UK-Colombian artist Florentino makes his Mixpak debut with Fragmentos, a bold and emotional EP that solidifies his position as one of the most unique and exciting producers working today. Building on the strength of two acclaimed releases for Swing Ting, Fragmentos finds Florentino broadening his sound to explore more introspective themes of heartbreak and melancholy, while maintaining the propulsive energy and colorful sonic landscape of his previous releases. It’s a side of Florentino that has been hinted at in previous releases, but never fully explored until now.
Lead single “Por Ti” is a heart-on-sleeve collaboration with Catalan MC Bad Gyal, a tale of desire set to a driving dembow and anthemic bassline. A companion piece of a sort to “Blink”, the Florentino-produced first single from Bad Gyal’s Worldwide Angel mixtape, “Por Ti” walks the line between Latin rhythms and UK bass pressure with ease, merging Bad Gyal’s plaintive vocals with Florentino’s sense of sonic color and melodrama.
Listen to “Por Ti” now and the full Fragmentos EP drops April 13th.