Flamingosis Revisits the Golden Age of Frisbee in “Avenue of the Fireflies” Video
The visual accompanies a track from the electronic musician’s recently released debut album, Daymaker.
Seems like these days frisbees are rarely seen outside of college campuses, with the occasional frisbee golf course generating confused looks from passers-by unfamiliar with the chain-heavy structures that serve as targets. Somehow it provides the perfect visual analogy for the groovy electronics of producer Flamingosis, whose music often pulls from the funky, soulful sounds of the ’70s while inhabiting the same space as chart-topping college radio joints by artists like the nominally similar Giraffage.
It makes sense, then, that the Brooklyn–based beatmaker would set his single “Avenue of Fireflies” to mesmerizing footage of folks (and dogs) whipping disc—specifically, competing at the 1978 Wham-O World Frisbee Championships in Pasadena. “My dad and uncle competed in freestyle frisbee, where they won five world titles together,” Flamingosis shares, explaining his ties to the sport. “I took this existing frisbee footage and edited it to ‘Avenue of the Fireflies’ to show that there was a time where there was a golden age of frisbee and it was gaining popularity in all sorts of different events. I still think it’s the sport of the future and believe it will receive recognition by the masses once again, sooner or later.”