Travis Traps is a music producer, artist, sound-engineer, and DJ hybrid originating from Oklahoma City. After losing two of his closest friends during high school to drug overdoses, Travis devoted his life to their shared passion: music. In the fall of 2014, Travis graduated the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma---more commonly referred to as ACM@UCO. It was there he furthered his knowledge in the field of music production, audio engineering, and music business with a bachelor's degree.
Anthemic, aggressive, and downright dirty, Travis’ dance music utilizes killer kick drums, gritty bass lines, speaker-slaying electro leads, pumping progressive top lines, Gameboy freak-outs, ravey rises, twisted FX, and bone-rattling sub-booms that run the line of his high-octave fusion of hard dance; hip-hop; moombahton; trap; twerk; and electro house music.
Behind the decks, Travis never fails to ignite a party. He brings a variety of music---mixing positive “feel good” vibes, massive volumes of energy, and edgy beats---to every set. Traps is no stranger to spinning for massive crowds, having performed at major music festivals like Lights All Night, Backwoods Bash, two Life in Color Tours, Daydream, Mystik Sanctuary, two Elektrik Prairie Music Experiences, SXSW, and many other regional festivals. From main stage to the club, Travis is a dance floor veteran, having opened for legendary producers such as Moby and Nile Rodgers, as well as EDM producers like The Chainsmokers, Oliver Heldens, Borgore, Carnage, DVBBS, Zomboy, Keys N Krates, Datsik, Paper Diamond, Slander, Dallas K, David Solano, Party Favor, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Pegboard Nerds, Hucci, Grandtheft, DOTCOM, iLL.Gates, DJ Sliink, Nom De Strip, Kayilox, Party Thieves, Boombox Cartel, Sikdope, Tomsize, Prismo, Styles&Complete, Tropkillaz, Wick-it The Instigator, Manic Focus, Haterade, Skism, Eptic, LAXX, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Squnto, Megladon, Swizzymack, KJ Sawka, Riot Ten, Dack Janiels, Clips x Ahoy!, Hype Turner, The Hi-Yahs, Dirt Monkey, Jansten, JayKode, and Shiny Toy Guns. In addition to touring with Emmy award-winning rapper Jabee of MURS 316 label, he has also performed with hip-hop artists 2Chainz, Rick Ross, Desiigner, Waka Flocka Flame, Gorilla Zoe and Slim Thug. Travis was the first resident DJ at Subsonix and is an adjunct college professor at ACM@UCO, where he developed a 17 week comprehensive DJ course which began in the spring semester of 2017. He also teaches Music and Media courses, helping students learn how to better craft and present their brand. His contribution as an audio engineer to the short film, Course of Food, and Butch: The Legend of Langston assisted in a first place prize at the 2015 and 2017 Deadcenter Film Awards, respectively.
Travis Traps self released two EP’s in 2016, Trap Sensei and Trap Sensei Reincarnated. The EP pioneered a harmonious mix of modern electronic dance music with a Far East Japanese influence which he dubbed “Tokyo Trap." In the spring of 2017, Travis released his sophomore EP, New York Reload.
In the fall of 2017, Travis ended his career as a dance music artist and DJ to pursue his tenure in higher education as a professor, to settle down with his fiancee, and go after Wine and Spirits Education Trust certifications.