info : 10/2005

On vinyl:

Different Spaces - 2 original tracks and remixes by Gerd and Alex Phountzi (Bugz in the Attic)

Pheromone - 2 originals and remixes by David Borsu and Quant

On CD:

Starcraft - 16 track debut album featuring hot musicians and special guests like

Joshua Samson (percussion, Spearhead), Marilyn David (vocals, 4hero), Joachim Staudt (sax), Gulli Gudmundsson (bass) and Michelle David (vocals).

The album blends nu jazz, nu soul and nu beats with the roots of all great music into a distinct Flowriders style that is original, sophisticated and funky at the same time. This album is to be released in the spring 2005.

Bugge Wesseltotft DJ, Jonas Lonna is preparing 2 flowriders remixes with the typical Scandinavian sound that will appear on a flowriders remix album

INFORMATION

Band

Flowriders is a mixture of electronics and acoustic soul and jazz. The band features Holland's hottest musicians, people who have always been crossing musical borders

Live

The band performed at clubs and festivals like the North Sea Jazz Festival. They were support act for Isaac Hayes, Lamb, Nils Petter Molvaer and Bugge Wesseltoft.

People

Flowriders got a top groovin rhythm section with players going back together many years.

Gregory Pataca (drums), Cord Heineking (bass), Richard Hallebeek (guitar) and Vincent Helbers (keys)

Jeffrey Patty ( Percussion) have played with the likes of Tasha’s World,Sandra St. Victor, Frank Gambale,Randy Brecker, Saskia Laroo, Herman Brood

Then there is vocal power from Farida Merville, Hartog Eysman and Johannes Papilaja, who shared the stage with a.o.Quazar, Eddie de Clerq, Sandra St.Victor, Nueva Manteca, Caecilie Norby and Marlena Shaw.

On top of this comes the horns section, with Matthias Bergmann (trumpet) and Han Litz (flute), Pablo de Haas ( saxes) Joachim Staudt ( saxes ) These guys performed with artists like Dianne Reeves, New York Voices, Charlie Mariano, Till Broenner, Michiel Borstlap, Jazzanova and Masters At Work.

History

Flowriders started with Hartog Eysman and Vincent Helbers. Both played in blues, funk and rock bands, before they met at conservatory and made acoustic jazz albums with their individual projects Hartog & Martini and J Moods.

The first Flowriders tracks were made on an old PC only, and got immediate response from Jazzanova DJ’s Alex and Juergen. In 2001 they played their first live show opening for Lamb at the Paradiso with just a four-piece band. As the music kept evolving they tried out different line-ups that grew into this exciting 10 piece band

Response

The vinyl EP's got great response from DJ’s all over the world and can be found on many playlists including the big names: Michael Reinboth, Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Jimpster ...