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Daniel Flores is a musician, producer, and journalist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Always engaged in a variety of projects, both musical and literary, he now finally releases the memorable songs that make his first solo album.
This Buenos Aires family guy alternates his life as a writer and a journalist with a thriving musical career. As a wordsman, he’s a travel editor at a major Argentine newspaper, and also an indie publisher with Libros de Una Isla, already a cult series of books on the Argentine underground, from punk to ska.
Meanwhile, as a keyboard player, DF is a founding member of long running and much loved trad ska band Satelite Kingston, as well as an occasional session player for international figures such as Pauline Black, Benjamin Zephaniah, Roy Ellis, Chris Murray, Victor Rice, Tonino Carotone, and more.
“Todo Hombre Es Una Isla” (“Every Man Is An Island”) was recorded during the first half of 2011, mainly in Buenos Aires, but also in Sao Paulo, Santander, New York and San Francisco. It is a dedicated traveler's album. Regardless of the title and its obvious “solo” connotations, it is far from an individual work: the record actually benefits from the talent of more than 25 musicians of half a dozen different nationalities, all mixed up. No two songs share a same line up. In “Hard Man Fe Dead” (Prince Buster), for instance, Japanese guitarist Atsushi Ukito, American bassist and producer Victor Rice, Spanish singers from Smooth Beans and Argentine drummer Esteban Descalzo somehow work together with surprising success. "Todo Hombre Es Una Isla"s track list combines brand new songs with versions of the aforementioned Prince Buster, and also Tom Waits and Frank Sinatra, as a hint of DF’s wide array of influences, which go beyond his trademark rocksteady, ska, and reggae.