Flako releases his debut album, 'Natureboy', in March.
Flako is the alias of Dario Rojo Guerra, a musician and producer based in London with a German and Chilean heritage, who explores influences of South American soul, folk, and cumbia in his music.
'Natureboy' is his debut album, bridging the gap between the sample-based instrumental rap music that he's been releasing via labels like Apollo and Project: Mooncircle over the years and his current identity utilising live instrumentation, synthesizers, and vocals that came from working with Fatima on her debut album 'Yellow Memories'.
The album is apparently littered with vocals from Flako himself – although, strangely, there's one track that features vocalist Dirg Gerner. For those unaware, Gerner is Flako – so, er, okay. There is also one track, Twelve O'Clock Shadow, that features strings from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
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Flako 'Natureboy' tracklist:
01. The Opening / Purple Trees
02. Shipibo Icaro
04. Spice Melange
06. Solo For Chloë
07. Shape Of Things To Come
08. Som Da Aura
09. Twelve O'Clock Shadow (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
11. Golden High
13. Who Do You Think You Are
14. For You (Reprise)
15. With Me Now (feat. Dirg Gerner)
16. The Odd & Beautiful
Five Easy Pieces release 'Natureboy' on March 23rd 2015. An album launch takes place at Birthdays in Dalston, London on April 1st 2015 (buy tickets).