With everybody from Levon Vincent to Ricardo Villalobos featuring “Oh My Days” in their sets its no wonder Auntie Flo has been been gaining some serious momentum of late. Glasgow native Brain D’Souza has been involved in many projects but has really come of age since starting his Highlife night almost 2 years ago.
It started with a conversation and a urge to bring people music being made outside of the normal Western club genres, of things like house, techno and dubstep. 2 years on and his vision is now been shared by many smiling dancers all over the world. With the inclusion of South African born Esa Mervin Granger the two have now taken their performance up a notch and their live show is in demand all over Europe. This weekend saw them host fabric’s room 3 alongside Huntley & Palmers to launch the album Future Rhythm Machine.
When we arrived at 1am room 3 was already full with Sophie warming up the crowd playing everything from bass to house to techno, while Esa fine-tuned the bongos and effects machines, gearing up the crowd for the Future Rhythm Machine launch.
Their live setup is fully analog and consists of:
Allen & Heath Zed 14 Mixer
Korg – Electribe
Quad EFX and Monotron
Casio SH-1 Keyboard
Bongos & other live percussion
The crowd is in a frenzy the moment they kick off with their deep afro rhythms & we have never witnessed a room 3 crowd so engaged in an artist. When the intro to ‘Oh My Days’ starts someone on the dancefloor yells to sit down and a ‘DC10 sit down/jump up when song kicks in’ somehow happens. We watched a video of this happen at Movement when Soul Clap instructed people to get low and laughed at the ridiculousness of it but when you’re there & watching how the crowd instigates this to a quality sound served up by a fellow South African you can’t help but gleam with pride.
Below are videos of the night, the first song is a new one called ‘I Want To Blow Your Mind’ that will be included in the forthcoming album and the second song is the hit ‘Oh My Days’.
Apologies, we’ve been asked by fabric to remove these videos – not sure why