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Natureboy Flako, Hector Plimmer
Chilean-born producer Natureboy Flako, real name Dario Rojo Guerra, is one of the most consistently invigorating beat producers currently operating on the circuit.
This year he has returned to London based beat label Five Easy Pieces for the third time with the self titled ‘Natureboy Flako’, a collection of music culled from over 200 recording sessions since Guerra moved from London to Berlin in late 2015.
Since emerging onto the beat scene in the late '00s, he's moved away from Dilla-influenced instrumental hip-hop towards a more orchestral sound informed by Vangelis and Bo Hansson, whilst working with with Eglo mainstay Fatima, Seven Davis, Jr. and LA multi-instrumentalist and composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson along the way.
Joining him is fast rising UK producer Hector Plimmer, whose exceptional album Sunshine on Albert's Favourites is a strong contender for debut electronic album of the year.
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.
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.
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Born and raised in South London, Hector is a designer, producer and DJ, who has been making some considerable waves since 2016. Following up an appearance on the most recent Gilles Peterson Brownswood Bubblers compilation, Hector proved his talent when he was selected as the winner of the PRS Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award.
Having played alongside the likes of Gilles Peterson, Kutmah, Alexander Nut, MNDSGN, Onra, Dego, Kaidi, Max Graef & Glenn Astro; Hector finds himseld in the good company of those talented selectors who play genres across the spectrum of Hip-hop, Beats, Funk, Soul, Disco, Afro-beat, House and Jazz.
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