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FLAMINGOSIS SPLICES TOGETHER OLD SCHOOL SOUL, WILD FUNK, AND D.I.Y. ELECTRONIC WITH A RADIANT MESSAGE MEANT FOR ANY MOMENT. AFTER GENERATING 100 MILLION STREAMS, ATTRACTING 100K CUMULATIVE SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS, AND RECEIVING ACCLAIM FROM PITCHFORK, MTV, THISSONGISSICK, AND MANY MORE, THE NEW JERSEY-RAISED AND BROOKLYN-BASED ARTIST AND PRODUCER EMBEDS AN IMPORTANT AFFIRMATION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF HIS NEXT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, DAYMAKER.
SINCE 2012, HE HAS CARVED OUT A NICHE OF HIS OWN IN ADDITION TO COLLABORATING IN THE STUDIO AND ON STAGE WITH BIG GIGANTIC, GRIZ, MADEON, TOKIMONSTA, AND MATOMA, AMONG OTHERS. NOT TO MENTION, HE GRACED THE BILLS OF FESTIVALS SUCH AS AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, ELECTRIC FOREST, OKEECHOBEE, HOLY SHIP!, AND VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS, TO NAME A FEW. CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOLLOWED WITH PITCHFORK DESCRIBING “BELIEVE IN ME” AS “A NEW SUMMER ANTHEM.” REGARDING 2016’S BRIGHT MOMENTS, MTV WROTE, “THE PRODUCER’S NEW ALBUM WEAVES SMOOTH 1970S AND 1980S SAMPLES INTO PERFECT GROOVES.” IN 2019, HE BEGAN TO WIDEN THE SONIC PALETTE. FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE HIT THE STUDIO WITH COLLABORATORS TO ARCHITECT WHAT WOULD BECOME DAYMAKER. HE WORKED CLOSELY WITH AN ALL-STAR CAST OF MUSICIANS, INCLUDING KEYBOARDIST BORAHM LEE [PRETTY LIGHTS], JEFF FRANCA [THIEVERY CORPORATION], EDDIE ROBERTS [THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS], HUNTER ROBERTS, HIP-HOP FUNK DUO RECESS, MIKE TALLMAN OF FUNK AND ROOTS OUTFIT EUFORQUESTRA AND THE COLOR RED LABEL, AND MORE. NOW, HE INTRODUCES DAYMAKER WITH A BRAZILIAN BOUNCE, TROPICAL HOUSE FLAVOR, AND CHILLED BEATS ON LEAD SINGLE “WILD SUMMER.”
Tony Simon AKA Blockhead was born and raised in Downtown Manhattan, in New York City. The son of an artist, he found a fondness for music at a young age. In particular, he fell in love with Hip Hop. In his early teens he began penning rhymes and eventually was part of a group called The Overground with a bunch of his friends. While he loved rapping, he also always had an interest in the musical side of things so he would soon abandon his dreams of being a rapper for being the man who made the beats. This was a wise choice.
Eventually, he and his friend Aesop Rock would meet and begin to make music together and release it on the internet. In 2000, Aesop’s album Float was released on Mush Records and quickly propelled both Aesop and Blockhead into notoriety. After that, Blockhead released a breakbeat album on Mush called Blockhead’s Broke Beats.
After a few years more years of making beats for rappers, Blockhead put out his first solo instrumental record on Ninja Tune records , titled Music by Cavelight. This was the first of four critically acclaimed albums he has since released on the UK based label.
He also was one half of the comedy rap duo Party Fun Action Committee, which was released on Definitive Jux records in 2003.
The internationally renowned NYC producer Tony Simon, aka BLOCKHEAD, has released more than a dozen albums spanning over two decades. These include acclaimed records for Ninja Tune, Rhymesayers, Young Heavy Souls, Future Archive, and more, as well as numerous production jobs including notable works with Aesop Rock. He is regarded as one of the modern masters of instrumental hip-hop and downtempo electronic.
Ehiorobo’s chameleonic, expansive sound traverses the space between experimental R&B, rap, and noise punk. Equal parts soulful, poignant and zany, his output is as multifaceted as his unique personality and upbringing. Though often mistaken for a ‘futuristic producer moniker’, Ehiorobo is short for Ehiorobo Igiehon, a name that reflects his Nigerian heritage. Growing up in New Jersey, he remembers being an exceptionally quiet kid and embarrassed of how dissimilar he was compared to the concept of the black male that was often touted and celebrated in popular media. Making a conscious choice to embrace his eccentricities, Ehiorobo immersed himself in the world of video games and internet culture, making a sizable impact in a short amount of time, collaborating with artists such as Flamingosis, omniboi and Moon Bounce and releasing an intimate collection of songs on his debut LP, Limeade. Ehiorobo’s unconventional art and effervescent spirit is indicative of his desire to leap outside of any comfort zones and continue moving forward. After a year that has taken its toll, Ehiorobo is making his triumphant return with three new standalone singles, and an ambitious full-length project on the horizon. With the intent to “make others feel at home within themselves”, Ehiorobo’s new material emanates a vital source of energy, solace and adventure that serves as a reminder to us all — we can be more than one thing at once.