Dubstep icon Flux Pavilion has released Blow the Roof, his first EP since 2010′s Lines in Wax. It’s an eight track EP featuring an inspiring mix of divergent bass music, with complimentary vocals from Sway, P Money, Childish Gambino, and Steele himself. While Flux teased a generous selection of originals off Blow the Roof prior to the EP’s release, it was difficult to formulate an opinion on each track without seeing them in their broader context. Upon reviewing Blow the Roof, however, it is quite evident that this not just another slew of disparate ‘bangers’ — rather, Blow the Roof has the type of cohesion and format typically reserved for an LP.
Blow the Roof isn’t perfect by any means, but it’s damn impressive. From Flux’s surprisingly enticing singing voice, to his experimentation with trap and breaks, Blow the Roof is the mark of a producer with more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Click past the break for a track by track review of Flux Pavilion’s brand new Blow the Roof EP.
Last week Flux Pavilion surprised fans with “OneTwoThree,” a free download from his forthcoming Blow the Roof EP, due out January 28th. This week the UK dubstepper officially unveiled the title track from his highly anticipated output — releasing “Blow the Roof” via Big Beat Records.
Like many of Flux’s previous releases, “Blow the Roof” carries a bass-heavy energy listeners crave, but this time at a moombahton rhythm. The track proves to be another precisely produced piece from the dubstep heavyweight — making us wonder if the “Blow the Roof” will receive the anthem-worthy label of his previously released “I Can’t Stop” and “Bass Cannon.”
For those of you who can’t wait to get your hands on Flux Pavilion’s forthcoming EP Blow The Roof, the producer is offering one of its tracks ahead of the release date. Flux seems to be stepping into trap territory with ”OneTwoThree (Make Your Body Wanna),” further evidence of the genres growing power. The tune got its first plays during Electric Zoo 2012 in Flux and Doctor P’s set and Knife Party’s, respectively. All you have to do to redeem your copy is head here and enter in your email — as easy as OneTwoThree.
Circus Records head honcho Flux Pavilion is known for dabbling in diverse genres during live performances, spinning everything from dubstep, to trap, to tribal dance and beyond. Taking this mantra to the studio, Flux has unveiled a preview for an upcoming track entitled “Blow the Roof,” a menacing moombahton original. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Circus Records exec take an interest in the 110-112 bpm genre. Earlier this year, Flux’s partner in crime Doctor P collaborated with Dillon Francis on their moombahton track “Music is Dead.” It’s refreshing to see dubstep artists taking a stab at new genres. Flux’s “Blow the Roof” will be released on January 28th on Circus and Big Beat Records as part of Flux’s forthcoming Blow the Roof EP.