I think my ears are still ringing. No seriously, that was some gnarly bass but it felt just right. They say ‘One thing ’bout music, when it hits you feel no pain’ and it’s safe to say Flux Pavilion and crew brought out all the tools necessary to turn Webster Hall into a trampoline park.
The scene really started to turn up around midnight with the former Krewella producer and now independent Rain Man. Kids were straight-up moshing, throwing bows left and right. Once Rain Main asked the crowd if they were ready for Flux, it started to flurry with cold and raw dub-step remixes of recent rap songs. It was lit.
First impressions of the Tesla Tour already had me impressed at the sight of an electric guitar positioned right behind the custom DJ booth. The lighting crew began to test out the unique set up for Webster and wow, this really was a Grade-A intricate and complex production.
Now for the sonic rhythms, let’s just say he appeased the masses. From the classic chart-toppers to the cross-genre debut LP, Flux did an incredible job reading the crowd and feeding off their energy. I was still jacked up for this live guitar riff to pop off and the Pavilion certainly delivered.
While I was certainly happy I brought my earbuds, it’s always refreshing to hear a set that strays away from the negative stigmas EDM receives. Flux stayed true to his dub roots but kept us all on our heels with massive unreleased edits and bootlegs. Rather than mixing in overplayed vocals, he kept it fresh and interesting.
Would a normal kid who knew nothing about Flux Pavilion and dub-step enjoyed the show? Probably not. That’s why it was amazing.
Miss the show last week? Not to worry, the rising star Jauz (pronounced Jaws, like the shark) will be tearing down the roof with his cross-genre future house and trap set. Grab your tickets here.