Q&A

TrapZillas: "Everybody Today has a Different Opinion of What [Trap Music] is About"

It's a recent Friday night and the interior of the TrapZillas house is a busy and chaotic hurricane of noise and activity. As vintage NBA playoff game plays loudly on a gigantic HDTV in the background, at least a half-dozen people are busying themselves with bongs and blowtorches in the kitchen, crafting beats on banks of synthesizers in the den, or just hanging out.

Sitting in the middle of this hullabaloo at a dining room table cluttered with sports trading cards, a pair of new Nikes, and a mason jar containing premium buds are Adolfo "Dolfz" Salazar and Logic Ali, the DJ and producer at the heart of the Phoenix-based trap music act. The hectic and often-busy tumult of their North Scottsdale residence is apropos, considering their busy schedules - including performing at Trapfest on Saturday at the Monarch Theatre -- and TrapZillas' frenzied rise to prominence over the past year.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.