Hi, I’m Yas the Founder of the STATE OF FLO brand. I am bass music obsessed and my love for this music spans endless genres with no limits! I wanted to create a brand which supports all genres of bass music through as many different platforms as possible.
The ‘State Of Flow’ or ‘Flow State’ is one of hyper-focus reached by those who engage in meaningful work. It’s when you are so engaged in a task that you lose all sense of time and place. This is definitely how I feel when I’m raving and when nerves and self doubt are not getting the better of me, I have also experienced this when Djing. Through creative choice I chopped off the ‘w’ at the end of flow and ended up with the brand name STATE OF FLO and the artist name FLO.
I’d like to wholeheartedly thank you for taking an interest in the journey which my brand, my residents (better known as the SOF family) and I are on. We would love to see you at the events and I hope you enjoy the YouTube uploads and future projects which we have in store. Please feel free to get in contact with us at any time, even if it’s just to say hi as we love hearing from you!
Big Love from all of us here at STATE OF FLO and a huge thank you for stopping by! X
Hi I’m Deen and I’m the crazy guy who quit my job to pursue a career in Drum & Bass.
I’m a firm believer in that with enough hard work and persistence you can accomplish anything, so figured why not try to make a career out of my passion.
Hospitality at Matter back in 2009 was the first Drum & Bass event I attended and it was a real turning point for me. Seeing my favourite artists playing live was a real “I want to do that” moment, and soon after that I bought my first set of decks. A few years later I dived into the world of music production.
My sound is very eclectic and draws inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, various art forms and sounds from everyday life.
I’m currently enjoying playing gigs around the south coast and am looking forward to seeing where this music career takes me!
I have been an avid listener of drum and bass for the past 10 years and over this time I have fallen deeply for all corners of this versatile genre. When I play out, I love to send the dance floor on a rollercoaster ride of ups, downs & sidewinders by mixing & blending all colours of the vast DnB spectrum. I am also one third of Myriad Cartel which is a collaborative project with Average Joe and Renza.
I’ve been passionate about music all my life and I love so many types of electronic music but drum and bass is the one that truly stole my heart!! I had my first go on a set of 1210’s about 6 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Whether it’s organising free parties in the woods or playing in bars and clubs, nothing beats playing my favourite music for people to have a skank out to! I am also one third of Myriad Cartel which is a collaborative project with Wormaneasy and Renza.
Music has always been something that I have grown up around and had a connection with. From as early as I can remember, I had already been introduced to lots of different varieties of electronic/dance music like happy hardcore, jungle, dnb and house. These were religiously played in our home in Brighton. Soon after turning 13 I decided to get my first pair of belt driven vinyl decks. I practiced everyday from the age of 13 right up until I turned 18. Fortunately I was lucky enough to have my first shot at performing at a small festival in aid of the Chestnut Treehouse Charity. Since then I have performed with some of the biggest brands in the drum and bass industry such as Rough Tempo, Let It Roll, Low Down Deep, Distortion, Ram Records, Spearhead, Get Hype, Bass Konnection, State Of Flo, Strategy, Roll Through, Policy, Audio Assault, Formation Records, The World of Drum and Bass, Audio Porn, Bass on the Beach, Breakin Science, Jungle Mania, Takeover, BK2 Drums, Motive, Worried About Henry, Young Guns and Biological Beats. I also hold residences with the likes of Rough Tempo, State Of Flo, Strategy, Bass Konnection, Bass on the Beach, Takeover Bass and Bass Distinction. Some of my icons that I have performed before or after are DJ Hype, The Prototypes, DJ Guv, Bladerunner, Grooverider, Dj SS, Brockie, Dub Phizix and Strategy, Serum, Harry Shotta, North Base, Arcane and many more.
I am into my sixth year of MC’ing professionally at club nights and raves. I would put myself as a versatile performer as either a host or MC. I tailor my bars depending on the DJ’s preference, style and brand. I am a proud host at STATE OF FLO and would like to give them a holler for encouraging me to push forward with my career and the radio shows I love doing. I have a love for radio broadcasting and work as a freelance radio producer and voice-over for upbeat brands along with presenter cover shifts. I have recently spoken to a couple of DJ’s about putting my vocals on to tracks to push forward with what I love doing. I have had the pleasure of mic duties at Breakin Science, Hospitality, Warning, Young Guns, Jungle Alliance, Bass Konnection, Conception, Elements of Groove, Anti-Social Sound Clash, Motive Sessions, Bass Face, Pure Klass, Audio Assault, Sub-liminal, Ministry of Sound, Policy, Unified Beatz, Fantazia, Dreamscape and Format Music DnB. I have been involved with a couple of label nights including Spearhead, Low Down Deep, Dispatch, Eatbrain and Renegade Hardware when it made an appearance in Brighton. In my opinion the most important thing is the ravers having a good time and feeling as if they are part of a great party. Music is in my bones and is my life xx
I have been an MC since 1996 but only started getting credible bookings in 2003. I enjoy delivering vibes and hyping up the dance. Promoters have always trusted me to hold it down with the host vibes but I can also keep up with the best of them lyrically. Predominantly a drum and bass MC but I am also a very competent old skool hardcore, breaks, dubstep & garage MC as well as a rapper. Nights I have held residencies with include Renegade Hardware, State of Flo, Motive, KAOS, Jungle Alliance, Serotone, Motive, Simply Vinyl, Originate, Conception, Freebass, Roll Through, Cutloose, Carbon, Policy, Audio Assault, Subliminal, Basskonnection and Strategy. I have also performed at various label nights including Virus, Metalheadz, V Recordings, Spearhead, Playaz, Low Down Deep, Hospitality, Viper, Congo Natty, Dispatch and Eatbrain. I have played for huge old skool brands like Dreamscape and Fantazia and at festivals such as Shibui and One Love. On top of being an MC I have been DJing since the 90s and have a very strong knowledge of DnB/Jungle tunes. I have taken the first steps in to the world of the recording artist, already featuring on Threts’s ‘Deadzone’ and will be working with some other local producers in the coming months. Watch this space.
I have been listening to drum & bass since I was a teenager, and am influenced by the likes of Darren Jay, Micky Finn, Aphrodite, Randall, MC Stevie Hyper D, Fearless and many more. I hold DnB very close to my heart and believe I always will, as nothing comes close to how this music makes me feel. I’ve always tried to be a part of something within the scene whether its been helping out promoters, promoting myself, MC’ing or DJ’ing. I am also one third of Myriad Cartel which is a collaborative project with Wormaneasy and Average Joe. I will never lose love for this music.