The UK’s capital is home to a thriving trap music scene, but its thriving trap culture has a lot of history behind it.
From the days when UK-born singer/songwriter T.I. lived in the city to the infamous “Trap Culture Festival” held at The White Spot in 2014, the scene has been building over time.
Now, as the world continues to grapple with the tragic death of British rapper Pitbull in May, the city’s underground music scene is in a state of flux.
The latest to take a cue from his tragic death, The White Place has teamed up with the Vivid, an online destination for UK trap fans to watch live performances.
“It’s really important that the music scene we have today is one that is growing, thriving and moving forward,” said the website’s founder and CEO Ben Moore.
“We’ve made the mistake of building this thing that’s not a real place, a real thing.”
A curated series of live performances, “The Trap Music Museum,” showcases a selection of live trap performances curated by the Vibrant Music Collective.
“Travellers from across the world are coming together for one of the world’s most unique, exciting and captivating music experiences,” the site’s mission statement reads.
“Our goal is to bring together the best producers and DJs, producers, producers from across this beautiful country, producers with incredible taste and artists from all walks of life, from DJs, to writers, to photographers, to artists.
We hope that we will provide a platform to the world to share their music, their experiences and share their ideas.”
The Vivid recently hosted a series of music festivals in London and other locations around the world, including the infamous White Spot Festival, the inaugural “Trip” Festival, and the infamous Summer Camp, which featured performances by the likes of Murs, Dizzee Rascal, Thee Oh Sees, and many more.
“The trap scene has always been there, and always will be,” Moore told Business Insider.
“There are still a lot that are doing incredible stuff, but it’s just a very small slice of the population.”
The Trap Music Festival will take place from May 22 to May 25 at the VIVA Living Museum.
The event is free to attend and will feature performances from internationally-known and established trap acts like T.i, Diplo, Travi$ Scott, DJ Spank, D-Trak, The Roots, and more.
The White-Spot Festival will also feature a number of unique performances by artists from the UK underground scene, including Murs (with a DJ set), Travioli (with the band Dizz), Dizz$ Scott (with Theeoh), and Dizzy Rose (with Kool Aid).
For more information, head to The Whiteplace’s website.