Brian D’Souza, the DJ, Producer and Musician most popularly known as Auntie Flo, from Glasgow (with Goan descent – “GlasGoan”) is already making his own mark on 2017 with a bundle of new releases, a new remix album of the – Scottish Album of the Year nominated – Theory of Flo on the Huntleys + Palmers imprint and a European tour to go with it, which got underway last night in Manchester.
The first stop for the February and March tour was in the Manchester club Hidden, where Auntie Flo was joined by Mehmet Aslan who has put his own personal touch to the Cape Malay Prayer track (listen below) from the Theory of Flo album. The two played in The Basement Room/The Den as Denis Sulta and Chaos in the CBD took control of the Blue Room ensuring a top night for all.
The rest of the tour takes Brian D’Souza across Scotland, England, Wales, Germany and Russia joined by remixers Kornél Kovács, Africaine 808, The Revenge and more.
The Theory of Flo Remix album is being digitally released on the 3rd of March with wax edition details still under wraps. You can pre-order the release from the Huntleys + Palmers Bandcamp page here. The album features the ear-catching Dixon beat edit – of the The Revenge edit – of Waiting for a (Woman) and a Kornél Kovács Remix of my personal favourite So In Love. Auntie Flo throws in a couple of new reworks of his own tracks in too. Full track listing can be found on the H+P Bandcamp page.
As if putting together a new remix album and touring it wasn’t already a lot to take on, D’Souza has also just released an absolutely breathtaking EP on Sofrito Records called The Soniferous Garden which he describes as “a garden of acoustic delights, away from the oppressive world we live in today”.
Also fresh on the market is the Auntie Flo – Remembrance EP out now on Japanese label Mule Musiq, with another one on the way as well. Only two months in to 2017 it has been a remarkable start for the Scottish star. If he can keep up the pace on this current form we are set for a massive year ahead.
Buy the Remembrance EP here –
Auntie Flo – Remebrance (Mule Musiq)
And you can also check out a more personal interview Brian has just done with The National – Brian of industry: Auntie Flo on starting 2017 at a creative sprint.