Tutorials / 23 April 2021

Beat maker series: How to make a Scarlxrd style beat

How to produce a Scarlxrd style beat on BandLab

Covered in a black mask long before the rest of the world, Scarlxrd is no stranger to being different. Known for his unusual blend of trap music and heavy metal, Scarlxrd emerged from his unlikely YouTube vlogger persona to become a rising force in this genre known as trap metal or rap metal.

Scarlxrd (pronounced Scarlord) takes inspiration from an eclectic range of sources, from rock bands like Linkin Park and Rage Against the Machine, rappers like Eminem and Missy Elliot, and even Japanese anime and culture.

His usual beat revolves around harsh, ear-piercing distorted guitar and bass tracks and screaming, almost-incoherent vocals over a claustrophobic trap beat. It’s a recipe that’s been done before, but Scarlxrd’s take is genuinely intriguing – his brutally honest genre-benders take you from pure rage to soul-crushing heartbreak a minute later.

In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how we combine elements of heavy metal and trap to create a beat in the style of Scarlxrd right here on BandLab’s free online web Mix Editor.

Inspired to create your very own metal and trap beat in the style of Scarlxrd? Fork the beat we created in the video and take it away!

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