Flux Pavilion is about to undergo a whole slew of sonic facelifts as his February single Cut Me Out/Pull The Trigger enjoys two major version excursions…
First up, this Friday, is a selection of versions of Cut Me Out (a collaboration with indie kings Turin Brakes) from an exciting range of next-gen artists. Trollphace takes the lead closely followed by Jaykode, SUB-Human, Fransis Derelle, M35 and Orkid.
Pull The Trigger remixes will follow shortly after with a similar rollcall of new breed talent and one major D&B OG – Black Sun Empire. They’re joined by Yultron, Hopsteady, Mati, Regions and DNA 92.
With all 12 remixes locked and loaded for the summer, we thought we’d balance things out and look back over Flux Pavilion’s own remix peaks. From Skrillex to Star Wars, he’s had some incredible refix highs over the years. Here are 10 of the best…
The Freestylers – Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix)
Essential inclusion. This was massive for Flux Pavilion, for The Freestylers, for Never Say Die and for UKF. SKisM described it as “one of the biggest dubstep tunes of all time” when we spoke to him earlier this year. He’s not wrong.
Skrillex & Kill The Noise (Feat Fatman Scoop & Michael Angelakos) (Flux Pavilion Remix)
Boosting the tempo by a good 35BPM, Pavilion unapologetically takes Skrillex and Kill The Noise’s album-titling sing-along groove to the peaktime pastures. A textbook lesson in remixing two of the world’s biggest bass giants.
Faithless – We Come One (Flux Pavilion Remix)
We’re not sure how official this is, but it is on Flux’s Soundcloud. It should be official; very few artists have been able to pull off such a successful twist on such a massive anthem.
Jamiroquai – Blue Skies (Flux Pavilion Remix)
Way back in 2010 – before Jay Kay’s wandering funkateers took a seven year sabbatical – Jamiroquai gave the world Blue Skies. Far from the physical, fizzy groove fusion you hear on their old classics or the recently release Automaton, it wasn’t their best… Until Flux furiously flipped it into something truly hair/hat-raising.
Kevin Kiner – Rebel’s Theme (Flux Pavilion’s The Ghost Remix)
Monolithic remixes of insanely big names like Skrillex and Jamiroquai are all good and well but officially remixing something from Star Wars? This is the stuff childhood dreams are made of. Showing his more high energy electroid side, even by Flux’s standards this is a seriously singular piece of work.
Dillon Francis (Featuring T.E.E.D) (Doctor P & Flux Pavilion Remix)
Lighters up! Pure emotional drama from both Flux and Doctor P here as Dillon and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ breakup blunderbuss implodes with the Circus dons’ signature electric voltage hooks. Goosebumps have a half-life of three days on this one.
DJ Fresh – Gold Dust (Flux Pavilion Remix)
CLASSIC KLAXON: One of two rather large DJ Fresh remixes Flux did around the early 2010s – this one pips it because it was earlier on in Flux’s (bass) cannon of work and that riff will never die. Madly, he once told us, this bombed when he debuted it at Fabric!
Chapel Club – All The Eastern Girls (Flux Pavilion Remix)
Erstwhile indie giants Chapel Club may have long since split but this remix lives on. One of Flux’s most theatrical mixes with that raw electric seizure-peaking riff, seven years later and this still has enough energy to power several small villages.
Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Flux Pavilion & Nero Remix)
Nero collaborate with Professor Pavilion to remix themselves. Switching out the 80s electro funk and slap bass splutters and switching in a sense of foreboding sci-fi synthetic drama, this still singes hairs the back of your neck to this day.
Picto – Streets Of Rage (Flux Pavilion Remix)
This is where it all began for Flux and Circus. Not Doctor P, though… Picto, his D&B guise had been in operation for a year or two beforehand. When we interviewed the pair last year they explained how their breakthrough smash Air Raid actually came about because they wanted to release this remix. Sludgy, snarling and just a little bit toxic, this still sounds dope today.
Cut Me Out Remixes are available Friday June 9 via Circus: Pre-Order