PRODUCER, REMIXER & DJ.
BRITISH / CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN
ABOUT ED FLOW
Like many people in this world, one constant in the life of this producer of Spanish and Irish descent has been a love of music and a love of dancing. Much to the occasional embarrassment of his parents, Edward’s passion for dancing was so strong that he insisted on performing a routine for every visitor to the family home. Much has changed since then, his passion has now evolved into what Edward expresses through his compositions as well as what he performs as a DJ through his created persona, Ed Flow.
Edward grew up in London, having moved from the Canary Islands, where he was born, at the early age of five. There was no shortage of music in his household, as his stepfather had a real passion for music and was himself a deejay, promoter and real “party man” throughout the 80s and 90s. As you’d expect from living in a cosmopolitan city like London, Edward was exposed to all kinds of musical stimuli and influenced by culture, life and friends during his time at the American Community School in London.
In 1998, Ed Flow began collaborating with a Spanish radio station based in Tenerife called Universal Grooves, under the guidance of Coco Ariaz. At Universal Grooves, Edward produced and presented his house music programme ‘Dance Zone’, which received a great response from his audience. During this time, Ed Flow played the local club circuit, inspiring dance floors by bridging the gap between house, progressive and break beat. He held his own after-hours residency and deejayed during the islands’ famous annual carnival. During these mass events, Ed Flow had the pleasure of playing alongside many great local and international deejays.
In 2000, after a brief hiatus from the local club scene, Ed Flow completed a sound engineering course in Barcelona, where his fascination with music production and creation took hold. Looking to broaden his horizons and find alternative ways to get involved with music, Edward moved back to London a year later, where he established himself as the coordinator and official label DJ at Outer Recordings. At Outer Recordings, Edward worked with acts such as GrooveJam, Electracoustic and the Funky Lowlives. Inspired by this musical period, Ed decided to work on his own electronic music productions.
Now based in Tenerife, Edward has spent the last five years splitting his time between London, the Canary Islands and Goa, India. Although his travels have taken time away from the studio and music making, these experiences have further inspired him in his quest to develop his musical expression. Jesse Saunders wrote of one of Ed’s tracks, Rain is an exquisitely, beautiful production bringing sound effects, synthetics, and hallowed voices to produce a soundscape unparalleled.’