Flux Pavilion’s polymath-like ability to involve himself in all aspects of music cannot be understated. Known as Joshua Steele to friends and family, Flux is a singer-songwriter, record producer and label owner who plays the drums, guitar, saxophone and piano. His achievements range from releasing his first vinyl at 19 years old to selling out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado twice, notching up a UK top 10 hit with Sway and having Kanye West & Jay Z sample his dance floor anthem ‘I Can’t Stop’ in addition to featuring in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ’s 2015. Not bad for a guy who started out replaying jingles he’d heard on TV on his Casio keyboard.
Influenced by the likes of David Bowie, The Beatles and Frank Zappa in the early years, it was when he heard The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers that Flux Pavilion knew he had found a musical direction he truly wanted to explore for himself. A deluge of musical projects followed, writing instrumental hip hop and dirty drum & bass, joining local bands and producing for other acts all while studying at university. But the major turning point for this unquestionably talented musician was a visit to London superclub Fabric:
“I never went to clubs because I didn’t feel accepted into that scene; it felt too showy, too well-groomed. Then I saw Rusko play at Fabric and it changed my perception of everything. He was jumping around wearing a big cardboard hat shaped like a bird playing the most outrageous music I had ever heard. I loved it.”
From that day forth Flux Pavilion was destined to rise, first to the top of the dubstep scene, and then to the peak of electronic music the world over. His own label, Circus Records, started alongside childhood friend Doctor P with the backing of D&B pioneer DJ Swan-e and Earl Falconer of UB40, has been responsible for unleashing some of the most successful electronic music that the underground has to offer, launching the careers of scores of new talent in the process.
Meanwhile Flux’s own output has gone from strength to strength, having worked on a diverse selection of original tracks and collaborations with Childish Gambino, Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki and Turin Brakes plus remixing for the likes of Skrillex, Jamiroquai, MIA and DJ Fresh. While most students are thinking about where to go on their gap year, Flux Pavilion was celebrating ‘I Can’t Stop’ being picked as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ when at the time he was still living in student halls. Ever since, Flux’s music can now be found regularly cropping up in the playlists of MistaJam, Fearne Cotton and Eddy Temple Morris as well as drawing attention from Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Prodigy, Fat boy Slim and Christina Aguilera to name a few. Reaching new heights, Flux has recently been the first producer ever to be officially asked to remix the Star Wars theme song in what will surely be a highlight of his career to date.
The intervening years have seen Flux notch up three headline US tours, two headline UK tours, DJ sets at every festival worth mentioning – from Glastonbury to Reading, Coachella to EDC Vegas and beyond – plus live performances with Example, Foreign Beggars and Chiddy Bang. In that time Flux has continued to develop his signature sound, retaining the all-important energy that The Prodigy and Rusko inspired him with in the early days and undoubtedly inspiring a generation of electronic music producers of his own in the process.
Flux Pavilion’s debut album, “Tesla” was released back in 2015, over the 5 years following he built out his live experience performing live guitar, synth and singing; Flux Pavilion brought this musical element to his follow up album “.wav” out on Circus Records, maintaining his trailblazing and innovative spirit, with an array of modular synths, .wav returned us to analogue.
Believe Music Hall: 181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30312
18+ to enter
To book your private VIP Section & bottle packages contact us by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-827-3888
Believe. A world-class facility in the heart of Atlanta. Originally built in the 1900s, the repurposed church has been transformed into a groundbreaking multi-purpose venue. The interior design ensures unobstructed sightlines to cutting-edge high-end production. Comprised of four separate event spaces arranged over three levels, the venue features two full stages, a mezzanine, and two outdoor terraces with breathtaking views of the Atlanta skyline – the 15,000 sq ft concert hall is a one of a kind destination.
At its core, IRIS focuses on high-quality production coupled with a multi-sensory experience that sets the venue apart from other Atlanta spaces. Concert-goers can have an up-close view of the main stage on the large open dance floor, or enjoy a high-energy VIP experience at any of the elevated VIP tables. Wander between 3 levels to gain a perfect view from above on the Mezzanine and eventually discover the downstairs for an entirely unique and more underground experience.
This is “The Church” that started it all back in the nineties – come and re-live history and be a part of the future of IRIS ESP101 [Learn to Believe].
Location: Believe stands tall at the Northwest corner of Ralph David Abernathy and Central Avenue in the heart of Atlanta.
Parking: Please park in one of our adjacent lots either RED or YELLOW off of Central Avenue. Parking is $5 in the Yellow Lot and $10 in the Red Lot.
Entry: All ticket holders please use the main entrance located on the patio by the parking lot
About IRIS Presents:
THE UNMATCHED IRIS ESP101 EXPERIENCE: EACH & EVERY SATURDAY
Welcome to our playground, whoever you are, whatever you believe, this is a place where you can come and express yourself. At IRIS, it’s about the music and the love for those that love electronic music. Everything involved with this night is our own and custom-built, from the heart, for your ultimate pleasure. From the massive sound rigs and custom lighting to the staff and overall energy we hope you will see and feel the difference in the IRIS Experience.
ESP101 [Learn to Believe] Atlanta’s #1 EDM event. Each and every Saturday we feature the most talented DJs, producers, and production teams, all coming together to bring you the most electrifying audio-visual sensory experience you have never seen before.
IRIS Presents is one of the most respected and revered promotion companies in the industry. Our constant commitment to excellence, and our love of the music and the crowd, shines through in all the events we touch. Join our IRIS family and learn to believe!
“For those that know” Since 1996
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