Macon, GA / Willinboro, NJ
Floco Torres (pronounced flock-o) is a recording artist and entrepreneur from via Willingboro New Jersey. Torres first gained major recognition from the release of his single "Cherry Street", in 2011. The song was written for the Gateway Macon Music Competition to help revitalize Macon Georgia’s growing art/music/social scene. The song won numerous awards including a national Telly award in 2012. Floco has since gone on to release over a dozen projects independently and tour throughout the southeast and east coast solo and with his band. Floco is a Hip-Hop artist by trade but has added songwriter, record producer, bassist, music video director and project manager to his resume.
As of 2016, Torres has released 21 projects as a solo artist. In 2008, his debut single "Hot Like The Sun" led him to an opening slot at Macon Georgia’s Bragg Jam Music Festival . His debut EP Psycadelphia (2009) produced by long-time collaborator G !-manFantastic led to headlining shows throughout the southeast. In 2011, Floco released his first full length album Floco's Modern Life with a full band. Floco was the first artist in Macon to have his album funded through Kickstarter . Torres continued to release projects and play shows 50-70 dates a year independently. In 2013, Floco released Celebratory Screams, Childhood Dreams and in 2014, he released Childhood Summers, Celebrity Dreams with producer Infinite Quest (now known as A.P.C.Q). In 2015, Torres teamed up with DJ Shawty Slim and released projects (#DreamBoa rd, V I N S A N I T Y, Porsche EP) throughout the year and in 2016.
Floco has sold close to 6,000 units (digital and physical) independently and has played shows with major artists/bands in the music industry including Slick Rick, KRS-ONE , Gym Class Heroes, Moon Taxi, AER, Chester French and many more. Floco's fanbase ranges from high school and college students to working class citizens because of his relatability and emotion in his lyrics. In 2014, Floco collaborated with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for his first grant funded project; Lunch Beat Macon. In 2016, the Knight Foundation funded another project The Living Room Concert Series that Torres headed up with music blog Fieldnote Stenographers .