So, Andrei Tăut recently hit me up on email, with a song he just put out, describing it as a chill trap song. And, yes, indeed, it’s very chill! This guy’s got some real talent, and I think you should check out his work.
Coming straight outta Romania, Andrei had this to say when I asked him for a bit more information about himself and his music-making:
I first heard dubstep in 2012, I think. I just got in love with it and decided to start with an older version of FL Studio.
I released my first song in early 2013, anyway it sounded like a really ugly low-fi dubstep. In summer 2013 I teamed up with 2 of my classmates and we created our first “band”. I was making beats for them and they used to make freestyles on them. The beats used to sound more like some EDM beats, so it was really strange. Later 2013 and early 2014 I went full EDM. I was making nothing more than 16 bar intros, 16 bar build-ups and 32 bar drops. I realised fast that the EDM genre is pure garbage and tried giving more attention to the trap/twerk scene. And I finally found myself in this Chilled Trap Music with huge 808’s and down-pitched vocals.
His social/web info is as follows:
15 yo x Ableton Live 9 x “Chills Not Skills”
…Yea, the dude’s 15, and he’s already pretty damn good. This gives me a lot of hope for the future of electronic music / chill trap, etc! There’s a free download on that soundcloud page, so I suggest you download it now! Other than that, I’ll let the music speak for itself. If you’re in the mood for something chill, this is a good place to start.
Yea, I think if you’re in a chill mood (or want to be in one, the track above, #letmechill, is a good one.
There’s some fun stuff on the rest of his SC page as well, and some good reposted tunes from other similar artists – but then, after looking around for awhile, I also found this little gem at the bottom of the page, that I posted just below: it’s called, ‘Merry Christmas from Tautixx,” and it’s Christmas-themed trap music! LOL! I love it! It’s obviously a bit tongue-in-cheek, rewriting Christmas carols with the language of trap music – an eight and a half minute holiday trap for ya; I don’t think this mix is what he wanted me to lead with in this post, but it’s already got thousands of hits, and it’s fuckin’ hilarious, so I figured I’d post it. Trap music with a sense of humor, now there’s something you really DON’T see very much of. Like, almost ever. So kudos on this one :)
Good to see trap music has more an emotional range than just ‘angry,’ as, let’s face it, a lot of the biggest trap tunes by electronic producers of the last couple years have been just macho and angry bangers. Nothing wrong with a macho/angry banger, but it’s awesome to see it comin’ round to be chill, and, in some cases, fuckin’ hilarious. Anyway, just my opinion :)
Keep making awesome music, Tautixx! Looks like you’ve got some real talent, and I’m sure we’ll be hearing more of you in the years to come!