Flux Pavilion has been a staple in the electronic music scene for the past five years. He produces bass-heavy catchy beats, but his downfall in the past has been not changing up his sound in concert. His last two shows in Colorado—at Red Rocks last September and on New Years Eve at Decadance—were very similar, but on Oct. 24, he changed that all when he performed songs in his new album, Tesla and he did not disappoint.
Before Flux took the stage at 11:45 p.m., he had a handful of openers set the mood for his set. Decadon, Diskord, Nghtmre and Loudpvck did the best they could—a lot of their songs were just remixes. Each DJ performed better than the last, but until Keys N Krates played at 10:30 p.m., it seemed as if the crowd was just yearning for more.
Keys N Krates always put on an amazing set and on Saturday, it wasn’t any different. The trio plays live drums and keyboard, which just adds to their talent. They played crowd favorites such as “Dum Dee Dum” and “All The Time.” They played a song that they announced was not even released yet, “You Already Know” and it was just as great as their other tracks.
Finally, Flux Pavilion took the stage and everyone went wild. Although the crowd was mostly teenagers in Halloween costumes, once Flux took the stage it was easy to ignore the immature crowd. This set was a lot different from the last two not just because of his new album, but because this time around, he actually sang his own lyrics.
“It’s nice to step away from the decks and switch it up a little,” he told atombash.com last month. Indeed, he did switch it up. In the past, he has always stuck to playing a lot of dubstep, and this time around, he played a lot more drum and bass, which worked in his favor.
In addition to playing his most recognizable songs, “I Can’t Stop,” “Bass Cannon” and “Got 2 Know,” Flux stuck to his new style and since this was the Tesla tour, he stuck to playing most of his new material. On his new album, “Emotional,” which features Matthew Koma definitely stands out compared to a lot of the other songs, and he played it live very well. “Who Wants to Rock” featuring Riff Raff was also a hit.
Finally, as the crowd started to let out, Flux pulled the crowd back in for an encore and naturally played “Gold Dust.” It was a perfect way to end his set. Overall, it was nice to see Flux change up his style a bit and start adapting more to what everyone else is doing in the electronic scene these days. He did not let Colorado down, as usual.