At 20 years old, Nick Perloff, better known as the producer/DJ, Flaxo, has already made some big moves from the footsteps of Flume, the undisputed pioneer of the future genre. Hailing from San Francisco, Flaxo moved to New York at the age of 18, and that’s where his music career began to take off. Starting off with remixes of Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna and playing college parties, Flaxo soon drew inspiration from the European dance music scene - the lack of bottle service, social hierarchy in clubs, and the people who had a true interest in the music - and he began to take his music in a new direction. As a teenager, the talented artist challenged himself to create music that was pure and beautiful - music that was not too clearly pop or dance, rather create music that Perloff was proud of. From these inspirations came Flaxo’s latest output, the Sleepover EP, consisting of three beautiful future bass tracks.
The title track of the EP, “Sleepover,” is a future bass masterpiece, with a glitchy bass line, chopped and screwed vocal samples and flying arpeggios that give the track a clear Flume vibe. “Warmer Climates” is an emotion-laden ambient track, with vocal samples of New York City, that infuse the track with a lightheartedness and cloudiness that is nearly unmatched in any other production. The last track, “Only You,” goes back to Flaxo’s future bass roots, with gliding synth stabs and a driving electro riff.