Flosstradamus stands at the forefront of fame in the endless abyss that so clearly defines todays electronic music industry. As Chicago’s golden boys and one of the premier names in what is generally defined as “trap” music, this unique duo has risen to the limelight over the past 12 months. Having previously dabbled in other genres before taking on their instrumental, electronically infused hip-hop identity, Flosstradamus has been rebirthed into an astoundingly popular mogul. Having played shows around the country and collaborating with some of the best names in todays production game, the group has become the ultimate party starter.
As a sequel to their last in your face, traptastic mix, Banned 2 is destined to deliver the same twerk filled expose of the 808 sound that has become so insanely popular over the past year. Complete with original collabs with DJ Sliink A-Trak and Danny Brown as well as exclusives from the uber-talented Alex Young, Hucci, and DJ Carnage, this mix is destined to light up the dancefloor and get any eager crowd “Turnt Up”.
Give Banned 2 a listen and do not miss this high-energy duo when they come to your city.
Born in the dirty South, trap music has long been tied to strictly hip hop and rappers but as music is ever evolving trap has since become a sub genre of EDM thanks to Diplo, Flosstradamus and Baauer. To put it simply, trap can be classifed as hip hop intertwined with dutch house synths and basslines found in dubstep. If you're on the fence about delving into this particular type of music listen to the tracks below and see for yourself!
1. Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing (Diplo Trapstyle Remix)
2. Major Lazer - Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
3. Azealia Banks - 212 (DjSliink Remix)
4. Zedd - Clarity (Ookay Remix)
Welcome to the newest addition to Joonbug.com: Mixtape Monday. Starting this week, we will be featuring some of the hottest new sounds, most awesome music videos, or just straight up classics to get your week started off right. Got any recommendations? Any requests? Feel free to leave them in the comment box below, and be sure to check back each week for the new edition!
What needs to be said for the Flosstradamus remix of Major Lazer's "Original Don." It essentially triggered an entire wave of EDM (Electric Dance Music) Trap music that's taking over EVERYTHING in the underground right now.
Dillon Francis is calling on all of his fans to get Wet & Reckless with him. After a number of releases on some of the most well-known US labels, the DJ/producer and cat enthusiast has just announced a 25-date US Tour. Joining Francis on his upcoming "Wet & Reckless" tour are Flosstradamus, Clockwork, and Baauer. The tour will run through mid-November with stops in NYC, Philly, and Miami.
Francis has been thriving in the electronic dance music scene with his moombahton magic. Under the wing of Diplo, he's released his music on labels like Skrillex's OWSLA, Diplo's Mad Decent, and A-Trak's Fool's gold. He's also recently had an opening run for dubstep giants, Nero.
The Sunday Snapshot:
The festival set-up, sound and acoustics, as well as operations were extremely professional. It's obvious they have done this before. I loved how they had two stages by each other with back-to-back shows. I parked it at the Budweiser/Playstation stages for most of the weekend due to the line up, but it was incredible to see 10,000 people stacked to see the headliners on the BMI stage. Kudos Lolla.
Sunday Musical Delights & Awards:
Chiddy Bang: Award for Band Best Listened on a CD. I was personally pumped to see Chiddy play. My friends produce their music videos and I have been rocking to their cool remixes/raps for a bit now. Think, Girl Talk meets Drake for their vibe. I was sadly disappointed in the live bit, but I still like them a lot. But the electronic Perry’s stage was a sick addition to the festival. We would be visiting again.
Here is what we loved most about Saturday at Lollapalooza 2010. I wish I was still there!
In addition to the green scene at Grant Park, there were some really cool sponsorship and brand presence situations in the mix. Toyota was giving away cold bandanas and headbands (much needed with the hot temperatures). They always had a line to their tent, which I’m sure got them some good exposure. Another great sponsor was the water filling stations; I know I spent a lot of time here. AOL provided free WiFi, for those of us working during the festival, this was clutch. A fun one was the Q101 Hammock Station, where you could actually take a break and lay in the hammocks for a bit. It’s always enjoyable to see brands and companies giving out products and services that are super beneficial to the festival goer. Giving a consumer something they can really use during the weekend is really going to stand out for marketing purposes.
Completely pumped for this festival, Lollapalooza managed to blow me away. Not only with the talent they had this year, but as an event planner, I was even more impressed with the set-up and operations they had in place. If you missed our live Tweets from the festival here are some tasty tidbits from the weekend. Catch us tomorrow for Saturday's recap:
We arrived in Chicago around 7am from New York, took a nap, and proceeded to the event around 4pm. Other than grabbing my media pass (which was like a mile away from the entrance) I was immediately impressed.