Akt Ryte – Dr. Dabs feat $teezyNick$

Here is the most recent chirp track from the originators.  Check out Dr Dabs and $teezyNick$ on sound cloud for more eargasim.



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DJ ULTRA VIOLET for was voted best DJ of the SF BAY area for the SF Guardians contest  Best of the Bay 2013!

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EDM Historian is taking over….

Holy Trap is back! After taking a really extended hiatus I am able to include Holy Trap in my life once more- yay MORE MUSIC!!

The first  amazing thing I discovered while researching on Google for ” trap chirp music genre” is that over 5 blogs people have quoted or “borrowed” the definition we wrote on  Urban for Trap Music .  YESSS-  HELLA AWESOME-  great way to start Saturday night .

1. Trap Music

Trap music is based on use of the 808 Roland drum machine, pitched and re-sampled hiphop/rap vocals, pipe flutes, gangsta synth leads, and various FX. Similar to rap without the main vocal, Trap music has been gaining lots of attention from major DJ’s and labels. Although, the style originated many years ago, Trap music has recently been making a new school comeback in many new forms such as “Trap”, “Chirp”, “SeaPunk”, “PsyTrap”, and “TrapStep”. Earliest known examples can be found by artists such as Triple Six Mafia, UGK, Swisha House, and Gucci Mane. Tempos range widely from 135-175bpm which is uncommon for most major genres of electronic dance music (EDM).

In laymen’s terms, Trap music would be best described as a recipe;

1/3 hip hop (tempo and song structure similar) – however vocals are usually pitched lower or higher
1/3 dubstep (similar drum arrangements, different builds and drops)
1/3 dub (Low frequency focus and strong emphasis on repetitiveness throughout a song)

This is Trap Music:
TNGHT – Bugg’n (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice)
trap chirp trill edm 808 underground music dance
by EDM Historian September 01, 2012 

and  the second–


1. Chirp Music

Music that is 176/88 BPM electronic dance music dominated by 808 bass lines, minimal synths and B’More inspired vocals.

The genre was created by Dr. Dabs (Mark Sandstorm) & Steezy Nicks (Chris Rice)  [with influence from works by Yheti (aka YhetiMaster)] at Storm Multimedia in the spring of 2012.  Chirp as a genre falls under timed-production rules when being written/programmed. It’s about having fun and not going to crazy. Keeping it slumping and not pumping. Buildups into minimal halftime drops. The style was created for use by DJ’s before and after headlining sets on properly set-up sound systems with massive low end power.

There are a specific set of rules to making this style of timed production music which help to differentiate it from other genres such as Trap. These rules are as follows and are based off of a general honor system in terms of how long it takes you to complete production:

- Tempo: 176/88 BPM
- Time limit: 6 Hours (2 sessions)
- 808 Bass lines

- Gansta leads and minimal synths
- This style makes use of dnb/jungle fills and vibes often and this should be referenced or toasted in almost every tune. The exception is really ghetto rap.
- Intros and outros should be very minimal and have only drums and a couple samples scattered so as to make DJ’ing simple in any format..
- Ghetto inspired samples and vocals
- Most if not all sounds are Eq’ed so as to not include any bass in the mix which helps to make room for the 808 to ring without interference. Mid bass is not as essential to the overall mix as are ultra-low sub tones. Often times most instruments are EQ’ed to have less bass starting at around 200 hertz.
-This style pulls its influences from from Rap, Hip Hop, Drum and Bass, Trap, B’more, House, and ChipTune.
First example of Chirp Music:
“Brolympics” by Dr. Dabs & Steezy Nicks
Released on June 18th, 2012 by 710 Records
chirp trap edm 808 bass oakland digicrunk chiptune
by EDM Historian September 01, 2012 

Red Planet Remix – Cathode_Music


Here are some new guys out on the trap scene out of Portland Oregon. Cathode is a DJ-Drummer Live duo

Wrightsound has DJ’ed underground clubs for several years in Tokyo, Japan.

Drummer Wyatt J. has been playing drums and producing tracks for over a decade.

Together, they formed the super group CATHODE where WrightSound DJ’s while Wyatt drums.


They produce sexy dance trap music.

Lets watch these guys to see what comes out next.


Bounce Right


Where do we start?

Young producer from…nawwww…Ohio born…no, too typical, and he surely isn’t typical..!

Todd aka ToadFace (~The Destroyer)  is currently working on a degree and playing at some of his first festivals this year.  You might have heard of tunes from his older brother Yheti, but Todd is no copycat and has his own unique style in production. While keeping to melodically-based themes, his tunes are still full of glitch edits with fun twists and turnarounds you wouldn’t fully expect from such a young artist. His trappy-IDM breed of bass music is sure to keep you interested as he guides you through incredibly complex soundscapes made with just a modest computer/ production setup. His set at our festival, Filth Of July,  in July was amazing and blew the socks off of us and our friends.

