Flamingo Pier are a New Zealand collective that consists of local DJs Luke Walker, Dominic Jones and Bradley Craig. Having first popped up on the scene roughly 4 years ago with a self-released debut, the lads have recently joined forces with London-based label Soundway Records to come out with their first proper, self-titled record. Consisting of four original tracks, Flamingo Pier have chosen to take us on a journey that’s strongly influenced by the boogie, disco, Afro and classic house that their parties are known for. Slick, rolling disco synths and punchy drum machines are woven in with Afro-centric percussion and dreamy vocal chants, for an exotic disco-boogie experience from start to finish.
If that were not enough to get you excited about this release, we have a remix of one of their tracks “Find Your Way” that comes from the talented duo Earthboogie, who consistently come out with music that’s dedicated to all things “intergalactic, cosmic, tribal and terrestrial.” Compared to the original, this rendition is more full-bodied – adding in a great deal of texture that ranges from welcomed horned melodies to alluring vocals that fall directly in-line with the mood I believe Flamingo Pier set out to achieve. This isn’t as much a remix as it’s an indirect extension of the band itself. My hat goes off to Earthboogie for taking an already great track and helping it reach even higher heights. Bravo!
This EP is being released to coincide with Flamingo Pier’s Festival in Waiheke, New Zealand on February 9th 2019, which is already sold out. If you’ve missed your chance to attend, this is quite the consolation prize. You can pre-order the record here!