Every week, we highlight some of our favorite releases in a handy list. Although we try to cover as much new music as possible, there are so many stellar releases to talk about. Consider this our genre-diverse guide to songs we have on repeat.
Paulino Rey, Guaynaa, Brray & Chris Wandell - "Machuqueo"
Sometimes you don’t know what you need — sometimes you need a combo of urbano hitters to suggest that what’s on the menu is a healthy grind on a deserving partner. Enter “Machuqueo”, a loose reggaeton jam that corrals an appealing spectrum of voices in the interest of extracurricular booty appreciation. –Caitlin Donohue
Coral Casino - "Rally"
Barcelona’s Alizzz is becoming the new go-to producer in pop en español before our eyes, and we can’t get enough. He recently joined forces with Coral Casino to create an earworm of a track called “Rally,” which ponders what to do when your love interest already has a partner, all set to the beat of sweetened dancehall. –Cheky
Soy Emilia - "Fugaz"
Colombian singer Soy Emilia is letting those singles drop on a healthy basis, and we’re ready for our next dose. “Fugaz” starts as a breezy, laid-back, mid-tempo tune, but quickly turns into an indie-pop jam about those relationships that just aren’t meant to last. No one said they weren’t meant to be intensely enjoyed, though. -Cheky
Pedro Honda - "No Dejarás"
R&B longing in all its glory – that’s what Mexican crooner Pedro Honda has for us this week. “No Dejarás” is a glittery new jam landing in the delicious sweet spot between angst and come-hither energy, expertly weaving thumping 808s, the faintest, shimmering synths, and Pedro Honda’s own despondent vocals. -Richard Villegas
The Wookies - "Pequeñines" ft. She's A Tease, Tayrell
Forget the song of the summer: The first single from The Wookies’s forthcoming album Trippicalia is the song of the spring. Featuring She’s a Tease and Tayrell, “Pequeñines” powerfully evokes la primavera with a bouncy disco-lite groove, breezy vocals and lyrics dedicated to simple pleasures and young love. – Beverly Bryan
Imaabs, Braian & Lechuga Zafiro - "Ghede"
A cerebral team comes together for a two-track club EP that stabs its way into your heart; samples from the Chucky franchise and rattling beat changes make for a familiar horror movie arc on track “Ghede”. This crew of forward-thinking South American beat makers — HiedraH Club de Baile’s Ybán, Nahuel, and Braian, along with Uruguayan producer Lechuga Zafiro — explains in a press release that the release’s creep vibes come from a parodic moodboard, one that lays into the ridiculous treatment that supernatural forces receive in Western media thought. -Caitlin Donohue
Novio Caballo - "Mi Arte"
The frenetic “Mi Arte,” proves Novio Caballo doesn’t just reserve their filthiness for their choice of song titles. The Castellon quintet delivers frenzied synthpunk with live guitars and drums slapping your ears accordingly; just when you think you have them figured out, a catchy refrain leaps from the outro, just so you know they can kill you with kindness if they wanted to. -Marcos Hassan
Aqua Mute - "Crisalis"
On his latest single, “Crisalis,” Mexican producer Aqua Mute emerges as a master manipulator of textures, bending and squishing disparate sounds together in a twisted but harmonious way, making up a fine dance track. This is the kind of track that makes your brain fizz like Fanta. -Cheky
Oso Leone - "Vernal Pools"
Mallorca threesome Oso Leone’s new album Gallery Love is so weightless and enveloping it would make the late Mark Hollis proud. Right in the middle of the record rests “Vernal Pools,” a song that feels like caressing fingers slowly going through your hair, taking you by the hand afterwards to invite you to a sensuous dance to the beat of congas. -Cheky
Liniker e os Caramelows - "De Ontem"
Liniker e os Caramelows are one of the tightest bands around and their new album Goela Abaixo will cement their legacy as Brazilian soul royalty for years to come. “De Ontem” takes us exactly where we want to be, deep into the robust orchestrations of Os Caramelows, complete with swirling flutes, violins and jazzy drums. Meanwhile, Liniker’s powerful vocals glide over the music, as she is wont to do, exuding waves of charisma that call to mind genre-defining icons like Tina Turner and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard. -Richard Villegas
Lienzos - "Respuestas"
There’s a reason people call songs like “Respuestas” dream pop; the music obeys an intuitive yet unpredictable logic that floats like emotions taking unexplainable forms. This duo from Maracay, Venezuela weaves soft drums, elemental guitars, and whispered vocals into a hallucination that could turn to a nightmare in a snap – but never does. Lienzos are there holding your hand, guiding you to a sweet spot where your mind can be safe. -Marcos Hassan
Alejandro Morse - "Logos"
“Logos” is a shower of artificial colors obscured by clouds in the form of a five-minute song. Leon, Mexico experimentalist Alejandro Morse balances airy synths with distorted drones into a slow, waltzing melody that evokes scenes from a movie filmed in your imagination. -Marcos Hassan