The last time Flosstradamus was in Philadelphia they played a sold-out show at the Barbary. It was so packed inside that you literally felt trapped.
This time around, on Thursday, March 28th 2013, the Chicago based duo, who have achieved an even greater level of notoriety since that time for their genre defining Trap Music sets, stepped it up to a much larger venue, Soundgarden Hall.
The result of moving to a 2000 person establishment? Another sold-out show. Another packed venue. Another hell of a good time.
The night kicked off at 8pm with an almost four hour b2b set by Ruxbin and BHB. While BHB now resides in NYC, he is no stranger to Philadelphia, often returning to play gigs with the Actual Records and Twurkaholics crews.
Playing vinyl and CDs (an art that seems all but lost these days) with no laptops in sight, they delved into a wide range of genres to the delight of the crowd. This was an opening set in name only.
With a line stretching around the corner, the venue was already quite full by 10pm, as it slowly filled to capacity.
Just before midnight, DJ Spinz took over on the decks and showed the Philly crowd how they do hip-hop in the dirty south, ATL style.
By this point Soundgarden was packed to the gills with everyone clambering for a good viewing angle before the headliners hit the stage.
When Flosstradamus finally hit the stage, in a haze of fog machines and unbelievably bright strobes, the crowd went crazy.
J2K and Autobot wasted no time in giving the crowd exactly what they had come for, a heavy dose of Trap Music, bright lights, and bass drops.
Mixing in more recent jams off of their Fools Gold Records albums with older classic hip-hop remixes, the duo rocked the crowd and the mic with ease.
Fans might have felt packed in like sardines, but we’ve never seen a can of sardines with so many smiling faces. It’s clear why Flosstradamus runs the Trap.
[Photos by D. Jacob Miller Photography]
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