Om:cast 006 - Frankie Flowerz
International man of mystery? Nah, just Frankie Flowerz AKA Mohan Das, straight out of Berlin, by way of Malaysia. Not the prototypical background, but that’s what makes Mohan the internationally known and respected DJ we’ve come to love. In the DJ game for nearly the past quarter century, Mohan has been rocking releases on German label Funkhausmusic for 10+ years now, spinning regularly on the global circuit since before I was in diapers, and has shared the stage with such esteemed artists as Etienne de Crecy, Laurent Garnier, Paul Van Dyk and a whole lot more. When he isn’t touring the world, releasing records, and heading his label’s A&R team, Mr. Flowerz finds the time to tutor students in production and DJ at the Noisy Academy in Berlin. What a guy!
Frankie Flowerz has been nice enough to bring to you, by way of Om Records, this hour-plus long dance podcast. Apparent straight from the getgo, Flowerz’s bold influences of jazz and 70s funk make their input heard, especially around the 10 minute mark. This mix picks up some serious steam and seemingly gives meaning to the genre of electro-soul, combining two of the danciest styles out there. I love that throughout the 70 minutes or so, Flowerz mixes it up just the right amount to keep me on my toes, always guessing when the next drop is coming and what it’s going to entail. The best thing about this session is its flexibility: either lower the disco ball, spike the punch and start movin’, or dim the lights, throw yr feet up and sink into the couch; either way, you come hungry and leave happy.