Flosstradamus, the duo from Chicago, graced Portland with their presence last Thursday night.
Let’s be clear about one thing, no one gets dirtier and meaner than these guys. It really isn’t even close. Their brand of Trap is unique and the best part about it, is that Flosstradamus embraces it. They don’t try and play the same Trap sets everyone else in the game plays, they keep it dirty and authentic. My one complaint about the show was that the floor was filled with 16+ children in rave attire, scaring me with how old I’m getting, but that’s what the 21+ balcony is for (thank god).
These guys know how to DJ. Mixing Trap isn’t the most complex science in the world, but it can be done in ways that really bring out the best elements of the style, and Floss does that so well. They tend to incorporate a few different builds together in each transition, and then choose which song to drop in- sometimes dropping in a few together. They also used great little teasers right before the drop like the famous line from Lil Wayne’s A Milli “Motha Fucka I’m Ill.”
The last thing I’ll say that was different about this show then any other Trap show I’ve seen was their sound. They bring the bass first and foremost- but the sound is not drowned out. It was really nicely done by their sound tech’s, each beat was felt and heard to the fullest extent.
Enjoy these couple video’s I took below. The first is Floss dropping RL Grime’s remix of Satisfaction, into their new single with DJ Sliink Test Me.
The next is Flosstradamus mixing Lana Del Ray’s Video Games and then transitioning into the Juicy J verse from Bandz A Make Her Dance.