Trap music now supersedes dubstep

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by Johnny DeForest
Eagle Staff

Today, there is a variety of genres of music throughout the world, but there are two new types that have very special places in the young hearts of teens: trap and dubstep.

Throughout 2012, the fad of dubstep began to slowly step back behind the curtain, as trap music came into the ears of electronic dance music (EDM) fans.

This type of trap is the electronic spin that DJs and producers have added to Southern hip-hop tracks.

Some popular trap artists include Flosstradamus, Brillz, Hucci, RL Grime and Baauer. Of course, Baauer is known for his extremely popular song, “Harlem Shake.” Most of these artists are from the United Kingdom, but they have made a name for themselves in the United States.

Dubstep artists definitely have the more recognizable names. Artists such as Skrillex, Borgore, Nero, Bassnectar and Flux Pavillion have gilded their names in lights.

However, most of these artists are not talked about frequently today. Trap tracks tend to have more lyrics and mesmerizing drops, while dubstep seems to get old after a few of the same electronic beats looped into three minutes.

“When you’re at a trap concert and the drop hits you just want to go crunk,” junior Zach Zubel said. “But with dubstep, it’s just a bunch of wompy sounds thrown together.”

People who listened to both trap and dubstep can differentiate between the two and the effect it leaves on them.

“With the dubstep you have the vibrations bouncing,” junior Joseph Conti said. “But with trap you have the different twists and beats going, which makes your brain melt.”

Trap also has the characteristics of sound that make people want to dance and rave passionately.

Usually when people hear trap for the first time, they get an exhilarating rush throughout their bodies.

On the other hand, when people hear dubstep for the first time, they dislike it. Overall, trap music is superior in quality to dubstep, and the majority of music aficionados choose the trap-life over dubstep.

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