Taste Your 'Pleasure Palette' with Flamingosis
Flamingosis’ debut LP, Pleasure Palette, lives up to the name. Satisfying every musical flavor you find yourself craving, there is no lack of samples or genres on this album to quench all tastes. Taking obvious cues from masters of lo-fi such as J Dilla and Flying Lotus, he has a clear respect for instrumentation and musicality, sampling only the choicest cuts of old-school funk, disco, and soul.
The album starts out strong with the eponymous title track, and it sets the tone perfectly. Tempo at the ideal walking pace, a moving bass line with staccato guitars amongst a drum groove that’s so legato it feels like it could fall off the beat any minute, keeps it all moving along with ease and makes you want to go along for the ride.
‘Finesse (Hey Baby)’ is such a groovy monster, it sounds like a beat that could have been copped for a 90s west coast hip hop track. Watch out for the sexy vocals and funky guitar work, be mindful you don’t fall into a fit of uncontrollable head-bobbing.
And to make sure all of those taste buds are covered, he speeds things up and throws down a 4x4 beat with the track featuring Macross 82-89 ‘Now or Never’. Transcending disco and funk into a contemporary setting
I have this album labelled under the genre Pool House. I don’t know if that’s a real thing, but it feels fitting. Every single track, every note, and every sound are all drenched with summer sunshine. It transports you instantly to warm days and warmer nights.