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Flux Pavilion in 2016
|Born||15 January 1989|
Towcester, United Kingdom
Joshua Steele, better known by his stage name Flux Pavilion, is an English EDM producer, DJ, singer-songwriter and label owner who has been performing since 2008.
Flux Pavilion has headlined three US tours, two UK tours, and several festival DJ sets, including Glastonbury, Reading, Coachella, and EDC Vegas. He has also made live performances with Example, Foreign Beggars and Chiddy Bang. Flux has listed his sound to be inspired by The Prodigy and Rusko.
Flux Pavilion co-founded Circus Records along with childhood friend Doctor P, in 2009 with the backing of D&B pioneer DJ Swan-E and Earl Falconer of UB40 In 2010, Flux Pavilion released Lines In Wax containing one of his most popular tracks "I Can't Stop".
In 2011 he produced the single "Bass Cannon", which peaked at number 56 on the UK Singles Chart, 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. On 5 March 2012, "I Can't Stop" was used in the viral Kony 2012 campaign. It was also featured in the 2012 video game SSX, 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. 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. One of his songs, "Double Edge", is featured in the 2012 video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted. On 8 September 2013, Steele 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 other featured artists Steve Aoki and Turin Brakes.
In September 2014, Flux Pavilion was asked by The Walt Disney Company to remix the theme to Star Wars Rebels in order to market and draw attention to the series. In 2015, Flux Pavilion released his debut studio album Tesla.
- Tesla (2015)
Awards and nominations
|2011||BBC Sound of 2012||Sound of 2012||Nominated|
- DJ Pdex. "Features: Doctor P Interview". Kmag. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- 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.
- Burgis, Joe (5 December 2011). "BBC's Sound of 2012 list favours mainstream acts". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- "Reigning Beats: Album Review: Flux Pavilion - Blow the Roof". Reigningbeats.blogspot.com. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2015.