Flex Wayne is an emerging producer, audio engineer, and record label owner who embarked on this musical journey in 2018. He his professional recording debut two years later with the single “Slave2Society”, featuring frequent collaborator Ohwowmatt. That track introduced a talented crew from Alabama who are determined to be a force in Southern hip-hop.
Via his Conquest Valley Records and the Deep in the Valley podcast, Flex Wayne is working to build a musical empire. Since his debut, the prolific producer has released over two dozen tracks with independent artists like, Ohwowmatt, J Esqo, and Khale. Flex Wayne even recently launched his own clothing line, Conquest Valley Clothing Company.
“Lst Ctrl” is a recent single from Flex Wayne, released worldwide via all major streaming services on March 18, 2023. An acoustic guitar and haunting vocal samples open the track before the beat drops on a laid-back trap groove. On the mic, Ohwowmatt delivers a rapid fire melodic freestyle about the tenuous situation of his mental state.
Check out “Last Ctrl” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Flex Wayne. Check out his answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect.
8 Questions with Flex Wayne
Where are you from?
I’m originally from Dothan, Alabama, and after finally graduating from college, I moved back to make Dothan the foundation for Conquest Valley Records.
How long have you been making music?
In August, I’ll have been composing, writing, and producing for 5 years.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
Ohwowmatt is the vocalist on Lst Ctrl, as it’s a single from our collaboration album “Pretty Poison” which will be released on June 23rd.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My primary influence is Mac Miller/Larry Fisherman, who passed the month after I began my journey in music production.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
As morbid as this may sound, my greatest non-musical influence is death. I don’t fear it the way I used to because we all have to go, at some point.. But there have been moments in my life where I didn’t know if I was going to make it to be able to see my friends or family again. Death inspires me to love those around me, to continue learning from each moment & to continue growing so I can better the lives of the people I care about.
What inspired you to create this project?
The idea for this project bloomed from an idea that Ohwowmatt had for his album “Pretty Poison”. For me, this song encapsulates a time and place in my life when I was lost, and Matt was able to use his own experience to deliver what I feel brought the song together.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
As far as the future is concerned, I’ll be releasing at minimum 2 songs a month from now until 2025, with Ohwowmatt & J Esqo with more announcements coming in the future.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
The official Conquest Valley Records clothing website (conquestvalley.com) will finish updates & maintenance by June 10th to finalize the re-design and to include all current Artist & product collections.
On July 23rd, I’ll be on the red carpet at the 9th Annual Alabama Music Awards with J Esqo & Ohwowmatt; and that evening, we’ll be on the main stage for our headlining performance.
As for the rest of 2023, we plan to continue releasing music and working on booking performances in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, & Mississippi.