Summer and festival season are synonymous…and guess what…Summer is almost here.
Sunset Music Festival will be invading Tampa, Florida May 23rd -24th for a can’t miss Memorial Day Party. Run The Trap will be in attendance, and here’s a few acts that we think you absolutely should not sleep on.
Porter Robinson made a huge splash in 2014. After creating a huge following himself by releasing one of the most popular electro EPs in 2011 with Spitfire released on Skrillex’s OWSLA he completely revamped his sound and released his first full album Worlds in 2014. Worlds was nothing like Spitfire. He strayed away from the gritty electro sound and veered more towards an ethereal, more organic sound more akin to m83 than Skrillex. And it worked. He took his new album on a revolutionary LIVE tour and Sunset Music Festival is scheduled for his next LIVE performance.
We here at Run The Trap are huge fans of Keys N Krates. They bring a gritty trap sound that we already love and revolutionize with with a full live set including live drums, keyboard, synthesizer, a real turntable and samplers. The canadian trio come together to play out live remixes along with a huge slew of their own original compositions. Trust me – there’s no other three piece trap band in the game right now that exists…much less come close to the sounds these guys are coming up with.
What better place to listen to some tropical house than in beautiful, sunny Florida. With the emergence of the genre – Thomas Jack has quickly put himself in the forefront of the genre. His wildly popular Tropical House mix series has welcomed guests such as Kygo and Klingande. So get the sunscreen out and get ready to groove and dance to some tropical house.
It’s hard to write more about Skrillex that already hasn’t been said. When he’s not busy working on a project with Boys Noize or Diplo he’s on the road playing main stages and sold our crowds around the world. His ability to cater to every single genre in such a short time span is what makes his sets so fun. In the span of an hour and fiteen minutes one can hear everything from trap to dubstep to moombahton to hip hop to electro house…seriously try to count the genre switches. He is seen as one of the hardest working men in the business today and it’s easy to see why.
Ok, so I cheated. I could not narrow it down to just five. I was on the fence about picking either Trippy Turtle or Cashmere Cat and then I stumpled upon a youtube video from user ErickyMongovia of a Trippy Turtle b2b Cashmere Cat set from SXSW. They both play such fun sets and will span genres such as future beats and jersey club seamlessly. Both of them have such unique productions…try not to miss either.