Floret Loret has been continually upping his game, changing styles on a monthly basis to hone in on diverse sounds which define him as a musician. This is his first release on our main Phuture Collective page and we couldn’t be happier to finally bring it to the world! You may have heard him on our partner channels Presently Lifted & Future Vibes, or perhaps on other labels such as Lush Selects. If you are a part of our communication platform then he’s definitely no stranger, as he’s been an essential part of our Community Involvement team for several months now.
Let’s get to the good stuff though – he’s created a track for issue nine | ANXIETY titled ‘Serotonin Syndrome’ which you can hear below, as you continue scrolling to read our exclusive interview with this emerging artist.
Interview curated by Michael of the Phuture Collective team.
Phuture Collective: Floret Loret!! It’s so amazing to finally feature you on an issue. We’ve been able to work together on two of your most recent released, being featured on Presently Lifted & Future Vibes, so it’s only right for you to get a release on Phuture. You’ve been a member of our staff for a few months now – starting with community involvement and now working your way into administration alongside A&R. You’re a big part of Phuture so it’s only right the world knows! Tell us what you’ve been up to the past few weeks.
Floret Loret: Thank you so much for the opportunities and support! You guys are awesome and I’m happy to be apart of the team! These past few weeks I have been either working at my part time job, reviewing submissions, or working on some new music with some friends! Some of these tracks are with either old friends that I have encountered very early in my music career, and new friends that I have just met. I am very excited.
Phuture Collective: You’ve been an integral part of our success, helping out with so many things behind the scenes! As of recently you’ve been put in charge of our submissions, making sure artists continue to be inspired – and our networks are chopped full of material. How do you like working with Phuture?
Floret Loret: I absolutely love it! It’s awesome to be apart of something that I have been passionate about for years. The staff is nothing but great people and good friends. I look up to the majority of the staff members and consider them as role models for what I want to achieve in the future. Whenever I am helping someone out with feedback or listening to submissions, I get a glimpse of their perspective on music, i.e structure, sound, direction, motive; It’s very eye opening to hear a lot of new songs and see where each one takes you. I get a rush of motivation and inspiration from it.
Phuture Collective: Tell us about your musical routines. How often do you produce? What gets the production juices flowing?
Floret Loret: First thing I do is drink enough coffee to stay awake. I always start with a blank canvas on ableton – I used to have a template of all my synths and samples fired up and ready, but sometimes it’s nice to start from scratch. With my synths and samples, I always try to do something different each track to further develop “my sound” or something unique to me. I also put locators on certain bars for structural purposes. I get most of my production juices flowing when I listen to a new track that I like or listen to one of my favorite artist’s set. I get some ideas of how I can do things differently and write them down. I produce when I can! Working 40 hours a week sometimes makes it difficult to sit down and write something all the way through, but when I do I tend to write until I can’t anymore and take a break.
Phuture Collective: Your track ‘Serotonin Syndrome’ is such a leap in your work. We fell in love with you from your upbeat electronic number ‘Floating’ which is so different, and a whole other style. What inspiration was behind ‘Serotonin Syndrome’, and do you see yourself making more of this style in the future?
Floret Loret: This track was inspired by sumthin sumthin. I absolutely loved “Bloom” and “Lavender” by him and tried to experiment with several instruments. This track is unique in a weird way – I used the synth “Xpand1” and recorded a bunch of drum samples: toms, snares, hi hats, kicks. Later distorted, warped, stretched them into different samples to create melodies, risers, basses, etc. I wanted to create something that sounded sporadic yet have a weird flow with the drums.
Phuture Collective: Who are some of your biggest inspirations?
Floret Loret: John Butler, Porter Robinson, Ekali, Electric Mantis, Flume, and Scale the Summit. They are one of the main reasons why I started playing guitar, writing music, and learning music production.
Phuture Collective: What was the first album you purchased? What about the most recent?
Floret Loret: First Album: Led Zeppelin – How The West Was Won – Live album which is just
fantastic. Most Recent: Frank Ocean – Blonde – he’s just amazing at everything.
Phuture Collective: What is your dream collab? If you had the chance to work with any other musician or artist, who would you want it to be and why?
Floret Loret: Dream collab would have to be with Electric Mantis – I just really love his music. They are all unique tracks that I can listen to over and over again and never get tired of it. I want to make something that stands out like that and have it last a lifetime.
Phuture Collective:What other genres would you like to learn how to create/experiment with?
Floret Loret: I would love to make an instrumental progressive metal album such as Animals as Leaders or Scale the Summit 😀
Phuture Collective: Give us a list of 3-5 artists who deserve more recognition!
Floret Loret: Saros: https://soundcloud.com/sarosbeats
stripes : https://soundcloud.com/stripess
Sir Nicolas: https://soundcloud.com/sir_nicolas/