debut albums go, this is one of the best! Dutch outfit Flowriders
combine elements of broken-beat electronics, acoustic jazz
instrumentation and uplifting soul vocals with even some old skool
philly to take dance music to another level.
Now a ten piece collective the
band began life as the platform for producers Hartog Eysman and
Vincent Helbers in 2001. Each track on this debut is a mixture of
textures and styles that blur the edges of electronica and soul.
Indeed it is the musicianship of the band that really shines
through. From the talents of soul vocalist Marilyn David on the
album's opener 'Soul Searchin'' through to my personal
favourite, the philly influenced 'Darkness into Light' with it's
swelling brass and elegant jazz piano chords that aptly demonstrate
the depth of the producers skills when mixing different styles of
Currently on tour to rave
reviews. Flowriders have no London dates announced as yet, but
make no mistake when they do, be first in the queue.