REVIEW: Flume, RUFUS and Flosstradamus at Big Day Out Gold Coast
We’ll admit it: when the Big Day Out lineup was released and we saw three of our favourite acts, Flume, RUFUS and Flosstradamus on the roster, we kind of lost our shit a little bit. So when the time came to descend upon the Boiler Room at the Big Day Out on the Gold Coast on Sunday, we could hardly contain our excitement.
First up was RUFUS. The Sydney trio – made up of Jon George, James Hunt and Tyrone Lindqvist – took to the stage at 2.45pm, just moments after Colorado hip-hop duo Big Gigantic had wrapped up their live set.
“How you doing Big Day Out?” lead singer Tyrone shouted into his mic. “You guys ready to party?” The crowd roared with glee as the band opened with their 2013 hit ‘Desert Night,’ with blue and orange lights bouncing across the tent.
“This next one’s about sleeping in on Sunday next to a gorgeous girl,” Tyrone said next, before moving into ‘Sundream.’ The band then treated fans to their biggest hits ‘Tonight’ and ‘Take Me.’ An epic live set, as always.
As 4.45pm rolled around, Chicago-based DJs Flosstradamus – J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci) – bounced onto the stage, greeted by a roundy crowd, all with their hands formed in the group’s triangle symbol (identifying the true Floss fans amongst the festivalgoers).
For those unfamiliar with the Flosstradamus live experience, this party-rocking pair combines electronic production with hip hop, hard style and underground and getting an audience to ‘turn up’ is definitely no struggle.
As Josh MCs throughout the set, Curt mashes three tracks a minute, playing everything from Missy Elliot to Major Lazer and Bauuer. The duo also treat their fans to originals ‘Crowd Ctrl’ and ‘Roll Up.’ Tbh, we’re surprised we made it out alive of this one.
Our last Boiler Room set was none other than Aussie superstar Flume. The 22-year-old producer – real name Harley Streton – played the second last set of the night, warming up for Swedish House Mafia don Steve Angello.
While we missed the start of the show because we were caught up dropping it like it was hot over at Snoop Dogg, we did catch the end of one of our favourite tracks ‘On Top.’ “I want you to throw your hands in the air for this one,” Flume asked his fans before unleashing his remix of Hermitude’s ‘Hyper Paradise.’