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Meet Muuk: Instrumental Mood Merchants Out of Mexico City

Illustration by Emmanuel AD. Twitter: @Kiddieriot Née: A mysterious five piece hybrid group. Raíces: Mexico City. Sounds like: A mixture of electronic and rock elements, creating kinetic and moody soundscapes. You should listen to …
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Meet MVNG: Next Level Bass Music Out of Guadalajara [MEX/USA]

Photo by Troy Brooks Née: Sound manipulator Gerardo Salazar Raíces: Los Ángeles, California. Currently residing in Guadalajara, México. Sounds like: If prog rock musicians attempted to make their art with samplers, and wanted …
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Meet: Cumbia Punkeros Malportado Kids

Née: Victoria Ruiz and Joey L DeFrencesco Raíces: Providence, Rhode Island Sounds like: Nu-cumbia/tribal’s angrier, socially conscious prima You should listen to Malportado Kids because…you want to dance while you smash the …
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Meet: Bunny Michael, Unafraid of Noisy Extremes [USA]

Twitter: @Kiddieriot Née: Melisa Rincón. Raíces: A realm of raw sexuality, nature, and spirituality. Geographic location: Brooklyn, NY. Sounds like: Electronic dance music with deep, literate lyrics that sometimes venture to abrasive territory. You should …
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Meet: System Error, Dark Side of Ambient Music [MEX]

Né: Andros y Mauricio Raíces: México, D.F. Sounds Like… an alien abduction in the middle of a late night epic dance party. You should listen to System Error… if you’re into Sci-Fi, RPGs, or conspiracy …
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Meet: Elsa y Elmar, So Sweet it Hurts [USA]

Né: Elsa Carvajal Raíces: Colombia Sounds like: Natalia Lafourcade, Ceci Bastida, Carla Morrison, and the lot You should listen to Elsa y Elmar because...you might need a sweeter selection on your Spotify. Elsa y …
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Meet: Warm Places, Creepy Yet Irresistible [MEX]

Twitter: @Kiddieriot Né: Xavi Vilaplana Raíces: The junkyard, Tijuana, México Sounds like: A dark, fucked up but lively electronic party. You should listen to Warm Places because...it’s well-written music made with contradictory elements. There’s a …
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Meet: Ynfynyt Scroll, More is More [USA]

Marcos Hassan. @Kiddieriot Né: Rodrigo Diaz Raíces: Dallas, Texas Sounds like: A mixture of genres spiced by a ton of different sounds for a unique dance floor experience. You should listen to Ynfynyt Scroll …
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Meet: Velázquez, Norteño/Country Pendejo [MEX]

Twitter: @Kiddieriot Né(e): Ro Raíces: Coyoacán, Mexico City Sounds like: A fun and lovelorn mixture of country and ranchero You should listen to Velázquez because...it’s not often you get such a richly orchestrated collection …
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Meet: Pilotocopiloto, Unpretentious Post-Rock [PER]

Né: Juan Pablo y Carlos Raíces: Lima, Perú Sounds Like…a synesthete’s playground full of colors and textures. You should listen to Pilotocopiloto because…their post-rock sound is approachable, vivacious, and it will help you unwind from …
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Meet: Cumbres Carrascosa, Miguel Cámara’s Solo Project [ESP]

Né: Miguel Cámara Raíces: Lanzarote, Islas Canarias Sounds Like: A gloomier take on Monstruobot You Should Listen To Cumbres Carrascosa because…that goth/post-punk never gets old. You may have noticed a long quiet spell from Monstroubot and …
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Meet: Daniela Spalla, From Jazz to Stage Musicals [ARG]

Twitter: @Kiddieriot Née: Daniela Spalla Raíces: Córdoba, Argentina Sounds like: A jazzy stage review of '80s pop music with personal lyrics You should listen to Daniela Spalla because...she will have you singing beautiful melodies …
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Meet: Los Esquizitos, Loud Hilarious Legends [MEX]

Twitter: @Kiddieriot Né(e): Uili, Alex, Nacho, and Brisa Raíces: D.F. Sounds like: A fuzzy, garagey good time You should listen to Los Esquizitos because...they are legends. Loud, hilarious legends. Established in 1994, Los Esquizitos are …
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Meet: TYU, Yet Another Reason to Turn to Western Mexico

Né: Mario González Alvarado Raíces: Born in Tepic, Nayarit Sounds Like…that techno sub-genre some people like to call “kematine house." You should listen to TYU because…this is top-notch dance music and it’s …
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Meet: Niño Árbol, '90s Baby On A Dance Mission [MEX]

Né: Kevin Martínez Raíces: Guadalajara, Jalisco Sounds like: A labyrinth of dance floor rhythms and out-there timbres You should listen to Niño Árbol because...there’s probably no one on the planet doing what …
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Meet: Felipe el Hombre, Arid Weather & Chilly Nights [MEX]

