Trap

Trap is a young and actively growing style of electronic music emerged by the influence of hip-hop, crunk, house, dub, and hardstyle music. The style appeared in hip hop culture in the southern US. It`s typified by aggressive obscene lyrical content and cutting sound.


Birth: 2010 Bloom: 2012

The first artists of this style — DJ Paul and Juice J from Three 6 Mafia. Their ideas were successfully picked up by Shawy Redd, Fatboi, DJ Toomp, Zaytoven, and Drumma Boy. By the mid and late 00s the new generation of trap artists became powerful and popular: Lex Luger, Mike WiLL, Made It, Southside, Sonny Digital, Lil Lody, Drumma Drama, and Young Chop. The new wave of the popularity provoked big sound changes. Today, trap borrows structure elements from electro, glitch, breakbeat, and dubstep.



Musically, trap compositions are usually minimalistic and based on dark high-pitch melodies, simple vocals, and biting snares and hats, the tonality of which changes during a track. The tempo typically lies in the 128 BPM to 178 BPM range. 

The style gained mainstream success in 2012 due to musicians such as Chester Grooves, JWLS, Blitz Gang, Party Favor, Luminox, Baauer, Flosstradamus, ETC!ETC!, and DJ Marley Waters.

Umbrellate style: Hip-hop/Rap

Got something to add? Please!

Trap mixes

1 516 52:40 43 514 PR 53,2 ▲
320
Trap, Hip-hop/Rap
594 99:54 2 142 PR 6,9 ▲
320
Trap, Hip-hop/Rap
673 60:01   155 PR 6 ▲
320
Trap, Twerk
Trap mixes →

Trap tracks and remixes

5 346 2:39 62 754 PR 51,5 ▲
320
Trap, Russian Pop
2 561 2:53 49 773 PR 49,5 ▲
320
Trap, Russian Pop
320 2:45 25 132 PR 16,7 ▲
320
Trap

Turntablism →

← Southern Rap