Full Album on iTunes here.
Sants is fast becoming known for his distinct ability to digest a wide array of foreign influences and reinterpret them through the harsh lens of the Brazilian scene. He’s one of few pushing the beat scene from his home city of São Paulo, beginning with the debut album ‘Noite Ilustrada’ conceived at the Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in 2013.
The 22 y/o producer prides himself on the weird & wonderful, layering heavy ‘London’ bass on top of a wild cocktail of original sounds that depict the constant bustle of a metropolitan night. After recently starring on Mixmag’s compilation tape with Trapdoor, Sants is eager to continue his international collaborations with conviction. His very first EP ‘Chavoso’ has found its home in London at Trapdoor Records, joined by a mix of artists & producers pushing a scene without genre tags.
The Rotterdam based artist has been working on his debut EP for the majority of 2014, finely tuning & balancing vocals to his melancholy style production. The result is the haunting ‘Far From Home’ EP, as the 19 year old pushes through into 2015 with a flourish.
Upon ‘Awakening’, it is instantly clear that this EP will contrast all of Milo Mill’s previous work. The 5 track collection embodies obscure, apprehensive aspects of the Austrian producer’s mind, allowing the listener to follow on a hedonistic journey through the infinite darkness and voyage into the abyss. ‘1 3 1 3’ takes on influences of Hip-Hop & Future Bass, but never quite settles on any particular sub-genre within electronic music. Put simply, it is a sound of it’s own; an incomparable, beautifully dark enigma.
Artwork : chell.co
A lot has changed since we released Trapdoor Volume One over a year & a half ago, especially within electronic music.
Although the Trapdoor blog was humbly built on the foundations of the loosely defined ‘Trap’ genre, Trapdoor Records was established to expand and nurture exciting music that can’t necessarily be bound by a genre tag. 150,000 + followers later & we are still spending countless hours listening to music from across the world as we ultimately want to promote a wider range of music inspired by one key characteristic;
A desire to evolve.
Download : http://geni.us/vol2itunes
We’re always surprised when Daktyl sends us new music… just never quite sure what to expect when we press play. That sort of enigma is definitely the most attractive feature in the Brit’s music, it’s a rare ability to be able to switch between the calm, melodic, mesmerising & then the heavy, all out, bass driven madness.
The ‘Marlena’ EP is the latter, a three track thumper of a release, teaming up with fellow artists Howie Lee & OZZIE for anthems designed to make the club shake. From the UK vibin’ ‘Marlena’, right through to the trap influenced ‘Shake Dat’, we’re certain these beats are being put into good use currently on the Daktyl USA/Canada tour until the end of October.
It’s undoubtedly a contrast to the music Daktyl contributed to the 3am series, the hypnotising ‘You there’ remix which will fit closer to theme of his upcoming album released next year.
Full Daktyl Tour Dates : http://daktyl.co.uk
Since releasing ’Farewell Farewell Enough’, an EP praised by BBC Radio 1’s B-Traits, the Bordeaux based producer has been hard at work delivering consistently mesmerising music throughout the year with our friends SYZYGY & Raw Records. Mincha now returns to Trapdoor Records to deliver his sensational ‘Lost’ EP, a three part collection of stirring tracks including the lead single ‘I Think’, now available for free download. With an album in the works for 2015, be sure to keep an eye on Mincha whose melodic tones & hypnotising beats never fail to calm & relax.
It’s been a minute since we released one of Ozzie’s first tracks ‘Dem man Kno’ via TD Records, as the uprising Brighton producer was accelerating his way into the UK bass scene with some unforgettable music. Two years later & we’re proud to deliver the ‘REGIME’ EP, a three track collection that boldly states Ozzie’s continual evolution within electronic music.
From the melodic tones of ‘Gangsta’, the rumbling drum line of ‘Lights Out’ & the purple infused ‘Warios Castle’, the ‘REGIME’ EP body of tracks provides a brief idea of Ozzie’s future intent, as a full length album is currently in the works. Grab the EP over at Ozzie’s Facebook : http://tinyurl.com/bhbfaml
‘We’re just two guys from Vancouver, Canada & we make a lot of different kinds of computer music’ – SANGNOIR (2014).
Ever since we heard the murky undertones of SANGNOIR in their flip of ‘Made You Look’, we’ve been eagerly awaiting to put something out with them. The Canadian duo then sent us ‘Lapse’, a dark, dissonant & raw take on the ever-evolving state of ‘trap’ music. It’s ethereal, atmospheric & leaves you in a state of trance wondering exactly what just happened for the last 3 minutes.
Available now via beatport & iTunes.
iTunes : http://geni.us/LAPSE
Beeatport : http://smarturl.it/LAPSEBeatport
Artwork : http://chell.co
Trapdoor Records presents the ‘Breathe’ EP, exclusively premiered via Hillydilly.com.
Maxx Baer has an endless ability to create purple infused, bass-heavy sounds that are influenced & driven by evolving UK music. The ‘Breathe’ EP exhibits Maxx Baer’s uniquely designed formula, a careful blend of genres to create four powerful & melodic anthems. It’s best to keep a watchful eye on the uprising Bristol producer as he’s on the radar for many within electronic music, with support shown from Skream, Benga, Plastician, Joker & Diplo.
The ‘Breathe’ EP is available 24th March via Trapdoor Records.
Artwork : http://chell.co
Trapdoor Records & Darker Than Wax are proud to present ‘Virgo’, the debut EP from unpublished UK artist SPTMBR 8TH.
The three track EP focuses on mixing multiple genres such as garage, house & trap into a bass orientated hybrid. Implementing 90’s vocal classics from Aaliyah & Tina Turner, S8 is able to carefully infuse the soulful of the past with a future sombre twist.
