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Callie Reiff Featured on Nest HQ

Being a passionate female artist in a male dominated industry can be difficult, but add young age to the mix and success may seem impossible. Callie Reiff, a 16 year old DJ/Producer from New York, has managed to catch the attention of the Owsla affiliate Nest HQ. Callie recently released a guest mix for Nest HQ alongside a riveting interview that gives us insight as to how she’s beginning to develop her sound. Not only has she dived into the world of electronic music production, but she’s been making her presence known around the New York nightlife circuit. Callie has more »

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Artist Spotlight: PRXZM

It’s gotten increasingly harder and harder to get noticed as an electronic music producer over the years. As the market continues to become saturated with ambitious hopefuls, we begin to wonder what does it take to stand out above the rest? Most people would agree mimicking top DJ’s and jumping from trend to trend won’t get anyone very far, but what does that mean for the dreamer in the bed room? Personally, I believe crafting a unique sound goes very far. Taking the time to create an identity through your music allows an audience to better connect with genuine artists. more »

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Bobby Puma Changes Style On New Track

Bobby Puma, a San Fran native, has definitely made an imprint on the scene. Collaborating with Chuckie and having Tiesto do an edit of his track, Bobby Puma has been gaining some traction with huge artists. His newest track, has already grabbed the attention of some big names like Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Tiesto and Alesso. This time however, instead of making his usual house banger, Puma has decided to go one deeper with his new track. The track features the ethereal vocals of Katt Rockell, which compliment the groove of the bass line perfectly. This new track is unique in more »

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JayKode Remixes NYC in Signature Classical Bass Style

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Continuing with his Classical Bass style, JayKode delivers another bangin’ tune with his remix of The Chainsmokers NYC. A perfect mixture of future synths, stunning arrangements, and his signature classical bass style. I was able to chat him up a little about the release, his upcoming EP and some tips for all you producers out there. Check out the track and the interview below: This collaboration is huge considering the Chainsmokers success with this track. Did you hit them up to do a remix, or were you selected by them to do the remix? “The Chainsmokers actually hit me up a more »

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Fransis Derelle, Convex, and Crystalize Open Up About their Remix of NGHTMRE and Boombox Cartel’s “Aftershock”

Written by: Jared Rapoza Trap artists NGHTMRE and Boombox Cartel released their huge track “Aftershock” on Diplo’s artist imprint label, Mad Decent. Then, after the official remix competition, artists Fransis Derelle, Convex, and Crystalize released their own rendition of “Aftershock”. They flipped the track into a complex, well thought out blend of euphony that would send any festival grounds shaking like an earthquake.  We at TrapStyle wanted to ask these three up and coming artists a few questions about their collaboration, blend of styles, and more. How did the three of you become acquainted with one another? What spurned a more »

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Turning Up with Take/Five and his New Banger “Alone”

Written by: Jared Rapoza Artist Take/Five has taken over the trap scene of SoundCloud, with releases on Swang Collective, and most recently Tribal Trap, which is home to over 500,000 fans across all networks. Erin, aka Take/Five released his track “Alone”, with artist Delay, and within only a month, this epic masterpiece has garnered support from artists such as Ship Wrek, Bowie, and many more. We interviewed Erin about his legendary song, “Alone”. How did you and Delay first connect and begin collaborating? Early in 2015 I became part of an amazing music collective called Swang, which contains about 25 more »

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Illenium’s Plans for 2016

On New Years Eve, I was lucky enough to sit down and have a chat with Illenium before he played his set at Decadence. I talked to him about his upcoming year, projects he’s working on, and what excited him about 2016. Read the interview below: Are you doing any collabs in 2016? On my album there are a couple collabs. There are a lot of featured vocalists and stuff like that. The actual only collab [on the album] is with Dirt Monkey. Its like Dubstep and Trap, its fuckin’ nuts, it’s the heaviest shit ever. Tell me more about the more »

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Sushi, Bonzai, And Beats An Interview With Henry Fong

For those that aren’t familiar with superstar Henry Fong, you should be. Henry is known for his stellar sets, standout productions, and high energy shows. Since Henry started as a producer he has released on some of the most notable labels in EDM such as Dim mak, Owsla and Spinning Records just to name a few. Recently Henry started his own imprint Banzai Records and has been dropping flame under his own outfit. Check his latest release with Reid Stefan Ft. Collie Buddz, it’s a new electro Club track with reggae influenced vibes called, “Come around”. This week we had more »

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TrapStyle Interview with Herobust

Last Friday we sat down with Herobust right after his set at the Avalon in Hollywood.  Only the 2nd gig on his current tour with Protohype, here’s what he had to say after absolutely smashing his set.   TrapStyle: So to start off your twitter handle is Herobustfromtinder, What can we learn from your tinder profile that we don’t already know about you? Herobust:Nothing! My tinder profile is a sham… Maybe they like my face but they probably don’t meet me… but maybe they do. TrapStyle: The tour started last night in Portland, you just smashed your set here in LA more »

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TRAPSTYLE Sits Down With: Matoma

  I sat down with Matoma after his set at HARD and talked about his favorite rappers, the sets he plays, Jason Derulo, and… Cocoa Puffs.   I’m here with Matoma, can you just introduce yourself really quick? Hey it’s Tom, I’m known as Matoma and I make good vibe music Good vibe music! Yeah So were you a big hip-hop head as a kid? Yeah, I started listening to hip-hop when I was 6, actually my brother introduced me to the American hip-hop stuff. Biggie – the old school stuff – Tupac, Warren G, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, XZibit. more »

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Industry feature: Sylvie Barnett founder of Distinguished Talent Agency

Recent graduate student Sylvie Barnett recently launched the Distinguished Talent Agency, a boutique agency focused on independent electronic music. Sylvie had a vision a few years back while working with The Do Lab. Sylvie puts her heart and her soul into building these artists’ careers. She just hit off her agency with artists such as Thriftworks, Huglife and VibeSquaD. With her most starred work being with the artist Thriftworks, as featured on by Thump at vice.com, the Generate App and more. Also has she extensive experience working as a marketing director for 99 Art Collective out of Venice Beach, California. Sylvie has helped arranged tours more »

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INSOMNIAC.COM BRINGS ARTISTS TO THE FANS WITH “THE IQ”

What do you remember about your first kiss? “I had a boner and had to stick it in under my belt.” – Steve Aoki   Insomniac.com has launched a new artist series – The iQ (the Insomniac Questionnaire). Through raw, fun and quirky interviews fans will get to know their favorite artists and kings of dance music, featuring stories they won’t find elsewhere. Check out the newest article with Glitch Mob HERE.   Check out the recent artist iQs with Steve Aoki, Digitalism, Jazzy Jeff and Z-Trip for some bite-sized, funny and revealing looks into dance music’s biggest names.   The iQ with Z-Trip The iQ with more »

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TrapStyle Exclusive Interview: Seven Lions

We had the great opportunity to sit down with one of the most prolific and well-respected producers in the game, Seven Lions, at Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago. We talked about production tips and the importance of delivering a good show to the fans. TrapStyle: Thanks for taking the time for an interview. First off, what’s with the name? Why seven lions and not six? Or a hundred? Seven Lions: It’s from a book, actually, called Latro In The Mist. It’s a character from a book. TS: Where did you get your start in music? Where did it all begin? 7L: more »

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