Turn Up Tuesdays Vol. 5: The Flosstradamus Edition

If you’re a trap fan, you’ve undoubtably been following the kings of the genre, Flosstradamus, for years. Natives of Chicago, Josh Young and Curt Cameruci have helped transform and catapult trap into the massively successful enterprise it is today. Blessed with an unrivaled ability to seamlessly fuse sounds from around the world with early 1990s Southern hip hop styles, this duo played a huge role in lifting trap from the underground to one the most popular genres under the umbrella term ‘EDM’ — a term I loathe for its vagueness, yet can’t help using for its all-encompassing simplicity.

Tonight (and tomorrow night…) I’ll be in the 9:30 Club crowd getting down to the sweet sounds of Floss. Yes, that may make me a groupie, but I couldn’t care less. Each of their sets is totally unique and somehow always in sync with the crowd. You never know what these two will drop. Plus, things tend to get a little out of hand. If you listen to their Ultra 2014 set, you’ll hear a distinct moment at 26:25 where a provocative request is made of the ladies in the crowd, and let me tell you, as a witness myself, plenty of ladies happily obliged. Who doesn’t love that sense of the unexpected?

In honor of their DC show tonight, and generally how dope they are, here are my favorite Flosstradamus tracks and sets. So even if you’re sitting in a chair at work PUT THOSE WARNING SIGNS UP /!\

And if you aren’t a trap fan (I’m really confused and sorry for your loss) don’t fret, there’ll be plenty more tunes up on the blog this Friday!

Live at Ultra Music Festival 2014
If you listen very close, you can hear me in the crowd screaming

 

Unearthed Vol. 2 [2012]
The drop at 16:28 is still MY DROP to this day

 

Roll Up

 

United Kids of the World (Flosstradamus Remix)

 

Mosh Pit

 

Lana’s Theme

 

Underground Anthem

 

Look at the Sky

 

Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)

 

Hood Fantasy

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