Download: Clásico Vol. 02 by DJ Chorizo Funk & Rudy Rexx

Peligrosa member and Lords of Wax champion DJ Chorizo Funk and percussionist Rudy Rex released their second installment of their Clásico series today via Soundcloud (see player below). Clásico Vol. 02 was recorded live from their April set at Takoba. This set includes more Brazilian music than their first release along with the usual mix […]

Empresarios release new remix for “La Secretaria”

Washington D.C.-based Tropicaliente group Empresarios releases new track “Secretaria (Empresarios Dubplate Especial).” This new track is a remix of classic hit “La Secretaria,” originally made popular by Salvadorian cumbia ensemble Los Hermanos Flores almost 30 years ago. With this new remix, the Empresarios hope to turn this traditional cumbia into a more modern version to […]

Download: “Olé” by Cupéro

New York-based pop-rock artist Clarissa Cupero released “Olé,” her newest single from her third EP, released on Jan. 22. “Olé” –a common expression used in Spain- was inspired by her experiences while living in Spain and highly influenced by Flamenco music and the Spanish culture. Cupéro performed “Olé” and other Spanish and English songs at […]

Download: “El Millionario” by Very Be Careful

Los Angeles-based vallenato quintet Very Be Careful will release their new song “El Millonario” on Jan. 8. The new single, which will also be released on 7-inch vinyl for those who prefer to own a physical copy of it, will be released on the label Steady Beat Recordings. “El Millonario” is part of Very Be […]

Download: “Bittersweet Samba (Empresarios Dubplate Especial)” by Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass

Washington D.C.-based Tropicaliente group Empresarios brings an exclusive free download of “Bittersweet Samba (Empresarios Duplate Special)” by Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass. This update of Herb Alpert’s classic brings additional live percussion to the mix thanks to Empresarios’ bandleader Javier Miranda. Honoring their title of kings of Tropicaliente, the Empresarios combine salsa, dub, cumbia, house and […]

Download: “Chorizo Chunks 13” by Chorizo Funk

Here it is! Number 13 in the Chorizo Chunks series! As always with my Chorizo Chunks, this was recorded live. This mix series captures one of my favorite parts of dejaying; playing for a crowd. The songs that I play and the way that I mix them is influenced by the vibe of the party, […]

Austin Vida premiere: “Verano Caliente Mix Part 3” by The Empresarios

Washington D.C.-based band The Empresarios are a seven-piece collective known for curating their own unique fusion of electronic-based music with traditional sounds of The Caribbean, or “Tropicaliente.” The Empresarios have recently put together a three part mix series spread out over the summer months, The Verano Caliente series. The different mixtapes gave members a chance […]

Download: “Republique” mp3 by I Can Chase Dragons!

I Can Chase Dragons! is the side project of Julio Gudiño, lead singer of Mexican indie rock band The Plastics Revolution. He experiments with electronic and synthetic loops to create dream pop music. I Can Chase Dragons! debuted in January with its album ‘Expansión’ released through indie Mexican label Dos Pelícanos also created by Gudiño.

Download: “No Balanço Da Canoa” mp3 by Maga Bo

Bass instrumentalist Maga Bo will release his album Quilombo do Futuro on May 22. The album incorporates Afro-Brazilian roots with hip-hop and dubstep.

Watch: “Afro Sound” Palenke Soultribe remix video by Locos Por Juana

Locos Por Juana releases their latest single “Afro Sound” off their upcoming album Somos de la Calle.