Florentia joins the Spotlight Mix Series
Dubbed an ‘Up & Coming Talent’ and ‘rising star’ by global phenomenon elrow, FLORENTIA is one of a wave of fresh female artists emerging into the dance music scene from London/ Essex by storm. National and global recognition blossoms for the British born, Greek Cypriot producer, as her name on the dance floors begin to spread far and wide.
With a plethora of armed productions, festivals and bookings set around the world for 2022, the rising artist’s groovy, unique cuts and DJ skills is what made elrow take FLORENTIA under their wings, naming her an ‘Up and Coming Talent’ as she won their worldwide Up & Coming Talent Programme out of 4,000 artists globally, turning heads of many promoters and house heads overseas.
Currently, part of the team behind the UK’s most influential house music label of all time, Defected Records, and now part of the elrow family alongside De La Swing, Eddy M and George Privatti, it is inevitable that 2022 will be a breakthrough for the young talent, with debuts set around all of Europe and the house hedonistic white isle, Ibiza and their super-clubs, Amnesia and Ushuaïa.
Her daring, warm and infectious style is translated into her mixes, showcasing her skills as a DJ and selector and the music she likes listening to as a party goer and producer. Within the past year, FLORENTIA has played alongside and supported artists like Franky Rizardo, Monki, Tini Gessler, Endor, Basement Jaxx, Ellie Cocks, and even warmed up the Bacardi Sponsored D-Rum Sessions for the legendary Defected Records to a brand new basement club.
For the past 4 years with hard graft in the studios honing her skills and learning at London’s renowned Point Blank Music School from 2017 – 2020, FLORENTIA graduated with a ‘Music Production and Sound Engineering’ First-class degree and has now been labelled a ‘Student Success’ by none other than Point Blank themselves. FLORENTIA grew up with parents who listened to Soul, Motown, Jazz, 90’s and late 80’s House, which then led her on to discover the sound of the Underground House music scene in London early at school. Before being old enough to experience the scene, she already wanted to pursue a career in music due to her passion for the industry and of course, the music. Her undeniable drive, ambition and resilience stems from being an athlete at a very young age and always thinking that “the sky’s the limit”. There is no doubt that the 23-year-old has an inspiring future ahead of her and is ready to make a stance for herself in club culture & the dance music industry.
She joins the Spotlight mix today, check it out here and download it here.
1. Mark Ferrer - Very Hard [Confederation Records] 2. Javi Bora, Richard Ulh - Move U Body [Knee Deep In Sound] 3. Starboy - Soco (Late Replies Edit) [White Label] 4. Mat.Joe, CÕmon, & Otistic - Pan Praise [Saved Records] 5. Danny Snowden - Remember [PIV] 6. FLORENTIA - 31 Flavours [White Label] 7. Max Kernmayer - My Organ Went Crazy [Techords] 8. Kled Baken - Sexy Movement [Mindshake Records] 9. AllDis, La Sam - Say Yeah [White Label] 10. Apolo Fever - A. Huxley [Escena Local Music] 11. Kamino - Mixed Messages [South Of Saturn] 12. Brett Gould - I'm FeelinÕ Good Right Now [Solid Grooves] 13. Mystic Bill - Body Moves (Reprise Mix) [Classic Music Company