Flux Pavilion

Artist bio

Flux Pavilions polymath-like ability to involve himself in all aspects of music cannot be understated. Known as Joshua Steele to friends and family, Flux is asinger-songwriter, record producer and label ownerwhoplaysthe drums, guitar, saxophoneand piano.His achievements range from releasing his first vinyl at 19 years oldto selling outthe legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Coloradotwice, notching up a UK top10 hit with Sway and having Kanye West & Jay Z sample his dance floor anthem 'I Cant Stopin addition to featuring in DJ Magazines Top 100 DJs2015.Not bad for a guy who started out replaying jingles hedheard on TV on his Casio keyboard. Influenced by the likes of David Bowie, The Beatles and Frank Zappa in the early years, it was when he heard The Prodigyand The Chemical Brothersthat Flux Pavilion knew he had found a musical direction he truly wanted to explore for himself. A deluge of musical projects followed, writing instrumental hip hop and dirty drum & bass,joining local bands and producing for other acts all while studying at university. But the major turning point for this unquestionably talented musician was a visit to London superclub Fabric:I never went to clubs because I didnt feelaccepted into that scene;itfelt too showy, too well-groomed. Then I sawRusko play at Fabric and it changed my perception of everything. He was jumping around wearing a big cardboard hat shaped like a bird playing the most outrageous music I had ever heard. I loved it.From that day forth Flux Pavilion was destined to rise,first to the top of the dubstep scene, and then to the peak of electronic music the world over. His ownlabel, Circus Records, started alongside childhood friend Doctor P with the backing of D&Bpioneer DJ Swan-e and Earl Falconer of UB40,has been responsible forunleashing some of the most successful electronicmusic that the underground has to offer, launchingthe careers of scores of new talentin the process. Meanwhile Fluxs own output has gone from strength to strength, having worked on a diverse selection of original tracks and collaborations with Childish Gambino, Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki and Turin Brakesplus remixing for the likes of Skrillex, Jamiroquai, MIA and DJ Fresh. While most students are thinking about where to go on their gap year,Flux Pavilion was celebrating 'I Cant Stop being picked as Zane Lowes 'Hottest Record in the World when at the timehe wasstill living in student halls.Ever since, Fluxs music can now be found regularly cropping up in the playlists of MistaJam, Fearne Cotton and Eddy Temple Morrisas well asdrawing attention from Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Prodigy, Fat boy Slim and Christina Aguilera to name a few. Reaching new heights, Flux has recently been the first producer ever to be officially asked to remix the Star Wars theme song in what will surely be a highlight of his career to date.The intervening years have seen Flux notch up threeheadline US tours, two headline UK tours, DJ sets at every festival worth mentioning from Glastonbury to Reading, Coachella to EDC Vegas and beyond plusliveperformances with Example, Foreign Beggars and Chiddy Bang. In that time Flux has continued to develop his signature sound, retaining the all-important energy that The Prodigy and Rusko inspired him with in the early days and undoubtedly inspiring ageneration of electronic music producers of his own in the process.Flux Pavilions debut album, Tesla is out now on Circus Records.