Photo credit: Campbell Montgomery
Auntie Flo is Scottish DJ and producer Brian D'Souza. He's enjoyed success this year with his singles "Highlife" and "Oh My Days," both released on the new Huntley + Palmers imprint. It was arguably "Oh My Days" that secured D'Souza's place in the latest wave of "one to watch" lists. Well-deserved hype aside, the record has been supported by the likes of Jackmaster and Ricardo Villalobos as well as receiving the remix treatment from Pearson Sound and Alejandro Paz.
On stage, D'Souza was joined by Esa Williams, a South African artist who lended his talents to the percussion duties. MPCs were loaded with samples and live vocals were laced in between frantic live drumming. The entire performance was well received, with the highlights including the crowd joining in with the punctuating handclaps of "Goa," the low synth intro of "Oh My Days" and an edit of "Good Name" by William Oneyeabor, which provided the brilliant finale. The crowd seemed to be expecting a few more peaks in the performance, but this is a live show very much in its infancy (only its forth outing). Given time, this could very well emerge as one of the strongest, stripped back live shows around.