Floco Torres and Shawty Slim, ft. Charles Davis, Valente Keen
Playing Secret Stages on Friday 8/5 (Rogue Tavern, 8pm)
Floco Torres’ The Porsche EP
Floco Torres is full of contradictions. Georgia has been good to the New Jersey native and he has certainly returned the Southern hospitality. After an internship opportunity in Atlanta fell through, Floco Torres found himself in Macon, where he quickly landed gigs and love from the local scene. He even became somewhat of a city spokesman, releasing his popular “Cherry Street,” a love song to Macon, in 2011. He made lemonade out of lemons. He is young, but his positive outlook seems mature. This duality is present in Floco Torres’ music, and The Porsche EP is no exception. The opening track, “Can’t Stop Me,” is braggadocios and bass-heavy, but also sincere. “87 911” is reminiscent and uplifting, while “Back Home” seems to pick up where “Cherry Street” left off. This is the track that encapsulates the best of Macon-repping Floco Torres and fair warning, the hook that sticks with you. Produced by Shawty Slim, The Porsche EP seems to explain, “This is who I am,” “This is where I’ve been,” and “This is where I’m going.” I suggest you listen up.
The Porsche EP gives fans what they have come to expect from Floco Torres (upbeat, ear-worm hooks complimenting smart, pop culture references and swag), but presents the elements in a mature, refined package with a bow on top. You know, kind of like a new Porsche.
If all this leads you to the question Floco Torres has been asking himself for years, “Why aren’t you famous yet?” you can catch his infamous live show during Secret Stages this Friday, August 5th, at Rogue Tavern at 8pm.