Flux Pavilion

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Flux Pavilion
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Background information
Birth name Joshua Kierkegaard G. Steele
Born (1989-01-15) 15 January 1989 (age 25)
Towcester, United Kingdom
Genres Dubstep, moombahcore
Occupations Producer, DJ, vocalist
Instruments Vocals, music sequencer, sampler, synthesiser, drum machine, personal computer, turntables, keyboard
Years active 2008–present
Labels Circus, Big Beat, Atlantic Records
Associated acts Doctor P, Guilherme Gouveia, Trolley Snatcha, Datsik, Excision, SKisM, Foreign Beggars, Example, Nero, Major Lazer, dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip
Website soundcloud.com/nathandc

Joshua Kierkegaard G. Steele, better known by his stage name Flux Pavilion, is an English dubstep producer and DJ who has been performing since 2008.[1][2]

Career[edit]

He is the co-founder of Circus Records, along with Doctor P,[3] DJ Swan-E, and Earl Falconer of UB40. 2011 he produced the single "Bass Cannon", which peaked at number 56 on the UK Singles Chart,[4] and was placed on the Radio 1 A-List. Along with Doctor P, Flux Pavilion presented the 2011 compilation album Circus One, to which he contributed four tracks. He is arguably best known for his song "I Can't Stop" from the Lines in Wax EP. In February 2011, Chiddy Bang created a freestyle to the song, which has appeared on their Peanut Butter and Swelly mixtape. In August 2011, the track was sampled by producer Shama "Sak Pase" Joseph for the song "Who Gon Stop Me" by Jay-Z and Kanye West on their collaborative album Watch the Throne.[5] On 5 March 2012, "I Can't Stop" was used in the viral Kony 2012 campaign. It was also previously featured in the 2012 video game SSX and the 2013 film The Great Gatsby and the trailer for Ron Howard's 2013 film Rush starring Chris Hemsworth. In December 2011, Flux Pavilion was nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll, as one of only two independent artists on the longlist.[6] Steele has also sung on multiple tracks for both himself and other artists, including "Voscillate", "Starlight" and "The Scientist". On 28 January 2013, he released his new EP, Blow the Roof, which was received generally favorably by critics.[7] One of his songs, "Double Edge", is featured in the 2012 video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted. On 8 September 2013, Steele has announced a new EP to be released in October. Released on 11 November 2013, the Freeway EP consists of his big hit "Gold Love", which features the vocals of Rosie Oddie, in addition to vocals provided by Flux Pavilion himself, Steve Aoki and Turin Brakes.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Boom EP
(with Datsik & Excision)
  • Released: 15 January 2009[8]
Nuke 'Em EP
(with Datsik, Tom Encore & Redline)
  • Released: 21 April 2009[9]
Lines in Wax
  • Released: 11 October 2010[10]
Blow the Roof
  • Released: 28 January 2013[11]
Freeway
  • Released: 11 November 2013

Compilations[edit]

  • Circus One (presented by Doctor P & Flux Pavilion)[12]
  • Grand Central

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[4]
UK
Dance

[13]
AUS
[14]
CAN
[15]
US
[15]
"I Can't Stop" 2010 115 12 68 105 Lines in Wax
"Bass Cannon" 2011 56 9 Circus One
"Frozen"
[as Joshua Steele]
(with The Freestylers)
The Coming Storm
"Jump Back"
(with SKisM featuring Foreign Beggars)
Non-album single
"Superbad"
(with Doctor P)
61 7
"Daydreamer"
(featuring Example)
2012 39 9
"Jah No Partial"
(with Major Lazer)
Free the Universe
"Do Or Die"
(featuring Childish Gambino)
2013 48 Blow the Roof
"Gold Teeth"
(with dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip)
Repent Replenish Repeat
"Steve French"
(featuring Steve Aoki)
Freeway

Other releases[edit]

Single Year
"Cheap Crisps" / "How Dare You" 2008
"Family Fortunes (with Trolley Snatcha)" / "Steppa" 2009
"Air Raid" (featuring Doctor P)
"F*cking Noise" / "Digital Controller"
"R00R"[a]
"Voscillate" / "Night Goes On" 2010
"How Rude" / "Show Off"
"Voscillate" (Roksonix Remix)[b]
"Meathead"
"Got To Know" / "Normalize"
"Stinkfinger" (with Doctor P)
"Excuse Me"[c]
"Jump Back VIP"[d] (with SKisM featuring Foreign Beggars) 2013
"Come Find Me"[e] (with Cookie Monsta)
"Standing on a Hill"[f]
  1. ^ from All Stars EP
  2. ^ released after Roksonix won remix contest; included in Circus One
  3. ^ from Beats & Pieces
  4. ^ from The Shady Bunch
  5. ^ from Circus Two
  6. ^ Free download in celebration of one million Facebook fans

Remixes[edit]

Song Artist Year
"Streets of Rage" Picto 2009
"Sweet Shop" Doctor P 2010
"Blue Skies" Jamiroquai
"All The Eastern Girls" Chapel Club
"Mishaps Happening" Quantic
"Gold Dust" DJ Fresh featuring Ce'Cile
"Cracks" The Freestylers featuring Belle Humble
"Louder" (with Doctor P) DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans 2011
"Internet Connection" M.I.A.
"Don't Do That" Culprate
"Midnight Run" Example
"Must Be the Feeling" (with Nero) Nero 2012
"Syndicate Theme" Skrillex
"Without You" (with Doctor P) Dillon Francis featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 2013
"Recess" Skrillex and Kill the Noise featuring Fatman Scoop and Michael Angelakos 2014

Unreleased[edit]

  • Lift You Higher (featuring Lisa Hart)
  • Get Me Out Of Here (with Steve Aoki)

Production credits[edit]

Single Year Artist Album
"Level Up" 2012 Sway The Deliverance

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Result
2011 BBC Sound of 2012 Sound of 2012[6] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flux Pavilion Bio". 
  2. ^ "Flux Pavilion Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ DJ Pdex. "Features: Doctor P Interview". Kmag. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b United Kingdom Chart Appearances:
  5. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (8 July 2011). "Jay-Z Previews 'Watch the Throne' in New York". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Burgis, Joe (5 December 2011). "BBC's Sound of 2012 list favours mainstream acts". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  7. ^ http://reigningbeats.blogspot.com/2013/02/album-review-flux-pavilion-blow-roof.html
  8. ^ Excision, Datsik & Flux Pavilion – Boom EP Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  9. ^ Nuke 'Em - EP by Datsik, Flux Pavilion, Tom Encore & Redline Retrieved Apr 21, 2009.
  10. ^ Flux Paviilion 'Lines in Wax' - Extended Play Play.com, Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  11. ^ "Twitter / Fluxpavilion: Breaking news: My brand new 8 Track EP 'Blow The Roof' is finished and its coming out December 3rd!". Twitter. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Flux pavilion discography". Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  13. ^ Peak positions for dance singles chart:
  14. ^ http://www.ariacharts.com.au/news/484832/chartifacts
  15. ^ a b "I Can't Stop - Flux Pavilion". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 

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