We’ve been big fans of Flamingosis for years now, and it’s an absolute pleasure to see him release his first ever album, Daymaker.
The Brooklyn-based funk maestro dropped this one on Friday, and we’ve been grooving to it all weekend long. With summer now in full swing, this is the perfect album to rinse outside by the pool, at the park, in your backyard, or wherever you have a space to move around. Daymaker listens like a Flamingosis live set, with funky instrumentals being woven seamlessly into a cohesive vibe.
Flamingosis’s debut album is 13 tracks wide with a runtime of about 47 minutes—plenty of time to make your day by way of a funky, cosmic expedition. He’s also invited a handful of respected collaborators, including Borahm Lee (Pretty Lights/Break Science), Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation), Hunter Roberts, hip-hop funk duo Recess and Mike Tallman (Euforquestra).
“t’s the first time I’ve made original compositions in a studio session with musicians,” Flamingosis elaborates. “I was initially scared, but so much great material came out of the sessions. We weren’t just passing files back and forth online. It was hands-on. You never know if it’s a full band or an electronic hip-hop beat. It was so cool to make music in a new way.”
You can listen to the new Flamingosis album below. Enjoy!