Let the bass cannon kick it! Today marks the release of the hotly anticipated Freeway EP by none other than Flux Pavilion. From the moment I Can’t Stop became a dubstep anthem, the young man from Towcester has been at the forefront of the genre. Following up on his eight-track EP Blow The Roof released earlier this year, Flux returns with five new banging, bass-heavy tracks, featuring Steve Aoki, Dillion Francis, and even vocals from the big man himself.
The album begins with Steve French, a massive collaboration between Flux and the owner of Dim Mak, everyone’s favorite cake-throwing Asian Jesus, Steve Aoki. Blending elements of electro and dubstep together, it serves as a refreshing change of pace and gets things popping immediately. Next up is Gold Love, which features the vocals of Rosie Oddie and sounds more like the Flux we know and love–there are wobbles aplenty here. I’m The One is a blazing dubstep-moombahton amalgamation with Dillon Francis (check out our full writeup here!).
The self-titled Freeway is another curveball; the track is slow, mellow, and very emotional, thanks in part to soft bass, nostalgia-inducing synths, and some (surprisingly) impressive vocals from Flux. Closing out the album is Mountains And Molehills, a return to FP’s signature synths and heavy drops, and coincidentally my favorite song on the EP. Some say dubstep is dead, but with releases like this, it isn’t going anywhere. Grab the Freeway EP on iTunes now.