Master of the murky and gut-wrenching sounds that bass music has to offer, Trampa executes yet another flawless project on none other than UK-based Never Say Die Records. Bulldozer is comprised of four impressive and diverse tracks that effortlessly feed off one another, while Trampa proves once again that he is at the top of his game and shows no signs of pumping the brakes. If you’re looking for powerful tracks with bass drops that hit you right in the gut, prepare to have your speakers busted and your brain rattled.
To celebrate this epic beatdown, we caught up with the man himself, fresh off the success of his Australian tour.
I get a lot of influences from old jump up drum & bass—artists like Clipz and Original Sin. I also grew up listening to a lot of grime, which has definitely influenced my sound.
We’ve been captivated by the images on social media from your tour in Australia! I think it’s safe to say they were feeling it!
It’s really starting to pop off there right now. The shows are getting bigger and bigger; I can’t see it stopping any time soon!
While you’re off touring, do you tend to pull inspiration from the different places you visit? Is it difficult to produce while you’re traveling?
I always get inspiration from visiting new places, not only just being there but each crowd reacts differently to different tunes. That definitely inspires me to try different things. I do like to go out and about and see the sights, but when I’m travelling that’s when I have the most ideas for new music.
Let’s talk about your new project; where did the idea for “Bulldozer” come from?
I wanted to show off all the other kind of stuff I can do but still keep my own sound. “Bulldozer” was one of those tunes that just kind of happened within a few hours. The name really fits the sound of it.
Which track are you most excited for fans to hear on this EP? It seems like we’re also seeing a different side of Trampa on these tracks.
Definitely most excited for the response to “Bulldozer”! I revisited old sounds but gave it a 2016 twist. It’s the one I enjoy playing out the most. The Franky Nuts collab is a different vibe for sure; we wanted to go for something a bit more wobbly but still keeping that gritty sound. It works really well on the dancefloor.
How long does a project like this take to come together?
It took a couple of months to pull everything together. As soon as I finished the collab with Franky I knew this EP was going to be sick.
We love the unique style bring to the table with your sound. Any other genres in particular that you cite as having a major influence on your music?
I definitely get a lot of influences from old jump up drum & bass—artists like Clipz and Original Sin. I also grew up listening to a lot of grime, which has definitely influenced my sound a lot.
Before we go, let us know what else you’ve got in the works.
Lots of new music and loads of collabs in the works. I am definitely interested in experimenting with some different genres but who knows what will happen!