January 29, 2023

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Glen Trapz bridges the gap between house purists and pop house

Too often there is a conflict that exists within the home world. On the one hand, it’s true that house isn’t like other genres – it’s intended to be a trance-like state, with the grooves pumped through. However, the conflict
emerges when artists are forced to choose sides – either short snappy pop tracks with a dance beat or extended cuts that also stretch beyond the seven-minute mark. Glen Trapz offers the best of both worlds – his tracks have that immersive experience while keeping the hook that runs through them.

His work has a hot moisture. Despite being based in Toronto, Canada, much of his work has a summer jam spirit. That’s one of the best things about it. Seemingly representing all the optimism that dance music was founded on, he brings back that old-school spirit and presents his own twist on the classical vibe.

Production is very important to him. His touring schedule reflects this as well, as he’s been everywhere from Mexico to Spain to South Africa. Only 23 it is obvious that there are many more countries for him. He’s even started to expand his palette, allowing for one of the most intensely physical sounds of this house sound, that of UK Garage.

With his approach, he manages to bring together many different fans of the genre, much like Daft Punk brought dance to rock kids, Glen brings beats to purists and pop devotees alike.