[Electronic] Whethan – Savage feat. Flux Pavilion & MAX

Savage (feat. Flux Pavilion & MAX)

This track was already impressive when looking at the list of producers who added their personal touch, but Chicago based producer, Whethan, alone has had an impressive 2016. With three singles already under his belt including several well done remixes, sets at Electric Forest, HARD Summer and more, this breakout producer has made his mark in the music scene.

“Savage,” released via Big Beat White Label, featuring Flux Pavilion and MAX, incorporates the sensual vocals of MAX, an epic Whethan, future bass, melody and hints of Flux’s hard hitting bass and distorted synths. The three talented producers melded together creates a dance floor ready track sure to be featured the rest of 2016 into 2017’s festival season.

Along with “Savage” Whethan has announced a tour, beginning in Virginia Beach, VA and ending in Vancouver, BC. Check out all the stops here.

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[Give Back] Win an Arcade Session with Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Cookie Monsta, and Funtcase

Our friends over at Cadence & Cause are at it again. This time around, they’re working with the Circus Records crew, who happen to be our Resident Label of the month, crafting a fundraiser that’s set on helping kids feel empowered through DJ workshops in Los Angeles.

The prize for this campaign is pretty legendary. Two winners, plus one guest each, will get to play arcade games with Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Cookie Monsta, and Funtcase at XLanes in downtown Los Angeles. How do you enter? It’s easy. Just head over to their campaign page and make a small donation to Give a Beat.

The minimum contribution is just $5 and will go directly towards helping underprivileged kids. That’s something we can all swing, especially for a great cause and a chance for an unforgettable experience.

As an added bonus, we’ve dialed up a little Circus Records playlist for you. Throw it on and go do some good!

Sweeps ends on Monday the 5th at 1:00PM PST. Better hurry up!

’Flux Pavilion and DISKORD – Locked In feat. Flowdan’
’Doctor P and Flux Pavilion – Party Drink Smoke feat. Jarren Benton’
’FuntCase and Max Headroom – Lets Do it’
’Cookie Monsta – Ruff feat. Tima Dee’
’Doctor P and Adam F – The Pit (feat. Method Man)’
’MARK THE BEAST – In Love With The Devil feat. Seids (Circus Records)’
’Standard&Push – Wonderland feat. Rebecca Devereux (Circus Records)’
’CRaymak – Tesseract (Circus Records)’
’I.Y.F.F.E and Holly – Big Time Player’
’Cyran – Just Like You (Circus Records)’
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Flux Pavilion and Matthew Koma – Emotional (G Buck Remix Feat. OnCue) [TMN PREMIERE]

Flux Pavilion and Matthew Koma
Emotional (G-Buck Remix feat. OnCue)

Just a few days ago, we brought you an exclusive interview with our Resident Artist of the Month – the legendary Flux Pavilion. Early on in that interview, we brought up one of our favorite songs from his recently released album. Which one, you ask? “Emotional,” which features vocals from dance music journeyman Matthew Koma.

Originally sporting a tasty future bass styling, today’s premiere brings an entirely new persona via Philly-based DJ/producer G Buck. Roping in some additional vocals from Brooklyn resident OnCue, the two have crafted a tune that not only pays an artful homage to the original, but also to Flux’s iconic sound as well.

Alongside well-crafted samples of Koma’s original lyrics and the added vocal flair from OnCue, this remix also boasts some impressive percussion work, a head-banging bassline, and memorable, razor-sharp synths. All of those elements culminate effortlessly, providing listeners with something that’s both cooler than the other side of the pillow and perfectly aggressive for any upcoming late-night endeavors.

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Flux Pavilion discusses Tesla, The Continued Success of “I Can’t Stop,” and Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel

Continuing along in our monthlong highlight of this legendary producer, we’ve finally arrived on the portion that we’ve been looking forward to the most – an exclusive interview with Mr. Flux Pavilion himself. As we’re sure you’re just as excited as we are, we’ll let you dive right in.