Né: Mario Murillo, Alejandro Flores Raíces: Nuevas Casas Grandes, Chihuahua Sounds Like: A breezier take on '70s blues-based rock with attitude and good vibes You should listen to Felipe El Hombre because...they prove you don’t …
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Meet: Carmen Costa, The Psychedelic River [MEX]

Né(e): Manu, Cheo, Aarón, Decko Raíces: Mexico City, Mexico Sounds like: Psychedelic rock with rockabilly and country rock brushstrokes that’s happy as punch to celebrate the beautiful things in life. You should listen to Carmen …
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Meet Kraut-Pop Supergroup La Bundesliga [ARG]

Née: Members of Ministerio De Energía, Camila Barre, and Nikita Nipone Raíces: Zona Norte, Buenos Aires, Argentina Sounds Like: A more accessible/pop version of Kraftwerk You Should Listen To La Bundesliga Because…you want kraut you …
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Meet Manny Quest: Mexico’s Rap Music Underdog [MEX/COL]

Né: Manuel Cabrera Raíces: Born in Distrito Federal, Mexico. Based in Cali, Colombia. Sounds Like…a Latino otaku drunk off Mike’s Hard Lemonade. You should listen to Manny Quest because…he’ll remind you that anything is possible, …
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Meet Novedades Carminha: Cracking Jokes & Tearing It Up

Né: Carlangas, Xavi y Jarri Raíces: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia Sounds Like…clean, shaven, yet unapologetic garage rock. You should listen to Novedades Carminha because… they’ll remind you of yourself as a mischievous teenage boy trying …
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Meet Kana Kapila: Music as Sitcom [ESP]

Né: Pablo, Germán, Tomeu y Jordi Raíces: Baix Llobregat, Barcelona Sounds Like…a band that would play at the local fair while you wait in line for a thrill ride. You should listen to Kana Kapila …
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Meet Brigitte Laverne: Lavish Barcelona Synth Pop [ESP]

Née: Brigitte Laverne Raíces: Barcelona Sounds like: Chromatics' Ida No, straight '80s You should listen to Brigitte Laverne because: you really liked Drive? Brigitte Laverne brings '80s lo-fi dance pop to the …
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Meet Silvia Perez Cruz, Turning Covers Into Originals [ESP]

Née: Sílvia Pérez Cruz Raíces: Palafrugell, Spain Sounds Like: a strong-but-tender hurricane of emotions in four different Romance languages. You should listen to Sílvia Pérez Cruz because…she pushes the boundaries of traditional Iberian music as …
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Meet John Gray: Sample-Heavy R&B Modernist [ESP]

Né(e): J.E. Edward Raíces: Madrid, España Sounds like: nu R&B with a twist, Blood Orange with more modern urban radio in the mix You should listen to John Gray because...he has released two songs you …
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Meet Valencian Punk Group Las Carmonas [ESP]

Née: Cris, Marina, Carla, and María Raíces: Valencia, Spain Sounds like: Some of that classic punk from the late '70s/early '80s. You should listen to Las Carmonas because…you like your music fast …
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Meet Las Sultanas: Garage Odalisques on Absinthe [ESP]

Née: Ana Sultana, Sandra Sultana, Irene Sultana, Berta Sultana, and Julia Sultana Raíces: Alicante, Spain Sounds like: Mediterranean garage rock played by royal odalisques on acid You should listen to Las Sultanas …
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Meet Pearls Negras: Hard-as-Press-On-Nails Rhymes [BRA]

Né(e): Alice Coelho, Jeni Loyola, Mariana Alves Raíces: Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro Sounds like: A fierce rap battle between three fun-loving ladies. You should listen to Pearls Negras because...they have it all: dope beats, mad …
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Meet: Butcher Knives, Melting Pot of Global Punk

Né(e): Nacho Segura, Nikko Matiz, Melissa Elledge, Tal Galfsky, Ethan Cohen, Yoni Benshlomo, Mohamed Smires Raíces: Colombia, Morocco, Israel, New Orleans, and New York Sounds like: Classic Mano Negra minus the reggae and rap …
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Meet: La Guacha, Bringing the Funk to Latin Pop [CHL]

Née: Soledad Del Rio, Juan Pablo Escares, Alexis Bugueño, and Rodrigo Mora Raíces: Santiago de Chile Sounds like: Somewhere in between La Santa Cecilia and Los Amigos Invisibles. You should listen to La Guacha because...they …
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Meet Survey Team, Surveying The Land of Dream-Pop/Rock [CHL]

Né(e): Carla Bolgeri, Francisco Marín, Gian Paolo Gritti, Emanuel Irarrázabal, Joseph “Joe” Simón Raíces: Santiago, Chile Sounds Like…a much less annoying and more melodic version of the Silversun Pickups You should listen …
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