Ever-rising electronic producer Flamingosis delivered a double-shot of news on Tuesday with the announcement of a new album, Daymaker, and an associated tour. The 13-track release is due out on June 25th via physical and digital formats.

Featuring previously released singles “Wild Summer“, “Cosmic Feeling“, and the title track, Flamingosis further expands his musical vision on Daymaker. The album marks the first time the artist, born Aaron Velasquez, brought collaborators into the studio.

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For Daymaker, Flamingosis worked with an all-star cast of musicians including keyboardist Borahm Lee (Pretty Lights, Break Science), Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation), Hunter Roberts, and hip-hop funk duo Recess and Mike Tallman (Euforquestra).

Additionally, the album carries a vintage quality as Flamingosis also incorporated samples from the late ’70s/early ’80s from the likes of Graham Central Station, Tim Maia, The Voices of East Harlem, Eddie Hazel, Niteflyte, and more.

“It’s the first time I’ve made original compositions in a studio session with musicians,” Flamingosis said in a press release. “I was initially scared, but so much great material came out of the sessions. We weren’t just passing files back and forth online. It was hands-on. You never know if it’s a full band or an electronic hip-hop beat. It was so cool to make music in a new way.”

The album is also deeply personal for Velasquez, as Daymaker utilizes samples of interviews with his father and uncle during their Freestyle Frisbee World Championship days. The music video for the previously released track “Wild Summer” is composed entirely of recently unearthed family footage from the brothers’ 1970s–1980s heydey.

In fact, even the name Flamingosis is an homage to them as it refers to the move they pioneered, “a reverse spinning catch on one leg, like a flamingo”.

“It’s a continuation of what I’ve been doing with my music for a while,” Flamingosis said. “I try to make each album uplifting. If you’re not feeling the best in the moment, the goal is to get you to a better place. Like a light at the end of the tunnel, the album reminds you things are going to be alright no matter how hard they seem. Hopefully, it puts you into an elevated state of mind.”

Flamingosis will take Daymaker on the road for a 24-date tour that will carry the artist from September through December 2021. Ahead of the tour, Flamingosis will hold a special Daymaker release celebration with a Super Smash Brothers tournament that will be open to the public. The tournament will take place on June 18th, with the winner granted access to Daymaker a week early in addition to a merch pack. There will also be a Twitch album livestream party held by Relix on June 24th. Stay tuned to Flamingosis’ social media channels for updates.

An artist pre-sale for tickets to Flamingosis’ upcoming tour begins on Wednesday, June 9th at 10 a.m. local time and is accessible with the code “WILDSUMMER”. Tickets go on sale to the general public via the artist’s website on Friday, June 11th at 10 a.m. local time. See a full list of tour dates and the Daymaker tracklist below, and click here to pre-save the album. Daymaker will be available in a variety of formats, including as a limited edition 180g double LP with pink discs, which comes with a 12×24 poster insert.

Daymaker Tracklist: 

1. First Light

2. Daybreak

3. Is It Love? (Remix)

4. Wild Summer

5. Return To Oasis

6. Make It Happen

7. Sunnyvale

8. Breakdown

9. Since I Met You

10. Aurora

11. Daymaker

12. Avenue Of The Fireflies

13. Cosmic Feeling

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Flamingosis Fall Tour Dates 

09/16 – Boston, MA 09/25 – Detroit, MI

09/26 – Chicago, IL

09/30 – Ft. Collins, CO

10/01 – Boulder, CO

10/02 – Denver, CO

10/06 – Vancouver, BC

10/07 – Portland, OR

10/08 – Seattle, WA

10/09 – Bellingham, WA

10/14 – Los Angeles, CA

10/15 – Santa Barbara, CA

10/16 – Santa Cruz, CA

10/17 – San Francisco, CA

10/21 – Brooklyn, NY

10/22 – Washington, DC

11/12 – Montréal, QC

11/13 – Toronto, ON

12/01 – Houston, TX

12/03 – Dallas, TX

12/04 – Austin TX

12/08 – Asheville, NC

12/09 – Atlanta, GA

12/10 – Nashville, TN

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