“Of all the time I’ve spent on soundcloud looking for bone shattering, crowd pleasing tracks, few have measured up to the quality possessed by renowned producer Loud Lord. But rather than regurgitating generic bangers that one might expect to hear at Electric Daisy Carnival, Loud Lord adds creativity to his productions by sampling Bill O’Reilly and other outlandish figures. Today I was thankful to speak with him for a brief period to dissect the methods of his madness.”
We got to take breakthrough trap production duo Flosstradamus on tour of a considerably dope field of pot on their first HDYNATION tour stop in Seattle thanks to Dama Cannabis Products x Empty Planet Productions x The-Re-Up.com. Curt and Josh got to start their trip to Seattle off right by taking a look at what the top tier cannabis cultivators, Dama Cannabis Products have to offer.
GRiZ: After a busy year of touring and producing, GRiZ finally gave us a peak of the magic he's been up to. This song was definitely worth the wait and the full year taken to get it right really payed off. "A Fine Way to Die" shows GRiZ revolutionary style, blending funky, jazzy sax solos with smooth bass lines and electronic sounds to create the perfect mix of genres. Download it free from the man himself here: "This song took a whole year to make and it comes from the very bottom of my soul. I hope you guys enjoy!!!!" - Grant/AKA GRIZ
Check out our Hard Day of the Dead Aftermovie Edit! Happy with how shooting freehand came out with this! So many dope artists played here, Bassnectar, RL Grime, Diplo, TY Dolla Sign, Araabmuzik, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Big Gigantic, and my favorite WA based producers Odesza!
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Everything went pretty smoothly, besides a tire pop, dealing with wack LA traffic, and trying to find our car after the show in a huge parking lot haha.
Check out this banging track from Zeds Dead. Ella Eyre's vocals compliment the track immensely and give it depth right before a heavy bass line.
If you were out and about around SoDo at the start of this week, you Seattle hasn’t see a night like Monday in quite a while. Trap superstars Flosstradamus and GTA took over the Showbox for the first stop of their HDYNATION Tour and the sh** got wild fast. We greeted by them to a daytime weed warehouse tour by Dama Cannabis Products (stay posted for the video, kids). Curt was very stoked abput the CBD hash oil pens we had. Then we dropped them off at their venue for a sold-out house of Seattle’s most committed ragers, already well warmed up by Curtis Williams and the Two-9 collective, the boys took the stage and proceeded to steadily kill it for the next several hours.
Alex: We’re really enjoying the music coming out of the Australian scene right now
Wax Motif: We’ve been overlooked for so long, and i mean rightfully so because we didn’t have a lot of artists, and now it’s ready to explode. We have dudes doing big room like dirty south, knife pqrty, and tommy trash, dudes doing melbourne bounce like will sparks, the future stuff like flume, what so not, wave racer (A: I love wave racer!),and there’s so many people in every scene, people like motez doing house music, so it’s really good right now.
Alex: Day of the Dead is a really overlooked holiday. What are some of the best costumes you’ve seen in the crowd?
Looking up at the giant LED screen behind RL Grime on Sunday night, I began to realize that I was witnessing the true essence of what Hard Day of the Dead was all about. Garish images of bone flecks, king cobras, and anglerfish (look it up if you like being terrified) flashed across the screen, taunting the crowd with menacing smiles. In a way, it was an ode to the revelry of the night, inviting the the audience to be on their baddest behavior...
After going HARD at Day of the Dead it was about time to vibe out with The-Re-Up x EPP squad and what better way to enjoy the end of Day one than checking out ODESZA. As I walked into the 7Up stage I looked around at a crowd of fans who were sitting down or simply swaying back and forth, bobbing their heads to the smooth tunes at hand. As I picked up the pace towards the pit to make sure my team got in alright, I soon decided that there was no reason to be backstage for this one. ODESZA serenaded the crowd with an awe inspiring light show full of eye-catching visuals that were simple but colorful and well placed.
(Photos by Owen J.)