Local producer Micetro’s trap catches a wider audience

“There is a darker element to my music,” says Andrew Sweet, who performs and records under the name of Micetro.
“There is a darker element to my music,” says Andrew Sweet, who performs and records under the name of Micetro.Credit: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

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There’s an inherent menace at the heart of the electronic music sub-genre of trap. It makes sense when you consider its origins in the early 2000s, as a soundtrack to a certain style of drug-game hip-hop culture in the South — encroaching paranoia is part of the job description.

But while trap’s crossover into the electronic music world over the past couple of years, and the attendant larger audiences that have come with it have nudged the sound into a more anodyne direction, the basic underpinnings still resonate in its resulting hybrid manifestations, even if the end result makes for an unlikely party soundtrack. Consider for evidence the recent “Basic Instincts” EP, from a relatively new but promising Boston producer, Andrew Sweet, a.k.a. Micetro.

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