Few artists have seen more consistent and impressive growth over the past few years than Floret Loret. When we connected with the budding producer in 2019, he was gearing up to self-release his debut EP Tangled Roots. The masterful project served as a springboard, attracting attention from fans and the industry alike. Over the course of the past three years, he’s emerged from relative obscurity to becoming one of bass music’s brightest stars. He’s collaborated with Zeds Dead, released with notable labels like Deadbeats, Mau5trap, Bassrush, and Quality Goods Records, and played top-tier festivals like EDC, Okeechobee, and Infrasound Music Festival. All the while he’s been carefully creating a signature sound that mixes experimental and organic with powerful emotion and mystique. With so much happening, it’s overdue that we bring Floret Loret back for a fresh Guest Mix + Interview.
The mix is a wild ride through experimental bass, halftime, dubstep, DnB, and more. The interview explores what’s next, thematic tie-ins of his work, key milestones, how turning 30 changed his perspective, and much more. Check out both below.
Tell us about the mix. Where are you taking listeners on this one?
Everywhere haha. I am starting off with the first tune I released this year and going through a bunch of songs ranging from Dubstep, Chill stuff, DnB, halftime; genres that I’ve been making in the last year. Tracklists feature tunes by my favorite artists, my friends and some new unreleased songs that’ll be coming out later this year that weren’t featured in the Botanical Studies Vol 1.
I’ve had the pleasure of watching your journey from (nearly) the beginning. Are you surprised by how far you’ve come?
Honestly yes. I am very fortunate and grateful for what’s happened over the last 3-4 years. The friends that I’ve made in this journey will be considered my life-long friends and I am very thankful for them.
Is there anyone milestone or achievement that stands out and still shocks you?
The Shambhala booking this year. This has been a dream festival for so long, it’s surreal that this is finally coming to fruition. I am so excited and thankful for this opportunity.
I like the unexpectancy that comes from this journey. I am enjoying the ride so far. I want to continue writing stories with my music and hopefully tell them on a bigger stage/platform so who knows where that will take me.
Where do you see music taking you from here?
I am not sure. I like the unexpectancy that comes from this journey. I am enjoying the ride so far. I want to continue writing stories with my music and hopefully tell them on a bigger stage/platform so who knows where that will take me. I definitely want to make some merch and have something tangible.
One of the things that has helped you to stand out is your signature sound. Are there specific things you do to ensure that signature is distilled within each of your tracks or does it happen organically?
I tend to use the same instruments for most of my music but I always attempt to add something new to my sound design that hopefully makes each tune unique in its own way.
you have to find that sweet spot between being chaotic and over the top with your sound design, and having a good flow in your song to make sure people follow, head bop or whatever you want them to do.
Your music is extremely experimental but also maintains a certain amount of approachability. How do you find that balance when creating?
I think it’s important to note, when creating music that’s approachable, you have to find that sweet spot between being chaotic and over the top with your sound design, and having a good flow in your song to make sure people follow, head bop or whatever you want them to do. Most of the time people tend to gravitate towards something that is catchy or has a good rhythm for them to follow along to, so arranging a song where it has these qualities I find helps.
Your projects tend to have a thematic tie throughout. Do you develop the concept ahead of creating the music or does the music end up informing the theme?
A little bit of both. I know what kind of song I want to make and get the rough idea down for starters, then figure out why I am writing this song, what is this supposed to be about, and I come up with a theme. Other times I know what kind of theme I want to go for and come up with something as close as I can to that idea.
It’s no secret that the natural world is a key source of your inspiration. What’s the most incredible place you’ve ever been?
Machu Picchu and Cuzco in Peru are one of my favorite destinations. The architecture, Incan sites, mountain terrains, and everything about that place was incredible. I would love to go back. What makes Peru special; my extended family lives in Lima, Peru and I have a lot of memories from where I used to visit them every year growing up. When I was little, my grandparents used to have this giant garden filled with so many plants and flowers, it was intense.
What are you most excited about right now?
I’ve been enjoying what I have been writing lately and I am so excited to share all these new tunes this year. I have a few festivals that I am playing at that are huge milestones for me and I can’t wait to experience them.
I want to do more in both music and life. Start a family, have more dogs, explore the world some more. I still feel very young and have tons of energy for everything still so I am thankful for that.
You turned 30 a few weeks back. Has the milestone changed your outlook in any way?
Definitely. I want to do more in both music and life. Start a family, have more dogs, explore the world some more. I still feel very young and have tons of energy for everything still so I am thankful for that. I want to focus a lot on my health both physically and mentally so that’s a huge goal for 30. Music wise I am still writing and enjoying every minute of it, so the music is not stopping anytime soon.
What’s next for you musically?
Up next I am releasing a song called ‘Red Eyed Lily’ – it’s the last song in this mix. I am also playing Kosmic Kingdom on June 4th so I am pumped to witness a renaissance festival mixed with bass music.
Any final words?
Hope you enjoy the mix, stay safe and healthy. Thank you so much for having me.
1. Floret Loret – Withered
2. Mr. Bill – Pasta Masta (w. The Widdler)
3. Molokai – Aero
4. Lab Group – Banshee (inspect3r flip)
5. EyeonEyez & 42 Dugg – Look What I Got (Eprom Remix)
6. Saka – Yin (ft. Aido)
7. Chee – Turn up
8. Floret Loret – ID
9. Floret Loret – ID
10. Jon Casey – Nosedive
11. Crematorium – What I Need
12. Silva – Orchid
13. Floret Loret – Juniper
14. B-Dos & Floret Loret – ID
15. Floret Loret – ID
16. Vex & asáu – ank
17. PATH – ID
18. Silva & Floret Loret – To Me (unreleased)
19. Deadcrow – TUMS
20. ISOxo – Chamber (RamonPang Flip)
21. Copycatt – when Im back
22. Ivy Lab – Jagged Roots (Floret Loret Flip)
23. Nitepunk – Red Turbulence
24. VCTRE – Falling Up
25. Golden Child & Floret Loret – ID
26. Floret Loret – FishHop
27. Yoofee – KiBa
28. Fractures – Realise ft. Alix Perez
29. Latesleeper – mosquito
30. Capshun & Floret Loret – ID
31. Trinist – Recondite
32. ALEPH & Ekcle – Semblance
33. Pussy Riot – Organs [Mirror Maze Flip]
34. Floret Loret – ID
35. Underbelly – Folding Nails
36. Koan Sound – Radiant
37. Floret Loret – Red Eyed Lily (unreleased)