The trap production duo Flosstradamus brought their Hi-Def Youth Tour back home. The duo consist of J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci) got their start throwing a party series in their hometown Chicago. The duo first started using the HDYNATION a few years ago to lovingly describe their fans and to brand their movement-like ecosystem of a scene.
HDYNATION was in full effect this past week when Flosstradamus brought their Hi-Def Youth Tour to the Aragon Ballroom. They brought a stacked lineup from the opening act fellow Chicago DJ Whethan. This young producer/dj is on the rise since his inception into the electronic music world. He started off getting the crowd hyped by playing several tracks from Kanye, Skrillex, and other major artist. Whethan is still young and still has a long way to go but one thing is that he has raw talent and is beginning to turn heads in the edm community.
With only a 30 minute set Towkio gave it all in that small time. His stage presence is energetic and he feed off the crowd for his entire set. The mixture of genres doesn’t feel misdirected it all flowed until something only Towkio can produce. He slowed it down mid set providing that moment where the crowd was mesmerized by his soulful voice leaving you with goosebumps. Its not a Save Money set without bringing someone out and it didn’t disappoint. Joey Purp came out to do “Playing Fair” and it energized the crowd even more. Towkio isn’t stopping anytime soon and he always represents the his city letting his fans know that he loves his city.
The newest sensation to take over EDM is a 19 year old bass producer known as Slushii. He has been taking over stages all over the world and he defiantly turned up Chicago. He has grown until something special with the help of his mentor Marshmello he has delivered a set that left the crowd wanting more. Most DJ’s come out and go directly behind the decks not Slushii he began by singing to the crowd “To Say Goodbye“. His set was not stop playing tracks from Skrillex, Ookay, Marshmello, Rae Sremmurd, and many more. Slushii carrer is blowing up and I cant wait to see what he puts out next.
Last but not the least was the debut of The Bunker which Flosstradamus debuted earlier this year. The massive new stage production ditched led screens and pyro for a setting that’s part post-apocalyptic and a homage to a military complex, complete with a working T-shirt cannon. Flosstradamus and The Bunker is something that needs to be experienced the amount of energy that was put into this show was next level. Despite a hick-up in the beginning of the set that didn’t slow down the boys. Playing trap hits, slow jams, and some old school favorites HDYNATION was beyond excited to see what was coming up next. With the boys being back home they decided to do the Mannequin Challenge which was a highlight. As the boys were closing their set they brought an iconic Chicago mascot Benny the Bull which had everyone in the venue going wild. The night concluded with a group picture and Flosstradamus sending positive vibes to the crowd letting them know that whatever is going on in the world tonight Chicago forgot about all that. Flosstradamus are a unique duo that has overcome criticize from several people and is continuing to put out next level production and music.