Autobot (Curt Cameruci) and J2K (Josh Young) teamed up to form Flosstradamus more than a decade ago in Chicago. Mashing up house, techno, electro and R&B, they quickly won over fans around town—and then the country—with their all-inclusive dance parties. One of their many strengths is that they know how to have a good time, and that comes across when they perform live, which is probably why the progressive-dance DJs have earned the reputation as party starters, whether it’s in a small club or on a big festival stage. And although Young left the band about a year ago, Flosstradamus is still going strong. With the current tour winding down, Flosstradamus comes to Brooklyn Steel on Saturday night. So come join the dance party and arrive early enough to catch the Phantoms DJ set.
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Flosstradamus hit Music Hall of Williamsburg for a late appearance on Saturday night. The show sold out quickly, but The House List is giving away two tickets. Don’t have any of your own and still want to go? No worries. Try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Flosstradamus, 7/23) and a brief message explaining what you love so much about the Chicago trap duo. Eddie Bruiser, who’s been a fan for quite some time, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.
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J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci) teamed up to form Flosstradamus eight years ago in Chicago. Mashing up house, techno, electro and R&B, they quickly won over fans around town—and then the country—with their all-inclusive dance parties. One of their many strengths is that they know how to have a good time, and that comes across when they perform live, which is probably why the progressive-dance DJs have earned the reputation as party starters, whether it’s in a small club or on a big festival stage. They’ve been busy recently traveling across America, but before their tour ends, Flosstradamus hit New York City for two nights to play Terminal 5 on Friday and Saturday. So come join the dance party. GTA and Curtis Williams with Two-9 open both shows.
Matt & Kim – Terminal 5 – June 29, 2011
Two songs into their set, Matt Johnson of Matt & Kim told the Terminal 5 audience that the band’s current tour has been the “best tour of our lives” and followed that with “so this could be our best show ever.” That statement would have seemed overzealous had the Brooklyn-based duo not already had the crowd of 3,000 in the palms of their hands. Matt & Kim mixed heavy crowd interaction (from balloons being thrown into the audience to drummer Kim Schifino telling “every guy to take their fucking shirt off!”) with a dance party (they played/sampled hip-hop songs throughout the show and even had Autobot from Flosstradamus DJ in between sets).
Matt & Kim even read out their phone number to the packed venue so they could hear all about the show directly from the fans. The twosome grinned their way through nearly every two-to-three-minute dance-punk song in their bag—music made for a venue that lets the fans get just as loud when they try. Add to that the joy embedded in these shows when longtime local bands finally get to play the big stages and you have a pretty good cocktail, much like the one Schifino tried to market to the crowd: “It’s one part red wine, the cheaper the better, and one part Red Bull. That’s it!” Only Johnson knows whether the show lived up to his own mid-set hype. But one thing’s for sure, these two know how to throw a party. —Sean O’Kane
Photos courtesy of Sean O’Kane | seanokanephoto.com