Rick Rubin and Diplo Have A Little Chat


There is this sketch from the popular IFC television show, Portlandia, where a mock Pitchfork staff shuts down the site after some musical happening causes them to say everything that can, and will, ever be said about music. Ladies and Gentleman, this is that moment in real life. A summation of this article that hit the web yesterday would be completely unfair. Tidbits of … [Read more...]

Diplo & Gucci Mane Announce Collaborative Album

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Yes you read the title right. Diplo is teaming up with none other than Gucci Mane on a new collaborative LP due for release sometime in the near future. The Atlanta rapper took to twitter yesterday to jubilantly announce the 'EDM' album, with Diplo quickly correcting Gucci that EDM perhaps wasn't the best word choice for the project (phew). Regardless, one can only imagine what … [Read more...]

Alison Wonderland Drops Must-Listen Debut Album ‘Run’


Alison Wonderland has been taking the dance music world by storm ever since her chart-topping debut EP Calm Down dropped last year. Her unique blend of pop, trap, and future bass quickly landed her critical acclaim from musicians around the world from Diplo to Annie Mac. Now, the Sydney DJ & producer is back again and better than ever with her debut full-length album, Run. … [Read more...]

Stream & Download GRiZ’s New Album ‘Say It Loud’

Say it Loud

GRiZ has had an absolutely huge couple of years. After introducing himself to many fans around the world via the festival circuit and his 'Mad Liberation' album it seems like the master of funk has not had time to slow down. He is back with a brand new album. 'Say It Loud' is an 11 track journey through GRiZ's musical prowess as of late. If you have been to any GRiZ shows … [Read more...]

Exssv Interview + Miami Meltdown Mix


  If you've been paying attention, you no doubt took notice of Styles & Complete's latest collaboration with Texas rapper Crichy Crich and a little known producer named Exssv. Though the name may be unfamiliar now, I guarantee you'll be seeing more of it-- especially after he performs alongside Boregore this week for Miami Music Week. He just put out a … [Read more...]

RTT Interview: Flosstradamus talks Soundclash EP, HDYFEST, and working with Troyboi


There aren’t many acts in dance music that have successfully cultivated a lifestyle brand and diehard fan base like Flosstradamus has. From collaborating with Waka Flocka Flame to their brand new remix of CoCo, the Chicago DJ’s have worked tirelessly for the past 10 years to blend together the two worlds of hip-hop and electronic music. Now, the HDYNATION movement is real and … [Read more...]

RTT’s Top 10 Must-See Acts at BUKU Music + Art Project


With Nola's own BUKU Music + Art project right around the corner, we here at Run the Trap wanted to give this amazing festival the recognition it deserves by counting down our most highly-anticipated acts for the weekend. From future bass to rap, we took on the difficult task of narrowing down BUKU's stacked lineup to 10 artists that we feel deserve your undivided attention. … [Read more...]



It's a cold, winter night (approximately 8pm) in the city of New York at Crush's office, where the Kween of New Jersey greets me. UNiiQU3, born as Cherise Gary in Hillside, New Jersey, is in the studio--fully equipped with a recording booth, keyboard, and production board--getting her set ready for the second show of her joint 2015 tour, tooLITtoQUIT, with Cakes Da Killa … [Read more...]