After the long and stressful week we all had last week, a short weekend was definitely not enough time to destress and party. Luckily, we got you covered this Tuesday at Skyway Theater, and what better way to go up on a Tuesday than with Flosstradamus, Slushii, and Whethan!
Opening the night is one of the biggest up-and-comers in the Chicago electronic scene, Whethan! Only 17 years old, Whethan has broken out into the scene the past few months with his experimental take on future bass, further showcasing the new-age Chicago future bass sound. While only making electronic music under that alias for over a year, he has still gained attention from all across the board and has collaborated with Skrillex and Flux Pavillion. He also just released his first original track, “Can’t Hide”, three months back and has already received almost two million plays and features from Louis The Child, Skrillex, and many more. Whethan is an artist that while just starting out has already gained such momentum, and I am beyond stoked to see what he has in store for us on Tuesday!
Coming up after Whethan is an artist who’s perfect crossover between melodic and heavy bass has blown him up in only nine months, Slushii! Justin Scanlan, better known as Slushii, is a producer from New Jersey who has been noted by many, including Jauz, as bringing the 2010 dubstep sound back into the spotlight. In only a few months of rebranding, the young producer has gained support from Jauz, Ookay, Marshmello, Skrillex, and many more and has signed onto Red Light Management. His tracks range from melodic to future to heavy, and he even has tracks that morph all three into one! My favorite track by him, “Take My Hand”, starts out sounding very melodic and makes you expect an Illenium-type drop, but it then jumps to an extremely heavy bass drop, transporting you back to a 2010 bassment dub show. Slushii is one of the most talented new dub producers around, and he is sure to get the crowd moving on Tuesday!
Closing out the night will be the legendary trap and moombha duo, Flosstradamus! Starting in the early 2000s, Flosstradamus are often seen as one of the OGs of trap music, quickly making it to URB’s Top 100 in 2006 and joining on an international tour in 2007. They released their first EP in 2011 on Fool’s Gold and have since had releases on Ultra, Mad Decent, and Vice. Their sound is the essential turn up music: fast paced with a heavy drop sequence but still often focused on deep beats. It’s the perfect mix of loud bangers and deep moombha sounds that’s sure to make booties shake and everyone get down! About six months ago, they started their own label titled “Hi Def Youth” and released a Party Thieves EP out on it. They also released a tour mix 12 days ago, making sure everyone gets hyped up for their show on Tuesday! Flosstradamus has been a catalyst in bringing trap and moombhaton to the forefront of EDM, and the start of their new label makes their show at Skyway even more exciting!
If you’re weeping the Monday blues and wishing the weekend could continue on, have no fear! On Tuesday, we will be making Skyway Theater vibrate with Whethan, Slushii, and Flosstradamus. Make sure to get your rave shoes on and show these guys that Minnesota can go even harder on a weeknight!