Sep 21st, 2018
UK multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ Flevans announces his return with a bang and two killer new tracks out on double-sider 45 and from his forthcoming long-player on Jalapeno Records.
Yes, the hugely talented producer with a scholarly knowledge of all things soul, funk, beats and breaks is back. Having cut his teeth on Brighton’s Tru Thoughts Records before teaming up with Lack of Afro on his imprint LOA Records for his last album, he has finally arrived at his spiritual home of Jalapeno Records.
Long considered part of the extended family he’s previously contributed mixes for label compilations and remixes for other Jalapeno artists over the years. It was absolutely the perfect time to come correct with some brand spanking new originals for this partnership made in funk heaven.
Leading the way is “Who’s Got Me”, – an up tempo disco/boogie cut with more slap bass than a clone army of Larry Grahams! It’s a tasty dancefloor number with a BIG top line from none other than Laura Vane (MJ Cole, Gnarls Barkley, Laura Vane and the Vipertones) who absolutely owns the vocal duties as anyone who is familiar with her work would expect. Oooh Weee!
Over on the other side we have more classic-sounding Flevans material with the party starting funk breaks of “Take Your Money”. His signature jazzy keyboard and guitar licks converse with cheeky vocal samples all flying in and out of this slick production in a delightful fashion. It’s all about the beats on this one – it’s a guaranteed foot mover!
And for those of you who are already salivating at the thought of new Flevans material you best fetch a serviette (or a bib!) as this is just an entrée ahead of his new album…