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DJ Carnage announces free McAllen show

October 3, 2016

DJ and producer, Carnage, spins in Las Vegas Monday and Lima, Peru Friday — but not before a free show Wednesday at Morroko Live in McAllen.

The artist announced the event details Sunday after teasing fans about the mysterious show on Twitter days ago.

Carnage predicted the show will “probably (be) the rowdiest show ever experience(d) in the whole Valley,” in an interview with The Monitor.

Because the set will be recorded and released via Soundcloud as Carnage Festival Trap Volume 2, Carnage said audible crowd noise was the deciding factor for choosing the Rio Grande Valley.

“I woke up and I asked myself where I was going to do this show,” Carnage said. “I was thinking where I could go where you could hear real fans — real emotions.

“So I decided to do the RGV.”

This isn’t the first time Carnage showed love to the Valley.

Carnage’s first studio release “Papi Gordo,” which dropped last year, featured a track titled “RGV.”

He performed in the Valley earlier this year and twice in 2015, with one set stopped early by police, according to his Tweets.

“I remember every show,” Carnage said. “Times when I get cut off, ... I like to make it up. That’s what pays my bills — the fan love. I have to show love to the people that drive me everyday to keep making music and to keep on pushing.”

Carnage coined the genre “festival trap,” and his Carnage Festival Trap Vol. 1 helped boost his profile.

When electronic trap music was gaining popularity, Carnage said he wanted to incorporate the big builds and break of house music.

“I kind of wanted to make edits and remixes of bigger house songs with the same trap flavor,” Carnage said. “A lot of people have been asking me to release trap music — why not have a bunch of stuff and put it all in a mix?

“I think it’s time.”

Carnage said the mix is the craziest trap mix ever put together.

“It’s just going to be me and the RGV going at it, making sweet love,” he said.

GlobalGroove owner and promoter, Paul Magee, said this is a huge accolade for the Rio Grande Valley and an artist of this caliber could of chose anywhere in the world to put on this free event.

“It speaks volumes and shows that Carnage looks at the supporters of the Rio Grande Valley as the best in the world,” said Magee.

Ticket information will be posted to Carnage’s social media and in The Monitor.