Recently, on December 26th, trap fans from all around the Midwest traveled to the Aragon Ballroom and danced away all of the food they ate over the holidays. Two years ago at this time, Flosstradamus (Autobot and J2K, better known as Curt and Josh), played at the Metro. Last year, they played at the Riviera Theater. This year, they made it to the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago’s premier hall for EDM events.
Starting promptly at 11 PM, Flosstradamus played an eccentric mix of rap, trap, electro, and whatever else they wanted. The stage setup was something amazing – Josh was basically the MC of the event, hyping up the crowd and dancing in front of the stage. 14 feet above him, Curt was on the decks mixing songs and throwing down a great set that had everyone at the theater dancing for 90 minutes.
Although some EDM fans might claim that trap is dead, you couldn’t tell that to anyone at the Aragon Ballroom that night. The music selection kept the crowd on their toes; one of the most notable mashups was Jack U’s unreleased yet already iconic “King Of Africa,” mixed with Gregor Salto and Wiwek’s club track “On Your Mark,” which then transitioned to O.T. Genasis’ “Coco.”
The “Original Don” remixers closed their show with incredibly heartfelt speeches from both Curt and Josh. Curt’s speech was especially emotional; it was obvious he was speaking from the heart and all of his dreams had come true right before his eyes. The show then closed with Floss asking everyone to put peace signs in the air and the sold out crowd of 5,000 unanimously screamed “peace!!” It was a beautiful and unique ending to a night of in-your-face music and turning up. All of the attendees left drenched in sweat and with huge smiles on their faces.