After a few tracks on his own Lyssna Records and Mr Tophat’s Junk Yard Connections,
Flord King releases his debut solo EP. Four cuts in a Flord manner.
Mohammed Al Harbiti, Adam Stromstedt and Flord King’s Lyssna Records is now on its third release, and the label is beginning to pick up jus the right sort of momentum to make a impact on the vast, bottomless pit that is the deep house scene. What you need to be able to do that is plenty of style and a fresh way of constructing 4/4 patterns, something which Levi Verspeek has clearly nailed on the opening “256”. Peshka’s “Miracle” is also refreshingly off-kilter, meandering its loose drums over a hazy bed of washed-up sonics, while Flord King’s “Steff Off” uses the minimal formula to deliver its mesmerising glow, and Adam Stromstedt’s “HM 2016” is probably the best example of traditional deep house that we’ve heard since the close of that treacherous 2016. Quality house escapades…
LYR002 “GDEP” sees Adam Stromstedt and Flord King split the credits with both producers getting one track on either side. A side “SINBAD” by Adam Stromstedt is a 12 minute long piece that takes you through intertwining chord patterns and delay heavy percussions to create a multi layered low-end journey. B side “Dapper” by Flord King is an already proven secret weapon of some of this scene’s most influential DJ’s. It kicks off from the first bar with minimal inspired percussion, dreamy chords and tight groove, a real cruiser.
Two of the founding members, Adam Stromstedt and Flord King, join forces to create a deep, jazzy and delicately put together debut. A1 ‘Shakshuka‘, a track driven by jazzy percussion and smooth chords on top and a slightly off kilter bass groove. A2 ‘Det Eviga Mysteriet‘ hits you straight away with it’s hip hop and soul inspired touch, distinct vocal samples and bouncy beat. Flip side starts off with ‘Foul‘ a slow pulsating track, perfect for those late night shifts on the floor. Finishing off the EP is Mr. Tophat‘s rendition of Shakshuka, weird and delightful at the same time, just like a Mr. Tophat remix should be, BLU.