Vex Ruffin is a self-taught musician and producer born in LA and based in Chino Hills. On April 7, he will release his latest full-length – the Conveyor LP – on Stones Throw Records. Available now is a 12″ featuring Vex Ruffin’s single featuring rapper Fab 5 Freddy, “The Balance”, which includes remixes from Peaking Lights and KiD TRONiK.
Conveyor is a personal narrative for Vex Ruffin. While in the process of recording the record, Vex was losing sleep to his job, where he was working the graveyard shift. This lack of sleep and not allowing his body to recharge sent Vex’s life into flux, causing personal and internal struggles in his mental and emotional self. The concept of the conveyor – or being stuck in a continuous loop, routinized down the conveyor belt while attempting to break free – was the inspiration behind the making of the record.
You can listen to Peaking Lights’ remix of ‘The Balance’ below;