TMN: Hey, Flux! Thank you so much for being our Resident Artist of the Month. In all honesty, it’s kind of difficult to figure out where to start, given everything that you’ve accomplished through the years. But, why don’t we kick it off with Tesla, which just dropped a few months ago. The album somewhat reminded us of hip hop albums in the late 90s/early 2000s, in the sense that you had a collaborator on almost every track. How did you go about selecting them?

FP:​ Firstly, thanks for making me Artist of the month! I think in this day and age, there is so much speed and movement when it comes to how we consume music, and as artists, we gotta stay on top of things. When I write, I tend to just keep writing as long as I have ideas, which also include sessions and collaborations. Then, the best stuff I work on turns into a project, in this instance, Tesla, is the best of what I have been working on for the past year. ​

TMN: One of our favorites on the album was definitely “Emotional,” which features the seasoned Matthew Koma. We couldn’t help but notice some future bass elements in there. Is this a world you’re going to delve into more?

FP:​ I’m just in the world of making music. I don’t really see music that way. ​

’Flux Pavilion and Matthew Koma – Emotional’

TMN: Following up on that, there are many different influences throughout the whole album. We hear some reggae in “International Anthem,” some 80’s hip hop in “We Are Creators,” and trap in “Who Wants to Rock.” Do you approach the album as a whole, wanting to include some of each, or do those tracks just naturally come up?
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[TMN RESIDENCY] Introducing Our Next Resident Artist: Flux Pavilion

What can we really say in this introduction that could come close to doing this artist justice? We could talk about the endless amount of hits he has put out through the years. We could mention the incredible collaborations, including one with one of our all-time favorite rappers. We could highlight the massive list of performances, both in theaters and at festivals. We certainly could spend some time praising collections of work such as Tesla and Blow the Roof. Yet, with Flux Pavilion already a well-established household name around the globe, we feel like a lot of this stuff is common knowledge at this point. However, there is something we could focus, on and we will.

We’re excited to kick off a month-long feature on this iconic artist because, for us, he represents so much more than just a list of hits and head-banging performances. He encapsulates a movement in music. He elicits an immediate emotional response with every buzzing bass hit and iconic, razor sharp synth. Just press play on the playlist below and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about. Revisiting songs like “I Can’t Stop,” or “Do Or Die” will instantly take you back to a moment in time when you first heard the track. You know the moment – the one where an uncontrollable smile spreads across your face, your head starts nodding back and forth, and your feet inexplicably start tapping.

As long time fans of this legendary baron of bass, we honestly could gush for days over our adoration. But, instead, we’ll just ask that you enjoy the playlist, and drop in to check out some exclusive content throughout the next 30 days.

’I Can’t Stop’
’Feels Good feat. Tom Cane’
’Flux Pavilion – Bass Cannon’
’Dillon Francis – Without You (feat. T.E.E.D.) (Doctor P & Flux Pavilion Remix)’
’Flux Pavilion and Matthew Koma – Emotional’
’Flux Pavilion – Blow The Roof’
’Never See The Light feat. Andrea Martin’
’Lines In Wax (Feat Foreign Beggars)’
’Flux Pavilion – I Feel It’
’Gold Love (feat. Rosie Oddie)’
’Flux Pavilion – The Scientist’
’Dj Fresh – Gold Dust (Flux Pavilion Remix)’
’Flux Pavilion feat. Childish Gambino – Do or Die (Recorded From MTV Music Experiment)’
’Jamiroquai – Blue Skies (Flux Pavilion Remix)’
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[Fresh] Flux Pavilion – Freeway EP

A new EP by one of our favorite bleached blonde producers from the UK?

Count me in Flux, count me in.

