Florentino announces Kilometro Quinze, a brand-new EP out 20 October. The five-song project will be Florentino’s debut EP on XL Recordings as part of the iconic house bag series. It includes the celebrated single “Constrictor (feat. BAMBII and KD One)” and a newly released single “Pressure” featuring the Mercury Prize-shortlisted multi-hyphenate, Shygirl. Premiering today, “Pressure” sees Shygirl’s irresistible vocals fused with Florentino’s idiosyncratic production that combines the bass-heavy textures of UK soundsystem culture with the energy of the Bogotá club music.
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 - 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. 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. Kilometro Quinze is Florentino at the height of his powers as he releases some of his most captivating, innovative music to date.
Speaking on the EP, Florentino says -
“Kilometro 15 is the name of the road that exists closest to my grandad's farm, a lot of this record is inspired by my time there over the years. This almost nameless road, that exists near to a military base on one side & marsh jungle like land on the other, represents an in-between place to me, a path to somewhere that feels like home."