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Ep 89: Perreo Intenso

We’re back beibiiiiisss, y el perreo intenso acaba de comenzar! We have so much to catch up on from this summer – from the inspiration of el perreo combativo to triumphs and tragedies personal and in community – and we get THRU it. Ponte redi pal chisme y la música porque está bien bueno!

Featuring music by Cauty ft. Noriel, Jowell y Randy, Brray, Joyce Santana, Casper, & Juanka; Residente, iLe, & Bad Bunny; Sech ft. Darell; Farruko; and Gigolo y La Exce.

Things we mentioned in the episode:

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Episode 88: Bad Bunny & J Balvin’s OASIS

A duo of urbano titans dropped OASIS on us last week – a major flex from two artists at the top of their game. Pero does it make the explosive landing that they hoped? What does it mean for two white/light Latino men to be claiming to represent Latinx culture at the moment? Will any of these tracks kill at the club?

Featuring music by Bad Bunny & J Balvin.

Also this is our last episode before our summer break bbs! We will have a special playa playlist to keep you company while we’re away, releasing next week via our email list. Go here to sign up! And we’ll be back with new episodes at the end of the summer.

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Episode 86: Orgullo 🌈

Feliz Pride beibis! This orgullo szn we want to bring you another selection of LGBTQ identified artists who are making gorgeous sounds porque hay muchxs!!! Contrary to some publications that will crown a (as far as we know) straight cis dude a queer Latinx icon porque se pinta las uñas, we believe that *actually* queer and trans Latinx musicians deserve that shine. So aquí están, some amazing queer and trans artists for you to start digging into.

Featuring music by Albita, Linn Da Quebrada, Anaís Azul, Gina Chavez, Sailorfag and Elysia Crampton.

We’re running a summer sale! Our Cardi totes are only $15 (down from $20). And if you’ve been meaning to get a pin, they’re almost sold out! Grab one today.

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Episode 84: All the New Albums

Llegó el verano fam, and with it so much new música! This week we have our faves for you, from perreo duro to rich electronic textures, and we may or may not have decided that Maluma is Easy Listening Reggaeton. I mean…si o no?

Featuring music by Maluma, Jacob Forever, Fuego, Tito El Bambino, Tomasa del Real, DJ Blass, Maicol Superstar and Vanessa Carrion Upson de Harper. 

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Episode 82: La Pajarita La Paul

The second in our trio of episodes recorded on a whirlwind trip to the Dominican Republic, esta semana we bring you a sit down with La Pajarita La Paul. Extravagante, llamativa, and so so fun, Pajarita is a queer DR sensation who’s harnessed social media virality and shaped it into a thriving and growing music career. Tune in to hear more about how they got started, their collaborations and inspirations, and what’s next. Ah! And put your bilingual hats on – este episodio switches off entre inglés y español!

Y un último shoutout to listener Mariel, who put us on to La Pajarita with a listener pick and set it all in motion.

Featuring music by La Pajarita La Paul and La Materialista.

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Episode 81: Meet MULA

Esta semana, a very special treat. In one of a series of episodes from Pérez and Vero’s viaje a la República Dominicana, we sit down with electro-Caribbean darlings MULA. In a full episode en español, we chat with Cristabel, Anabel, and Rachel about how they met, the whirlwind magia of their artistic process, their collaborations, and projects to come. Están redi??

Featuring music by MULA, Sibylle Baier, Tokischa ft Tivi Gunz, and Los Melódicos.

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Episode 80: Primavera Fresh

New season, new música, right? Esta semana we have some fresh new tracks for every season-changing mood – from perriable to sweet to doom & gloom. Is it all over the place? Sure. Do other music shows dare put a mejor sola que mal acompañada perreo in the same hour as a doomy underground club track? Maybe not. Pero si ya saben como nos ponemos pa que nos invitan???

Featuring music by Milka La Más Dura with Heidi Brown & Luchy DR,  Rosalía & J Balvin ft. El Guincho, Carla Morrison ft. Francistyle, Girl Ultra, Marissa Mur, and Wasted Fates.

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Episode 78: Romeo Santos’ Utopía

Romeo Santos hit us with a new album that lifts up the legacy of bachata and the people that came before him. What choice did we have but to stop everything and do a deep dive? On Utopía Romeo takes us to bachata school – lifting up the legends and the greats on whose shoulders he stands, as well as the old-school sounds each of them pioneered. Plus the first new Aventura song in a decade? What a beautiful gift.

Featuring music by Romeo Santos with El Chaval de la Bachata, Raulín Rodriguez, Elvis Martinez, Teodoro Reyes, Monchy y Alexandra, Antony “El Mayimbe” Santos and Aventura.

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Episode 74: Daddy Yankee’s Barrio Fino

This week, we do a deep dive into the album that ushered in the global reggaeton explosion of 2004 – Daddy Yankee’s Barrio Fino. Now fifteen years old (!!!), we revisit this timeless classic with Reggaeton historian and music journalist Eduardo Cepeda (of Episode 55: Cholo Jams fame!). We talk about El Cangri’s MC skills, BX ties, political evolutions, and why Gasolina might not be as dirty as you originally thought.

Featuring music by Daddy Yankee.

Don’t forget to follow Eduardo on Twitter and IG!

Things we talked about in the Episode:

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Episode 72: Team Feelings

Esta semana, un feeling muy fuerte. We’ve got some songs – and lots of discussion – going deep into feels. In what ways is the fear of feelings tied to misogyny? How are people who have so many feelings so strong? Is horny a feeling?

Featuring music by Pepe Aguilar ft. La Marisoul, Melissa, and Ángela Aguilar; J Balvin, Jesse Baez & C. Tangana; Marc Anthony; and Helado Negro.

Things we talked about on the episode:

  • The Team Feelings pin is running out – snag it before it’s gone!
  • C. Tangana’s culito
  • We’re looking for your listener picks! Record a voice memo telling us about a song by a Latinx artist and why you love it. Picks will be featured on an upcoming episode 💖
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