‘Virgo’ marks the first international collaborative release with Singapore based Darker Than Wax, a label that dedicates itself to seeking out & pushing ground breaking music.
The EP is available for free download March 10th with an official remix from sh?m dropping soon after.
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This is Mincha (AKA Tom Marghem) with his debut EP ‘Farewell Fair Enough’ released via Trapdoor Records.
The French artist has been making music for around 10 years, beginning his journey in Paris, connecting with various Montreal artists & labels along the way. Mincha has picked up attention for the likes of Soulection radio, L.A label Symbols Recordings & the San francisco based Dusty Records.
This four track EP quintessentially introduces Mincha’s style, infusing a delicate combination of melody, vocals & original flowing bass lines brought together by sharp, succinct 808s. 2014 is looking bright for the Bordeaux based artist as his refreshing outlook on current bass music will spark future possibilities for new exciting production & live shows.
Trapdoor Records proudly presents ‘Borderless Shadows’ by Howie Lee.
The Beijing born, London based producer has previously worked with Snoop Lion for an official remix, picked up attention from Plastician for his recent single ’79+1’ & is now being supported by Vice China / Noisey for a ‘Borderless Shadows’ tour.
The EP is utterly unique; it is devised from Howie’s rare interpretation of modern electronic music. Only Howie can truly explain the meaning & importance of this five track hedonistic journey;
“It is an experiment in discovering the very nature of field recordings, then reconstructing them into rhythmic music context. From field recordings of city soundscape, to the crackles of campfire, the sound texture is then extracted to establish the foundation of a purely emotional musical content.” – Howie Lee
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Trapdoor Records present ‘Encore’, the debut EP from Proton.
Over the last few months Proton has become an integral part of the Trapdoor family, working with a variety of producers to accomplish the unique brand of rap/trap & hip-hop you hear today.
Since “Trapdoor Freestyle”, the London artist has reached out to upcoming artists from around the world including TIGERBLOOD, Muramasa, Shackles, J-lah, $1 Bin & Thirty9Pence.
This collaboration of raw talent utilises the key elements of trap music & combines them with the unique vocals of Proton, the London lyricist on the rise.
Cream Collective & Trapdoor Records present Tigerblood & their debut Celestial EP.
The two London based artists originally hail from an indie/electronic band, which naturally evolved into a fascination of multiple UK genre progressions such as future garage/house/bass/trap & hip-hop. This led the duo into music production, ultimately shaping the sound you hear today, a UK-influenced, bass heavy EP centred around creating a diverse & unique sound.
This is MYTH with their debut EP ‘Summerboys93′, 6 tracks released for free exclusively on Trapdoor Records. The range in sound from Myth is boundless, from dark & resonating garage beats to hard-hitting bass & trap anthems, forever harbouring the elements of London into their unique & unrelenting brand of music.
The EP includes previously previewed tracks such as “Whitney” & “Summerboys”, Download the full EP here.
Last month we held a remix competition for the huge Shackles track “Let You Know”. After a mass of inspired & unique interpretations of the tune, the winners are in, congratulations to TIGERBLOOD & TEMPLA.
We chose these remixes as they show experimentation with the sound & a fresh approach for an already brilliant track. Make sure you follow both of these artists for upcoming music as they push production forward in their respective style. In particular, Tigerblood are due to release a free download on the 27th June titled “BulletProof” via Trapdoor & Templa has an official Crystal Castles remix forthcoming TBA.
Download the entire EP here which also includes a electrifying VIP version from Shackles.
Presenting AGLORY, a French duo originating from the heart of Paris. They began their adventure riding the Moombahton wave with their first EP, which gained support from the genre’s leaders & community. After the foundations were laid & three EPs released, the pair turned their attention to the ever-growing trap movement, brandishing their own personal take on the genre. The AGLORY music is like no other, a carefully concocted arrangement of sound infusing huge basslines with a powerful rythm sure to catch you off guard.
Aglory’s ‘Le Regles Du Piege’ is available to purchase now.
This is the combination of two huge upcoming talents in bass music.
Belgian producer Houcemate provides the melodic & electrifying sounds to combine with a pounding beat from by The Ninetys.
‘Overture’ refers to an instrumental opening to the opera, a symphonic piece that shines through in this collaborative effort. A true homage to the roots of music & how sounds adapt to the modern electronic sound.
Available to buy now.
Two powerful FRENCH duos ALESIA & AGLORY join forces to create the IUDAS EP. Fresh of their unique hit “Bird Machine” with DJ Snake, Alesia have created a brilliantly dark combination of sounds, truly unclassified by genre to form “Iudas”. These unique sounds are then thrown into a mean mix by the AGLORY boys, as the Paris based duo re imagine the track & stamp their original sound onto the mix but all the while keeping the root elements.
We’re proud to give this EP away for free via TrapDoor Records, so grab it now.
The Shackles EP is now available to buy via itunes & spotify. The EP holds all four eagerly awaited tracks, ranging in sound exposing the UK producer’s full abilities.
TrapDoor are also pleased to announce that we will be holding a remix competition for Shackles’ track “Let You Know” very soon.
LET YOU KNOW
Muramasa has been hard at work putting together his finely crafted debut EP, released on TrapDoor Records APRIL 2.
The UK based producer comes fresh off a feature on TrapDoor Volume One with a huge collaboration with Proton, showing not only his production skills but also the ability to create entirely new genres through combining trap & grime music.
This is just the start for Muramasa, with many more releases on the way, this 4 track EP proves the 16 y/o is a huge emerging talent in bass music.