track can be powerful even without traditional dubstep bass sounds. Since then Xilent has been a close influence on more »

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Artist Spotlight: Jessica Audiffred, the Mexico City Bass Baroness

Bass and Trap artist Jessica Audiffred has been on a roll over the last year. With backing from brands like Pioneer and Beats Audio, and even artist Flux Pavilion, it appears Jessica’s imminent come-up is more of a formality at this point, with the hard work already done. A dominant force already in the Mexican festival scene, 2017 appears to be the year where the Mexico City native will transition her momentum into the global scene. It’s easy to see why Jessica is such a powerhouse in the Mexican festival scene just by previewing any of her sets. Each mix more »

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Artist KaTT Takes Narrative Approach To Music In ‘The Opus Collection’

After hearing a playlist entitled ‘Opus Ira‘ by Toronto producer KaTT, there was no doubt in my mind that he has the potential to be a real force in the current Trap scene and Bass scene in general. A holistically structured body of works, this project delivers not only on each individual song but also as a collective composition, like chapters of a book. And they literally flow into each other. The ending of each song serves as the beginning of the next, emphasizing the connected nature of the story. The theme is very clear: “Ira”, meaning wrath. ‘Opus Ira’ take more »

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Queens of Electronic Music 001: HVDES

I am incredibly excited to introduce to you all a new segment on Trapstyle. Each month, we will be interviewing some of the most talented, pure of heart, and intelligent ladies in the business. Vocalists, artists, producers, DJ’s, managers, you name it! We will treat you all to stories and answers from incredible beautiful women, with hope that you will be enlightened by their words of wisdom, their wonderful outlooks on music, art and life, and awed by the power they all hold within themselves to make their dreams come true. You will have insight on all of the queens of more »

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Matias – Bubble Gum

¿Cómo fue que te involucraste en la escena de la CDMX? ¡Todo fue demasiado rápido! Al principio tenía un poco de “miedo” de darme a conocer, por el “¿Qué dirán?” o simplemente por el rechazo,  pero todo cambio cuando conocí a uno de mis mejores amigos producers llamado DIRVAS. Él fue uno de los que me apoyo en esto desde el principio y gracias a el conocí a gente que me ha ayudado bastante en mi proyecto. Gracias a eso empecé a sacar música y la reacción de la gente fue ¡muy buena!, ¡Algo que jamás esperaba! ¿Qué opinas de more »

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Lektrique Talks New Music and Life with Trapstyle

Lektrique has been a consistent name in the music scene for a couple of years from his own productions to helping the hard-hitting Kannibalen Records with Black Tiger Sex Machine. His newest track “Shred” is an electro-destroyer that radiates heavy energy. We wanted to share that track with you and sit down to have a few words with Lektrique himself. “Shred” features Lektrique’s heavy, grinding saws and deep orchestral bellows that he robustly applies. The track opens with a funky, fidgety beat where upon a blasting guitar melts our faces off with long drawn out chords. A quick build delivers more »

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