Category Archives: New Episodes

Episode 93: No Quiere Novio

“¿Y el novio?” szn is upon us beibis, and we’re not about to let y’all brave it alone! This week (any week??), we don’t need ningún bobo que nos venga hablando pendejá, so les tenemos a set of songs that will have you screaming it louder for the people in the back: mejor solx que mal acompañadx!

Featuring music by Ñejo, Toby Love, Magic Juan, Paloma Mami, Rombai, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Marvel Boy, Maldy, Brray and Secret Panda.

Things we talked about on the episode:
– As promised, our No Quiere Novio Playlist for those of you who want to keep the vibe going
– LeJuan’s iconic Y el novio? video
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Episode 92: SPEAK

From protesting rapist cops to queerness to being vulnerable and talking about your shit in the music, our conversation with Speak this week es puro fuego. Coming from Mexico City via East LA, Vero caught Speak in Brooklyn during his press run for his newest album Singularity  – a sprawling, deeply political project that you don’t wanna miss.

Follow Speak: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

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Episode 91: ICYMI

Estuvimos de break this summer beibis, pero that doesn’t mean we weren’t thinking of you! This week we have some of the songs that popped off this summer that we wanted to make sure we shared with you, plus some Latin Grammy outrage porque coño….se pasan, y ya estamos jaaarrrtasss!

Featuring music by Mariah, Prince Royce, Joyce Santana, Jesse & Joy and J Balvin, Jubilee ft. Maluca, and Ozuna.

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Episode 90: Tomasa del Real

This week, una invitada muy especial: Tomasa del Real. La reina del neoperreo sits down with Vero to talk about her latest album, her creative process, and how politics mix (or don’t!) with her music.

Featuring music by Tomasa del Real, Kid Lucilfer, Marvel Boy, Ñengo Flow, DJ Blass, Maicol Superstar, El Licenciado and Mista Greenz.

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Episode 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 87: Listener Picks

It’s your turn bbs! This week we’re sharing the music YOU love, and we even get to hear some of your super cute voices and stories. Turns out ya’ll have v good taste! We’ve got Andean anti-colonial ballads, Puerto Rican reggaeton hits, Xicanx soul Rock n Roll y mucho más. Your picks are as eclectic as ours!

Featuring music by Oscura Luna, Luis Abanto Morales, Guaynaa, Ana Tijoux, Francisca Valenzuela and As Bahias e a Cozinha Mineira.

Things we mentioned on the episode:

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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.

Things we talked about in the episode:

And! We made you a lil orgullo playlist of out LGBTQ Latinx artists! Disfruten! Continue reading

Episode 85: Argentina

Esta semana, we take a deep dive into the music of Argentina — with an accidental yet very welcome focus on las mujeres! Our friend/favorite Argentine and former Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd is our special invitada and guest DJ. From tango, to cumbia, to tropical punk, Jas brings us un poco de todo. Join us to learn about literature recommendations to pair with each musical selection (!!!), the growing role of feminism in Argentine society, and exactly how we all feel about horror in literature and film (spoiler alert: nos da mucho miedo).

Featuring music by Tita Merello, Kumbia Queers, Juana Molina, Miss Bolivia, J Mena Baron, Paula Maffia, and Sofia Rei.

Things we talked about:

Reading recommendations from Jasmine:

  • Victoria Ocampo
  • Mariana Enriquez
  • Lu Peker
  • Samanta Schweblin

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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. 

Things we talked about:

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