INDEPTH003: Retraflex [FLEXOUT AUDIO]
We’re back with our latest INDEPTH mix, featuring none other than the Flexout Audio mafia, Retraflex. Also known as Tom Bassi, Stephen Dampier, and Joe London, these three are a package that have been incredibly influential over the past few years in the drum and bass scene. With some huge names crowning the scene as of late, eyes generally shift past the layer of underground circles that keep the Drum and Bass scene alive, well these guys are definitely pushing boundaries.
Seeking inspiration from labels like Metalheadz, Critical Music, Exit Records, Diffrent Music, Peer Pressure, IM:LTD, and Demand, Retraflexs’ involvement with drum and bass extends through numerous outlets, they both DJ and produce, they’re responsible for running nights that have gained a reputation as a staple for innovative music and a line-up of the finest of up-coming DJ’s, and a fair few of Retraflex’s releases have been on their own imprint, the highly regarded Flexout Audio.
Retraflex’s label Flexout is renowned for “it’s catalogue of creative genius and technical savagery”. The label pushes music of many varying styles – there is a common misconception where these guys are solid on the deep dark and techy tip, but ‘Logarithmic’ the debut Flexout LP definitely illustrated variety in taste. This is a label that undeniably delves into varying styles to purvey the finest of up-coming beats, we had a chat to Tom, check out the interview below!
1. Yo Tom! Let’s get straight to it what inspired the names Retraflex and Flexout Audio?
7. That would be cool, the growth you guys have taken is big, we hope to see it only grow more! Now comparing Australia to England, would you rather eat a whole onion in the peel with our Prime Minister Tony Abbott, or get punched in the face by Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear?
I had a dream about Jeremy Clarkson last night actually, I was at the job centre with him looking for work…errrrrr raw onion sounds grim and Jeremy Clarkson is probably not very good at punching so I’ll take a smack from Jeremy Clarkson I reckon…
Well we’ll tell you what, we’re glad Jeremy isn’t in our dreams hahaha. Easy Tom big ups to you guys on such a rad mix!
Check out the links below!
1. Conquest – Forever
2. Transparent- I’m Trying
3. Trashbat- Dreaming Of Fiji
4. Geode- Ruh
5. Kaiju- Silverfish
6. Howsons Groove- Say It
7. Everything But The Girl- Before Today (Adam F Remix)
8. Spectrasoul- Melodies
9. Perverse- Terrain
10. Transparent- Amorous
11. Skeptical & MC Fokuz- Structure
12. Quadrant & Iriz & Homemade Weapons- Pembroke
13. Alix Perez- Stray
14. Spectraoul- Tender Doubt
15. Chromatic- Dont Take Too Long
16. Alix Perez- Crooklyn
17. Transparent- Overload
18. Hyroglifics- Chit Chat
19. ??????- ??????
20. Philth & Bredren- Cetacean (Babylon VIP)
21. Friction & KTee- Overtime (Spectrasoul Remix)
22. Calibre- Put That Woman First
23. Breakage- Old Skool Ting