Flux Pavilion – Blow the Roof EP : Review + Minimix + LIVE STREAM

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Bass icon Flux Pavillion who has helped establish dubstep released his latest Blow the Roof EP which dares to go outside of his dubstep box. He brings electro house and breaks into the picture, with his own massive twist. This release further estblishes how forward thinking and versatile he is as an artist. Although he let out a good chunk of the release, hearing it all together really gives you the complete story he is trying to tell. We already got to sample The full version of  “Do or Die” with Childish Gambino really blew me away and instantly became one of the my favorite from both Flux Pavilion and Childish Gambino . “Double Edge (ft. Sway & P Money)” is Flux’s spin on the breaks style which he proceeds to do a damn good job of it. He brings back “I Can’t Stop”, which was one of his most iconic track for a brand new “I Still Can’t Stop”. It recharges the classic bass hit with the perfect crunchy yet sublte rebirth. Every single track on here is truly remarkable, all working together to form a cohesive project that is easily the most impressive piece of work to date for someone who continues to pave the path for bass music worldwide. Grab a copy through iTunes and Beatport. Also listen to the Minimix that Flux sent over, and watch his live stream happening right now LIVE from 02 in London.

Flux Pavillion – Blow the Roof EP | iTunes | Beatport

Flux and his team were nice enough to give us a Minimix featuring the entire EP in a quick 8 minute clip to let you sample the whole thing. You can hear a clip of each track mixed by Flux himself. Enjoy!

Flux Pavillion – Blow the Roof EP Minimix

BONUS LIVE STREAM:

Flux Pavilion is celebrating the release of his new EP by streaming a live DJ set at O2 Islington in London right now! He is playing the whole EP, as well as remixes, and other unreleased tracks! Turn this up and tune in! As Flux said “This is a celebration of the biggest thing he as ever done”. UPDATE: You can now watch the entire live stream here below! The live stream was a dope way to help kick off one of the biggest projects Flux has done to date.

Zeds Dead – Hot Sauce EP [Mad Decent] [Review] [TSIS PREMIERE]

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Zeds Dead continue their strong and steady journey as musical artists and set 2013 off properly with the release of their “Hot Sauce EP”. It is easily their most daring to project to date and Diplo’s incredibly versatile Mad Decent record label couldn’t be a more fitting home to release this genre-venturing project from the Canadian duo.

Starting off the ride is “Demons”, acting as the perfect transition from the past Zeds Dead sound they are known for to the new foreign styles contained on the EP. It is an incredibly slow paced brutal banger filled with piercing spine rattling drops and retro horror samples. Next up “Mr. Sub” takes us down a refreshing techy jungle ride that is a complete 180’ in overall mood. This song, which is named after the group’s home country’s sandwich chain, provides a great stepping-stone towards the rest of the EP.  “Playa” is floor shaking, siren packed, rage filled inducing rave anthem that sounds unlike anything I have ever heard. Next up is the cleverly named “Rave”, featuring a revamped breakbeats track giving a tribute to the music that filled the UK rave scene. It let’s you get lost in the engulfing breaks while still carrying out the Zeds Dead flavor you crave. The closing track “Trouble” has the duo go back to the gritty slow paced glitch-hop sound they perfected on their past EP featuring Omar LinX, Victor.  The song revolves around a simple infectious piano line and drumbeat that is a slow yet powerful way to end the bold release.

All in all, the EP takes some huge risks, defying most of what is getting released right now. These are the bold signs of true artists who are leading the way, and not following the trends.  You can listen to the EP below, and purchase it through through Beatport and iTunes. Enjoy.

Zeds Dead – Hot Sauce EP | BeatportiTunes

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