Friday night’s scene of debauchery at the Warfield delivered the ideal kick-off to the holiday season.
J2K (Josh Young) spit fresh flows atop booty-shaking rhythms while DJ Autobot (Curt Cameruci) blasted deep kicks and snare rolls to maintain high octane mayhem. Given their success wielding polished trap music and previous appearances at major festivals, hypnotic control over this night seemed hardly a challenge for Flosstradamus.
Half a dozen booming strobes lights instantly ignited the entire theater with white flashes as color-changing spotlights gyrated above the main floor and balcony.
The two forcefully navigated moody and atmospheric beats with ease and swagger, punching with hit single “Look At the Sky” and the crazy chorus of “Mosh Pit,” powerfully popping with the notorious “Undergound Anthem” or the chaotic tune “Pillz.” Remixes of Dillon Francis, Flux Pavilion, and Major Lazer were peppered throughout the set. But those were quickly pushed aside as Floss dropped a dangerous dance mashup of Jay Z’s current hit “Tom Ford.”
On either side of the duo, staged grow operations and large bags of chronic decorated the performance in the same spirit as a Christmas tree. Their trap sound hammered hard, yet occasionally transitioned effortlessly to other areas of the dance music spectrum.
Like the sample message often embedded into new tracks, the polished party left folks leaving the venue thinking, “Damn son…”