Had Mannie Fresh heard womp-womp "from the amplifiers" instead of boom after "the truck went uh-uh" in "Still Fly," Big Tymers' Hood Rich would've been a completely different record 10 years ahead of its time.
We're glad he didn't. Producing electro beats with enough swag to effortlessly pump through "four 15s" sans visible wires and inside an EDM club is a tough task.
Without a little Fool's Gold, don't expect the track to be Mad Decent, a key ingredient in Flosstradamus's scrumptious recipe for Chicago deep-dish electro.
"[Autobot and I] both grew up having a big mix of Chicago music around us," Flosstradamus's J2K recently told Chicago Now. "Juke, house, rap. When we started our parties we were flipping a lot of old Chicago tunes that were nostalgic to us, and now those same tunes have helped inspire us in our production as well."
Since earning a spot on URB Magazine's 2006 "Next 100 List," the Chi-town duo has enjoyed a steady climb to the proverbial top of Molly Mountain, EDM Land's highest peak.
"There are so many genres and subgenres in EDM," J2K said in the Chicago Now piece, "and people have so much exposure to music. I hope [that] if people don't like one thing, they'll find something they do like."
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Having remixed everyone from indie poppers Matt and Kim to blog rappers The Cool Kids, Flosstradamus's Autobot and J2K are respected by their peers and admired by legions of fans for their expertly blended cross-genre contributions. And the Floss is certainly "something they do like."
Flosstradamus. Friday, October 12. Grand Central; 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $15 plus fees via fla.vor.us. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.