We don’t know Roman Flügel in person, but we have come to believe through many mail exchanges that he must be a one hell of a gentleman. Generous, intelligent, upbeat. Add the words ‘classy’ and ‘elegant’ to this and it might very well sum up of how his music sounds. Yes, to us, the many soundscapes of Roman Flügel are the embodiment of downright dancefloor finesse (and by extension this distinction would even apply to his Alter Ego productions, which, quite frankly, we aren’t too terribly fond of.). Take for instance his 2006 album he did with the vibraphone virtuoso Christopher Dell. Sublime. As Gilles Peterson said at the time: “That’s just my kind of minimal.”. Well, you could literally take any Roman Flügel production: we just listened to the fine Deep Mix he did for Ethyl & Huxley on the soon-to-be launched label Saints & Sonnets. Or you could dive – and we very much expect you to do so – into this fabulous, fabulous mix.
Nr. 48: Roman Flügel (Dial, Live at Robert Johnson) by ROOF.FM