what is trap music and dark trap music?

What is Trap Music and Dark Trap music ?

Trap music

Trap music is a subgenre from Rap / Hiphop music that origined in the Southern United States during the 1880s. Trap music uses synthesized drums and is characterized by hi-hats, snares and kick(bass) rolls patterns with long 808 ( Sub bass ) (originally from the Roland TR-808 drum machine), and the lyrical content often focuses on drug use, urban violence or sexy lyrics.

Pioneers of the genre include producers Kurtis Mantronik, Mannie Fresh, Shawty Redd, Zaytoven, DJ Screw and Toomp, along with rappers Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Kanye West and T.I.
The modern trap sound was popularized by producer Lex Luger, who produced the influential Waka Flocka Flame, and cofounded the prolific hip-hop production team 808 Mafia.

1990s–2003: Origins

Early producers creating trap music included Lil Jon from Atlanta, Georgia, where the term originated as a reference to places where drug deals are made, who along with Mannie Fresh from New Orleans and DJ Paul from Memphis, Tennessee worked with local acts in Atlanta including Dungeon Family, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Three 6 Mafia, Tommy Wright III and Ghetto Mafia. In 1992, one of the earliest records to release was UGK’s “Cocaine In The Back of the Ride” from their debut EP, “The Southern Way”.

Later in 1992, they released the popular “Pocket Full of Stones” from their major-label debut album Too Hard to Swallow. It was also featured in the 1993 film Menace II Society. In 1996, Master P released his single “Mr. Ice Cream Man” from his fifth studio album Ice Cream Man. Fans and critics started to refer to rappers whose primary lyrical topic was drug dealing as “trap rappers”. T.I.’s 2001 song “Dope Boyz”, from his debut album I’m Serious, includes the lyrics “the dope boyz in the trap nigga / the thug nigga, drug dealer where you at”. David Drake of Complex wrote that “the trap in the early 2000s wasn’t a genre, it was a real place”, and the term was later adopted to describe the “music made about that place”.

Do you like Horror movies? this is a horror songs!

Dark Trap

Dark trap is a vertent from Trap music, bringing the dark side to this scene with a trap that combines very samples heavy, glitch effects, intense 808 distorted or not, ordering creepy, chaotic and demonic vibes.
Terror movie? no. Its terror sound!
Starting around 2012, Dark Trap is a underground genre but getting a popular song too and getting the viral songs with more than 1 million views on tiktok and instagram with Ressurection song by Gank this song was a remix/sampled the original song bre petrunko by Koutev Bulgarian National Ensemble


👿 #devil #devilhornchallenge #fyp

♬ Devil Horn – 🦅 Alex 🦅
(Gank – Ressurection) #devilhornchallange #Gank #ressurection #brepetrunko

The track Float by Visck a remix/sampled version from IT- The movie reached at TV Show in Brazil on SBT ( Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão) with the presents of group dancer Magic Five.

Pionners of the Dark Trap include producers like Gameface, BLVCK, BVNDITS, Bruno Alison , Nextro, Gank and Visck.

A few examples of Dark Trap songs:

follow some Dark Trap Artists too at bellow:

On Youtube, there is a small community of Dark Trap channels, with notable examples including DARKTRAP, Legion of Trap, Arabic Trap ,808 Underworld, Bipolar Kraken, and Captain Trap. The community is so small that many of these channels are inactive on a frequent basis.

People could dance Dark Trap? and the answer is “Yes” for sure, and nowadays Dark Trap are the most popular song through Tribal dance ( belly dancer ) using as well, few example at below some dancers:


𝔑𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱𝔪𝔞𝔯𝔢. #tribalfusionchallenge #nightmare #visck #darkartists #darkfusionbellydance #fyp

♬ Nightmare – Visck

What you think about Dark Trap scene? let your thoughts at the comments below. 🙂

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