Hard-hitting bass mixed with the right amount of hip hop and a touch of dubstep is like no other.
The genre is called trap music and it has been captivating listeners since the early 2000s, thanks to acts like Brillz and Bro Safari.
To celebrate the music, the country’s premier trap and bass event is returning to Arizona.
CrowdSurf Concerts and Relentless Beats are presenting the fifth annual Trapfest on Saturday, July 15, at Phoenix’s The Pressroom.
“This year’s lineup includes some of the hottest acts in the trap and bass world and will make for a scorching fest,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner.
It features Montreal-based Snails with support from Party Favor, explosive, rapid-fire beat prodigy 4B, hip-hop and electronic producer JSTJR and the massive bass duo Two Owls. Outside, the party explores the experimental side of trap with ATLiens, Bailo, Havok Roth and Woolymammoth.
Trapfest isn’t just taking over the Valley, however. Tucson also gets a healthy serving of trap on Friday, July 14, as Party Favor, Loudpvck, SayMyName, JSTJR take over Club XS.
Trapfest, The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison Street, Phoenix, relentlessbeats.com, 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15, $50-$250.
Trapfest Tucson, Club XS, 5851 E. Speedway Boulevard, Suite 141, Tucson, relentlessbeats.com, 8 p.m. Friday, July 14, $25-$50.