Continuing the expansion of Dirty Dutch Music, Chuckie finds his stride with this latest effort, Traphall. A brand new 4 Track EP, this collaboration with Childsplay features a bombastic hybrid of trap and classic Dancehall tunes unlike any before it. Traphall is a testament to Chuckie’s vision for Dirty Dutch Music. This incomparable leadership is taking the label into all spectrums of dance music, leaving no stone unturned. Precursing singles, “Vamonos” and “Bang!”, saw the king of Dirty Dutch leave his one-of-a-kind mark within Melbourne Bounce. Chuckie’s highly anticipated follow up came in a larger than life remix of Deadmau5’s seminal “Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff”. Successfully reworking a groundbreaking classic of such notoriety cannot be understated, as it breathed new life for modern audiences without ever losing the allure of its source material. Traphall is Chuckie’s next step into the dance music stratosphere, unleashing an inimitable fusion between styles of vastly different musical backgrounds from the past and the present.
This past December, Chuckie & ChildsPlay took the dance music collective by storm with their inaugural Traphall EP. The genre bending mix of trap, dancehall, hip hop, reggae, and house still has listeners buzzing to this day. The duo’s innovative musical venture resonated with fans, as Chuckie & ChildsPlay have now released the second Traphall EP as a free download via Dirty Dutch Music.
Chuckie & ChildsPlay effectively took the dance music collective by storm with their inaugural Traphall EP. The genre bending mix of trap, dancehall, hip hop, reggae, and house still has listeners buzzing to this day. The first two Traphall EPs resonated with fans across numerous musical spectrums, as Chuckie & ChildsPlay have now released the third edition as a free download via Dirty Dutch Music.
The EP opens with “Di Ride”, a track that is destined to set the mode for the night, whether played in the car on the way to the club or on the peak-time dancefloor. The song opens with reggaeton influenced scat singing and classic R&B crooning by Jamaican vocalist Nicky B, quickly breaking way to high energy dancehall synths and drums mixed with a ferocious trap breakdown, living up to the chorus of “we all go crazy in the club ay.”
Traphall lets it all out with “Fire”. Chuckie & ChildsPlay harness a dark, ominous sound that mesmerizes listeners right from the get go. Wayne Marshall takes to the track before it erupts into a massive alloy of trap and dancehall. Like its namesake, “Fire” is beautiful, powerful, destructive, and dangerous.
The heavy beat on “Trap Queen” compliments it’s title; a new age lust song guaranteed to have all showing off their sexiest dance moves in hopes of becoming heir to the dancehall throne. A signature hip-hop 808 bassline pulses throughout this latin-flared hefty trap tune, while smooth decisive lyrics empower the beat. “Trap Queen” seeks to remind everyone exactly why this collaboration between ChildsPlay and Chuckie works so well with both artists unique styles evident throughout
“Big Tune” lives up to it’s name almost immediately, kicking off with Kingston native Natel’s echoey vocals over a calm coastal beat. The song rapidly revs up into pounding jumps, exemplifying the best parts of mixing trap and hardstyle and showcasing how explosive of a connection they can create.
Traphall is a part of Chuckie & ChildsPlay’s push into all spectrums of music, showcasing a progression in each other’s sound and creativity as artists. This series is a testament to their dual forward thinking vision, offering an unprecedented fusion of musical styles from the past and the present.
ChildsPlay & Chuckie are back with the latest edition of their unprecedented Traphall series. After three highly receptive EP’s, the forward thinking collaboration have enlisted a star studded supporting cast for the biggest installment yet. This 4-track behemoth includes guest features with Trinidad James, Damian Marley, and Sean Paul, among others. Released as a free download, catch this delectable smorgasbord of trap, Dancehall, reggae, hip hop and more via Dirty Dutch Music.
Trinidad James shows a different side with the EP’s lead single, “No Worries”. Listeners are treated to James’ best reggae homage, leaving everything behind for a vocal chop that evokes dancehall riddims of years past. ChildsPlay & Chuckie first unveil their foray into the ragga subgenre here, before going full blast in one of the EP’s later efforts. A soothing, chilled out production from start to finish, “No Worries” brings another element to the Traphall lore that promises to only be the beginning.
The chilled out vibes follow with, “Higher” feat. Beau Young Prince. The master of the groove drops a verse that would make any reggae legend proud. As “Higher” gradually builds, the track’s manic energy quickly follows suit. The payoff is a bombastic flurry of oscillating synths, wobbling high to low at an electrifying pace. Oozing Dirty Dutch and trap, with a touch of Moombahton, ChildsPlay & Chuckie give Traphall EP 4 a start to remember.
ChildsPlay & Chuckie follow up on a completely different tip with “Raggamuffin”. The track’s name is a perfect indication of what’s about to come, glorious madness. The vocalist gives ragga proper justice by spitting a blistering verse behind the dancehall beat. “Raggamuffin” hits a welcomed, almost unexpected stride when ChildsPlay & Chuckie show off their previously dormant new material. The high pitched synths arpeggio, while an army of blaring horns fire off to the beat. An obvious ode to one of dancehall’s beloved subgenres, “Raggamuffin” is a testament to the duo’s expansive knowledge.
Chuckie & ChildsPlay close out this 4-track monster, with a star studded collaboration in “Riot”. Featuring an all star cast of genre stalwarts with Sean Paul, Damian Marley, & Hardwork, “Riot” showcases the growth of Traphall since its inaugural launch this last December. Bringing together heavy hitters from the dancehall, reggae, trap and hip hop spectrums of contemporary music, “Riot” is the perfect way to close out Traphall EP 4. Having established a chilled out vibe throughout the overall record, Chuckie & ChildsPlay stride into the finish line with the same exact intentions. Each distinct vocalist is given his chance to shine, spotlighted with ease and care throughout the track. The melody plays on a similar style as “Raggamuffin”, utilizing flute like synth progressions back and forth to harmonize with the vocals. Mesmerizing, subtle and different from their past EP’s, Chuckie & ChildsPlay showcase a vision that has no limits to what they can accomplish.
Traphall EP 4 is a true auditory experience, spanning multiple genres without missing a single beat. Chuckie & ChildsPlay have developed a sound that continues to show limitless potential. Boasting a wide range of support, including numerous heavy hitters, stay tuned for what promises to be an even bigger fifth collection.
ChildsPlay & Chuckie are return with the fifth edition of their trailblazing Traphall series. Continuing to push their own unique and forward thinking sound, the dynamic group fuse elements of reggae, dancehall, trap, raga and hip-hop into their own highly distinctive and energetic aesthetic. Once again there is star-studded collaboration roll call on the EP with T-Pain, Flo Rida and Natel all on board for this dazzling feast. Dirty Dutch Music has always prided itself on its ability to merge disparate genres from all over the world with modern electronic music and here it once again excels itself. Let the party begin!