You could hear the bass from down the street. As night fell over the Hudson River, a mass of costume-clad fans appeared along the Westside highway, walking against traffic and towards the emanating pounding beats. For anyone in the area, it was clear that their destination was Pier 94, the monstrous venue transformed for the weekend into the Pier of Fear. Premiering for the first night of a doubleheader Halloweekend as Manhattan's very own bass mecca, the pier set the bar high with an impressive lineup featuring Knife Party, Tommy Trash and Kill the Noise, and supporting acts Destructo, Baauer, and Style of Eye to set stage for the madness of the weekend to come.
Born in the dirty South, trap music has long been tied to strictly hip hop and rappers but as music is ever evolving trap has since become a sub genre of EDM thanks to Diplo, Flosstradamus and Baauer. To put it simply, trap can be classifed as hip hop intertwined with dutch house synths and basslines found in dubstep. If you're on the fence about delving into this particular type of music listen to the tracks below and see for yourself!
1. Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing (Diplo Trapstyle Remix)
2. Major Lazer - Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
3. Azealia Banks - 212 (DjSliink Remix)
4. Zedd - Clarity (Ookay Remix)
Dillon Francis is calling on all of his fans to get Wet & Reckless with him. After a number of releases on some of the most well-known US labels, the DJ/producer and cat enthusiast has just announced a 25-date US Tour. Joining Francis on his upcoming "Wet & Reckless" tour are Flosstradamus, Clockwork, and Baauer. The tour will run through mid-November with stops in NYC, Philly, and Miami.
Francis has been thriving in the electronic dance music scene with his moombahton magic. Under the wing of Diplo, he's released his music on labels like Skrillex's OWSLA, Diplo's Mad Decent, and A-Trak's Fool's gold. He's also recently had an opening run for dubstep giants, Nero.