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Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-16 16:18

Bass and Harmony
Best known for: 
'Dubstep You Can Sing?'
Tune of the year: 
Flux Pavilion 'International Anthem’
Towcester, Northamptonshire, UK
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
Tune selection is key and also patience, you need to let the music breathe once in a while.
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
The past, present and future is always going to be bright for electronic music.
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
Yes, which is fine, as long as you don't pretend that it doesn't. Ups and downs are part of being alive sometimes.
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
Struggles in mental health at a young age. I think growing up can be pretty tough for some people, and support and positive reinforcement is key.
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
The End Club in Holborn was a club I wish we could have had a Circus (Records) monthly residency at.
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
There are loads of amazing female DJs out there like Rezz, Krewella, Alice Wonderland, Nina Las Vegas or Anna Lunoe. I included Maya Jane Coles in my Flux100, as it was crazy to think she wasn’t in there before.
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
A DJ is different to a producer, so the fact that a person who is good at one thing asks another person who is good at another thing to do something doesn't surprise me.

Repping bass music hard for the UK, Flux Pavilion is the only British producer to hit the Top 100 with a passion for those low-end frequencies.

Nowadays, bar the likes of Skrillex, there are few superstar DJs dedicated to the “genre formerly known as dubstep”, but Flux Pavilion and his Circus crew have tapped a rich seam of fizzy EDM melody and hard, brutal mid-range bass that seems to hit the sweet spot for a lot of people.

It helps that Flux Pavilion, or Josh Steele to friends and fam, is a dab hand at several musical instruments, from drums to guitar and even the saxophone. Citing appearances at EDC Las Vegas and gigs in Hawaii as particularly fond 2015 memories, he also released his monumental debut album ‘Tesla’ in September.