Flux Pav­il­ion: Jay-Z and Kanye are fans

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Known for his 2011 hit “Bass Cannon,” English dub­step pro­ducer and DJ Joshua Steele took the name Flux Pav­il­ion around 2008 when he re­leased the track “Cheap Crisps” as a digital down­load.

Steele was born in Jan­uary 1989 in Towces­ter, United King­dom, and is some­times pro­moted with the slo­gan “Suc­cess­fully ru­in­ing si­lence since 1989.”

He’ll bring his dance/ elec­tronic show to Track 29 on Wed­nes­day, May 31, shar­ing the stage with Kayzo and Jaykode.

In Towces­ter, hi s neigh­bors were pro­duc­ers Doc­tor P and Trol­ley Snatcha. All three played in gui­tar- based bands to­gether, but af­ter down­load­ing some mu­sic-creat i on s oft­ware, t hey agreed the fu­ture was digital and set out on their dub­step paths.

Fast for­ward to 2010 and Flux Pav­il­ion had made a name for him­self with plenty of club hits, remixes and DJ gigs, but that year’s “I Can’t Stop” took his ca­reer to an­other level. Two “fans” Steele met on a tour of Amer­ica asked to sam­ple the cut for their up­com­ing hip- hop al­bum — and a year later “I Can’t Stop” be­came the ba­sis of “Who Gon Stop Me” on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort “Watch the Throne.”

Flux Pav­il­ion’s hit track “Bass Cannon” ar­rived that same year, along with a col­lab­o­ra­tive cut with Doc­tor P, “Su­per Bad.”

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Flux Pav­il­ion brings his elec­tronic dance show to Track 29 Wed­nes­day.

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