Ross From Friends announces debut album ‘Family Portrait’ via Brainfeeder

Having recently made his inaugural outing on Brainfeeder with Aphelion EP, British producer Ross From Friends aka Felix Clary Weatherall returns with his debut album on Flying Lotus’ label. Family Portrait is characterised by a perpetual desire to experiment and Felix’s obsessive attention to detail, somehow marrying an intricately layered production style with warm, heavily saturated sonics that elevate, rather than stifle, his melodious funk.

The album title – Family Portrait – also nods to a very specific personal aspect of the record: the influence of his parents. Dance music has always been a feature in Felix’s life, with early memories of his dad producing music on his analogue set-up, or pumping out hi-NRG tracks on the turntable, he grew up discussing, sharing and learning about music from his dad. “My dad has been hugely influential to the whole thing,” he explains. However it was with the emergence of some old family VHS tapes, and the story of how Felix’s parents came to meet, that the true significance became clear.

Stream the latest single ‘Project Cybersyn’ by Ross From Friends below

See Ross From Friends live:

09 Jun – Parklife, Manchester, UK
09 Jun – (DJ) Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK
15 Jun – Sub Club, Glasgow, UK

16 Jun – Marsatac Festival, Marseille, FR
26 Jun – Kala Festival, AL
29 Jun – Electricians Street, Gdansk, PL
30 Jun – Astro Fest, Milan, IT
05 Jul – Montreux Jazz Festival, CH
06 Jul – The Peacock Society, Paris, FR
07 Jul – Pohoda Festival, Trenčin, SK
14 Jul – Dour Festival, Dour, BE
09 Aug – (DJ) Cakeshop, Seoul, KR
10 Aug– (DJ) Kontra, Seoul, KR
17 Aug – Sonicmania, Tokyo, JP
19 Aug – MS Dockville, Hamburg, DE
24 Aug – Lost Village Festival, UK

Family Portrait Album Tour
15 Sep – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK
21 Sep – Button Factory, Dublin, IE
22 Sep – Scopitone Festival, Nantes, FR
26 Sep – Village Underground, London, UK
27 Sep – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK
28 Sep – Hope Works, Sheffield, UK 

29 Sep – roBOt Festival, Bologna, IT
02 Oct – Thekla, Bristol, UK
03 Oct – Gorilla, Manchester, UK 

05 Oct – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
06 Oct – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, BE
11 Oct – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK 
13 Oct – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, DE
20 Oct – Smolna, Warsaw, PL
25 Oct – Zoo, Geneva, CH
26 Oct – Razzmatazz, Barcelona, ES
27 Oct – Jaeger, Oslo, NO
02 Nov – Velvet Underground, Toronto, CA
03 Nov – Phi Center, Montreal, CA
08 Nov – Union Stage, Washington DC, US
09 Nov – Good Room, New York, US
10 Nov – Sleeping Village, Chicago, US
14 Nov – Barboza, Seattle, US
15 Nov – 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, US
17 Nov – (Dis)order, Los Angeles, US

Preorder Family Portrait by Ross From Friends 

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[Image credit: Fabrice Bourgelle]

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