Notable Subgenres: n/a
Notable Artists: Heroes x Villains, CRNKN, Carnage, Mayhem, UZ, Flosstradamus, Baauer, RL Grime, Branchez, Brillz
Notable Labels: Mad Decent/Jeffree's, Fool's Gold
Trap, in an EDM sense, is the 808-heavy sound that dance music producers have been working within since early 2012. Many credit the production of hip-hop producers like Lex Luger and artists like Rick Ross and Waka Flocka as bringing a new acceptance to what had been for years a sound almost synonymous with southern rap artists like T.I. and Young Jeezy. EDM producers started applying the build-ups, drops, and breakdowns found within many dance music genres to this style of production, and created a monster. An obvious beginning to this scene was Flosstradamus' remix of "Original Don" by Major Lazer, complete with samples culled from the infamous Trap-A-Holics mixtape series, and the sound exploded, to the point where previously-unknown artists like Baauer (with a little help from a meme that spread like wildfire) were catapulted to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year.