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.
- 1 Remix
- 3 Vocals
- 3 Instruments & Performance
- 4 Writing & Arrangement
- 5 Production
- 1 Technical