Having last appeared on Five Easy Pieces in 2012 with the Eclosure EP, Kuku is the long- awaited new release from London-based producer Dario Rojo Guerra also known as Flako. Following two collaborations with Fatima on her Eglo Records debut album Yellow Memories, Kuku is both Guerra’s first solo release in two years and the first single to be taken from his forthcoming debut album, Natureboy. Featuring two tracks from Natureboy and two productions exclusive to this release, Kuku sees him continue to build on the uncanny natural world created on Eclosure, with a mixture of recorded instrumentation, synthesizers and vocals exploring the theme of balance key to Natureboy.
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“Following 2012’s beautiful Eclosure EP, Flako returns to business with his new Maxi-Single Kuku. Each track is sliced with a evocative exotica and an unrestricted creativity, made up of hints of organic and orchestral components. Stunning.” - Bleep
“Taking in organic and orchestral elements, the Kuku is cut through with a nostalgic exotica and an unbridled creativity that is completely his own. Technical brilliance collides with bags of feel, builds and tension give way to unexpected drops, synths dart in and out, time signatures are well and truly fucked with.” – Rush Hour
“Truly thrilled about this upcoming Flako release. First track sounds stunning.” - RBMA
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“Feared missing in action, London based producer Flako – real name Dario Rojo Guerra – recently blazed back. New album ‘Natureboy’ is forthcoming, melding the producer’s South American influences to a vast array of sounds. Influenced by everyone from avant techno artists to prog outsiders Tonto’s Exploding Headband, upcoming EP ‘Kuku’ aims to distil this into something potent. The title track is online now. The production is dense, with all manner of synth squelches resounding from the speakers. The percussion retains that latin American kick, except this is viewed from a hyper-modern vantage point.” – Clash Magazine
“London-based producer and Fatima collaborator Flako’s new tune “Kuku” is the kind of dance track you don’t have to think about much once you put it on—that’s not because it’s not gripping, but rather because it does all the work in pulling you up to its all-out speed.” – FADER Magazine