Flux Pavilion Giving Up Social Media
If you’re like me, you’re constantly following DJs. Checking their Vines, Twitter, and Facebook (don’t even get me started on Soundcloud) is always fun because DJs seem to lead quite extraordinary lives.
Then again, there are people out there that troll, bully, and facepalm their way through DJs’ lives, chipping away at the creators of the music they like so much, or maybe don’t like. Who knows how low some people are.
Apparently it’s enough to chip away at the biggest man out there, Flux Pavilion. Flux has tweeted and posted his final statuses:
And with a little more detail on Facebook:
Im sure im gonna get asked about this so i would like to refine my statement a little more. Giving up is a strong term to use, i dont want anyone to think I dont care about all of you music lovers out there. Social media is great, and has been incredibly important not just for my career but electronic music in general, it has given us our own world to build however we like, freedom to express ourselves and share our ideas and art with each other. Its a powerful thing. I was showing a friend a vine that i had created and out of the corner of my eye I saw the top comment ‘Your Vines Suck’ . . . and i thought “yeah, i guess it does . . . but i never intended for it to not suck” it was just a funny thing that i thought of bored in a backstage cabin in the middle of Finland. It made me think about what makes me who i am, and that has always been my music. My music is what defines me and that’s all I want ‘Flux Pavilion’ to be. I was once told ‘you are only ever as good as your last song’, which in itself is quite a damning statement, but i think there is a truth in the fact that my output as a musician is how i choose to present myself, i want to dedicate my mental space to making sure that my music is the best that it can be. ‘You are only as good as your last vine’ is an echo’ing thought of a world that i dont want to live in. So im taking a little break from it all to plug my guitar in and jam my merry fingers away and hopefully create something that im proud of. If you want to define me from my last post, then i guess this is a good one to end on for a little while.
He mentions that he will be picking up a guitar and see where that goes. This isn’t the first time Flux has stated that he’d like to put out some music that isn’t under the Flux Pavilion brand.
It is our hope at Be The Rave that Flux comes out of this a better and stronger individual, and that this time off is not only stimulating artistically, but benefits his overall lifestyle. Niether of which has any problems to mention.
In the mean time, let’s all get the trolling out of the way. While he’s not here… ah who am I kidding, I love Flux Pavilion. Take it easy on your media break. I’m sure it will be quite peaceful!