FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH SHYGIRL, DJ PYTHON, BAMBII, KD ONE & BABY COCADA
Florentino releases Kilometro Quinze, his debut EP on XL Recordings. The hotly-anticipated new record features bold solo productions from Florentino (aka Yeshe Bahamon Beesley) alongside ambitious collaborations with Mercury Prize-nominated Shygirl, fellow Sangre Nueva bandmate DJ Python, Venezuelan-native Baby Cocada, multi-hyphenated Dancehall artist BAMBII and Dominican Urbano vocalist KD One.
A direct reference to his grandfather’s farm near Villavicencio – a city in central Colombia where the Andes meet the plains of Los Llanos – Kilometro Quinze is a total realisation of the riveting, cross-culture club sound that Florentino has carefully constructed over the last few years. Created over a three-year period between Manchester, London, Bogotá, New York, and LA, Kilometro Quinze presents a unique sonic world where the darker acid tones central to Manchester’s underground club scene meet the irresistible swing of Latin American dance sounds. It’s Florentino at the height of his powers as he presents his most captivating, innovative music to date.
To celebrate the release of Kilometro Quinze, Florentino invites collaborators and friends for a one-off Club Romantico x XL x Prestige Pak soundsystem special at The Carpet Shop in Peckham on Friday 20 October. Joining Florentino on the night is a potent lineup of DJs including DJ Python, Baby Cocada, Organ Tapes, Lil C, and Toccororo. For more information or to buy tickets, head to ra.co/events/1792291.
1. Constrictor (feat. BAMBII & KD One)
2. Sicaria (feat. DJ Python)
4. Pressure (feat. Shygirl)
5. Con Luz