A tad glitchy, sometimes a bit on the slow jam side, fLako and Dirg Gerner produce some amazing beats that soak up the soul.
A collaborative project featuring Olmino, i.e. Olmo Cassibba, a London-based musician specializing in flute, alto-sax and Indian tabla, and fLako, a Chilean hip-hop beatmaker now living in Europe, the music is really smooth – of that new soul plus future jazz variety. It sounds as if Ta-ku added vocals to his miniature beats or, as one YouTuber put it, James Blake thought of more lyrics for his songs. I had the pleasure of meeting Olmo in person – his kind demeanor and chill attitude definitely come across in this music. You can tell he’s a man passionate about making worldly music that heals and, together with fLako, the two of them are putting out R&B-esque tracks filled with ghostly vocals that are just out of this world.
Dirg Gerner is all about the “keep it live” mentality – beats not too heavily produced with spacious rhythms, a mix of mellow bass and keys. I highly recommend you check out other tracks, like “I Want You” – a desperately repetitive plea for love punctuated by whompy beats or “My Queen”, which emphasizes the world music influence. “I Want You” reminds me a bit of One Room’s “I Want You” (yes, same name) or JMSN’s Alone. Starting to see a “loneliness” theme with these multi-instrumentalists producers – it’s either some shitty trend capitalizing on sentimentality, or that loneliness is the best inspiration for making raw tracks that cut deep. With fLako/Dirg Gerner, it’s the latter.