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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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Surce – Banned EP (Interview)

Claudio González aka “Surce” es un productor de bass music radicado en españa, actualmente siendo de los principales exponentes del género en su país, Con su más reciente EP “Banned” vía Trapsyle Español nos permite adentrarnos un poco más en su vida y en como se involucro en este medio. ¿Cómo fue que te involucraste con la música? La verdad es que hace ya muchos años, cuando tenía 15 o 16 años aproximadamente empecé a tocar el bajo con unos amigos en una especie de grupo de rock, no llegamos muy lejos y tampoco duramos mucho como grupo pero nos more »

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MoombahKingz – “Metele” (TSE005)

“Metele” Es el nuevo sencillo de MoombahKingz, productor originario de Chile. Combina los elementos de la cumbia ballenata (música latina) y el moobah de LA, con un diseño de audio muy orgánico, el ritmo característico del moombah y el dembow te invita a mover el booty, un track sencillo pero lleno de texturas de diferentes culturas que te permite disfrutar la creación de uno de los mejores exponentes del moombahton en la actualidad. Un track idead para iniciar un set con ambientes latinos que pondrá a bailar al crowd desde el inicio. 1.- ¿Dónde resides? Actualmente en la ciudad de more »

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One On One With Lil Texas: The Skater Kid Who Overcame Addiction

Lil Texas

Falling into a dark hole of addiction through his journey that transcended his once all too real reality into a downward spiral of depression and lost connections, he persevered and overcame it all. “I just really fucking love music” says Lil Texas as we sit on a leather couch in what was a one of a kind dingy dive bar part venue with an old school feel and a huge stage adjacent to us. He rocks his all black band tee with the notorious illegible but deathly metal band font along with black skinny jeans just like an authentic emo/punk kid would. He nears more »

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Mayhem Talks Music and New UZ Collab

Anthony Rotella aka Mayhem has been producing for the better part of 15 years, touching base with all kinds of musicians and genres. Mayhem has been a fundamental player in the bass scene for quite some time now, always teetering between becoming the next big bass star or lurking in the shadows running the underground trap scene. His newest collab with the masked trap lord UZ is making noise as it sweeps through the ranks of artists so we dug into his new tune and hit him up to talk music. His interesting new tune “Amazon” with fellow esteemed trap more »

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Interview: Will Clarke Talks Dirtybird Campout, Booty Percolatin’, and More!

Will Clarke

Dirtybird Campout made for one hell of a camping trip and if you weren’t there it’s safe to say that you missed out. Do not fear –  check out my recap here so you can vicariously relive or experience Campout in a nutshell. Don’t forget to check out the new updated article here. I had the pleasure of chatting with the notoriously bearded Mr. Will Clarke before embracing the full on Booty-House action of the weekend. His beard as much as his distinctive percolating sounds have made him a staple to the DIRTYBIRD Records fam and it was fairly obvious more »

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Rhythmstar – Blood MagiQ EP

Rhythmstar Blood MagiQ EP // OUT NOW on ShadowTrix   The newest EP from Rhythmstar has just been released on the thundering label ShadowTrix Music. This EP consists of 6 tracks driven with massive undertones of 808 psychedelic global bass sounds featuring some fresh underground MCs laying down fire on top of the Dancehall and Exotic Rhythms. The sounds of Blood MagiQ rattles the tombs of Pharaohs with its percussive overtones, a sound evocative of millions of scarab beetles crawling up the inner walls of the pyramids. Rhythmstar has performed live at countless festivals including the following Lightning in a Bottle, The Cosmic Convergence more »

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Mr. Oizo Talks “All Wet” In Reddit AMA

The man, the myth, the legend himself, Mr. Oizo is opening up to the internet about his new album “All Wet”. Tomorrow the techno god takes on the people at Reddit in an Ask Me Anything style interveiw. Having been relatively quiet the last year, there are sure to be talks of what Mr. Oizo is planning to bring in the coming months following his “All Wet” album release. Catch the AMA Friday, October at 3 pm at this link HERE Follow Mr. Oizo Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

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Artist Spotlight: Kicks N Licks

Kicks N Licks

The world of music is constantly evolving. Re-defining itself. Progressing you might even say. In this spectacle yet reality of change comes Kicks N Licks who stepped into Electronic music with Dubstep and slowly transformed their sound and vision into something mellow. An emotionally smooth sound that you listen to through your headphones to linger for days. Something made from more than just energy fueled bass music. I had the pleasure of briefly chatting with the guys about what they will consider not a re-brand rather a re-definition of Kicks N Licks and everything that they stand for. See what Jerrod more »

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MSTRKRFT Reddit AMA Today @3pm

Our electronic dads, MSTRKRFT, have been in the scene since 2005 bringing noise to speakers near you. Being touring artists for over a decade definitely will have its lessons that Jesse F Keeler and Alex Puodziukas, the two minds pushing the MSTRKRFT sound, want to share with you! They will be diving in to Reddit to do an AMA today at 3 pm, ready to answer as many questions they can about tour life, upcoming tunes, past experiences and anything else you can think of. Get in here and ask your questions! REDDIT AMA Catch MSTRKRFT on their upcoming tour more »

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Intraspekt Talks Summer Slammers and Viper Recordings

