thats ironic.. if you lived in Denver you could've possibly gone to see him tonight. My site gets free tickets if we promote local shows, and he happens to be playing with Eprom and Jansten tonight, and no ones tweeted us asking for guestlist. Kind of a bummer.
It's certainly not my favorite style of EDM, but I'm flexible about it. I listen to everything. I'm on a constant mission to figure out why certain things can be popular to one listener, while another passionately hates it, because well.. I get paid to. When people can so avidly hate on a genre of EDM (or any music really, because I give just about everything a shot) I can understand on a certain level.
I understand that 'Trap' is an intrusive and loudly obnoxious sub genre, as is "Brostep." You have to realize that whether or not you make like it, the general population finds it to be fairly good "party" music, simply for the fact that its easy to dance to. If that happens, the college scene takes it by storm, and once it's gained popularity amongst college students, it trickles down to HS and the rest is really history.
It's also a fairly simple style of music to produce So everyone and their grandmother is attempting there own "Trap" or "Trap remix."
Hate it or not, if you can't understand how it got popular you're blind to trends in music.
That's one of my biggest problems with it and the other bro genres, so many people make it and its so easy to that there isn't any soul to the music. Compare it to techno/house/trance and it feels like an unfinished sample. It doesn't take you on a musical journey in anyway, which is one of my favorite things about EDM.
Is it kind of fun to listen to when really fucked up and dancing with some girl? Yes, but that doesn't make it good music
I feel you on that, trust me. There are so many artists with talent in other genres that will never see the kind of succes that acts like Skrillex and Flosstradamus see, solely for the fact that they play to more of a niche group of listeners that're into the more technical side of EDM.
I'm only curious because I try to stay on top of peoples thoughts on topics like this,and I really do listen to some y'alls opinions and take them to heart.
Take Hxdb for instance (who I'm stuck on right now). His music is pleasing to just about everyone I've showed, but in a lot of peoples cases they'll never be exposed to it. People are often time too closed minded to try out a new genre of music (not saying this about y'all and "trap," just people in general). It makes me sad sometimes.