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Thomás Goethals a.k.a. The Flexican is an Amsterdam-based producer and DJ. With his birthplace being Mexico City, where he spent the first 10 years of his life, and an education at School for Audio Engineering in Amsterdam, The Flexican developed to be a great technical musician with an exceptional instinct for rhythm and musical diversity.
At first he built his reputation as a widely eclectic and skilled DJ, following his debut as a producer as 1/4 of the highly popular Dutch hiphop crew Flinke Namen. Their debut album ‘Superstuntwerk’ was the prestigious Dutch hiphop label Top Notch and featured the hits ‘Als zij langs loopt’ and his personal favorite ‘Wolken’. In 2013, The Flexican produced the track ‘Bumaye (Watch Out For This)’, together with FS Green, initially released on his ‘Yours Truly II’ mixtape. After being adapted by Major Lazer, it became an international smash-hit, propelling The Flexican into international stardom. Feeling that the musical atmosphere at clubs and festivals all over the world was steering more and more towards male dominated EDM mosh pit events, The Flexican took a u-turn from ‘Bumaye’ in his follow-up hit ‘Mother’s Day’ with Sef. The track was a deliberately sexy ode to the female form, with a nod to The Poison Clan’s classic ‘Shake Watcha Mama Gave Ya’. Parisian artist/director Yue Wu, who also created the single’s artwork, invited this celebratory track into the thriving and flamboyant modern day Parisian vogueing scene, paying homage to the ballroom culture and showing that over 25 years after the release of the cult documentary of the same name, ‘Paris is Burning’.
The past two years, it remained silent around The Flexican. He took an extended break from releasing music to rediscover himself through meditation and his passion for music. It resulted in spending endless days and nights in the studio, working with various international songwriters and musicians and refining his songwriting skills. This is how his latest released EP New Moon (december 2016) was born.
For New Moon, he went back to his musical starting point as a producer, namely hiphop combined with his recent flirtation with
house and techno. It’s a reflection of his broad taste and interest in music; everything from 90’s, hiphop, R&B, techno and house is represented in his new signature sound.
The New Moon EP consists of four tracks with features of the electronix duo CUT_ (NL) and vocalist Marci (UK). Previous to the New Moon EP, The Flexican released the track Baby – a remix of Prince – as a tribute to all the newborn babies among his close friends.