Bass speakers blasting loud, heart hands all in the crowd: I’ll remember Trap-O- Ween. Styles & Complete, the almost- EDM-megastars hailing from Charlotte, return to Winston-Salem at Ziggy’s for the scariest day of the year, albeit one week early. Climbing the ladder of EDM success through various remixes and collabs over the years, Style & Complete have ended up landing themselves on the Buygore label, which is no stranger to trap music. Headed by Israeli producer Borgore, nee Asaf Borger, the Buygore label is quickly becoming the force de rigueur in the trap genre of dance music. Both Styles & Complete and Borgore have managed to finagle themselves into the market as producers of mainstream pop: Borgore landed himself a feature from Miley Cyrus years back on a song called “Bitches Love Cake.” After that, well, the Miley Cyrus story has twisted down a long dark road that ended with her as the definitive face of “twerking.” This is trap music in 2015, though, and it can go whatever way it wants because history is not repeating itself with this genre. Sure, trap music has evolved a lot since coming out of the ATL-underground, but the southeast has to be known for something other than fried foods, and it might as well be the trap chefs that are cooking up southern fried beats in the kitchen. DJ Hek Yeh will be opening things up for the duo, and there are also cash prizes for best costume and a crisp Benjamin for whoever twerks the best. (And the cash award goes to “Girl Dressed Like Miley Cyrus from the “#23” music video.) Tickets to the show start at $10 and go up to $15 day of the show.
MAYDAY, the EDM-rock-rap amalgamation from the Strange Music record label made famous by TechN9ne, takes the stage at the Blind Tiger on Wednesday night. Although Strange Music is home to TechN9ne and a host of other near-juggalo acts, MAYDAY tends to lean a bit more on the rock and rap side, but the vocals are really the show stealer here. The early stuff that came from the Miami-based trio was a lot more aggressive, but you can see with the new releases that the act has settled on a sound that relies more on the storytelling and melodies. Tickets to the show are $15 and Ed E. Ruger , Kap Kallous, OC with 62, C. Pitt, Cruc and Biggie Witt are on the opening bill. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
And while you’re planning everything you plan on dancing to in the next week or so, be sure to carve out the timeslot for Thursday, October 29 at Dance From Above with DJ Earl and Starfoxx. !