In a video for the new Flamingosis single “Wild Summer”, the producer pays tribute to his father and uncle’s ultimate frisbee legacy.
The video sees Flamingosis, born Aaron Velasquez, using vintage footage of Erwin and Jens Velasquez, who were world-renowned ultimate frisbee players who won five World Titles in Freestyle Frisbee and were inducted into the Frisbee Hall of Fame. In fact, it was the brotherly duo that coined the term “Flamingosis” to define a freestyle frisbee move, and now Velasquez uses the name as a living tribute.
“Wild Summer” opens with a vintage interview with Erwin and Jens as they discuss the rapid growth of ultimate in the United States. From there, brief chillwave vibrations immediately give way to effects-laden Spanish vocals beside flamboyant trumpet sounds. As the video goes on, the stylistic melodies by Flamingosis sync up with the frisbee talents of Erwin and Jens as they perform packed parks and fields throughout Europe.
The chilled-out, breezy nature of “Wild Summer” makes no secret of where the song’s name comes from, as the sounds immediately conjure up images of a beautiful day at the beach. According to a press release, “Wild Summer” is just the first in a series of releases that will define Flamingosis’ new sound.
Watch the music video for “Wild Summer” by Flamingosis, set to the ultimate frisbee talents of Erwin and Jens Velasquez. The single is also available to buy/stream here, with limited edition merch available here.
Flamingosis – “Wild Summer” (Official Music Video)