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Flying Lotus keeps Two AM jumping well past 4

Flying Lotus swooped into Two AM Afterhours absolutely beaming after his set at Red Rocks on Saturday night and absolutely tore it down, setting a new precedence for incredible, wordlessly. He let the music do most of the talking without much toasting to the crowd from the microphone. In a word, it was amazing. Even with a last minute announcement (there was probably less than six hours notice that Flying Lotus would be in the building), the place was packed with die-hard beat heads, late night ruffians and warehouse dance kids, and Fly Lo kept the party going well into the wee hours of the morning.

The entire place was covered in black lights, creating an even more ethereal atmosphere as Fly Lo stepped to the stage. Opening with a simple, "What's up, Colorado?!" he commenced to wrecking shop with a set of dope samples and party rocking tracks. The get-down started around 2:30 a.m., and everyone was most definitely there to party. The dance floor was packed, and Flying Lotus was working up a sweat himself and pouring his energy into the crowd. The music selection was magnificent, the transitions were impeccable and the basement tone of Two AM was exactly what the crowd needed to end the night.

People were flailing their bodies around in euphoric pleasure -- fueled by Red Bull, the only thing the club was serving besides for water -- while Flying Lotus killed it moment after moment. Ending his set with Waka Flocka's "Hard in the Paint," he had the place exploding into cheers. After his set, as Two Fresh ended the night, Flying Lotus kicked it side-stage and chatted with fans.

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