Well, turns out, that’s not EXACTLY the case. Yes, it’s an April Fool’s Joke.. Though, with a couple of obvious exceptions (the Rick Ross joke at the end being the most obvious one) if someone DID make something like this, then yes, within a matter of months, trap would likely die out pretty quickly..
You know, if you think about it, the engineering / ideas behind it seem pretty sound, to some extent: taking a tune, automatically adjusting tempo, killing the bass so a ‘trap bass’ can be inserted, as well as a few bouncy 808 snares thrown on top… Yea, it definitely would put modern trap remixing into the realm of self parody pretty quickly.. But maybe its a harbinger of things to come?
I mean, I don’t mind the hip hop sound influencing electronic music; in fact, I love that part about it – but the faux-gangsta-raver aesthetic seems like it must be a passing thing. I know people said that about rock music – and they definitely said it about rap music, thirty years ago – but keep in mind, when they said it, even though it turned out that they were wrong – rap did evolve and change forms, didn’t it? And rock music, as well… You don’t hear too much Buddy Holly style rock’n’roll anymore…
Maybe hip hop and electronic music (openly) reuniting will (continue to) be an ongoing trend; the two titans of popular dance / electronically-made music never seem to die out completely, and whenever they spend time away from one another, and then rediscover one another, the results are often fucking amazing. I wrote an article about the lifetime fling of these two epic genres a few months ago, and if you care to check that out, click here.
There are some combinations, however, of hip hop and electronic music that are NOT so good, however. It’s hit and miss, over the course of a half century, so I’ll give it a break, I guess – especially since it’s not currently polluting the airwaves and not really bothering anyone. But, just for the fuck of it, I’ll post a “hip-house” tune, to show what I mean. This is probably my least favorite combination of these two musical aesthetics….
Ok well, this turned into quite the rant, for being, basically, a reposting. Well, it started out as a repost. Anywho, well, there ya have it.