Flamingosis & Ehiorobo – Stowed Away
by: John Flynn Dec 13, 2017
Aaron Velasquez, better known as Flamingosis, has released his collaborative single with singer Ehiorobo. The moniker “Flamingosis” derives from a freestyle frisbee move that Velasquez’ father invented. The New Jersey based funk producer is heavily influenced by such genre defining beat makers as J Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Madlib.
“Stowed Away” is a sonic experimentation in synthesizing traditionally instrumental, uplifting funk beats with fervent vocals from Ehiorobo. Laying the groundwork for the track, Velasquez layers a sonic landscape in which synths preside over forthright drum samples.
The track is based around foundational synths that draw from a nostalgic past; Ehiorobo’s dulcet vocal aesthetic is like chocolate wrapping the fruit of Velasquez production labor. “Think alt R&B meets Langston Hughes, meets Slime Time Live, meets a Nigerian boy,” reads Ehiorobo’s digital biography.
Bite into “Stowed Away” and you’ll taste a melody of intertwined synths, melodic vocals, and an overall masterful construction of sonic beauty that invades every taste bud.