Six individually talented musicians make up a band called Retrofitted. They are a United States, Phoenix based hip hop power group who have just released an original EP titled “To the moon”. We had a few questions and answers with them. Below are exclusive details on Retrofitted and their new release.
Continue reading to know more about this amazing artist.
What is your real name?
We are Gavin Stinson (OJ Stinz), Brandon Flowers (BFlow), Hector Sanchez (Big Carlo), Dustin Oliff (Pax Armani), YBE (Egas Conjunca) and Cevilian (Justin Wilton)
What’s your official stage name (showbiz name)?
What do you do (fashion, music, comedy, art, dancing, etc.)?
We rap, sing, produce beats, direct, film, and act in music videos.
How did you get into what you do (music, modelling, art, dance, etc.)?
Carlo and OJ started officially rapping a year ago for fun. They showed a couple of their friends and they got hooked on the positive reaction. The rest of the group asked to join in the fun, and Retrofitted was born.
What product genre or field are you interested in, and can you give a brief description of how your career/profession/field feels like?
We work primarily in hip-hop and R&B. So far, our career has been a mix of emotions. Stepping behind the mic can reveal a ton of insecurities you never knew you had, but the positive reactions from friends, family, and strangers have strengthened our confidence. Moreover, recording has provided a therapeutic outlet to release the innermost thoughts in our mind. Finally growing within a group has felt like a blessing. It is super rewarding seeing each other grow as artist
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
We each pull inspiration from different places. We love to incorporate 80s, 90s and Early 00s elements in our music. Cevilian and Pax draw heavily from West Coast hip hop while Carlo inspiration is drawn from his early life growing up in Chicago. Being African YBE provides a unique flavour on all of his tracks drawing from his heritage. To put it simply our childhood music tastes has influenced us all and together we pull from multiple wells
What was your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
On February 14th 2022 we dropped our first EP Tough Love. We have worked with Keyon and Chris J Bo who have engineered our music. Additionally, Lordoliff has helped create a few of our beats. We have been primarily recording out of the prestigious Saltmine studio in mesa Arizona
How many projects do you have so far?
So far, we have 2 projects released with a slew of singles and a full-length album in the works
How long have you been doing what you do?
We have been recording officially for a year
What is this new release about?
This release is about relaxing and smoking weed. We wanted each track to be something you could throw on light up and vibe to.
Who and how many people worked on it?
All members of Retrofitted Keyon ChrisJBo and LordOliff
What can your previous and new audiences anticipate from you in the future?
In the future we have some singles that will pick up the pace. Tracks you could hear on the club or can hype up a crowd. Our album “Last Call” will tackle the various emotions and experiences you have while drinking. Some tracks will be light and up beat others will address heavy elements.