It is no doubt that Josh ‘Y2K’ Young and Curt ‘Autobot’ Cameruci, better known as the duo Flosstradamus, have achieved the true trap sound. What is the “true trap sound” anyway? I’m not sure we can say. Yet, what makes Flosstradamus so special, and what I mean by “true”, is how they take it to the next level. They make it weird. Weird is original. Flosstradamus gets you going by hitting hard on the hip-hop beats and making things a little funky.
We all want our music to move us, whether that be by relaxing us, taking our mind off of our day, or just to bring on a good time. Thats what Flosstradamus’ tracks do to their listeners. They are engaging and full of energy. On my way to work when I need a little boost, I blast Flosstradamus’ “Ov3r” or “Rollup” just to make sure my day starts off on the right track. It's EDM producers like Flosstradamus that change the game. Some might fight that change and people may shoot it down, but you cannot help but appreciate artists who twist, turn, and make classic sounds their own. In the end, the music they put forward allows for its listeners to completely lose themselves. You dance and you move and your body isn’t sure how else to react. The feelings that music of all genres evoke can’t be put into words. It becomes physical.
Flosstradamus gets me moving physically. They make me dance. They make my heart rush. They make me giggle and feel great. I want them to do that for you as well. They’re currently making their way around the US with two more stops in Texas on the Mad Decent Block Party and some additional stops in November and December. In January, those of you in Australia and New Zealand can catch them in your area.
Check out Flosstradamus and more SXSW alumni on this week’s episode of EDJ, SXSWfm’s weekly EDM specialty hour. The show airs Fridays at 6am, 12pm, & 6pm CDT; and Saturdays at 12am & 9pm CDT.
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