Flosstradamus

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Flosstradamus
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Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Hip hop, EDM, Trap
Years active 2006–present
Labels Fool's Gold, Mad Decent, Green Label Sound
Associated acts Kid Sister, Lunice, A-Trak, UZ, Baauer
Website flosstradamus.com
Members J2K (Josh Young)
Autobot (Curt Cameruci)

Flosstradamus is the stage name of Chicago-based DJs J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci).[1]

They have performed at events such as the Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Pitchfork Music Festival, Rothbury Music Festival, Lollapalooza, TomorrowWorld and South by Southwest. They have worked alongside artists including Kid Sister (Young's sister), Diplo, Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J, The Cool Kids, and A-Trak.[2]

In April 2006, Flosstradamus were included in URB's annual "Next 100".[3]

In 2007, Flosstradamus released a mix album for Vice Records as part of Toyota's Scion "CD Sampler" series. In addition, during the summer of 2007 they embarked on an international tour with Chromeo, dubbed the "Fancy Footwork Tour".

Curt is also active in the Serato Scratch Live community making his Flossy FX sampler available online to the masses via their MySpace page.

Flosstradamus has played at many college campuses such as Wellesley College, Drexel University (alongside Waka Flocka Flame), Northwestern University, Carnegie Mellon University (playing alongside RJD2), Middlebury College, and Columbia University.

In 2009, they collaborated with NIKE + to create a repetative exercise mix tape consisting of new De La Soul material.[4] Flosstradamus also collaborated with Chairlift's Caroline Polachek to create the single, "Big Bills" for Green Label Sound (the first original production release from Flosstradamus).[5] They have additionally appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and the Nick Jr. program Yo Gabba Gabba!.[1][6]

In 2011, J2K featured on Toddla T's 2011 hit Take It Back which was a moderate hit reaching the Top 50 in the UK charts.

In 2011, Flosstradamus released the EP, Jubilation, through Fool's Gold.[7] They released another EP, Total Recall, on February 23, 2012 through Jeffrees/Mad Decent.[8] Their most recent EP, Jubilation 2.0, was released on May 8, 2012.[9]

Flosstradamus produced Iggy Azalea's "Flexin & Finessin" track, featuring Juicy J, off her 2012 mixtape "TrapGold".[10] They also produced "YungRhymeAssassin" from Mykki Blanco's 2012 mixtape Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss.[11]

The duo recently released a trap collaboration EP with DJ Sliink entitled Nomads.[12]

At SXSW Flosstradamus setup a guerrila wifi network titled PLURNTNET to distribute a new track titled HDYGRLZ ANTHM. Using social media the duo pointed fans to the PLURTNET via geotagged posts at various locations around Austin. Users could sign on and download or stream the exclusive track.


Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2011: "Jubilation" (Fool's Gold Records)
  • 2012: "Total Recall" (Mad Decent/Jeffrees)
  • 2012: "Jubilation 2.0" (Fool's Gold Records)
  • 2012: "X☮"
  • 2012: "X☯"
  • 2012: "X☢"
  • 2013 "Nomads EP" (w/ DJ Sliink)
  • 2014 "Wake & Bake" (w / Travis Porter)

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rodriguez, Victoria (3 August 2011). "Lollapalooza 2011: Flosstradamus wants to have fun". USA Today. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Flosstradamus Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Flossin’ at the top of our NEXT 100". URB. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Flosstradamus x De La Soul x Nike+". Fool's Gold Records. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Flosstradamus: Big Bills (ft. Caroline Polachek of Chairlift)". Prefix Mag. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kid Sister Gives Us A "Right Hand Hi" With A Little Help From Flosstradamus". Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jubilation". Fool's Gold. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Download Flosstradamus’ Total Recall EP". The Fader. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Jubilation 2.0". Fool's Gold. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.factmag.com/2012/10/12/download-iggy-azaleas-trap-gold-mixtape-featuring-diplo-juicy-j-sleigh-bells
  11. ^ "Download Mykki Blanco's Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss mixtape". FACT. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hoodieboyz Get Banned Again". DJZ.com. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 

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