Star Twerk

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Born a decade ago in the ghettos of the Southern United States, in the most remote hoods of Memphis, Atlanta and Nashville, Trap music is to dance music what gangsta rap is to hip-hop: its darkest, most depraved and politically incorrect side, but also musically its most innovative and exhilarating side. Trap music finds its roots in the American dirty South with its stories of drug deals and murders. Its main artists are Juici J from Three 6 Mafia, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy and T.I, whose album Trap Music put the genre in the limelight internationally as far back as 2003. But Trap didn't really take off before it was mixed with dance music. Heady rhythms, epileptic cymbals, sonic brutality and orchestral synthetic atmospheres bordering on the epic, coming out of the machines of composers as diverse as RL Grime, TNGHT (the duo formed by Lunice & Hudson Mohawke) and Flosstradamus, who have been setting dancefloors around the world on fire in the last few years. Today, Trap is known and renowned, and its influence transpires everywhere, from Diplo -- the electro-dancehall boss with his project Major Lazer and his label Mad Decent on which he signed edgy acts such as the masters of the genre Baauer, UZ, Riff Raff, Flosstradamus, etc., -- or M.I.A., always one step ahead of the trend, the eminent DJ Fresh, veteran Stylo G and web phenomenon Psy, whose planetary hit "Gangnam Style" gets a facelift courtesy of Diplo here. On top of this selection of knockouts to shake your boomers, Star Twerk will also introduce you to a few revelations of the genre: Kimfu and his incredible "If U Like My Beat," The Partysquad (who teamed-up with a string of young artists to rock your eardrums) and Carnage & Tony Junior whose "Michael Jordan" is an absurdly danceable Trap hymn. As predicted by the famous Baauer with his "Harlem Shake," Trap music is ideal for twerking. So let loose and let your body (and your booty) move to the frantic rhythm of these third millenary hits. Other artists include: Bingo Players, Luminox, Busy Signal, The Flexican, Fs Green, Kimfu, Carnage & Tony Junior, Loudpvck, Kid Sister, Dillon Francis, Maluca, Faustix & Imanos & Kai, Irie Maffia, Beenie Man, The Wizard, Yellow Claw, Gta, Bunji Garlin, Stylo G, Sister Nancy, So Shifty, South Rakkas Crew, Rdx, Dface, Ellifant, and Adam Kanyama.