Musician and Project Manager in Akron, Ohio
Floco (pronounced Flock-o) Torres knows a thing or two about starting over. 23 projects deep into his career as a solo recording artist, he has envisioned and revisioned his creative expression countless times and with this adaptive style he has gained a steady following for his hip-hop-meets-alternative rock style.
A New Jersey native, but current resident of Akron, OH, balance is key for Floco Torres, striking a blend of deeply emotive lyrics with groove-inducing beats. In 2011 Floco released his first full length release, Floco’s Modern Life, which was recorded with a full band and funded entirely through Kickstarter. Though met with this early success and an impressive fan following, Floco kept touring a yearly 50-70 shows while creating new material with intensity.
Citing influences such as Kid Cudi, Tame Impala, and St. Vincent, Floco continues to redefine hip-hop with his own personal style. A proficient in smooth flows of stirring and grounded lyrics, Floco appeals to classic rap fans, but bridges genre through the soul rock touches that provide the floor for Floco’s quick-lipped quips to dance upon.
Floco Torres dares not only to adapt to change, but also engage and challenge the personal influences of such growth.
- Nicole Baumann