The state of trap music is in an interesting place today - there is a strong collection of artists that have defined the scene for what it is today, providing a "mainstream" outlet for the 808-influenced beats and hip-hop vocal-laden tracks, and then there is an even larger collection of up-and-coming acts that are finding their place in the growing, diversified movement.
um.. is one up-and-coming duo that is not taking the traditional route, and their scarce discography already shows a great amount of potential for themselves and the genre they are pioneering. After graduating from the illustrious Icon Collective in California, Dylan Gold and Ben Bruce came together with a collective goal of "filling the void" that has yet to be discovered. Their previous releases "i dont know" and their flip of AWE's "Griffin" have already give us a glimpse of their no-holds-barred future trap style, and their latest original "dotes" undoubtedly cements their unique direction as a force to be reckoned with in the coming year. Take a listen to the EDM.com premiere of "dotes" below: