For our Halloween August Aux STF :: 004 mix, our sales associate and resident DJ, Samuel Wallner, delved deep into the rapid fire realm of Horrorcore and duly dubbed "dark influence" sound. Horrorcore/Dark Rap has its origin in the Memphis, TN rap scene. The lofi, home-cooked production and sampling of Horror films and macabre media was the back bone of these woeful tracks. Rappers explored stylized dark themes of the occult, drug use, depression, suicidal thoughts, and murder, refusing to shy away from harsh impactful realities. The most iconic group, and best chart-topping reference, forgers of the style are the legendary Three 6 Mafia. However many interpretations of the schismed genre exist from the likes of Sybyr, Ghostemane, Ramirez, Bones, and many others.