In true tradition, please begin by introducing yourself, tell them who you are, where you’re from and what you do!
My name is Deeflux I’m a rapper/song writer and musician from Farnborough
So, first off, what’s your commuter town in North Hampshire like to reside in and Does it matter that you’re not based in a major city? How did you end up as a rapper?
To be honest I think coming from a small town in the middle of nowhere definitely does hold you back in a lot of ways. Generally you see tons of people pushing music more in the big city’s but its not me man. I like where I live you know i’m constantly defending it but I think it’s a good challenge for me to try and get myself known outside of that. I’ve always liked writing songs and lyrics ever since I can remember but only really got into rap and hiphop when I got to college through my friend Adam (ash mc/reds)
Is there much of a Hip-Hop scene where you’re from?
The “scene” is sporadic at best but we have had some solid nights and a small but dedicated clientele. We do the best with what we have to work with.
What is your involvement with Holdin’ Court?
Probably not as much as it should be. I just support it and promote it where I can. I have a lot of respect for the team and I believe in it.
What is your involvement in KaneFM?
I’m the hiphop producer in charge of scheduling dj’s and have/will be undertaking many visual projects for our kane fm you tube channel so anybody wanting to get involved email me at: email@example.com
What are you working on at the moment? I heard you’ve been working on a number of projects from last year to present? When is your new material likely to be put out ?
I have two main things I’m working on currently. The first is a release with my buddy Louis Unseen entitled 1984 featuring Genesis Elijah and Dr Syntax it’s likely to be out by march/April on cd and digital download. The second is an album I have worked on with my homie brother beatbox under the guise of “Natural Selection” entitled Rhythm by Numbers featuring Guilty Simpson, Wildchild, Dr syntax, Koaste, Louie G, Sonny Jim, Tenchoo and tons of others. Really proud of this album as its sample free completely original music we have had sessions from everyone we know from violin to trombone as a musician it’s very satisfying to do something which is frankly unheard of in hiphop. I had the pleasure of working with some of my favourite mc’s and at the same time all my friends. Don’t get me wrong I love sampling, as a genre so much is owed to those classic breaks but we really wanted to push the boat out and show what we’re made of. Hopefully it’s going to set us up for many future works each with bigger and better artists in town.
Which was the best show you went to? Where was it and what made it so memorable to you?
Very difficult question to be honest. I’d have to say the one that sticks in my mind the most was Iron Maiden @ Twickenham stadium. They are the band that got me into music - period so this was momentous to finally be able to watch them live.
What reaction have your previous releases got? We’ve personally seen you become much more recognized and accepted as a solo artist rather than part of a rap crew?
I feel like I’m growing all the time I’ve done alot of free dl’s and stuff and have worked on a number of full length projects (Oddio Kin x 2, Concentricks) each one seems to build momentum to the next. I feel like I was the underdog in my crew for a long time and it used to get me down alot but, as life has changed I’ve got more and more into writing and developing my style so I hope it comes out on the record how much progression has been made I suppose only time will tell
I heard you’re in a band too? What’s that all about?
Yeah I’m a keen musician through and through. I was in a ska punk band for years called workin’ Lunch and as we have all grown up our music has changed dramatically. We are now called mirrored and, are waiting to put out our debut release this year I think you’ll be shocked as it couldn’t really be any further from my hiphop stuff. I have recently started working with my best friend on a new group as yet untitled so I’m looking forward to getting some stuff down with that.
So what is Deeflux listening to right now?
Gangrene, Ghostface Killah, Portishead, Holy f&^K, sleigh bells, tons more Christmas and all that
Where can people look you up and listen to your music?
I set up my bandcamp account http://deeflux.bandcamp.com/ you’ll be able to cop everything through there.
Finally, any shout outs?
My brother Gus and all my other Oregon fam, Beatbox, Mikey T, Ash mc, lafours, Holdin’ Court, Millenium Jazz, Louis Unseen, reklews, DJ Juice, Jazz T & Zygote, Don’t flop, lego, tenchoo, unusual suspects, KANE FM, TZC My wife and family