Boomkat Product Review:
From Bogotá via Manchestá, Florentino brings serious dancefloor heat to his Mixpak début with an anthemic, vocal-heavy set of dembow drum break mutations enhanced by signature laser-precision production and guest appearance from Barcelona’s Bad Gyal.
Building on the examples of two thrilling 12”s for Swing Ting and remixes for D∆WN and Kid Antoine, Fragments also explores personal themes of introspection, heartbreak and melancholy hinted at in those previous releases, but with a new level of arrangement and production detail that poises both the EP and Florentino for worldwide impact.
His stunning Por Ti link-up with Bad Gyal exemplifies this upswing as Florentino’s strongest vocal composition to date, while the effortlessly seductive Mentirosa catches a sublime blend of freshest reggaeton and UK-styled production more commonly heard in D&B, and the sultry 2 Late (Don’t Call) is practically a Latinate take on Ciara filtered thru nightvision goggles, with Seductora giving a proper, raved-up sting in the tail.
So damn strong. Massive tip!