Back and unstoppable - Flux Pavilion drops first EP on Circus Records in over a decade
It's been a hot minute since I've had a case worth cracking open, but when Flux Pavilion tweeted about a new EP, you can bet your bass-heavy beats I had to investigate. Flux Pavilion, aka Joshua Steele, the maestro of dubstep, is back with a bang, and I'm here to unravel the case file on his latest creation: the 'Fluxiverse' EP.
The dubstep time capsule
Let's rewind the chronicles of my dubstep journey to the year 2010. It was a time when EDM was breaking through, and Flux Pavilion dropped the timeless banger, 'I Can't Stop.' Skrillex unleashed the beast with 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,' Cookie Monsta gave us the memorable 'Ginger Pubes / Blurgh!,' and Deadmau5 blessed our ears with the '4x4=12' album.
Flux Pavilion was there, laying down the dubstep foundations.
Oh and let's not forget the good ol' days when people were in a heated debate on YouTube about the term 'brostep' thanks to Doctor P's 'Sweet Shop.'
Fast forward to 2021, Flux Pavilion took a detour with 'wav.,' exploring new sounds. But guess what? He's back on the dubstep train, and this time, there's no stopping him.
Diving into the Fluxiverse: A track-by-track analysis
'Where You At' - A thundering collaboration that pushes the envelope while hitting like a freight train, featuring Circus Records label legend Conrank. This collab was first released on August 31st and has been gaining a lot of traction.
'24/7' - Label co-founder Doctor P joins forces with Flux Pavilion for a floor-shaking banger that resonates 24/7.
'The Ones You Loved' - Turbo house producer LINK and Terror Jr’s Lisa Vitale join Flux Pavilion for an achingly beautiful sonic journey.
'Heavy Metal' - UK rap legend PAV4N co-hosts this hard-as-steel track, showcasing the raw power of dubstep that fans have been craving.
'Paradise' - A mind-bending track that gave us the first taste of what's to come with the EP.
'Adagio for Bass' - The EP concludes with a monumental moment, Flux Pavilion's take on Samuel Barber’s 'Adagio for Strings,' updated for a new era and a new generation.
The rave resurgence
Flux Pavilion himself sheds light on the EP, stating,
“It's a long time since I've done an EP, but especially one that's so rave banger focused. I think dubstep is like an open book. It can be so many things, but I think at its core to me, it's always been rave music."
"I think it speaks its clearest on the dance floor and on a massive system, so I've really been zoning in on that aspect and just bringing the energy and making bangers.”
Closing the case
As the first EP on Circus Records since 'Lines in Wax' and the kickoff to the "FLUXIVERSE VOL 1" series, Flux Pavilion has unleashed a force that demands attention.
The case file is closed, but the echoes of the Fluxiverse will resonate on speakers, and in the hearts of dubstep enthusiasts for years to come.
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