English producer/DJ Flux Pavilion dropped his new EP “Freeway” yesterday, November 11th, and we were very pleasantly surprised to see Flux returning to his classic roots with these recent productions. With a balanced intensity between basslines and vocals, Freeway reminds us of the old school Flux.
The EP’s title track is a slowed down electronic melody featuring his own vocal stylings, and the track seems to represent Flux’s musical journey of self-exploration. Collaborating with DJ superstar Steve Aoki, Flux mastered the track “Steve French”, which is undoubtedly a major tune, but alarmingly sounds a bit too much like Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamics” so we could see this getting some negative reception in the coming weeks from fans and critics.
The soul of the EP is the gem “Gold Love” featuring Rosie Oddie, which captures the hard intensity that Flux is famous for but also incorporates a more refined emotive direction and a steady, calculated build-up. Rosie’s shrill and unique voice adds a mature and interesting dimension to the song, which elevates it to another level and drives the tune to the top of our favorite tracks of the moment.
Teaming up with Dillon Francis, Flux unleashes “I’m the One” on this EP and proves his diversity further with this bass-heavy but simulataneously melodic and thoughtfully paced banger. “Mountains and Molehills” featuring Turin Brakes closes out the wide-ranging body of work with an electrifying blend of rock and dubstep that sends sweet goosebumps up the spine as we climb Flux’s mountain. Our man FP proves with this EP that he is an unpredictable, open-minded artist, and a very bright light in the EDM space.