FLAMINGODS SHARE ESMINK REMIX OF “QUESSO”
PLEASE NOTE NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE – MOON WILL NOW BE RELEASED 14TH AUGUST ON LOVERS & LOLLYPOPS
Flamingods have shared Esmink‘s remix of “Quesso” via The Line Of Best Fit, who have made it their Song Of The Day: “at the verse we hear ferocious dub percussion, in the main hook it’s all Baeliric escapism as polyrhythms soon hit the euphoric sweet spot. Esmink’s remix injects the extra bit of zest to “Quesso”, awakening a band already praised for their unfaltering energy and ideas.”
Flamingods’ Karmal Rasool: “The remix is a good example of the great luck we occasionally stumble upon with Flamingods. Our friend Clara was put in touch with Patricio (eSmink) through mutual friends from his native Argentina. We hit it off and he ends up plugging in his Handsonic HPD 15, unleashing a kind of electronic drum wizardry we’d never before witnessed! It became clear that Patricio could essentially drum on anything he could get his mitts on and as a band of drum enthusiasts, we appreciated it greatly.”
“Quesso” (Esmink remix)
This is taken from their new album Moon, set for release on 14th August via Lollypops & Lovers (please note the new release date).
It’s in Flamingods’ nature to wish to re-invent themselves at every turn, and with this in mind Moon sees the ceremonial splendour and fevered abstraction of their debut album Sun reconfigured by a choice selection of remixers. “We love to make people dance,” say the band. “It’s part of the nature of our live shows and we also love collaborating. Getting someone to study and understand your music and interpret it in a different way is something that really interests us.”
Hailing from such far-flung reaches as Bahrain and Argentina as well as the deepest underground recesses of the UK, their remixers have created a collaborative tapestry that stays true to the spirit of Sun, yet send it into transcendent new dimensions. The likes of Ponytail leader Dustin Wong, My Panda Shall Fly, Shinamo Moki, Octachamp and Esmink take the sunny vistas and rhythmic rituals of the band – as redolent in themselves of Vision Creation Newsun-era Boredoms, the repetition of krautrock and the textures of prime Animal Collective – and decontextualised them in a myriad sonic locations; digidub, abstract house and delirious Eastern-influenced mantras all vie for attention in a panoply of delight that shows up the majority of conventional remix albums for the lazy affairs they often resemble.
“Kinich Ahau” (My Panda Shall Fly remix)
Brandishing an infectious barrage of joyful sound comprised of equal parts hedonistic fury and wide-eyed abandon, Flamingods are blazing a trail through the farthest reaches of consciousness. Psychedelic in spirit yet utterly devoid of the cliches perpetuated by the genre of late their debut 2012 album Sun was merely the first step on a journey that has led the globe-straddling ensemble from their disparate origins in Dubai and South-East London to festivals like Wales’ Green Man and Portugal’s Milhoes De Festa, with a questing spirit and total disregard for boundaries driving them every inch of the way.
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