Flosstradamus & DJ Sliink, ‘Crowd CTRL’ Video: First Look

Ryan Wiklund


The trap stars turn it up from coast to coast in new clip.

Before trap was “trap,” the boys of Flosstradamus released their remix of Major Lazer’s “Original Don.” The January 2012 banger turned the duo into the de facto faces of a burgeoning movement, and in the time since, Floss has been happy to embrace its trap ambassador status. Now, Josh Young and Curt Cameruci (better known as J2K and Autobot), have a fan army of self-dubbed #HOODIEBOYZ (just check out the adoration in their Twitter feed) and a packed calendar of high-profile gigs across the country.

For a sense of the fervor that follows them, look no further than the video for their DJ Sliink collab “CROWD CTRL” (from their “Nomad” EP released on A-Traks Fool’s Gold back in April). The clip, premiering exclusively on CODE, shows the duo spinning its dub-meets-hip-hop sound to rapt crowds from Manhattan to Miami. The track itself is an ideal example of the sound that has taken trap to the main stage—from the laser-sharp synth topline to its huge build-up and head-banging drop.

Floss’ high-intensity ethos extends to the visuals as well, as the video opens with a caution-cum-challenge for viewers. “Warning,” it reads. “This film contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for those not ready to turn up.”

And we were born ready.