WHO ARE FLASH CASSETTE?
The only time the radio was ever off in Adam Hunte’s house was if the record player was on. Growing up he was exposed to hundreds of different types of music, with 80’s Synth-Pop and 70’s Disco catching his ear more than the others. Being a child of the 1990’s meant these were the sounds of the past but they somehow felt like they were from the future. Something about the beats and pulsating synthesizers really resonated with him and fuelled his imagination.
Adam began to put together his own tracks in a similar vein throughout 2016 and by the start of 2017 he had completed an albums worth of material. April 2017 saw the full release of this self produced debut album simply titled Flash Cassette.
In order to help promote the album, Adam felt people needed to see and hear the tracks performed live with a loose freshness. To get the desired sound he realised another member, and live instruments would be needed to really boost the power of the music and add another human element to the proceedings. It was at this point that he invited David Kaer onto the team. As a multi-instrumentalist and former music technology and production student Dave added a new dimension to Flash Cassette and really helped transform the project from one man making melodic beats in his bedroom, to a captivating live show.
In between live performances Adam and Dave began working on new material. What was initially going to be a be a 4 or 5 track EP soon formed into something much bigger and September 2018 saw the release of Flash Cassette's first album as a duo, aptly titled II. This release combined the strongest elements of the first album with a more polished disco sound featuring live instruments and guest vocals.
Since it's release II has garnered critical acclaim and has been described as one of last years most exciting releases.
Flash Cassette are here. And they’re bringing Synth-Funk back to the dance floor.