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Tag Archives: Trap

Emoh Instead – Why Can’t You (Say So…)

At first I didn’t know what to think of Emoh Instead’s “Why Can’t You (Say So…)”. At first, you’re exposed to a voice manipulated to become low-pitched and slow-tempoed, accompanied by a highly contrasting woman’s soprano whining in the background. Quickly thereafter, the mood is flipped as trappy horns hit you right in the face. […]

Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine (Lido remix)

Leave it to up-and-coming Norwegian producer Lido to execute such pure, unadulterated magic. His rework of Bill Wither’s classic is synth-punchin’ / trap slappin’ / symbol crashin’ thunderous bliss. It takes some balls to attempt a remix of such a timeless soul classic… Lido’s got balls and creativity to boot — this is the freshest, dopest remix […]

Miguel – …All (Kastle Remix)

I just wanna/have fun and make money” Don’t we all. Since bursting onto the burgeoning nu-R&B scene with 2012’s “Kaleidoscope Dream” and its ubiquitous hit “Adorn,” Miguel has established himself as the top honey-rap singer in the game. Honey Rap: a sub-genre combining hip-hop, R&B and soul, usually focused lyrically on illicit complementation of the […]

Active Child – Hanging On (Chrome Wolves Bootleg)

Bootleg is one of my favorite words in the English language. Its etymological roots stem from alcohol smugglers in the late 1800’s hiding bottles in their boots. There have been few cooler professions EVER than rum smuggler. Those fools got creative. In the musical sense, a bootleg is a track that is unauthorized by the […]

Rihanna – Cake (Sweater Beats Bootleg)

Rihanna instantly makes me feel sexy. Her music is gritty and dirty and sexy and generally just makes one giddy. This is a dark and hypnotic mix from Sweater Beats, who has taken his signature trap sound and made this song even dirtier. A song which sounds like something you are going to hear in the […]

EMPT Presents: Indaba Music Weekly – AmYx “Sexy Time!”

It’s not everyday you come across a track that’s so vibrant, so full of the kind of originality that only comes from mature audio theft, that you can’t help but be taken aback. Listening to AmYx’s whimsically titled “Sexy Time!” is an aural trip. With the emergence of trap, there’s been an obvious injection of […]

Cults – Bad Things (Alex Young Remix)

    Well I must say that this track took me by surprise. I don’t know whether it’s this subtle waning hangover or the unexpected trap-shake in this song, but whatever it was it worked. I’ve had this on repeat all morning and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. Snow is melting outside my window and […]