An ecstatic, slam-packed crowd greeted Chicago’s Flosstradamus at Firestone last night in Orlando. The trap frontrunners would deliver a high-energy set as part of Alliance Events & Nightlife’s Ignition event.
Once a week, Ignition transforms Firestone in to a miniature EDM festival. With four stages, dozens of DJs and performers, it is quite the spectacle.
Cyb3rs3cks, the new duo featuring Big Makk and Ivar The Boneless of Blood Eagle, got the main stage warmed up for New Jersey’s DJ Sliink. Sliink, who started his set with some breaks and kuduro, would continue to spin different genres throughout his entire set. While most of the bass-heavy tunes would fall under the trap umbrella, he was mixing it up a lot. One track that particularly caught my ear was the Star Slinger remix of Drake & the Weeknd’s “Crew Love.”
Flosstradamus took the stage to their Lana Del Rey remix at 1 a.m. The crowd was already well-hyped from DJ Sliink’s stellar set, but when Flosstradamus hit the stage it was a testament to this duo’s growing popularity, along with the EDM sub-genre they carry on their back.
The two absolutely blazed through everything that makes “trap” the buzz-word of the community. Mixing up the dingiest rap beats (“Bandz a Make Her Dance,” “Mercy”) with their own remixes (“Hood Fantasy,” “Original Don”) and original production (“MOTA,” “Underground Anthem”). For much of the set, the tempo was kicked up from 140 and the crowd absolutely love it. I didn’t have my metronome on me but I’d say we were running at about 154 for much of the night.
Firestone quickly turned into a hot mess of human sweat and bass. By the time Flosstradamus said their farewells the crowd was craving so much more. The two producers got on stage to drop “Drak Night,” the illest track off their X EP. They left the crowd truly wanting more, which is usually the mark of a good performer and an incredible show. It’s safe to say this duo isn’t going anywhere any time soon. I just can’t wait to see what they come up with next.