He may be wet behind the ears but this will certainly be a musician to watch for in the future.  This is just the beginning. Join Todd on his journey and bid him well!

Here is one of his more recent tunes to check out:


Bardeenz x Strehlow from Fresh Taste

The Fresh Taste DJ Collective is a group of Milwaukee based dj’s, designers and producers whom recently hit us up with some cool music we thought you might like to hear.

Bardeenz, aka Sam Hansen, has his roots in house music as a laptop dj & producer which shows in the ravish use of synths and upbeat overall vibe.

“I make sounds that I like. Everything I know I learned sitting at my macbook in my mothers basement, all self taught. I prefer to create as much of it from scratch as I can, but if I hear a sound I like, I dont find any harm in sampling. As long as what you make of it is original and its something you enjoy who cares? ”   —Strehlow


Check out more music from these guys on their Soundcloud pages if you dig ‘em:

Anubis – Dark trap remix for your grey matter

Anubis,from Oakland, is dropping some heat with this new remix.

Upside crosses are a win, and so is this tune.

So much evil here. You can feel it dripping like ooze. Look at those graphics! You can see it in his eyes, or lack, thereof..!

Who is this madman, and what does he want with your daughter?!


Check it out and let him know what you think by commenting on the player.


ELVM TE77Y – Authentic Southern Trap


This is fo’ yo ear holes!

Never heard of this guy but his tunes are slappin.

New trap from down south.

Quick update from the artist–

I am a 21 year old producer from Charlotte, North Carolina. 
I know music. I live it. I need exposure. I got purple swag 
and a demons grin. I don't play. Name is Elam Telly. I hit you in the belly. 
Then spread you like jelly.

Get one, do it up, then check out these tunes:

Follow him on soundcloud:

Holy Trap Exclusive– Grimblee

    Grimblee,  from Utah,  has been slaying faces at events and dropping a continuous string of releases. Some of which we were able to procure two exclusives and a small interview with Gilbert, himself. We, personally, have booked Grimblee for an event this summer ( ) and everybody who attended the festival really enjoyed his fresh brand of electronic music head cheese. This new “Big Cheese” has been performing (and producing) all over the states with the likes of Mr.Vandal, Yheti, Gjones, and many more which you will hear about shortly, hereafter.

His style is, well, unpredictable. One minute he composes electronic soundscapes that seem right out of an elevator, and the next he is making heavy hitting dubstep or, in this case, trap. One thing that stays consistent is his quality audio and tasty hooks.

Check out our Q&A session with this upcoming artist for more about the man behind the music

HT: When did you start making music?
G: I started making music on FL studio when I was 12 years old.

HT:  What got you into EDM/electronic music?
G:  It was different from anything else I heard I would also blame Aphex Twin and Square Pusher for me enjoying weird music so much as well.

HT: What types of sounds do you enjoy most?
G: At this point any original sound is my homie! People are starting to recycle A LOT of noises and it’s getting old but for all the producers keeping it fresh! BIG UPS!

HT: Are you collaborating with any other artists right now?
G: Yeah, me and Yeti are working on an album, me and G Jones are starting on something, Me and Mr. Vandal are always working on stuff! That is my main homie!

HT: Who/where do you turn when needing advice about music?
G: I am self-taught so if I have am wondering how to do something I just try it out myself…

HT:  What is your favorite synth?

HT: Favorite artist/album

HT:  Who is your favorite 1980′s pop icon?
G: Probably Depeche Mode or the Smiths…

HT: What do you think of first when I you hear the word “lean”?
G:  A drink of heroin…

HT: What would you like to see happen for your music in the future?
G: That I keep making it and love it!

HT: Are there any style of music you dislike?
G: Yeah the kind that sucks!

HT:  How long does it normally take you to write a tune?
G: Depends how inspired I am.  It can take from a day to a month.

HT: Do you like juicy peach rigs? The sour ones?
G:  I am more of a salt person.

HT:  What was your best or favorite event performance ever and why?
G: Ritual Dubstep in SF has been my all-time favorite the vibe is unreal but I have played so many good shows to even start to begin! Much love to all my fans in the states that made it possible!

HT: For the ladies:  Butter or margarine?
G: Whatever gets the job done!

You can learn more about Grimblee and whats he is up to on Soundcloud:

Here are two amazing exclusives from Grimblee:

Juicy J & Lex Luger go hard

This is undeniable.

Peep game: