Flamingosis is a producer and beatboxer who resides in New Jersey—interestingly, the moniker comes from a freestyle Frisbee move that his father invented. With a focus on sample-based beat music, Flamingosis channels influences such as Flying Lotus and J Dilla, as well as vintage funk and disco music, into his own energetic and feel-good concoction. It’s a well-trodden path, but one that Flamingosis pulls off with finesse.

His latest release is Bright Moments, an entrancing album directly influenced by time spent in bodegas, as he explains:

“Bright Moments took about a 6-8 month span to make. I started it while living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, completed the majority on tour and finally finished it back in my hometown in New Jersey. I went to a lot of different bodegas during that time, eating deli and breakfast sandwiches. I would shazaam the music that played there and then flip those samples. The whole process was very uplifting for me. Funk and soul music just has a quality to it that puts a smile on your face and makes you want to dance. I just want people to feel that.”

The album was released back in July and can be grabbed via Flamingosis’ Bandcamp, with the title track available as a download via WeTransfer below.

Bright Moments (Feat. The Kount)