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In Case You Missed It: Distrito Especial & Andrea Echeverri - Santa Fe (Music Video)

Published 3 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

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New Video: Mind Monogram - Kult Chair

Published 4 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Mind Monogram shares some eerie vibes with their new video for, "Kult-Chair."

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New Video: Katzù Oso- Secuestro Al Corazón (Lyric Video)

Published 5 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Katzù Oso invites viewers on a fun animated trip with his new video for, "Secuestro Al Corazón."

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Nueva Música y Video: Georgel - Adrenalina feat. Nanpa Básico plus short interview.

Published 5 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Georgel & Nanpa Básico join forces to bring you a new song and video, "Adrenalina," in celebration of Pride Month.

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Los Retros News Bundle!

Published 6 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Los Retros announce live virtual show at the Lodgeroom and releases video for "Sweet Honey." Via Stone Throw Records.

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Nuevo Video: Macmorfi - Inventaste El Fuego

Published 6 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Macmorfi releases a new music video with 8-bit video game vibes.

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EP Goodness: W. Corona: Nueva Ruta

Published 6 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

It's not often I take the time to listen to some rap, at least not at EP length but Mexicano W. Corona caught my ears.

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Nuevo Video: La Skandalosa Tripulación Covers Guitarras Blancas de Los Enanitos Verdes

Published 6 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

This ska bands give Los Enanitos Verdes a ska rework.

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That New Album Smell: Julia De Castro - La Historiadora

Published 7 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Julia De Castro, an art history buff, releases her debut solo album, La Historiadora.

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That New Album Smell: Tatiana Hazel - Duality

Published 8 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

With this release, she wishes to support the LGBTQ+ community by recommending her fans to donate to Black African-American trans-women causes.

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Nuevo Video: Ricky Martin, Carla Morrison - Recuerdo

Published 8 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Straight out of Ricky Martin's latest album, Pausa comes this artful lyric video for the Carla Morrison collab, "Recuerdo."

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Nueva Música y Video: Belén Aguilera - Republicanas

Published 8 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

A song for those Electro-pop fans wanting a summer tune.

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Nueva Música y Video: From - Último Verano

Published 8 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Desde España, un artista who simply goes by, From shares his new song and video, "Último Verano."

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That New Album Smell: Estereomance - Self-titled

Published 9 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

From El Paso, Texas - Estereomance releases their debut self-titled album via Cosmica Records.

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Nueva Música y Video: Brisa Fenoy - Apátrida

Published 9 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Desde Algeciras, Spain, Brisa Fenoy, brings her latest song and video, "Apátrida." This translate to, "Stateless."

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Nueva Música: Niña Dioz - Brillo

Published 9 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Niña Dioz is no stranger to pushing boundaries. "Brillo" is a testament to that.

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New Music: Mind Monogram - Kult Chair

Published 10 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

"Kult-chair," is the latest release from Los Angeles based, four-piece, Mind Monogram via Cosmica Records.

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Nueva Video: Enrique Bunbury - Como Un Millón De Dólares

Published 10 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Spanish rock, phenomenon, Enrique Bunbury shares his new music video for, "Como Un Millón De Dólares." 

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Nueva Música con Lyric Video: Ginebras - Paco Y Carmela

Published 10 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

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New Music y Video: St. Panther - These Days

Published 11 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

"These Days," is St. Panther's newest release via Nice life Recordings & How So Records.

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Nueva Música and Video: Loyal Lobos - Si Te Portas Mal (Be Bad)

Published 11 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Loyal Lobos releases her newest single, "Si Te Portas Mal, (Be Bad)" alongside a new music video.

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EP Goodness: Quillo - Armas Secretas Para Canciones Tranquilas

Published 11 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Quillén Muñiz, the person behind Quillo recorded (during the first two months of quarantine) and self-released a three-song self-titled EP earlier this month. 

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Nuevo Video: Dromedarios Mágicos - De Mí feat. Ed Maverick

Published 11 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Dromedarios Mágicos - el chico de chihuahua, Mexico - is out with his latest music video alongside his buddy, Ed Maverick. 

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Nueva Musica and video: Timothy Brownie - Mi Gente

Published 13 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Timothy Brownie, desde Mexico City, comparten un brand new song and music video for Mi Gente. And trust me when I tell you, you want to hear this song on repeat.

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Nueva Mūsica: Tita - Me Quedo Con Lo Bueno

Published 13 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Guatemalan, Indie-pop artist, Tita (Mariana Moreno) is releasing her newest single, Me Quedo Con Lo Bueno June 26th via Cosmica Records. 

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Nanpa Basico Releases “Porque Quise” & Shares Insight Into His Life As A Colombian Rapper & Poet

Published 58 days ago by Ivan Salinas

As a rapper of the barrios of Colombia, Nanpa has been present in the music scene for fifteen years and has had to stay resilient in order to stand out. His music adopts a style much more in tune with the classic American hip-hop of the ’90s and early 2000s. But as a wordsmith and an MC, Nanpa finds the poetry of daily Millenial life through his lyricism and rhyme schemes.

