Auntie Flo

Auntie Flo

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Auntie Flo's colourful sound draws on a vast array of musical influences which spans as many musical genres as it does continents. Pairing African rhythms with infectious melodies, designed with a devastating dancefloor sensibility.

Put simply: expect to dance to modern music from around the world.

Biography

Brian d’Souza aka Auntie Flo hails from Goa by way of Glasgow, where he is currently resident DJ at the Sub Club with his own Highlife parties which focuses on ‘future afro-beat’ sounds from the across the black Atlantic diaspora – everything from Chicago House, Detroit Techno and Disco to Cumbia, Kwaito and Afrobeat.

Auntie Flo’s productions have been causing a recent stir following debut 'Goan Highlife' EP on Huntleys and Palmers winning him fans across the musical spectrum. It sold out on pre-order and was rated ‘Tune of the Week’ at Rub a Dub and Boomkat. This lead to an immediate repress, Radio 1 airplay and receiving support from Ricardo Villalobos, Gilles Peterson, Andrew Weatherall, Caribou, Tensnake amongst others. Next up, ‘Oh My Days’ was rinsed from the likes of Jackmaster, Ben UFO, Blawan, Joy Orbison and Pearson Sound, the latter of whom liked it so much he asked if he could remix it.

Auntie Flo’s 'Future Rhythm Machine' album dropped in Spring 2012 to critical acclaim from across the board including a recent inclusion to Bleep's Top 10 albums of 2012 (so far) and a very commendable 4/5 rating from Resident Advisor. The album also presented opportunities to perform live on the Boiler Room and at the hallowed BBC Madia Vale studios for Rob Da Bank on Radio 1.

Auntie Flo’s influences are far flung, referencing; Villalobos, Four Tet and Caribou, to Fela Kuti, William Onyeabor and kwaito, alongside Kode 9's Hyperdub, Chicago house, Matias Aguayo’s Comeme imprint. DJ'ing in Glasgow over the past ten years has helped him develop a tight mixing style and an uncanny ability to read a crowd.

These skills have recently been in demand across Europe including appearances legendary venues including Panorama Bar, Fabric, Razzmatazz and Plastic People. Not to mention festival appearances at the likes of Dimensions, Stop Making Sense, Bestival, Love Box, Rockness, TinThePark and many more.

The Auntie Flo live show is a work in progress, utlising a strict "No laptops policy" and a full hardware set up alongside Glasgow's favourite South African, Esa Williams (Rememory Music / Subclub) to provide live percussion designed for dancefloor destruction.

The end of 2012 will see him release records on Kompakt, Mule Musiq and Soundway, headline Optimo's notorious NYE party and play alongside Ame and Henrik Schwarz at Berlin's legendary Panorama Bar.

Discography

Goan Highlife EP
Oh My Days
Auntie Flo Remixed [Pearson Sound / SOPHIE / Alejandro Paz]
Future Rhythm Machine LP
Rituals EP

Remixes
Crystal Fighters - Plage (PIAS)
KonKoma - Handkerchief (Soundway)
Miaoux Miaoux - Hey Sound (Chemikal Underground)
Drums of Death - Waves City (Civil Music)
Dave ID - Zulu Bounce