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    Chill-trap up-and-comers Hippie Sabotage come to Congress Tuesday night


    Courtesy of Hotel Congress

    Hippie Sabotage performs on stage at a concert. The EDM group will be performing at Club Congress on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.

    The worlds of trap and rave music have been evolving for years now. Electronic drum kits and intense bass drops are all things we have become familiar with. 

    Duo band Hippie Sabotage has not only accepted these aspects of electronic music, but has bent them and made them their playground. In their music, listeners can hear classic techno beats as well as sexy vocals, hip-hop influences and pretty laid-back vibes. Beginning in the mid-2000s, Hippie Sabotage made beats for rappers like J. Leake and Yukmouth and have continued to grow their own sound based on their hip-hop and electronic experiences. 

    Hippie Sabotage, a brother band based out of Sacramento, Calif., has continued to make music, creating hits such as “White Tiger” and “Sunny.”

    Mostly known for their remix of Tove Lo’s song “Habits (Stay High),” Hippie Sabotage has managed to put a new face to trap and rave music. Their mood has been described as “nocturnal” and “trippy” by and definitely gives a sense of night life. The band’s music is perfect for almost all club venues and definitely fun to listen to with friends. While still having the energetic rush that trap typically does, it is still slow enough that you can just sit back and listen.

    Max Smith, an undeclared freshmen at the UA who is going to the band’s upcoming show, said, “Hippie Sabotage seems to be riding the new wave of house/electronic music. I like it because it is simple enough that everyone can understand and enjoy it.”

    Hippie Sabotage fan Allison Zavala also shared her feelings about the band.

    “I’ve been listening to them for about a year and a half now,” Zavala wrote in an email. “I usually just listen to them when I’m studying or when I’m in a chilled-out mood. One of my favorite things about them is that their songs all have the same style, but they also sound completely different at the same time. They’re very recognizable just by their sound. If I were to ever see them live, I would just expect to be captivated the entire time, and almost in a trance-like state. I think I would love it.”

    Because of Hippie Sabotage’s recent launch to the top charts, now is a very exciting time to be able to see this band while they are still small enough to hold more intimate shows that won’t empty your wallet. 

    “I guess I am expecting a young crowd … loud beats, bright lights and an electronic, indie vibe,” Smith said. “It’ll be groovy as hell.”

    Hippie Sabotage will be playing at Club Congress on Tuesday. Tickets are currently only $12, and the venue is open to all ages.

    So if you are looking to enjoy the night life this week, Club Congress is the place to be.

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