Viper Recordings is synonymous with drum and bass around the world due in part to their top-shelf artists and massive releases. The Summer Slammers compilation which started back in 2010 has become one of the most anticipated releases in the bass community each season. We recently got a hold of Intraspekt, whose track Exodus is one of the new and exclusive tracks to the 2016 Summer Slammers compilation, to speak with us on his release on Viper as well as other things going through his mind. Q: Let’s get some background going. Where are you from and how did you more »

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Unified Highway album & AMP Live Interview

Rebelutions’ vocalist/guitarist and renowned producer, Eric Rachmany, teams up for a new live band labeled Unified Highway, with DJ and remixer Amp Live (formerly of Zion I). The duo’s self-titled thirteen-track debut album available via Audible Collision and Strange Focus Records was released in March of 2016. This project explores the intersection of reggae, electronic, and hip-hop. In addition to RnB alternative-soul style vocals that create unforgettable hit songs containing meaningful and uplifting lyrics. Break out tracks such as “My Space (Mikos Da Gawd Remix)” – “Distractions (Yeti Remix feat. Hirie)” – and “Same Thing Coming” (Krooked Drivers Remix) This new Electro – more »

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LUMBERJVCK Gives Us A Recap On His EDC Experience

Coming off an exuberant EDC Las Vegas debut, LUMBERJVCK continues to wow bassheads all over the world. Witnessing the set in person was nothing short of amazing, but when you play EDC for your first time alongside 12th Planet and Protohype. Legendary is the word the fits the most, we had to catch up with the producer and hear his thoughts on what it was all like. – You not only just played EDC Las Vegas for the first time but you did it in style going back to back with 12th Planet and Protohype. What was that whole day more »

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Trapstyle Artist Spotlight: Statik Link

Statik Link

Since the last time I had the chance of catching up with Statik Link about their about their latest release (at the time), The Renaissance EP, there has definitely been some big changes for the bass driven East Coast based duo. This time around I had the pleasure of getting some cool insight on the musical lives of the Josh and Dan aka Statik Link for what served to be one hell of an interview. See what the guys had to say down below! How did you both end up at Evil Olive that faithful night you met? Crazy story more »

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Heart To Heart With Sacha Robotti: Dirtybird, Life In LA, Trump, And More

Sacha Robotti

  Feature photo: Helen Perez / GOTO Photography I don’t know if it was his infectiously happy personality or his groovy set that drowned me in Booty-House at Dirtybird Campout but there was just something about Sacha Robotti that needed to be shared with the world and we were quick to settle on it. “LA is awesome and you are all so fucking fun out here. We’ll catch up when I move here in December man!” said Sacha to me euphorically after his set at the inaugural Dirtybird Campout last year. Fast forward a few months and here we are more »

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Callie Reiff Exclusive Interview

We were fortunate enough to score an interview with a young DJ/producer who is making a lot of buzz at a really young age. She has already played shows at huge NY venues such as Webster Hall, Output, Slake, and Terminal 5. The New York City native has garnered support from big names like Annie Nightingale and Marcus Nasty for her DJ and production skills. This artist, of course, is Callie Reiff. She recently collaborated with another favorite, Dapp, on a new song titled, ‘Wobble.’ The high energy single was released last week on Fool’s Gold Records. After the single more »

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Trapstyle Exclusive: Interview With Conro

We virtually sat down with the looming superstar DJ/Producer Conro. We talked about life outside of music, his goals outside of dance music, and allowed him to reflect on his recent accomplishments. He gave us some great answers so be sure to read every sentence and let us know your opinions on the artist! So being as both Monstercat and yourself were created in Canada, was releasing with the label always on your list of goals music wise? Actually, it was a cool collaboration working with Monstercat. I had followed their label for a long time although had no clue more »

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Space Race’s Exclusive Interview With Trapstyle

Space Race

Last Saturday we sat down with Space Race who recently released a track on Buygore records with KTRL and now they are touring together from Chicago to LA, stopping in seven states along the way. You guys may remember Space Race from our ‘Akira’ remix competition we hosted a few months back. You definitely know them from their first big release ‘Riot,’ which hit 100k on SoundCloud very quickly. These guys open up to our crew about their background, their production tools and some tips on how they got started in the music industry. First, I wanted to ask you more »

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Artist Spotlight: Gang$ign$

Most people think of shady characters flashing hand signals when they hear the word gang signs. I tend to think of an up and coming producer making a name for himself in the Jersey Club/Future Bass/Trap genres. Nick Sisouphanh AKA Gang$ign$ has been pushing the boundaries of club and bass music in Portland, Oregon. I caught up with the budding star before he’s off to play his biggest party to date, What The Festival, to get some insight and see what the hype is about. TrapStyle: Let’s get a little background going. Where were you born or raised? Nick: I more »

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Terravita’s The Fallen EP Takes Bass Music On One Hell Of A Ride

  Terravita has taken it upon themselves to disrupt the existing realm of heavy bass music with their latest release, The Fallen EP out now on the bass heavyweight label Buygore. Featuring a fusion of explicit MC lyrics and harmonious female vocals to serenade you throughout, you will embark on a journey like never before. In a scene where it’s all about creating the heaviest music or the hardest bangers, The Fallen strays from the bullshit and is an actual representation of creative progression for all bass producers and enthusiasts alike. Track after track, beat after beat, you can hear more »

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