Chicago based DJs J2K and Autobot, collectively known as Flosstradamus, are celebrating 1 million followers on SoundCloud with a preview of their new single, “Mosh Pit.” The Hoodieboyz tease fans with a minute long snippet of their latest track: a hip-hop infused beat filled with hi-hats, 808s and all the workings of a great trap tune. The full song will be officially released through Ultra Records on December 14th.Posted by
It was no surprise when dance music’s resident cake-throwing, champagne-spraying DJ Steve Aoki decided to bring two equally wild names on his Aokify America Tour. It seems like Aoki’s explosive electro house tunes have inspired one supporting artist to create his own dance music inspired works. American rapper Waka Flocka Flame announced interest in creating a full electronic dance music album and confirmed in April that his forthcoming project will be titled Flockaveli Psychotics. Though the album is still in the works, Waka Flocka hints several well-respected producers of dance music will be a part of the album, including Flosstradamus, Diplo and Skrillex. Though tour mate Aoki has yet to be linked to Waka Flocka’s upcoming LP, the rapper shares his admiration for the producer. “Steve Aoki is like the electronic Waka Flocka. He just known for turning up. I feel like he’d do everything I do … It’s amazing, I respect him.” He further explains, ”I wanted to go back to like the essence. I ventured off a lot in my whole career … I’ma show you a different Flockaveli this time. Way more turnt up, different crowds now. I’m touching different genres.”
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Earlier this month, Dillon Francis set up a signed t-shirt auction to help raise money for After School Matters, a Chicago-based charity organization that fosters professional and creative growth for teens through extra curricular activities. Social media savvy Francis raised over $6,000 through the auction, with one shirt selling for over $1,500 alone.
Supporters took to Twitter to announce their thanks, and the big man himself sent a letter to all involved. Kudos go out to Flosstradamus too; the Chicago natives hold this charity close to heart and were also big donors.
In either a gesture of hometown goodwill or stamp of approval on the trap scene, Chicago techno legend Green Velvet has put his name and lyrics behind a Flosstradamus and Yellow Claw collab. Though Sir Curtis Jones can be heard spitting out his own rhymes on the tune, his influence ends with a reverb: Signed to Fool’s Gold, the track is undeniably trap. Or at least international trap. The Amsterdam party that is Bizzie, Jim Aasgier and Nizzle combined their genre-bending mentality with the Hoodie Boyz deep crates for the collab, creating something anthemic, edgy and a touch electro in the process. While the two minute preview rides high on anticipation and light on cookie cutter trap elements, these “Pillz” seem to be of the addictive variety: Come October 4th, expect an epidemic.Posted by
While Carnage, Diplo and RL Grime will ensure that festival trap gets its fair share of play time across the Chattahoochee Hills grounds, on TomorrowWorld’s opening day fans can run the trap to from noon to night with the aptly named It’s A Trap stage. With 13 hi-hat rolling, hip-hop sampling, ass shake-inducing acts prepared to hit the Dirty South sweet spot, we’ve rounded up a few you simply can’t miss.
Earlier this year, Boston Calling became the first full-scale music festival to be hosted in the heart of the city of Boston, though dance music was noticeably left off the bill. To the delight of many who yearned for a healthier serving of bass, a video flashed the likes of Major Lazer, Wolfgang Gartner, Flosstradamus, and Flume (among indie bands and hip-hop acts) on the LED screens prior to The National taking the stage; the dual alternating stages are to return to City Hall Plaza once again this September.
While some consider City Hall to be an abomination to architecture, festival organizers, Crash Line, found the plaza to be most befitting as ticketed events are not currently allowed on the greener Boston Common. Plus, mud is a non-issue if weather ever goes sour. While most festivals focus on imprisoning and subjecting attendees to exorbitant pricing for sustenance, Boston Calling allows and even encourages reentry to truly integrate the event within the city of Boston. Outside food and drink are permitted, although a great selection of Boston’s finest is also available for those that need a quick fix. Event organizers also had the foresight to rearrange the layout to maximize the dance floor in front of the stages to accommodate what will likely be a high energy crowd.
With considerable thought, planning, and vision, Crash Line and the Bowery hope to schedule Boston Calling twice every calendar year, and we fully support this decision unless, of course, dance music is again conveniently neglected from the lineups. Just kidding.
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Spring Awakening is set to return to Chicago’s Soldier Field this June, building on last year’s success and covering not two but three days, all while holding its own amongst the city’s packed summer festival schedule. With big names like Calvin Harris, Paul Oakenfold, and Boys Noize and 100-some other top acts besides, we’ve compiled the artists we simply can’t miss to help you solve the quandary of so many artists, so little time.
In celebration of hitting 100,000 Facebook fans, trap music pioneers Flosstradamus, have served up a free download of “Assquake.” A track you may recognize from BANNED 2, the duo transform Big Sean’s verse from “Mercy” into a hi-hat laden floor shaker, capable of turning even the smallest behinds into full-blown Richter-scale shaking fatties. Add this one to your collection today for free.Posted by
With the Nomads EP, Flosstradmus and DJ Sliink’s sample-laden big room trap style provides theme music for an 808 generation. “Can you count, suckers? I say the future is ours, if you can count!” Paying homage to cult-classic in cinema, “CROWD CTRL” excerpts the opening sequence to The Warriors. The 1979 Sol Yurick adaptation follows the misadventures of lost youth in the neon underground of New York City. If that doesn’t embody Flosstradamus’s contra-branded verboten temperament, I don’t know what does. Floss and Sliink further placate rowdy ruffians of the Millennial Generation with “Test Me” and UZ’s own cradle-rocking rendition. Can you dig it?
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Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Pete Tong and more set to talk Roland drum machines for ‘BBC Radio 1 Stories: 808s, 303s & 909s’
Early next week, BBC Radio 1 will be exploring the history and importance of the 808, 303, and 909 drum machines for their Stories program. The show will highlight the instrumental role these tools played in the development of hip-hop, house, techno, and their many accompanying subgenres. DJ Premier, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, The 2 Bears, Flosstradamus and Pete Tong among others will join host Kutski for this edition of Stories. BBC Radio 1 has shared some snippets from the show, which is set to air on March 11th at 9PM. Check out the previews below and be sure to tune in for what will likely be an important history lesson.Posted by