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New Song: Helado Negro - I Fell In Love Feat. Xenia Rubinos

Published 2 months ago by Daniela Garnica

If you’re a sucker for good love songs with amazing, heartfelt instrumentals and impactful lyrics that make you want to hold onto your chest because they just hit a little too close to home, then you need to check out Helado Negro’s new single titled “I Fell In Love” featuring the talented Xenia Rubinos. 

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J Balvin's Newest Videos: Gris y Verde

Published 2 months ago by Daniela Garnica

As the month of April draws to a close and J Balvin releases the last few music videos for his songs “Gris” and “Verde” off his latest album Colores, I thought it’d be fun to talk about them.

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Album Review: Ambar Lucid's Garden Lucid

Published 2 months ago by Daniela Garnica

Mexican-Dominican artist, Ambar Lucid, has released a new album, Garden of Lucid. Her sophomore album is a brilliant piece, full of incredible vocals and bilingual lyrics. 

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Los Angeles Hardcore Band, Rotting Out set to release more audio adrenaline.

Published 3 months ago by Adan Jimenez

I hope this blog post finds you well in these weird times, but don’t let that distract you from the fact that hardcore band Rotting Out is releasing a new...

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Lido Pimienta Releases New Lyric Video

Published 3 months ago by Daniela Garnica

Lido Pimienta combines cumbia and tropical sounds to tell the story of an unreciprocated love with her new single “Te Queria.”

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Empress Of Releases New Single

Published 3 months ago by Daniela Garnica

Empress Of is back with another single “Love Is A Drug” only a few weeks after releasing “Give Me Another Chance” from her upcoming album I’m Your Empress Of. The brand new single opens with electric dance-pop notes that anyone who has been a fan for a while knows it’s a signature sound of the electro-pop singer.

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Album Review: J Balvin's Colores!

Published 3 months ago by Daniela Garnica

It’s finally out! If you’ve been tuned into the LatinAlt 88.5fm any time between 2-5 pm weekdays, you might know that I have been highly anticipating J Balvin’s new album Colores for a while now.

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The Maria's share new Song, Video and Vinyl for pre-order!

Published 3 months ago by Daniela Garnica

Quarantine Day ?. I lost track. But The Marías just released new music! “Jupiter” is the name of the new track and along with it came a new video.

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La Bamba Covered by QUITAPENAS

Published 3 months ago by Byron Gonzalez and Counter Culture Records

That's right, Q-I-T-A-P-E-N-A-S, all capital letters, have gone and covered Ritchie Valen's "La Bamba." It's out now on Counter Culture Records! Are you grooving along to it in your head...

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Jasper Bones at The Roxy: Valentine's Day

Published 4 months ago by Daniela Garnica and Photos taken by: Krystine Curtis

We had the honor of sitting down with artist Jasper Bones before his sold-out show at The Roxy. It had been almost an entire year since he had played at the same venue where this time around, the time slot and buildup of the show made it feel extra special. We started by gaining the inside scoop of his pre-show ritual which includes lots of vocal warm-ups and some alone time.

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El Mato A Un Policia Motorizado's Album: El Tesoro

Published 3 years ago

This album is a fantastic listen for El Mato A Un Policia Motorizado fans and anyone who likes Spanish Rock.

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Alex Cuba "Look What You Started" Review

Published 3 years ago

This song is a sneak peek into his new album "Lo Unico Constante." The sweet melody of the guitar gives you a reason to smile and makes you want to dance.

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Helado Negro and Nancy Sanchez At The Regent

Published 3 years ago by Blake Tamayo

Performing this week are Helado Negro and Nancy Sanchez on Thursday, August 17th at The Regent Theater.

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Manu Chao

Published 3 years ago by Blake Tamayo

Manu Chao, after 10 years - yes 10! - has released brand new music! As of January 2017, via Manuchao.net fans are able to listen and download his three new...

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A Holiday Skandal

Published 6 years ago by Blake Tamayo

Working through December inside a busy mall made holiday shopping a beast I had to tooth-and-claw with instead of a list I had to check.

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Ska-Punk Chop to the Ear!!!

Published 6 years ago by Blake Tamayo

One of the most pure forms of the Ska-Punk (or Punk-Ska) sound you’ll ever hear, comes from the Tijuana natives Los Kung-Fu Monkeys, who with their multi-cultural background have carried...

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Mi Vida Loca Y La Banda Sigue

Published 6 years ago by Blake Tamayo

A song that everybody should listen to: La Guitarra by Los Autenticos Decadentes.

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La Santa Cecilia

Published 6 years ago by Blake Tamayo

It’s not everyday you get to talk to people who are risking it all by speaking out.

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An Interview with Roncovacoco

Published 6 years ago by Blake Tamayo

Long Beach and Orange County, California, have given us some of the greatest US ska/reggae of recent times, and with bands such Sublime and No Doubt, you could say that...

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Latin Ska From Mexico City:Panteón Rococó

Published 6 years ago by Blake Tamayo

If you ever got in an argument about which is the biggest Latin Ska band from Mexico, you have higher chances of winning if you say it’s Panteón Rococó.

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Reggae Royalty: Gondwana

Published 6 years ago by Blake Tamayo

In the lobby of a Hollywood hotel I await for the artist to have his breakfast and brush his teeth before we start the interview.

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