Never heard of Joyryde? Don’t worry, neither had I until today which is surprising considering he’s supported by the likes of Tchami, Knife Party, DJ BL3ND, and Eptic. Mike sent me over “Speed Trap” and I was honestly wary. With a Soundcloud label of “SWURVE HOUSE”, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Dirty, gritty, underground synths backed up by trap horns is what I got into.
I like it. A lot. Way more than I probably should.
“Speed Trap” starts out with a trap intro with a verse on top. However, this quickly changes as the future house kicks in with a simple melody and a vocal hook only to be thrown right in the middle of a drop. The way Joyryde is able to amplify the energy bar after bar is pretty awesome as he does it with a variety of sounds that would normally be dysfunctional but not now. Probably one of my favorite parts of the song is the breakdown where he re-introduces the verse and vocal hook being supported by a dirty synth. In an era where a lot of future house is starting to meld, songs like “Speed Trap” are super refreshing.