is the band of producer, beat maker, and keys player Vincent Helbers.
He started with performing, writing and recording contemporary acoustic
jazz, and now
combines this with modern influences
of hip hop, broken beat and electronics. Fat grooves, tricky arrangements and jazz wise solo-ing make
the band sound both raw
Their first album release in 2005, 'Starcraft', was released on the
Dutch 4lux label to the critical acclaim from the likes of Jazzanova,
Bugz in the Attic and Rainer Truby, to
name a few. Many fell for the charms of this piece of contemporary soul
that hailed from Amsterdam, and the late 2007 release, 'R.U.E.D.Y.',
was highly anticipated.
Featuring collaborations with artists Nia Saw, Colonel Red, Richard
Spaven and Spoonface, this album received even more praise than the
first, with 'Russelology' becoming a
massive COP dancefloor hit.
Currently the Flowriders are working on their third album, hoping to
release it in early 2009.
Colonel Red - vocals
Esperanza - vocals / MC
Han Litz - flute
Vincent Helbers - keys
Rob Mullarkey - bass
Richard Spaven - drums