When Circus Records co-founder and “Bass Cannon” instigator Flux Pavilion turned back to the EP format in January, we were not alone in celebrating an extended body of work from this British powerhouse. Now past a collaborative turn alongside Dan Le Sac & Scrobius Pip and merciless North American tour duties, the man lesser known as Joshua Steele returns a five-strong collection of cuts from his highly evolved creative guise.
In celebration of Flux Pavilion‘s upcoming Freeway EP and corresponding Freeway Tour, the UK dubstep savant has released the full track list for his upcoming EP: “Steve French,” “Gold Love,” “I’m the One,” “Freeway,” and “Mountains and Molehills.” Flux Pavilion released “I’m the One” with Dillon Francis as his first Freeway preview two weeks ago. Today, Joshua Steele premiered “Steve French” with Steve Aoki as his second teaser from Freeway. ”Steve French” combines the two dance music moguls’ tones and brings a serious fast-paced energy with an ominous lead up to a bass-heavy and synth-filled release.Posted by
While Flux Pavilion is busy crossing the continent on his Freeway Tour, the release of the first of four episodes documenting his exploits brought a treat amongst the many tricks. Though new track “I’m The One” with Dillon Francis was casually featured in the background of the tour shenanigans, Dillon took it to the forefront by posting the tune in its entirety. A light sort of heavy, the collab isn’t quite bossy enough for moombahton, not really dirty like dubstep, but results in an easy listening marriage of both genres, punctuated by a rather unromantic rendition of the title lyric. Due out on Flux’s – you guessed it – Freeway EP, the hybrid will be released sometime this month. To catch it sooner, check the video yourself or head here to snatch tickets for the rest of the tour.Posted by
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake. (more…)Posted by
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Steve Angello, Afrojack, and Diplo.
When I think Nero Essential Mix, I think “instant classic.” This Essential Mix from back in 2010 was undoubtedly the catalyst to Nero’s rising star in the UK dubstep scene and beyond. This was Nero pre-Welcome Reality. The mix starts off bass-heavy with the now hugely legendary Flux Pavilion remix of “Cracks” and their own remix of Plan B‘s “The Recluse” and moves into French electro like Alan Braxe, Kavinsky, and Thomas Bangalter. Nero sprinkle in many of their own originals and showcase basically every huge name in dubstep and DnB: Skrillex, Chase and Status, Netsky, Doctor P, Feed Me, Sub Focus, and Magnetic Man just to start. Kick start your Monday morning with this one and lap up one of the best Essential Mixes from any genre in recent years.
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.
Flux Pavilion is treating fans to another track off of his upcoming Blow The Roof EP with “I Feel It.” It’s the fourth track he’s shared so far from the eight track EP, each showcasing a different skill set. ”I Feel It” is glitchy and reminiscent of an old school video game, but still features sprinklings of his signature dubstep sound. We anticipate Blow The Roof will be one of the bigger releases of the year, perhaps acting as a gateway drug to new sounds. The EP is due out in full on January 28th via Flux’s Circus Records label.Posted by
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.
Flux Pavilion teams up with comedian-turned-rapper, Childish Gambino, for another hip-hop/dubstep fusion. The UK-based producer’s “I Can’t Stop” was heavily sampled in Jay-Z and Kanye’s massive tune “Who Gon Stop Me” in 2011 and now Flux is back for an original hip-hip output.
“Do or Die” starts out with an upbeat instrumental line which highlights Gambino comedic flow before his rhymes are met by Flux‘s signature wobbles. Midway through the dubstep producer adds plunging bass and cascading synths making for another quality dubstep/hip-hop crossover. “Do or Die” is set to appear on Flux‘s Blow the Roof EP, due out January 28.