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News: Fania develops first ever Latin music app for Spotify

Marcos Hassan. @Kiddieriot 50-year-old music institutions normally don’t do revolutionary things with technology, but this is exactly what’s happening right now. Fania---who flipped the world upside down with rhythm, soul and instrumental prowess---has developed the …
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Bachata: From Rags to Riches to Romeo Santos

Three weeks ago I was invited to have a one-on-one chat with Romeo Santos. Don't worry, you're still at Remezcla.com. It was an odd request, considering that I have to explain to …
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Veramente Italiano: How Pop En Español Got Italianized

Twitter: @maryangelrox Throughout the '60s, '70s, and '80s, Latin Americans experienced an influx of Italian pop music, which capitalized on our romantic and sentimental tendencies. A song would be translated and repackaged to …
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An Ode to the Vagina: A Lyrical Deluge

Twitter: @maryangelrox Fruits, solar eclipses and metaphysical journeys: Latin American singers and songwriters have done an expansive job in paying tribute to feminine sexuality. It would seem as if Spanish was designed …
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Playlist: Elastic Bond's Guiltiest Pleasures

Twitter: @danieluh When I first heard the Miami-based group Elastic Bond, I was instantly a fan of their tropical-surf vibes, along with singer Sofy Encanto's smooth voice that glides along every track-- a …
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Valentine’s Day Playlist: Me Derrito Por Ti Vol. 2 [GLOBAL]

The one thing everyone---whether single, taken, in a complicated relationship, trapped in baby mama/daddy drama, self-loving, etc.---can look forward to on Valentine’s Day is the wonderful Valentine’s Day-related music compilation curated by …
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Playlist: Something New Curated By Helado Negro

Nine times out of 10 interviewers feel the need to ask musicians, "So what's on your iPod right now?" Unoriginality aside, there's a cultural fascination with having musicians champion other musicians, as …
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Playlist: From Austin with Love

Take a trip down to Austin, TX with this SXSW themed exclusive playlist. It doesn't matter if you're having the time of your life at the festival, or if you're laying …
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Mexican Independence Day Music Playlist! By Marcela Viejo

Expect to find the unexpected in Mexico City (DF) with Marcela Viejo, keyboardist/vocalist of Mexico’s praised electropop ensemble, Quiero Club. Mexico’s capital is a lively, rich, and diverse place where one is …
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Free Music Playlist: Alt Indie Dominicana

In the Dominican Republic, the independent music alternative scene -- or however one wants to call it these days -- is surely on the rise. Today, we have a concrete scene with …
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Guest Playlist: Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta

Music playlists are awesome. Either they be indie label curated with the artists they host, special holiday mixes, or any random excuse for a playlist. But what about artist-curated ones? What are YOUR …
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A Free Supah Cool Playlist: SXSW Music Sampler

Hear ye, oh thou colossal beast of Texas. We bow down to your massive ways, your overly exaggerated Tex-Mex foods, those who tackle them, thy Selena-like booties you habituate, thee grand folky …
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Guest Playlist: Dani Shivers!

¡Moi adore playlists! May them be indie labels'  curated with the artists they host, special holiday mixes, or any random excuse for a playlist, we dig 'em all. Obviously if they're good. …
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Okei Cupid: María, Love Me 5 Times

"What is Love?" Hell, I don't want to begin touching on the topic. But instead, I'll touch on the topic of dating, via the Internet. Sure, it's ideal to meet your fair …
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Guest Playlist: Ana Tijoux

We obviously dig playlists, and I'm sure y'all do too. While we've featured indie labels’ curated playlists with the artists they host, special holiday mixes, or any random excuse for a playlist, …
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Jalogüín 2011 Playlist: Sounds of the Scary

¡Blood drinking! ¡Dancing with the devil! ¡Witches with screeching voices! ¡Full moons and werewolves! ¡Yikes! Get ready to listen to the Sounds of the Scary, oooh.... This years playlist features lucky number 13 tracks from …
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Guest Playlist: Rosso of Plastilina Mosh

We obviously love playlists. And anyone who reads music blogs loves them too. If not, then that's just weird. We've already featured indie labels' curated playlists that have a good mix of …
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