Dancing Astronaut’s Youtube hot picks: Trap Channels

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Looking for new music? Then you’ve come to the right place. Dancing Astronaut will be highlighting YouTube channels every dance music fan needs to know about. From drum n’ bass to melodic trap, we’ve got something for you. Make sure to subscribe to Dancing Astronaut’s YouTube for the best dance music news in the galaxy.


“Your Favorite Music You Haven’t Heard Yet.”

Started in 2009, Proximity has become a staple channel for the EDM scene for both artists and fans. As one of the largest YouTube music channels, Proximity has racked up over 2 billion views and 5.6 million subscribers. From mashups to original premieres to the ZHU x Proximity exclusive, Proximity has listeners covered for all their dance music needs. Recent track postings from Proximity include Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Galantis, and Cash Cash, among others.

Trap and Bass

If you’re looking for your fill of bass music look no further. Created in 2012 as an outlet for up and coming talent, Trap and Bass has secured a cool 804,000 subscribers. On their channel you’ll find a mix of trap, hybrid, future bass, and bass house. Bringing the channel from irl to url, Trap and Bass has also hosted events and been a part of sponsorships worldwide. Recent track postings from trap and bass include DJ Snake, Oski, and UZ, among an up-and-coming roster of trap producers.

Run the Trap

With the intention of bringing 808 and trap music out of the shadows, Run The Trap was built in 2012 to create A New Order for Underground Culture. With 147,000 subscribers its obvious they know how to curate their music. From heavy trap to atmospheric future bass and with features like the newest Ekali x ZHU release, RTT has your deepest bass desires covered. With recent postings of tracks from Flosstradamus and Louis Futon, its no surprise that Run the Trap is one of YouTube’s most heralded channels for electronic releases.

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UZ – Inferno ft Oski & Craze (Machinedrum Remix)

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Travis Stewart, better known as Machinedrum, is a groundbreaking DJ/producer whose manic, break-beat inspired style of bass music has established him as one of the most scintillating and sought after artists in the current landscape of dance music. Recently, Quality Good Music records enlisted Stewart as one of the many artists to feature on an upcoming remix project for UZ‘s Layers LP. Machinedrum completely took off the gloves with his reimagining of UZ’s already raucous track “Inferno.”

In its original iteration, ‘Inferno,’ which features Craze and Oski, trembles with modulated bass growls and wicked rolling hi-hats. True to form, Stewart completely revitalizes “Inferno” with imaginative and aggressive composition. Cacophonous percussive elements collide brazenly with rattling basslines as the remix raises the original banger to another level.

This white-hot remix is ready for download now via Quality Good Records.

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Oski – Kid Calamity

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Following on from the huge success that was his Kid Chrome EP, bass maker and DJ Oski, who hails from Sydney, is back for more this week. Having carefully teased fans with snatches from his Kid Calamity collection, the full record is now out through Quality Goods Records. Spread out hazily across four tracks, Oski

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Oski – Kid Chrome

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Oski is an artist who has made a real impact with every bit of material he has released so far. His latest efforts for UZ’s Quality Goods Records make no exception, and the Kid Chrome EP is essential listening for any bass fan out there.

Growing stronger and more confident in his production style since the early days of his popular bootlegs, this creator has put together four tracks for this release. It moves seamlessly between the rugged, earth-shattering low end sounds of ‘Super Hot’ and ‘On Fire’ (made with label mater Ian Munro and featuring bossman UZ), to the more refined cuts of ‘Tell Her’ and ‘Flex’.

There is some seriously strong ideas strewn throughout this selection, and we urge you to check it out. You can do so by heading here. 

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IRIS Presents Proves That Talent Can Still Overcome Starpower

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I’ve been covering IRIS Presents events for about two years now, yet their endless drive to support fresh talent still surprises me. Being a longtime follower of the EDM industry, I’ve always seen an almost cult-like obsession with headliners as opposed to raw talent. IRIS exhibits the complete opposite, which is perfectly exemplified by their showcase with Oski, Tropkillaz, and Sunday Service.

Being the most recent IRIS event I attended, I thought it’d be perfect to describe the absolute madness they provide each and every weekend. If you haven’t heard of Oski, his mind-boggling combination of trap percussion and dubstep screeches are sure to make you question the bounds of reality.

His live set somehow surpassed my expectations, as he played his hardest tracks alongside the likes of HeRobust, Mr. Carmack, Troyboi, and RL Grime, showing that you can never have too much filth in one set. It honestly proved to be the best set I’ve heard in a really long time, so I strongly suggest you see an Oski show as soon as humanly possible.

Tropkillaz murdered the crowd per usual, but my analysis on their performance will be borderline non-existent. The trap and twerk slinging duo gets a ton of exposure from their superstar-tier following, so I’d like to focus on the up-and-coming talent – like Oski and Sunday Service. Sunday Service closed out the night with an unforgettable set, unleashing relentless dubstep tracks one after the other with no regard for the safety of the subs. Even the IRIS CEO declared the Service duo his favorite of the night on Facebook, stating that they absolutely brought the house down. The most memorable part of their set had to be the transition of an unreleased Snails track into their gargantuan dubstep collab, Run It.

In case it wasn’t clear, IRIS Presents proved once again that it has an insane knack for showcasing raw, uncorrupted talent. It makes complete sense that Atlanta can’t stop buzzing about Imagine Music Festival at the end of this month, as people are starting to realize that something huge is in the making.

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