"All hail Flamingods and their psychedellic music for the soul!" - i-D
We were delighted that i-D premiered the first single, titled "Rhama", from our new album last week - it ran with a nice interview piece with Kamal where he discussed what inspires us to make the music we make and what it's been like for us to operate from different sides of the globe. Have a read of the full article here, and while you're there, might as well have a cheeky listen to the radio edit of "Rhama"!
There's even more of that track to come in due course with a full album version..in the meantime be sure to give it a listen, we hope you like - http://tiny.cc/0usd9x
We've been working hard on the video for that track as well - capturing an obscure but long running competitive sports scene in Dubai, it promises to be very special, more news about that soon.
Eastern Mystics is upon us again and this time it will return to Rye Wax on the 11th of March. Mr Bongo Soundsystem will be representing the legendary Brighton based label and Chris Read, known for his beautifully crafted DJ mixes including deconstructions of seminal albums will be exploring his more tropical side. Lexus Blondin of Total Refreshment Centre is joining in the action with a mix of 80s afro-funk jams & tropical bubblers galore and, as always, you can count on us to spin some exotic tunes as well. Limited tickets available here - https://tinyurl.com/h72fvsh
If you're in need of some good tunes to listen to absolutely right this minute,check out Flamingods' debut show on NTS here.
The show opens with a track by Martin Denny - one of the numerous key influences on Majesty and travels through the mystical sounds of Foog, bangin' tunes from Sean Kuti and the Egypt 80 and Ibibio Sound Machine and a not so sneaky inclusion of our very own "Rhama". There are also a few tracks from our friends Capitol K, Comet is Coming and Shinamo Moki.
And if you haven't got it in your diary yet, our next London show is 11 May at Oslo in Hackney! Tickets are available here - http://bit.ly/1QeAn5F
Until then, Peace! (ﾉ･ｪ･)ﾉ