Flamingosis (the name comes from a free-style Frisbee move that his father invented) is a New Jersey-based electronic music producer and beatboxer. Drawing on influences from other producers such as Flying Lotus and J Dilla as well as vintage funk and disco music, Flamingosis creates engaging and soulful tracks and puts on an infectiously energetic live show.
Tony Simon, a/k/a Blockhead, has been making and releasing utterly distinctive, funkyand emotivemusic for the last two decades.Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. As the son of an artist,surrounded by visual culture, he early on found that his passion was for music, for the sonic. A fan of awhole range of sounds, especiallyhip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes andlater CDs from innumerable artists, a quiet accumulation of knowledge and know-how. After a brief stintas a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic–and from there he beganto produce beats. Since making that decision, he's kept pretty busy: carving a niche as a sought-afterunderground beatmaker that people call when they want something special. Blockheadhas producedtracks for notable emcees like Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, Murs,Cage,Mike Ladd, Illogic, and manyothers. He has also released numerous albums on labels like Ninja Tune, Rhymesayers, Future Archive,Young Heavy Souls, and more. Among these include the now classic instrumental albums ‘The MusicScene’ and ‘Music by Cavelight’.