It’s been a few years now since I discovered DJ Carnage and his self-proclaimed Festival Trap genre of electronic music. His remix of Hardwell’s ‘Spaceman’ single-handily paved the way for basic Top 40 EDM fans to take a left at the fork and never turn back. If you don’t like to eat Chipotle, wear Air Jordans or turn up obnoxiously, watch out – YOU’RE IN THE TRAP NOW!
After teaming up with Borgore for progressive house banger ‘Incredible’, he launched a podcast under the same title. Unique to Carnage’s hour-long mixes is a collection of variables. His personality and sense of humor are refreshing, the selection of songs mirror his influences and epic sign-offs are frequent. More importantly, Carnage has brought another artist in to contribute to half of the podcast since episode 001.
The fourth installment brought Philadelphia native and fellow Indie-Pop artist Victor Niglio to the decks and onto my radar. Fresh off their Festival Trap remix of Showtek & Justin Prime’s ‘Cannonball’, Niglio dropped both wavy and mean beats that found their way deep into my consciousness. From a trapped out spin on KAPTN’s ‘Ricky Ricardo‘ to his own single ‘Jiggy‘, Victor’s mix of melodic and twerkable tunes keeps the crowd on their toes.
So how did he do on a Saturday night in New York City at Webster Hall’s weekly Brite Nites series? He hit em with a drop, drop, drop! The Jiggy man dropped all sorts of songs including Lil’ Jon & Usher’s ‘Yeah’, new unreleased ID tracks and even ended on his own mashup of Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ and Bob Marley’s ‘Is this Love?’.
After swigging from a Goose bottle and dancing all night, Niglio was drenched in a sweaty smile three hours later. Take a look at the crazy party Webster Hall curated and Victor shut down!
Photos by Booksy Collins