Every once in a great while, which in terms of electronic dance music releases, usually spans a couple of months, there exists a monumental song that vicariously embodies the collective sound of the most popular, universal style at the moment (a great example would be Martin Garrix’s “Animals” from several months back). To us here at Rager Onions, this next track is exactly of the variety we had just mentioned prior to this statement.
Big Room House + Trap = mainstream EDM right now.
We hate to see this because unfortunately, as a result, the two genres have become more watered down than the twenty dollar drinks at your favorite night club (the same club that plays these redundant “bangers”). And we’re not getting drunk off these big room anthems or generic trap songs anymore. It sucks and we hate to say it, but it’s true.
However, with that being said, TighTTRAXX and ETC!ETC!‘s remix to “DJ Turn It Up” by the recently deceased (may he rest in peace) and now idealized producer, Yellow Claw, is an utterly gigantic and surprisingly refreshing version of whats “hot on the streets right now.”
Give thanks to Jose Guerrero of ETC!ETC! and Alextek of TIGHT TRAXX for once again showing us that not all is lost for EDM when it comes to Trap and Big Room. The duos creative coagulation of the two stylistic motifs precipitates beautifully in the trap resemblant introduction and its reappearance during the downtempo section immediately following the first big room break. The two even manage to use that classic, big room “hollow wood block” effect at a BMP more indicative of a standard trap track, we love it slowed down.
Overall, Jose and Alex did a great job of cycling through tempo, mood and brought a ton of energy (and fun) to this remix from our deceased brethren Yellow Claw.
(this is where we pour a 4o out on the curb for YC)