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Fort Lauderdale's AbdeCaf Has Diplo and Andrew WK as Fans; Opening for Zeds Dead at Revolution Tonight

A shitty opening act can throw the entire vibe of a night off. Luckily, tonight's Zed's Dead show at Revolution is blessed some seriously strong energetic openers. The roster includes South Florida's best in bass: Juan Basshead, Jumanji, Caligula, and Soular, among others. One of the compelling acts performing is AbdeCaf. Armed with chill sounds, this FTLian will get the crowd tripped out while still grounded in beats.

We hit up the AbdeCaf about opening for Com Truise, getting some Diplo-love, and playing Revolution, a venue where he once worked as an intern.




New Times: Your foray into music was something that happened sort of recently, but is taking

off pretty quickly. What has it been like for you going through this

transition? Kind of a taste of zero to 60, yeah?

Abdecaf:

Well, I've been doing music for as long as I can remember, at least

attempting to do music. I used to have a pop punk band in high school

that played like three shows before disbanding due to the sheer fact that we

were awful.

I started an instrumental band near the end of high school,

Fight Like Animals. And that kind of worked out for a while but it

wasn't really taking off like this. It's definitely new to me. I don't

think I've entirely grasped the concept yet that my dreams are all

coming true. It's definitely keeping me busy. For the first time the

other day, I found myself swamped with things like collaborations,

remixes and etc. I can only hope it keeps going at this pace so I can

really see a zero to 60.

Dreams really do come true. What was it like going from a full band to a solo act?


It's definitely much better to me, I prefer not relying on anyone to

having any number of people that serve as things that could go wrong. I

will most likely expand into a full band once I have the resources, but

I'll hire professional touring musicians or go with extremely reliable

friends for that.

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