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Full Flex Brings Great Numbers to Toronto and an Amazing Show

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Full Flex Brings Great Numbers to Toronto and an Amazing Show

When Toronto got wind of Jack U (Skrillex and Diplo) coming to town, followed by Zeds Dead, A$AP Ferg and Mija, it’s no surprise that the event sold out weeks prior. It was also no surprise that the crowd went completely wild with every drop, from Collapse 2.0 to Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.

Opening with Take U There, quickly transferring Trophies by Drake, and even throwing in the Lion King theme song (where Diplo held Skrillex up like Simba), the crowd stayed engaged and enthusiastic throughout the set. Easily one of the most hype crowds I’ve experienced. Diplo regularly announced his love of the six, and the six loved back.

I was personally very impressed with the originality of the set. While the Jack U album was great, there are just too many amazing remixes Diplo has worked with to not throw down.


When he played a CoCo remix with an outstanding drop to Feel the Volume, it was quickly became apparent the two artists were performing more passionately for the crowd that a self-promotion gig. Even when Mind was dropped, a clean remix of Drop It Like It’s Hot was thrown in with live vocals from Kai, keeping the energy high throughout the transitions. The Toronto native Kai also put on a stellar performance for Revolution shortly after.

Being an opening act for Jack U is not an easy task as an artist, and not all were up to the endeavor. While Mija played an exceptional set the entire time with amazing crowd engagement, artists such as ASAP Ferg couldn’t maintain attention. Between the mosh pit, Hella Hoes and Shabba, Ferg simply didn’t have a lot going for him. When he asked the crowd who owned his latest album, a small group cheered as the rest avoided eye contact like a grade 9 class being called on for a math answer.

Zeds Dead played a very notable set before Jack U appeared. There drops were outstanding, often confusing but in the best way electronically possible. The Somewhere Else album introduced us to a great deal of experimental and new sounds, and the duo was not afraid to drop them. While I can honestly say I don’t know the track names of some of the best parts of the set, I can tell you, you need to see them as soon as possible. The pair truly delivers a performance unlike any other you will see, not only in Toronto, but to the entirety of electronic music.

Overall the experience was amazing, with Tycho dropping hits from his Dive album, and Jack U mixing Fetty Wap with Knife Party, the Full Flex experience was original, unique, and authentic to what the scene, and Toronto needs. I can honestly say I felt more goosebumps, and jumped higher than almost any show, or festival I’ve ever been to. Be sure to check out The Scene Magazine After Movie below, with production from NEXT Entertainment.

 

Tony Millar
THE SCENE


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