Episode 83: DR Diary

Strap on your seat belts, amores, you’re coming with us to the Dominican Republic! This week’s episode is the last in our DR series. From last minute bus rides to photoshoots to bachata under the full moon, listen in to hear about our amazing trip and some of the incredible music we enjoyed along the way.

Featuring music by Marino Castellanos, Liro Shaq, Ala Jaza, Antony Santos and Wason Brazoban.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few photos from our DR photoshoot! Can you tell we aren’t models?

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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 79: Gaps That Slap

Esta semana, the important artists that somehow we’ve gone three years without bringing to the show! Better late than never, cierto? Tune in to hear our favorite songs from these six artists we’ve neglected–from Cuban salsa to Puerto Rican boy bands to Brazilian psychedelic rock to Colombian pop to Mexican rock to norteño. It’s a journey bbs, ahí vamos!

Music by Buena Vista Social Club, Menudo, Os Mutantes, Juanes, Cafe Tacvba y Los Tigres Del Norte.

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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 77: Mujeriego

Womanizer, oh, you’re a womanizer, baby. This week we’ve got songs all about mujeriegos–those men who cheat, who run around, who aren’t players, they just crush a lot. Should we be surprised there are so many songs on this theme? Join us as we get into all the intricacies of how machismo plays out in relationships and a few gems from the women who aren’t having it.
Featuring music by Farruko, La India, Melii, Galante El Emperador, Aventura, La Lupe and José José.

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Episode 76: Hot & Fresh

¡Agua que esta vaina se prendió! This week we’re diving into our favorite new tracks – from some brand new salsa to reggaeton romantico, to urbano, to rap – we’ve got the latest on what you should be listening to. Como siempre, an eclectic mix of the hottest new music from Latinx artists.

Featuring  music by Nino Augustine, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Porfi Baloa, MULA, Ozuna, Darell, Snow Tha Product, R.K.M. y Ken-Y.

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Episode 75: Your Picks

Esta semana, you are the DJs! We were so hype to get so many messages and recs from you, and we have a selection of some of our faves here. You help us address some major gaps (que vergüenza!), we revisit a controversial fave, and best of all, hear your gorgeous voices. If you sent something in that you don’t see included (or if you didn’t get your act together to send us your pick!), no te preocupes – we’re gonna be doing these regularly, so you might hear it on a future episode!

Featuring music by Will Smith, Marc Anthony, Bad Bunny, Los Amigos Invisibles, Maná, Pajarita La Paul, El Individuo, Willie Colón and Rubén Blades.

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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!

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