Digging the new Polyphia? Here are 10 trap and lo-fi beat-loving guitar players you need to check out

Manuel Gardner Fernandes, San Holo, Melanie Faye and Kazuki Isogai
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This week, Polyphia dropped their first new material in three years with Playing God, a trap-shred banger that finds Tim Henson and Scott LePage once more melding guitar music in their own genre-boundaries-be-damned image.

Yet the rise of a new generation of production-savvy guitarists has given birth to an entire movement of players who perform neo-soul fretboard theatrics over the kind of trap and lo-fi beats popularized by hip-hop over the past two decades.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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