EVENT: Conch Sessions ft. FLAKO (Friday 22nd May)
Written by Admin on May 11, 2015
BASE FM presents CONCH SESSIONS
Q+A session with FLAKO – hosted by Dylan C
Friday 22nd May | 5pm – 7pm | FREE
TRANSLATE EVENTS & CASSETTE #9 presents
FLAKO (live) @ Cassette #9
support: Ben Jamin | Career Girls | Villette
Friday 22nd May | 9.30pm | $10
Since 2007 Dario Rojo Guerra has explored a blend of soulful melody and off-the-grid beats, as Flako. Originally driven by a love of instrumental hip hop, his early MPC sketches were built from a warm, organic sound driven by Latin percussion reflecting his German-Chilean heritage. These productions attracted the attention of Project: Mooncircle, with whom he released two EPs and a compilation in 2011 called The Mesektet, a collection that drew a line under his first steps as an artist.
Over the past few years Flako has focused on expanding his sound into new places. No longer concerned with instrumental hip hop and sample-based production, his approach now sees him combine live instrumentation, synthesisers and his own voice into more detailed and intricate compositions. Inspired just as much by the ambient music of Vangelis, the jazz of George Duke and progressive rock of Bo Hansson as he is by the South American soul, folk and cumbia he absorbed from his family growing up in a small town just outside of Frankfurt, Flako’s music transcends genre and regional music forms.
CONCH SESSIONS is a Q+A session hosted by Dylan C, and will explore the music of FLAKO.
Check out the previous Conch Sessions video to see what it’s all about.
CONCH SESSIONS video playlist