Drop The Lime and Flosstradamus At Grand Central
Last Friday, bass was delivered onto Grand Central.
First off, you had Drop The Lime, founder of the renown Trouble & Bass brand. Secondly, you had one of the biggest up-and-comers of the scene, Flosstradamus. The Overthrow and Poplife announced this show some weeks ago, and it’s safe to say, the time leading up to it could not have felt longer.
We arrived at about 10:45 to find Troy Kurtz opening up the night. I am quite fond of quality opening sets, and Troy did nothing short of getting the crowd grooving early on. He played some funky jams smooth enough to give people a relaxing feel, yet bumpy enough for everyone to start dancing.
Damaged Goods took to the decks a half hour later and kept the vibe going. It was really interesting to see him drop Bart B More’s remix of MC Flipside’s “In The Zone.” I wouldn’t necessarily consider it a track to play during an early set, but I was surprised to see Damaged Goods made it work, mainly through keeping the tempo low.
His set turned into a back-to-back set with Troy, until Miami locals O’Grime took the decks. They threw down a set that bridged the vibe from regular 4-to-the-floor EDM to the hoodest of broken beats. They even started rapping during their set, hyping the crowd like crazy. All this led to a perfect transition into Chicago’s own Flosstradamus once they were done.
Once Floss took the stage, I knew what to expect: sub bass. Lots and lots of sub bass. They dropped a mix of theirorigionals and remixes, including “Hood Fantasy,” “Total Recall” and their “Original Don.” Plus, they worked in other songs like “Harlem Shake” by Bauur. The trap was definetly bein run.
The crowd of mostly 18-24 year olds seemed to have gone into a nostalgic trance back to middle school when they played their and Diplo’s remix of Usher’s “Climax,” not to mention when they dropped a trap remix of “Sandstorm.”
As awesome as their set was, the show wasn’t over yet, and Drop The Lime took to the decks after the chicago trap stars.
The man of many suspenders dropped a set full of variety. Playing everything from tunes off his new album - Enter The Night, to be released July 3 – to really old Trouble and Bass tunes. He kept the tempo moving up and down throughout his set, taking the crowd on a real ride.
A definite highlight was when he sang along with his some of his tracks with a classsic condensor mic, adding effects onto the vocals to add a really fun vibe. “Roll the Drums” by Autoerotique was personally my faveorite tune he mixed.
After he was done leveling (no pun of any sort intended there!) the crowd, Mike Deuce closed out the night, starting off with Van Toth’s Bootleg of “Niggas in Paris.”
All in all, the combination of the varying genres and sounds played definitely made this a night to rememeber…even if you had too much free Jose Cuervo to drink at the start.
And to the rando that took my beer and opened it for me with his teeth, keep kicking ass.