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J Balvin's Mi Gente gets some Willy n' Bé

Already being a fan of J Balvin and seeing how he's constantly elevating the latino artist market with interesting collaborations and visual style, gladly he has no plans to stop this wonderful way of releasing music with this being a recent example. This time he has Mauritian-French DJ/producer Willy William and Beyoncé on his Mi Gente smash hit, this beat stays dope and props to Bé for that Spanish flow. Liking the raw simple style of the video, it seems to mix in Youtube clips, choreographed recordings and karaoke sing-a-long text at the bottom. 
To also know that you can do something small yet good and help recent victims to the natural disasters, Beyoncé is also donating her proceeds of this song to charity. Some interesting collabos J Balvin keeps banging out and this one keeps the bar at a high once again.

El Mató A Un Policia Motorizado - El Tesoro

It's been a while since I've posted anything from El Mató A Un Policia Motorizado (Argentina) but they are back! Their new album titled La Síntesis O’Konor on Nacional Records (June 23rd) is coming up and lucky for anyone with ears, I'm fortunate to be premiering 'El Tesoro' which is a new track off their upcoming album. Listen below and escape into the melodic guitars and lose yourself in what might be your favorite new song to leave on repeat. It's such a clean yet fuzzy sound that just makes you crank up the volume and lose yourself in between the guitars and bass as Santiago's voice carries you around the music-scape.
No estoy seguro de cuántas veces he repetido esta canción, jaja... que canción muchachones! Also peep out their spacey album art after the video and let them know what you think on Twitter!

El Mato a un Policia Motorizado con La Dinastia Scorpio

Argentinean band El Mato a un Policia Motorizado (great name) is coming to the US soon and they are adding some tracks to 'La Dinastia Scorpio', their previously released album is now new again with 4 extra songs. This is such a comfortable album, in a good way of course. While digging thru code and layouts I was also digging their sound and it made time fly and my play counts rise. From the first track 'Mujeres Bellas y Fuertes', off-kilter 'Prenderte Fuero' and the trippy 'Nuevos Discos', it's all fun and yet another reason why I'm loving spanish rock much more as of late. There's always that "thing" that's turned me off about some Latino rock bands then forgiving certain things because I just knew they were ultimately good, I think in the time that we live in and the rock (like this) that is literally exploding out of everywhere, we are lucky that we can all hear it loud and clear.

While still rockin', it also has a folky feel to it that soothes the overall album sound where you'll not want to skip a track. I had 'Yoni' and 'Noche Negra' on repeat for about half an hour, at the same time that it sounds funny, this is exactly one of those albums where if you lose the cd somewhere and then find it it'll light up your day. The love song 'El Fuego Que Hemos Construido' has a great twinkle in sound where it feels like it was made with true emotion, you can see it play in your head as the guy sings to the girl as the beautiful guitar sways at 5:24. A good deal of Harmony oozes out of 'El Dia del Huracan' then they end the album with 'El Magnetismo' and it makes you feel alone while still wanting to protect. Well done guys.

I'm bummed I won't be able to see their US debut at the Mercury Lounge (NYC) on July 9th, they will also be a part of the LAMC Showcase in acoustic form in SOB's (NYC) on July 11th. This spectacular album goes on sale on July 29th. Thanks to the awesome folks at Nacional Records for helping bring bands like this to the states. They always fight the good fight.

Sante Les Amis' Brasil... Es Verdad!

At first it's all quiet then with a funky ba-da-pa-da-paaah, the colors jump on screen and the bass starts to tell your body stuff while the Cuíca does it's thing. It has a Los Amigos Invisibles feel with a rocking out vibe and that's not a bad thing, as a matter of fact it's a damn good thing. We NEED more funky, we want more funky and Sante Les Amis got my attention the right way, now to wait patiently for their upcoming (May 27th) album  'Sudamericana' like a good Giant. Uruguay is def in the house!

Calle 13 Rips Thru Adentro

René of Calle 13 just ripped a new one on all those wanna be thugs and small-minded gang mentality sheep, he explodes from the heart and flows like a vicious dragon blazing everything negative in its way. He spits about how those that think a gun and a gang make them men and how would they like it if it was their own family. Then goes to bat on his own Maserati which he bought when he "made it" but ended up feeling uncomfortable owning it so (The) Willie Mays gives him an assist. The man has passion and lets you know damn well what it is. See the lyrics here, sorry it's in spanish only but if I find a translation I'll post it.