Vancouver Hip Hop artist Genocide Jax made his debut in 2019 and garnered plenty of acclaim for his freshly energetic aural calibre.
Each of his tracks is as soul-soaked and fiery as the last. But the perfect introduction to Genocide Jax’ radio-ready sound which drips with commercial potential is his standout single Hola Mami.
Hola Mami weaves upbeat vibrant Latino rhythms around solid contemporary Hip Hop beats to create a euphoric soundscape which is all too efficacious when it comes to sharing the high-octane vibes. Prepare your summer Hip Hop playlists for this infectiously exotic earworm.
You can check out Genocide Jax’s single Hola Mami by heading over to Spotify.
Latino Reggaeton artist Rounna dropped their standout fiery mix Empaquetao as 2019 drew to a close, if you missed it, it’s our pleasure to introduce the rhythm-soaked danceable drop.
Now that summer is once again around the corner, it’s time to start reintroducing equally as tropical tracks to our playlists, and summer anthems don’t get much hotter than Empaquetao. The Reggaeton beats in Empaquetao may be contemporary and fresh, but the arrestive potency of the exotic rhythms remains. Unilingual minds may not be able to decipher the lyrics, but the grooves in the melodies are universally arrestive.
You can check out the official music video to Rounna’s latest single by heading over to YouTube.
Independent Latino Pop artist NEZZA dropped her sublimely exotic single “Corazón Frío” in February 2020; you’d struggle to find a 2020 release with the same warming vibrant melodic appeal.
The lyrics may be Spanish, but the soul poured into the track is universally resonant. The same can also be said for the rhythmically smooth, organically absorbing rhythms.
Latino music often comes with uniquely intricate rhythmic melodies, yet Corazón Frío pops with even more effervescent colour than you’re accustomed to thanks to the masterful production on the single. And it goes without saying that NEZZA’s vocals are the cherry on the cake of this sun-soaked earworm.
It’s a flawless release which any Latino Pop fan will want on their playlists.
You can check out the official video to Corazón Frío which premiered on February 19th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.
If you’re looking for exotic, and rhythmically stylistic urban grooves, look no further than the debut single “Lagunita” from up and coming Latino artist Young Swan.
The production on Lagunita may not be the smoothest, but the track still boasts a fiery danceable flow which is arrestive from the first verse. Bringing Papu in on the mix ensured there was plenty of dynamic versatility written into the mix which will keep you hooked right up until the soft fade out in the outro.
Perceptibly, Young Swan has plenty to offer to the airwaves, their track not only boasts a solid structure, but it’s also an energetic adrenalizing mix which you won’t forget in a hurry.
You can check out Lagunita for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
“Castaway” is the latest single to be released by up and coming Latino Pop artist Christine. There may be a sweet sentimentality to the track. But, there’s also plenty of evocative, and uplifting energy.
With sharp hooks to lead you into a euphoric EDM Pop chorus from atmospheric verses, Castaway is a track which offers everything you could possibly ask for. Christine’s effortlessly harmonic vocals are captivating from the first verse to the last. And the effort to make Castaway far from archetypal is just as perceptible as her nuanced vocal talent. There’s a slight 90s pop influence, but Christine is an artist in the habit of setting herself apart with plenty of distinction.
You can check out the official music video to Christine’s latest single via YouTube.
If you’ve somehow managed to let the viral hit “Delicia Tchu Tcha Tcha” pass you by, prepare for a Latino Dance mix which definitely isn’t easily forgotten. Mike Moonnight has become renowned for his infectiously energetic hits created by fusing elements of Reggaeton, Latin, and Brazilian. Yet their 2018 hit Delicia Tchu Tcha Tcha has made international waves.
Delicia Tchu Tcha Tcha is a high-octane, highly danceable mix. But thanks to its earworm potential, it’s a track your synapses will crave day or night. The Trance beats sit in a bed of warm, vibrant, intensely rhythmic Reggaeton which will definitely appeal to your own rhythmic pulses.
You can check out Delicia Tchu Tcha Tcha for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
Up and coming duo BAUGARD are set to release their 6th single “A Sombra” along with their debut EP. The lyrics may be in Spanish, but the sentiment of the compelling love song doesn’t fail to resonate.
The single was inspired by the surreal feeling of reciprocal love, which is matched in absolute equality. But A Sombra also alludes to the fact that facets of love are imperfect in their purest form.
Don’t worry, there’s also pioneering beats in the midst of the poetry. A Sombra boasts complex, intricate, and distinctively striking rhythm which instantaneously piques your curiosity as you follow the un-archetypal progressions through the duration of the single. I’ve quite honestly never heard anything like the percussion contained in A Sombra. It’s tribal, while at the same time, cold, calculated, and atmospheric.
In the instrumental increments, the single infused elements of Post Punk. I didn’t expect to hear the experimentalism of bands such as SWANS from a track which kicked off with such familiar, R&B Latino tonality. But like so many of BAUGARD’s listeners, I’m here for it.
You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out A Sombra for yourselves. But in the meantime, you can listen to their earlier release via Spotify.
Whatever your perceptions of Latino music are, you may want to throw them out of the window before listening to the debut single from up and coming Indie Rock artist Osvy Torres. “Quédate” is a sublime shift from everything you’d expect from the soundscape.
While you’ll be able to hear a touch of the Latino rhythm, Quédate is a track deeply rooted in Rock. Yet, there’s plenty of dreamy reverb laid over the instrumentals to give that indulgently hazy feel commonly found in Shoegaze.
It is a soundscape filled with atmospheric anticipation for the next driving progression of the quite literally mesmeric guitar. Osvy Torres’ vocals pour plenty of soul into the mix – I may not have been able to understand the lyrics, but the emotion and passion behind Quédate definitely still resonated.
You can check out Osvy Torres’ debut single Quédate for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Summer may be over, but that’s no excuse not to go in search of sun-soaked hits. As it happens, Juan Calle released their latest modern Latino single “Canses” on October 25th which pretty much serves as an aural plane ticket to Rio.
Baile Funk may not be a popular genre in the UK, but the airwaves would undoubtedly be a more rhythmic place if artists such as Juan Calle broke into the mainstream with their inventively cultural mix of Rap and modern Latino beats.
If you thought that Reggae-infused Rap was vibrant, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what the Boston, US-based artist has to offer through Canses. The high energy single offers the perfect intricately immersive introduction to the realm of Baile Funk.
You can check out Juan Calle’s latest single Cansas for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Up and coming Latino Pop artist Aleysa has reinvented Latino rhythms with one of the most contemporary approaches to the genre I’ve heard in a long time with their debut album “Traviesa”.
In the title track, the reverberance of the bass brings a brand-new dynamic to the fluid sun-soaked highly danceable rhythms. It’s safe to say that if anyone has the ability to bring Latino back into the mainstream in the UK, it would be Aleysa.
My unilingual mind may not have been able to decipher the lyrics, but it was perceptible enough through the delivery of the lyrics that Aleysa possesses a rarely found accessible charisma along with a sure enough serving of commanding vibrant attitude. She’s certainly not an artist who will be ‘up and coming’ for long.
You can check out Aleysa’s debut album Traviesa for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.