Tropkillaz – “Badman”

Image via Tropkillaz / A. Volta
Image via Tropkillaz / A. Volta

The prolific Brazilian bass music duo Tropkillaz has struck again with a slowed-down trap heater called “Badman.” I know what you’re thinking already, “another ‘Badman’ song? Really?” And you’re not wrong —  I can think of a handful of tracks off the top of my head (notably, Vato Gonzalez“Badman Riddim”) that all either proclaim themselves as badman anthems or rely on badman samples, so to call it a trope of urban dance music is probably putting it lightly. Formulaic and a little predictable though it may be, it’s hard not to imagine this absolutely going off in a dancefloor setting. It’s not the cream of the crop that the serious heads might be used to, but it’s a catchy little jam with some neat ideas (yo, that beat-slicing) that won’t scare the casual listeners away. We’ll let you decide.