Moreso an iconic statement in massive bass fury than first proper album release, Flux Pavilion’s just-released album Tesla is, as given for whom it is named, a progressive study in electronic energy.
We’ve already heard rap-flavored tracks including Riff Raff-feature Who Wants to Rock and Soulsonic Force throwback electro rap groove We Are Creators. Dancehall-dub bass banger International Anthem is just that, and the Jamaican throwback groove isn’t disappointing in the least. Also previously premiered were thumping hard electro festival anthem Feels Good (featuring Tom Cane on vocals) and trap-style banger I Got Something.
New material includes album opener Vibrate, which does just that and feels like a shotgun blast to the ears that rattles into the temples and the eyes. Bright major key synths sit on a bed of booming trap drums,and the album’s overall best track could actually be its first. The aptly named Pogo People is an raging electro banger with a deep and dubbed-out bottom end meant for festival mayhem involving a ton of jumping around with hands in the air. Well-established LA-based top-line vocalist Andrea Martin and vocal star/producer Matthew Koma get involved for Never See The Light and Big Voyage respectively, too, with excellent results.
Bolt down your speakers, soundproof the walls, check out Flux Pavilion on tour and then purchase Flux Pavilion’s Tesla via Beatport here.