Its the year of high hats, claps, and snare taps, with Chicago's own Flosstradamus at the forefront of an ever evolving club scene. The DJ/producer duo of Autobot and J2K masterfully blend elements of juke, house, and hip-hop, creating a booty popping sound that's redefining trap, and just foolish to overlook.
Since joining forces in 2005, the duo was recognized in Urb's "Next 100" in 2006, and supported Chromeo on their Fancy Footwork Tour in 2007. But it wasn't until earlier this year, with the release of their remix to Major Lazer's "Original Don" (below), when the duo undoubtedly gained widespread notoriety. All it took was a sub shaking bass line and some high hat taps to turn up the crazy in what is surely a club anthem to be remembered from 2012.
Their most recent mixtape, released this summer, was appropriately named Banned, following an announcement by the CPD that Flosstradamus would be banned from playing their own label's block party due to the raucous brought on by their performance at Chicago's West Fest. Between fans climbing atop porta-pottys, speakers, and being thrown off stage by security, police apparently weren't too thrilled with all the twerkin' - shutting down their set fifteen minutes early. The mix features banger from MIA, Juicy J, Meek Mill, as well as some of Floss's own productions.
Working alongside the likes of A-Trak, Kid Sister (actual sister of J2K), Iggy Azalea, and Juicy J, Flosstradamus is not to be slept on. They have a few dates left on their North American tour, including back to back shows at the Metro Chicago December 22 and 23... I know I'll be there.
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