When I told my friends that I was going to see Flux Pavilion, they told me I was in for a treat; they told me he was one of the best live acts they’ve seen, and they were not wrong.
Born Joshua Steele, Flux Pavilion took the stage at about 11:30, promising the raucous Miami crowd that he would deliver more “loud music.” With so many DJs striving for increasingly elaborate stage and light setups, it was refreshing to see Flux take the stage with no more than standard stage lighting and his mixing table. It was clear that he truly wanted the focus to be on the music.
The music was certainly able to stand on its own. He got the show off to a roaring start, immediately hitting the crowd with the dirty, rumbling dubstep that he is known for. He played all of his hits including “Bass Cannon”, “I Can’t Stop”, “Jah No Partial” (featuring Major Lazer), and “Louder” (DJ Fresh). Every time the bass dropped, a shockwave of energy pulsated throughout the theater. It felt as though an earthquake was hitting The Fillmore. Flux was feeling the energy too, as he continuously encouraged the crowd to jump, clap their hands, dance, and just go crazy in general. It was hard not to obey.
One of my highlights was when Flux Pavilion played a new song featuring Childish Gambino, “Do or Die”, which will be on Flux Pavilion’s new EP “Blow The Roof”, coming out December 3rd. Childish Gambino’s fluid rhymes along with the beats we know and love from Flux Pavilion make an awesome combination.
Before the encore, Flux made sure the crowd had enough energy to withstand one more song. Of course we did, and he dropped his remix of DJ Fresh’s “Gold Dust”. Finally, before leaving the stage, he thanked us for coming out to party with him on a late Sunday night, capping off an incredible show.
Written by Ryan Vasta