- BBC - Sound of - 2012
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Northamptonshire producer Flux Pavilion takes his place on the Sound of 2012 longlist following a metoric rise from relevant unknown to dubstep's brightest hope in the past twelve months. Pavilion, real name Joshua Steele first made music at the age of 13, and cites Rusko, Basement Jaxx and The Prodigy as key influences in his professional journey.
His pseudonym comes from a group Steele formed in his younger years with Shaun Brockhurst, a.k.a. Doctor P,the title combines Flux, a flow of energy with Pavilion, a place for entertainment. Steele concentrated on his studies, completing a course in Commercial Composition before forming Circus Records with Doctor P and fellow producer DJ Swan-E.
Recent success began as FP's remix of DJ Fresh's Gold Dust made its way around the world's clubs before track Bass Cannon was catapulted into public conciousness by keeping Chris Moyles awake during his Comic Relief radio marathon in March. It wasn't long before producer Shama Joseph was sampling Flux's I Can't Stop on Jay-Z, Kanye West collaboration Watch The Throne and Zane Lowe was hailing Pavilion as his Record of the Week. 2012 is sure to be massive year for the man from Towcester.