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Review: araabMUZIK’s Hypnotic For Professional Use Only 2 LP

Dominican-Guatemalan producer araabMUZIK released his latest album last week, For Professional Use Only 2, a follow-up to the mixtape of the same name. The release’s 24 instrumentals revolve around bridging trap’s distinctive …
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Omega Reborn as an Evangelical Pastor?

According to Fuegolalata, merenguero Omega is going the way of the MC Hammer, having decided to become an Evangelical pastor while in prison in an attempt to rebuild a career that’s been plagued by …
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TRAILER: What if We Could Make a Taíno ‘Lion King’?

Twitter: @hooleahoolea Irka Mateo is on a mission to bring us back to our Taíno roots through a surprising medium: animation. According to biologists, Taíno DNA is present in 27% of the Dominican population, but …
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Video: N-Fasis' “Dibujos Animados” [R.D.]

N-Fasis, a.k.a. El Hombre De 1000 Virtudes, is an artist from the Dominican Republic who's no stranger to making jaws drop for a number of reasons. 99% of the time, it’s because …
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Video: Los Teke Teke's "Dame Tu Numerito" [R.D.]

Twitter: @false_witness Last night, infamous Dominican dembow and mambo group Los Teke Teke let the world know that they’ve been doing their fair share of touring over the past year through the video for …
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Free Download: Gnomico's "Hoy No Quiero Trabajar" + VIDEO [R.D.]

Marcos Hassan. @Kiddieriot Dominicano rhyme handler Wilson Polanco namechecks Public Enemy and Rubén Blades as influences. As the latter aptly demonstrates throughout his stellar career, music can simultaneously be socially conscious and have a …
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Free Download: Cohoba's Chromatism EP [R.D.]

The day has come for Cohoba to release his Chromatism EP. If you’re unfamiliar with Cohoba, you must be new to Remezcla, because we’ve been covering his releases, building up to the …
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Free Download: Diego Mena's “Intolerante” [R.D]

Twitter: Marcos Hassan Dominican synth-pop rocker Diego Mena has given us a taste of his new album, Cadáveres en el closet, in the form of first single “Intolerante.” Chock full of vintage synths, …
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Video: Cohoba's "Wings" [R.D.]

Dominican producer Jorge Read, better known as Cohoba, has been slowly showing us the content of his next EP, Chromatism (2014, Stereoptico). Only a week after releasing the Beyoncé-sampling track "I Just," …
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Free Download: Cohoba’s “I Just”

Jorge Read is a 2010 Red Bull Music Academy graduate who solos under the name of Cohoba. His new EP, Chromatism, is due out this spring on his own label, Stereoptico. “Know …
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Video: Cohoba's "Know 1" [D.R.]

Clever wordplay is not the only thing Jorge Read excels at. Take the video for “Know 1,” a standout song from his forthcoming Chromatism EP under his Cohoba moniker, slated to be …
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Listen: Carolina Camacho's "Congo" [DOM]

Back in 2013, December that is, we raved about Carolina Camacho, the earthy Dominican singer compiling her Afro-Caribbean roots into a collage of modern-day whim. If "Ninfa de las aguas" was any …
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Rita Indiana Is Back [Kind Of]

A sad fact of the human condition is that xenophobia is a universal phenomenon. From the United States and beyond, immigrants have had to overcome numerous racial and legal obstacles in order …
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Free Download: Mediopicky’s Cantinas EP [DOM]

After hyping up the masses with the cute-as-pie preview single, “La Ola,” featuring Cristabel Acevedo from the sister duo Las Acevedo, Mediopicky finally unleashed his new EP, Cantinas: six rapid-fire songs where …
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Meet La Gran Mawon, Dominican Afro Roots Party Band

Né(e): Kndelo Eclipse, Gato Encarnación, Jah Beat, Zahir Ajam, Mitiko Viento, Jose Aquino Caminante, Dany LedesMan, Salvador Alba. Raíces: Santo Domingo, D.R. Sounds Like: Batey Cero, Rita Indiana, Fela Kuti, Mano Negra You should …
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Listen: Grand Resort's Memory Loss EP [USA]

Last month we gave you a heads up on Grand Resort’s new EP, Memory Loss, and it wasn’t for naught. The Brooklyn semi-solo act founded by Andrés Pichardo uploaded the five-track EP …
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