Floris

Real Name:
Floris Klinkert
Profile:
Floris urge to make music is partly due to his childhood; his home was always filled with different styles of music and this is where he learned playing various instruments. As a teenager he released a couple of house tracks that were received enthusiastically by the club circuit. In 1996 he even scored a massive hit as 'Groove Solution' in the German Top 100.

This success made it possible for him to experiment with more obscure samples, beats and sphere. These experiments result in his first 12" - 'Mastermind EP'- which he released as 'Floris' on the 'After Midnight' label in 1997. With this new sound he worked for three years on his debut.

Floris' main love was never really house music; he listened more to artists like Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye and Jeff Buckley, and also Massive Attack, Radiohead and Björk. This you can hear on his debut album 'Floris': warm jazzy samples combined with experimental drums and vocals filled up with funky and poppy tracks and surprising interludes. Floris puts - like no one else - old crackly piano samples together with analogous synthesizers and live instruments, creating his own sound.

May 2005 sees the release of his eagerly awaited second album 'Drunk on life', which without doubt will give him more admirers worldwide.
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Albums

UTD5003 Floris - Floris album art Floris Floris (Album) United Recordings UTD5003 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
HN238CD Floris - Drunk On Life album art Floris Drunk On Life (Album) United Recordings HN238CD Taiwan 2004 Sell This Version
270377-4 Floris - Phase Five album art Yuri Honing And Floris Yuri Honing And Floris - Phase Five(CD, Album) Verve Records 270377-4 Germany 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AM 014 Floris - Mastermind EP album art Floris Mastermind EP (EP) After Midnight AM 014 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
AM 017 Floris - He's Back Again album art Floris He's Back Again After Midnight AM 017 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
AM 024 Floris - Thrill Me album art Floris Thrill Me After Midnight AM 024 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
SUNI 024EP Floris - Shake It album art Floris Shake It Sunflower Records (2) SUNI 024EP UK 2001 Sell This Version
UTD 1002 Floris - One More Day album art Floris One More Day (Single) United Recordings UTD 1002 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
UTD 3007 Floris - Nothing To It album art Floris Featuring Rose Floris Featuring Rose - Nothing To It(CD, Single) United Recordings UTD 3007 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
UTD1010 Floris - You And I album art Floris You And I (Single) United Recordings UTD1010 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
UTD2001 Floris - You And I / Every Time album art Floris You And I / Every Time(7") United Recordings UTD2001 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

UTD996 Floris - Album Preview album art Floris Album Preview(CD, Promo, Smplr, Dig) United Recordings UTD996 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version