Florentino announces brand new EP Kilometro Quinze due 20th October via XL Recordings, alongside new single “Pressure” featuring Shygirl.
The new five-song projectwill be Florentino’s debut EP on XL Recordings as part of the iconic house bag series and includes celebrated single “Constrictor (feat. BAMBII and KD One)” and just released single “Pressure” featuring Mercury Prize-shortlisted multi-hyphenate, Shygirl.
Created over a three-year period between Manchester, London, Bogotá, New York, and LA, Kilometro Quinze features bold solo productions from Florentino (aka Yeshe Bahamon Beesley) alongside additional collaborations with Venezuelan-native Baby Cocada and fellow Sangre Nueva bandmate, DJ Python.
A direct reference to his grandfather’s farm near Villavicencio, Kilometro Quinze is a total realisation of the riveting, cross-culture club sound that Florentino has carefully constructed over the last few years. By drawing on the vast musical influences of his British-Colombian heritage, Florentino 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.
Speaking on the EP, Florentino states: “Making this EP over the past few years allowed me to tap back into my roots in a way I hadn’t done before. I’ve been able to really sit with the sounds and intentionally channel them in a way I have always wanted to. ‘Kilometro Quinze’ is me making my own mark in between the two sonic worlds, rather than chasing the idea of making something as close to what I admire as possible. It’s not one or the other, it’s both and something new all at the same time. It’s a sound I can call my own and can continue to explore deeper moving forward.”