HYPETRAK TV: Flosstradamus – Organic Virality
Chicago natives Flosstradamus first debuted in 2007 with a string of new rave bass-heavy releases that fused recognizable rap samples with Baltimore club. Despite successful tours with Chromeo and a cult MySpace following, the duo – consisting of J2K and Autobut - shed away from the limelight for a good few years before making a resurgence in recent times. Much of the latter exposure is seen to correlate with the popularity of trap music. While the world of bass music went on extraneous directions in exploring the likes of moombahton, dutch house and dubstep, Flosstradamus were more interested in catering to their internet associates who appreciated a melange of deviating sounds. Hence, when trap started causing havoc in the sonic airwaves, there was no other clique suited to spearhead the movement – which blends elements of EDM and hip hop – than the two. Here, Flosstradamus chinwag with HYPETRAK TV about the group’s early influences, forthcoming collaboration, and the continuous relationship they have with their growing fan base.