Flux Pavilion: Jay-Z and Kanye are fans
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.”
Flux Pavilion brings his electronic dance show to Track 29 Wednesday.