A sub genre of music, originating from South America at around 2000, with influences from hip hop, dupstep, rap and trance music. It was named so because it was developed by rappers gathered in [traps] to express their problems.This music features the sound of the brass, triangle, triplet hi hats, loud kicks, snappy snares and low end 808 bass samples (mostly produced by Roland TR-808 Drum Machine) and it gives the feeling of a dark, grim and leaking background to the listener. Until 2012, this genre was exclusively based on rap and hip hop , then lots of electronic music producers, influenced by the increased EDM pupularity, added trap music in the EDM family.
Theres some confusion when it comes to describing the word trap, because nowadays it is used by both rappers for their hip hop tracks and by electronic producers for their dance beats, so it describes two diffirent sub-categories of the same style .
Currently, these are the most famous categories of this style:
[Hardcore Trap] (heavy-bass and uneasy beats)
[EDM Trap] (influenced by dubstep, dirty, hot dance tracks with naughty, tough drops commonly known as party shit
[Hip Hop Trap] (Non-EDM based music, with vocals the basic element, unlike other styles, the closest thing to original)
[Chill Trap](Chilly, relaxed and beautiful tracks, great for falling asleep, the exact opposite of the First two)
[Future Trap] (Music that refers to the past, illustrates the future and expresses the present)