Yesterday, Flux Pavilion dropped his new EP ‘Freeway’, 5 tracks that all show just how diverse of an artist he truly is by the beats, the melodies and who he collaborates with to make this EP one for the books. Teaming up with Steve Aoki for ‘Steve French’ then pairing his intense beats with Dillon Francis’ light hearted electronic flow for ‘I’m The One’, Flux shows he is the man of the hour. Flux’s song ‘Gold Love’ with the vocals of miss Rosie Oddie is one of my favorites. Hard and intense electronic beats, what we have come to know and love from Flux, drives this song with the high pitched, unique vocals of Oddie. Then there is ‘Freeway’, a different sound for Flux, where he has decided to slow down his intensity and flow the electronic melodies from one measure to the next. The song tells the journey, a musical journey and an intimate journey to find oneself. Flux also changes it up with the last song on the EP ‘Mountains And Molehills’ featuring Turin Brakes. Taking on an almost rock sound mixed in with the right electronic twists, this song feels like something out of a video game.

Another grand EP from the man FP, keep rocking you dirty blonde UK man.

’Flux Pavilion feat. Steve Aoki – Steve French’
’Flux Pavilion – Gold Love (feat. Rosie Oddie)’
’Flux Pavilion and Dillon Francis – I’m The One’
’Flux Pavilion – Freeway’
’Flux Pavilion – Mountains And Molehills feat. Turin Brakes’
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[Review] Global Dub Festival – Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado

There is only one way to start off the summer outdoor concert series in Colorado and that is with a unbelievable show at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Last Friday night as the sun began to set, the glow sticks and furry boots and Colorado geared out music fans alike all descended upon Red Rocks for the first big dubstep show of the summer, Global Dub Festival put on by Global Dance, AEG Live, and Sub.Mission. There was a silent vibe among the crowd, a glowing excitement for the amazing artists about to take the stage and for the happiness that comes with this concert experience. Here, dub artists were backstage preparing to play to a sold out crowd of 10,000 people, all ready to dance and jump and scream the night away as the music pulsated through each and every one of them.
First to the stage was the electronic duo Designer Drugs who amped the night up right with their touch on all music from electric to dub to trap to dance. They didn’t just warm the crowd up, they electrified the crowd to be prepared for the rest of the night. Then the four dirty boys of Dirtyphonics took to the stage, flying all the way from France to show Red Rocks some proper bass music love. If you want entertainment, try watching four guys make mixes constantly together, it takes dedication and these four delivered a impressive performance full of all things drum and bass. On their heels was none other than Zomboy who laid some straight mind control over this crowd. His energy carries from his music to every listener in the audience, not stopping for one minute to take a break, Zomboy raised the stakes.
Then the master of all bass took to the stage, triple X-rated himself, Excision. And no, he couldn’t bring his sound system this time because Red Rocks would be no more but don’t worry Rado, he’s coming back this fall with all the bass your ears can handle. Excision destroyed his set, throwing deep bass after deep bass all over the screaming fans that could not get enough of his bass in their faces. Excision never stopped running through all the bass he knew and the crowd kept craving for more after each drop.
The final man to the stage was none other than the blonde boy who blasts the gold dust through any speaker system he’s hooked up to, Flux Pavilion. Flux took the stage and with some insane visual graphics dancing on the screen behind him, he gave the audience all that they could ask for and more. He blew the roof, gave us daydreams, couldn’t stop and finally gold dusted the entire crowd who by this point were all standing, singing, screaming for all things Flux. Before he left the stage, Flux took the microphone and said, “Red Rocks has to be the best venue in the world. The fact that it’s next to Denver is a definite plus”. There you have it ladies and gentlemen, the most amazing venue in the world with some of the biggest names in dubstep music to start off what is sure to be an epic summer at Red Rocks.

’Designer Drugs and Alvin Risk – Empty Hearted (Ultra Records)’
’Strange Enough (DESIGNER DRUGS Remix)’
’10.Dirtyphonics – “Walk In The Fire”‘
’08.Dirtyphonics – “Hanging On Me” (feat. Liela Moss)’
’Jam On It’
’Nuclear (Hands Up)’
’Destroid – The Invasion’
’Excision – X Rated Featuring Messinian’
’Flux Pavilion – Blow The Roof’
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