After months of anticipation and a week filled of teasers, the day bass music fans all over the world have been yearning for has finally come. Flux Pavilion is a man that needs no introduction, however for those of you who have defied all odds and superfluously avoided this dubstep juggernauts’ tunes, now is the time to stop and listen. Flux‘s latest creation, his Blow The Roof EP, consists of 8 original tracks which collectively represent his unparalleled vision and sound design as a producer.
In the music industry today there is an immense amount of pressure inflicted upon artists to continually produce and release new music as fast as possible. Thus, as artists continue to accomidate the general populous, the amount of full albums or LPs released has considerably dwindled. The inherent result is the growing amount of EP and single releases that showcase a collection of songs that often lack the cohesive feel of an album. However, after multiple listens, I believe the most impressive facet of Flux‘s latest release is the cohesive feel of the album as a whole more so than one individual record.
The EP begins with the exceedingly popular track OneTwoThree (Make Your Body Wanna) which Flux released for free on his Facebook a few weeks ago. Epic, heavy, and full of energy, OneTwoThree does exactly as the vocal sample suggests, “makes your body wanna dance”. The next track of the EP, The Scientist, is a sensational track that showcases Flux‘s ability to slow the cadence of a tune without sacrificing any of his signature monumentally profound bass. Continuing on this sonic roller coaster, Flux spikes the energy level right back up to the sky with his tracks Double Edge and the title track of the EP, Blow The Roof. Double Edge is a very unique track which features extremely clever verses from the likes of Sway and P Money while Blow The Roof exemplifies Flux‘s signature sound in a track that is sure to send any dance floor into a frenzy. The remainder of the album continues the musical journey of the release in spectacular fashion with Flux‘s continuation of arguably his most well known track to date, I Can’t Stop, as well as my personal favorite of the EP, Do Or Die. Do Or Die features the ingenious lyrics of rapper Childish Gambino and very well could be one of my favorite tracks of all time to infuse rap with dubstep. Gambino‘s lyrics flow effortlessly over a foundation of twinkling chords until massively dropping into a grimy bassline that will rattle your speakers.
As 2012 began to slip away and the release date for this EP seemed to drift further and further into the future I admittedly started to feel that the anticipation may have reached a critical level in which the result could do nothing else but precede the hype. However, after listening to this EP from front to back, I feel as if all I have left to do is eat my words. The EP is out now on Beatport and can be purchased worldwide on iTunes tomorrow. Enjoy.
Flux Pavilion – OneTwoThree (Make Your Body Wanna)[audio http://www.youredm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/01-OneTwoThree-Make-Your-Body-Wanna.mp3]
Flux Pavilion – The Scientist[audio http://www.youredm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/02-The-Scientist.mp3]
Flux Pavilion feat. Sway & P Money – Double Edge[audio http://www.youredm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/03-Double-Edge.mp3]
Flux Pavilion – Blow The Roof[audio http://www.youredm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/04-Blow-The-Roof.mp3]
Flux Pavilion – I Feel It[audio http://www.youredm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/05-I-Feel-It.mp3]
Flux Pavilion – I Still Can’t Stop[audio http://www.youredm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/06-I-Still-Cant-Stop.mp3]
Flux Pavilion feat. Childish Gambino – Do Or Die[audio http://www.youredm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/07-Do-Or-Die.mp3]
Flux Pavilion – Starlight[audio http://www.youredm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/08-Starlight.mp3]