The last time we heard from the German-Chilean producer Flako, he was engaged in a high-speed percussion workout on "Kuku." Los Angeles composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, on the other hand, has been busy collaborating with Flying Lotus: not only has he contributed strings to the Warp producer's last three albums, but they've jammed in extended form on cosmic jazz piece, "Drips/Take Notice." Now Flako and Atwood-Ferguson have come together for the spellbinding instrumental "Twelve O'Clock Shadow," evoking the decadent smokiness of early Hollywood film scores with an added dose of soul. Flako shared his admiration for his esteemed collaborator with The FADER via email: "I have huge respect for Miguel's mastery and am honored, as well as proud to have been able to work with him," he told us. "It was also such an easy and effortless process of collaborating, which left us both wanting to work on more." We certainly hope they get back in the studio together, but in the mean time, be on the lookout for Flako's debut LP, Natureboy, due on March 23rd on Five Easy Pieces.
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