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Flevans: Accumulate (Jalapeno Records)

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UK release date 22.05.2020

By now the word is spreading about this multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer who mixes an eclectic yet accessible style that falls between the genres of funk, breaks, soul and electronica.

"Accumulate" sees him emphasising his songwriting skills with special guest Laura Vane appearing on four tasty cuts. "Mr Right" has a cool 80's Prince vibe a great falsetto hook and some Maceo Parker type saxophone adds the icing on the cake. Labelmate, John Turrell, with his golden-throated voice, adds his considerable clout to the propulsive "Silly Games' an excellent cut and a pure definition of radio-friendly!

The enigmatic Scooby Jones makes an appearance on the Tears For Fears like "Oh Bernice". His yearning vocals are fresh sounding and again, he comes into his own on the slow-burning groove of "Ambition Like Cream". He's a burgeoning talent that's for sure.

Flevans is one helluva producer too, his sonic awareness is highly tuned just listen to "Realisation" a blustering one chord (basically) piece of total magic that builds till the floodgates and levee breaks on the changes at the end. His arrangements are first class throughout. Advanced dance music for an emotionally-intelligent audience! You're going to love this!
Words Emrys Baird

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