I Don’t Search I Find (Remixes) in memory of Orlando Puerta
As announced by Madonna herself on Instagram last week, I Don’t Search I Find (Remixes) is now available on all the digital platforms.
The five-trak EP features remixes by Endor, DJLW, Kue, Chris Cox and Offer Nissim that were previously available in promo-only format and that join the versions created by Honey Dijon released last year.
The cover artwork for the remix EP carries a note at the bottom to remember Orlando Puerta, the music executive who died at 55 of an upper respiratory infection last month and who was tested positive for the coronavirus.
A cancer survivor, Orlando played a major role in promoting Madonna’s music to the dance club scene, first as a Warner Bros. Records executive and more recently running his own company, Citrusonic LLC.
Madonna told Billboard.com:
I am forever indebted to Orlando and he will be sorely missed. His passion and commitment to dance and club music had no limits and he was a very big reason I had 50 number ones on the dance charts. Thank you Orlando. RIP.
A note on the Citrusonic Facebook page announcing Orldando’s death reads:
It is with great sadness that we tearfully announce the passing of our founder, leader and dear friend Orlando Puerta.
Orlando passed peacefully in hospital Saturday morning at 3:40 AM after a short but severe battle with upper respiratory infection. At this time we are awaiting further details and the results of a COVID-19 test performed prior to his passing.
We understand that Orlando has touched us all in different but similar ways and we grieve with you. We are saddened that due to quarantine efforts in our region we will not be able to conduct a funeral or burial at this time. We will keep you informed of updates.
Orlando was a champion of Dance Music, of free thought and a lover of life, music and animals. We will continue his legacy at Citrusonic by carrying forward his initiatives for all of our beloved clients, dj’s, musicians, remixers and fans. Likewise, we have established a donation link where friends and family can benefit animals in leu of flowers and cards. We appreciate you.
Anyone who would like to discuss Citrusonic business matters is encouraged to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our leadership is intact, our business is strong, and we will carry on in memory of Orlando’s epic multi-decade career in Music. More to follow.
With love and prayer,