Tag Archives: latin music

Eskorzo · Zona Caliente

For me Eskorzo are the current kings of the mestizo sound, adding a punk edge to a fusion of latin flavours. This latest video to be taken from their excellent Alerta Cánibal album shows exactly why. The group from Granada … Continue reading

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Che Sudaka feat Manu Chao – La Risa Bonita

Two legendary ‘mestizo’ acts link up as Manu Chao joins Barcelona based four piece Che Sudaka for their latest single. Made up of Columbians and Argentinians, Che Sudaka is heavy on the Latin vibes and their lively new album ‘Almas … Continue reading

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Tomo Como Rey ft. Lalo Ibeas – Descontrol

New single from Chilean ‘Mestizo’ band Tomo Como Ray, with their signature jump up blend of Ska, Punk, Funk and Latin styles. This one leans heavily towards Merengue and features Lalo Ibeas from fellow Santiago based band Chancho en Piedra.

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Mista Savona feat. Solis & Randy Valentine – Carnival

Mista Savona dropped me a sneaky preview of his Havana Meets Kingston album over a year ago and it has killed me to sit on it for so long. There have been many similar musical meetings of different countries and … Continue reading

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Systema Solar – Rumbera

If this doesn’t make you feel all warm inside then maybe Jack Frost has gone beyond nipping your toes and has taken a huge bite out of your frozen heart. For me this tune could melt the polar ice caps … Continue reading

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Orkesta Mendoza – Cumbia Volcadora

Maybe it’s because I’ve just started tuning back into it again thanks to making playlists for a few of my friends heading over to Mexico recently, but Cumbia seems to be everywhere again at the moment. These guys are signed … Continue reading

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Burning Caravan – Las Historias de los Hombres

Wow, even though I don’t understand Spanish, this is rousing stuff. It’s music for Colombians in the Balkans fighting the French Revolution, or something. I’ve never managed to see these guys live, but I can imagine this sends the crowds … Continue reading

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Le Parody & Gizmo Varillas – Summer Rain

Beautiful new tune that sounds like a little like the xx if they had been Latino. Perfect for a rainy summer’s Tuesday, like today. Grab a download here.

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The Reaping #22

Debauche – Songs From Underground (Album) Debauche call themselves a ‘Russian Mafia Band from New Orleans’ who play “very sad songs of Russian criminals,songs from jail, orphans, prostitutes & lesbians”. Their history is peppered with fantasy but I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

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Award Tour

The over-all winners for this year’s Songlines Music Awards have just been announced! As the best magazine for World Music, I feel it’s definitely an accolade that is taken seriously in those circles. Last year my house mate Joe Driscoll … Continue reading

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