Auntie Flo

This Week's Guest Mix

Back in 2012, Glaswegian musician Auntie Flo quietly released a mini-album to much critical acclaim. Three years later, and after numerous releases for Huntleys & Palmers, Autonomous Africa, Highlife and Permanent Vacation, he returns with his first extended body of work.

Theory of Flo takes its lead from Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s ‘Theory of Flow’, which preaches the art of living in the moment. In Auntie Flo’s case, this is done with one eye on the dancefloor, taking its cue from styles, rhythms, vocalists and musicians from around the world. In partnership with South African producer Esa, it was recorded over a two-year period in Havana, Glasgow and London and has numerous contributors from around the world. After premiering a track from the album last month, it seemed like the next logical step to invite him in for a Worldwide mixtape. We’re told this is made up of tracks that inspired the making of his album, as well as a couple new bits.

Listen to the mix from the widget below, listen to the GPWW premiere from the album underneath, and grab Theory of Flo on 6th November, when it drops on Huntleys & Palmers and Kompakt. For updates on the album, visit Auntie Flo’s website.

GPWW 967 – full show tracklist

Harutyun Topikyan, Tigran Hamasyan and Yerevan State Chamber Choir – No Tsaghik (ECM Records)
Girls in Airports – Dovetail (Editions Records)
Isaac Hayes – A Few More Kisses To Go (Soul Brothers Records)
Throwing Shade – 38,000 (Unreleased)
Sun Ra and his Arkestra – India (Poppydisc)
Dungeon – Franks Kaktus (Mexican Summer)
Dexter Story feat. Yared Teshale – Sidet Eskemeche (Soundway Records)
Mulatu Astatqé – Yèkèrmo Sèw (Manteca)
Obenewa – Marshmallow (Unreleased)
DJ Paypal – Awakening (Brainfeeder)
Kode9 – Vacuum Packed (Hyperdub)
EVM128 – Slo Mo (Studio Rockers)
Nomine – Reticent Shadow (Tempa)
Nomine – Awakening (Tempa)
Roberto Di Giola’s Marsmobil – Flowers (Fauna Flash Remix) (Defend Music Inc.)
Doug Hream Blunt – Big Top (Luaka Bop)
Georg Holm, Orri Páll Dyrason, Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson and Kjartan Holm – Filaphilia (A Tribute To Siggi Armann) (Krunk)
Harris Simon – Factory (Overseas Records)

::Worldwide Family Mixtape – Auntie Flo:: (listen below)

Ge-ology – Escape On The Lodge Freeway (Sound Signature)
Gilberto Gil – Toda Menina Baiana (Wea)
Emilio Santiago – O Amigo de Nova York (Philips)
Famks – Labirinto (Favorite Recordings)
Voilaaa feat. Pat Kalla – On Te L’Avait Dit (Favorite Recordings)
Billy Gault – Mode For Trane (Jazzman)


AuntieFlo – Mother Theresa (Highlife)
Drumtalkfeat Jose Peit – Lose Again (Crosstown Rebels)
Caribou– Bowls (City Slang)
JohnTalabot feat Pional – Destiny (Dubtool Version) (Permanent Vacation)
EboTaylor & Pat Thomas - Ene Nyame (Henrik Schwarz Blend) (Strut)
Axel Boman – Hello (Studio Barnhus)
Herbert feat Dani Siciliano and Shingai – The Audience (!K7)
Auntie Flo – Dreamer (Huntleys and Palmers)