Trap the music

Three DJ duos stood at the front of Glow, sharing the sound space to prompt people to dance. Neon lights bounced off the empty dance floor, until the music seeped under the growing crowd’s skin and they started to shake. Glow Nightclub came alive to the mix of techno and rap music, also know as trap music. People threw their arms in the air, feet shuffled on the floor, butts bounced. The trap music DJs were doing their job; playing the music they loved to get people pumped up.

This was the scene I walked into when I went to take photos for an article in Klipsun Magazine. It was fun to weave in and out of the dancing crowd, and get pictures behind the stage. I think I managed to get a wide variety of images, which is always something I strive for. What ended up being printed in the magazine was limited by page space, so here are some of my personal favorites from the shoot. Enjoy!

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(from left to right) Brittany Herring, Hana Nelson, Paula Roe and Brandon Davidson dance at the Run Tha Trap show on Jan. 31, 2013 at Glow Nightclub in Bellingham, Wash. DJs from Dropsquad, Blessed Coast Sound System and Storm and Trooper kept the music going for three hours.

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Jordan Pinney-Johnson, known as DJ Triple Crown, or Blessed Coast Sound System relaxes before playing his music at the Run Tha Trap show on Jan. 31, 2013 at Glow Nightclub in Bellingham, Wash.

Dancers move under flashing neon lights while DJs from Dropsquad, Blessed Coast Sound System and Storm and Trooper play their music at the Run Tha Trap show on Jan. 31, 2013 at Glow Nightclub in Bellingham, Wash.

Dancers move under flashing neon lights while DJs from Dropsquad, Blessed Coast Sound System and Storm and Trooper play their music at the Run Tha Trap show on Jan. 31, 2013 at Glow Nightclub in Bellingham, Wash.

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Jeremy Maxfield of trap music team Storm and Trooper makes music at the Run Tha Trap show on Jan. 31, 2013 at Glow Nightclub in Bellingham, Wash.

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Ryan Greigg, known as Ryan I, flicks on his lighter when he feels a good beat. “[It’s] to get people’s attention,” he said. Greigg is an artist for Blessed Coast Sound System.

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Spencer Bell, known as DJ Radical Kid, and Paco Mejino, known as Ca$h Bandicoot, pose for a portrait after they play their music at the Run Tha Trap show on Jan. 31, 2013 at Glow Nightclub in Bellingham, Wash.

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