Ross From Friends' releases are a distillation of myriad influences from hip-hop cut 'n' paste culture, 80s Eurobeat, Hi-NRG and Italo into lithe, irresistible, raw dance floor trax
British producer Ross From Friends aka Felix Clary Weatherall is one of the newest signing to Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder family. The 25 year old has a fistful of releases under his belt, the distillation of myriad influences from hip-hop cut ’n’ paste culture, 80s Eurobeat, Hi-NRG and Italo into lithe, irresistible, raw dance floor trax.
His affiliation with music came through his dad, who built up a sound system in the 1980s and toured it in a van to various squat parties around Europe – and it wasn’t long before Weatherall’s own experiments began. He divided his time between making music in bands and solo work, operating under a slew of different aliases, before becoming Ross From Friends in 2012.
Weatherall made his debut on Breaker Breaker in 2015, followed by outings on Lobster Theremin and sister imprint Distant Hawaii, Lone’s Magicwire and Molten Jets. He made his inaugural outing on Brainfeeder with ‘Aphelion’ EP, which he followed up with his debut album ‘Family Portrait’. The LP showcased Weatherall’s ability to shift and evolve, moving from the world of lo-fi to the world of FlyLo, demonstrating a versatility exemplified by the ease in which he can switch between playing shows with Little Dragon and holding down a peak-time slot in Berghain’s Panorama Bar.
Enlisting the skills of two friends to build out his arrangements into a live show, John Dunk on sax and keys and Jed Hampson on electric guitar, the band have been touring extensively at venues and festivals around the world including The Roundhouse, BBC Maida Vale Studios for Radio 1’s Residency, Primavera Sound and Parklife to name a few.