Trap music hasn't quite gone the way of dubstep yet, but as far as most of us with Magnetic Magazine are concerned, it never happened in the first place. Don't get us wrong, we're not bashing on the genre by any means - we admittedly just don't know all that much about it.
Therefore, when confronted with the task of conducting a Q&A with UK bass music producer LAXX, we resorted to such desperate measures as asking about sci-fi movies, controlled substances and *shudder* politics. He was a good sport throughout, as you can see from his answers below.
If you're in the Denver area tonight, Friday the 5th, make sure to catch his set at Beta Nightclub.
Tell us a little bit about how you got your moniker.
"LAXX" was a name I came up with when I first started producing. Its basically slang for being late to everything. Kinda like fashionably late, but its true, I'm always a little bit late to things - except shows.
It also means being slack, like, "security's laxx tonight." That one's definitely not true for me; I'm always working and can't put something down until I've put my all into it. I like how it doesn't have one meaning. People can make what they like of it.
How would you describe your music to a deaf person?
It's like a mix between a lot of different sounds and styles, but its always booming and high energy. Always a bit off key and weird, but all around music that makes you want to bass face harder than you ever have before.
Trump, Clinton or Canada?
If you had to go to summer camp who would you rather go with, Tiësto, Afrojack or Hardwell?
I think Tiësto would be the most fun. I don't know him personally, but I know he's been playing Skism and Habstrakt tunes in his set so I think we'd get on.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars. I'm about that life.
What do you think of Denver’s recreational cannabis policy?
I think it's dope, people can do what they like, and in my opinion it's something thats not causing anyone any problems. Being high doesn't want to make you rob a bank, it makes you appreciate things that little bit more. I grew up playing shows in Holland and Amsterdam has the same laws so I'm pretty used to it.
Ibiza or Berlin?
Berlin. It's one of my favourite places in the world, one the strangest places that brings strange people together who love to party. My kind of city.
Who are some of your favorite guys in the bass scene right now?
Everyone on Never Say Die is slaying it right now, from Zomboy to Trampa, they're all bringing something fresh to the scene and I feel lucky to be a part of it.
Any surprises for the Beta crowd this weekend? Are you dropping anything new?
I've been putting in sleepless nights and a lot of blood sweat and tears into my new music the last few months, my bags full of crazy things to try out. So yes, a LOT of brand new music!
Craft Beer of choice?
I'm not the biggest craft fan, but Leffe Blonde is one of my favourites.