A new Auntie Flo album, Radio Highlife, is on the way via Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings.
Getting its name from his Worldwide FM radio show, Brian d'Souza's third full-length record as Auntie Flo once again takes a globally minded approach inspired by his international travels. Brownswood says the Glasgow-born, London-based producer makes use of "field recordings and studio sessions from everywhere from Cuba to Cape Town, Bali to Kampala and voices from Russia, Istanbul, Senegal and the UK."
A number of guest musicians feature on Radio Highlife, including Sengalese multi-instrumentalist Mame nDiack Seck Thiam, who appeared on d'Souza's 2017 mini-album The Soniferous Garden for Sofrito Super Singles. He's also now set to be part of a new Auntie Flo live show.
Due out in October, Radio Highlife is d'Souza's first release on Brownswood. His prior two albums, 2012's Future Rhythm Machine and Theory Of Flo, were issued through Huntleys + Palmers.
Listen to album single "Cape Town Jam."
01. Life Is High
02. Nobody Said It Would Be Easy
03. Havana Rhythm Dance feat. Andrew Ashong
05. Radio Souk
06. Lights In The Northern Sky
07. Western Princes
08. Inga's Choir
09. Malawi Skit
10. Cape Town Jam
11. One Guitar feat. Dan Mugula
13. Magic Stones Skit
14. Mame's Story feat. Mame N'Diack
Brownswood Recordings will release Radio Highlife on October 12th, 2018.
Photo credit: Flavien Prioreau