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LISTEN: New Flako From Debut Album
Christian Eede , February 16th, 2015 13:02

Producer shares Gelis taken from his debut album - stream the track below

Following the announcement last month of his debut album, Natureboy, tQ is giving you the chance to stream Flako's 'Gelis', taken from the album, above. The track, a more subdued affair than the previously shared 'Kuku', is an apt preview to the album's fascination with the natural. With releases already under his belt with a number of labels since 2007, including Blue Note, Project Mooncircle, Apollo (R&S) and Eglo, under various aliases, and production credits on Fatima's Yellow Memories LP last year, Natureboy is described as "a bridge to a new musical identity" for Dario Rojo Guerra. Recorded over the course of a few months between February and April 2014, the album is said to carry the influence of South American soul, folk and cumbia that Guerra grew up around with German and Chilean parentage. "I'm not religious," says Guerra of the album. "Nature is the only thing I really believe in. The sun and water are the two things that I find worth worshipping. There's nothing without the sun and there's nothing without water." Talking about using recorded instrumentation, synthesisers and his vocals on the LP, Guerra says: "I was keen to create balance. To me that means creating sonic balance as well as a balance in mood."

Natureboy will be available from March 23, via Five Easy Pieces. You can watch the video for album track 'Kuku' below and catch Flako live at Dalston's Birthday's on April 1 - tickets for that are available here.

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