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  • Release Date 2016-09-02
  • Label LOA Records
  • Catalog LOA009
LOA Records is very proud to present the first new material in 7 years by Brighton-based beatsmith Flevans (or Nigel Evans to his doctor). A music industry veteran, there's not much that this man hasn't done - sold a stackload of records (on renowned indie Tru Thoughts), DJ'd across the globe (3 US tours, 1 each in Japan & Australia & countless trips to Europe), had his music used in TV shows & adverts far & wide (Nokia, BSkyB, DFS & ESPN to name but a few), even releasing a side-project album of garage electronica for Jalapeno Records (under the name Aotoa). Despite the temporary hiatus, he is best known & much loved for his Flevans material, and it has to be said that new album 'A Distant View' is right up there with some of his best.
New single 'Reach Out' is a blistering funk-filled return to form - a killer bass line, fatback drums & catchy horns combine to create an uptemo ear-worm & guaranteed dancefloor kudos! What has always set Flevans apart from other producers is his ability to switch tempos at the drop of a hat & make it sound easy (trust us, it's not), then create beautiful soundcapes that have the ability to take you elsewhere. Nowhere is this better illustrated than on the simply stunning track 'A Distant View' - sublime musicianship (did we mention that he plays a few instruments?), great hooks and dreamy vocal samples come together to produce a piece of music that's fully deserving of its' title track status. 'One For The Road' wraps things up brilliantly, Blaxploitation-style! Taking no prisoners from the outset, it's a huge slice of rough & ready dancefloor funk with huge drums, relentless wah-wah guitar & massive horns. What more do you need?
It's been 7 years but he's back, and back to his best!
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