We are living through an era where more music is available to us than ever – whether it be via social media, streaming, or apps. But despite this wealth of options, it can be difficult to cut through the industry hype, the homogenizing algorithms, and find something new and exciting.
In our weekly Nuevo Noise playlist, you’ll find some of our favorite releases of the week – from the most exciting new names in urbano, to the burgeoning SoCal neo-Chicano soul wave, and everything in between.
Consider this your genre-diverse guide to the most exciting releases from rising Latinx artists each week. Follow our Nuevo Noise playlist featuring these tracks and more on Spotify or Apple Music.
Ms Nina - "Piscina"
Bless Ms Nina, and may we never forget that the Argentine chanteuse has been in this internet perreo game as long as anyone out there. On “Piscina,” Nina takes a layback pose, ready to get wet in an end of summer tropical joint that her vocals slip and slide over like the rides in an Auto-Tuned waterpark, lubed by Dominican producers Diego Raposo and Medio Picky. -Caitlin Donohue
Piso 21 and Christian Nodal - "Pa Olvidarme De Ella" (feat. Alizzz)
2019 loves a head-turning crossover, and seldom are we treated to an effort as deliciously satisfying as “Pa’ Olvidarme De Ella,” a new early-autumn bop convening some of the finest young talents in pop, Norteño and electronic music. Under the guise of Spanish production juggernaut Alizzz, “Pa Olvidarme de Ella” finds Colombian boy-banders Piso 21 and Norteño heartthrob Christian Nodal exorcising a particularly brutal heartbreak over several bottles of tequila and aguardiente. -Richard Villegas
Daymé Arocena - “Para el Amor: Cantar!”
Daymé Arocena’s new album Sonocardiogram is finally out, and it includes a stunning jazz number with a squeeze of Brazilian flavor titled “Para el Amor: Cantar!” With this song, Arocena shares the recipe for her infallible love scent: singing and singing. It makes us feel good about ourselves and attracts love all around us. With a chorus so catchy, this is the best place to give it a shot. -Cheky
Dimitri Orloff - "Concilio"
Russian-Chilean producer Dimitri Orloff knows how to keep the party weird and dangerous. “Concilio” opens with enough distortion to make Ministry proud, mutating into trap inspired beats to future bass club arrangements in a very loud but subtle manner. When the celestial arpeggio kicks in towards the end of the track, you probably feel you’ve been raving for a few good days and not wanting to stop any time soon. -Marcos Hassan
Fuego & Zeferiah - "Spotlight"
Miguel Ángel Durán Jr. very recently dropped his latest album You’re Welcome, and yet, we still welcome this new single, a defiant stoner’s sign of trap life that he drummed up with Miami producer Zeferiah. “No importa lo digan de mí,” Fuego reminds us in what must be the most ruminative voice you’ll find in the urbano industry today. -Caitlin Donohue
Shiro Schwarz - “Burning Inside”
If you’re looking for seduction and some steamy 80s-inspired funkified pop, you can always count on Mexico’s Shiro Schwarz. Their new single “Burning Inside” is ready to be your new jam to get ready before hitting the streets and get lost in a night of passion where your fantasies are waiting to become true. -Cheky
Orieta Chrem - "Tigres" feat. Naiara Eslava
Peruvian producer Orieta Chrem has dropped a new EP titled Tótems, invoking animal spirit guides such as dolphins, tigers and owls to lead us towards a higher plane of rainforest revelry. On “Tigres,” singer Naiara Eslava joins Chrem for an elegant nod to dance music past and future, with ethereal vocals, organic production and digital sequencing that swirl together in immersive, colorful harmony. -Richard Villegas
Cero39 - "Aurora" feat. Kaleema
With every new release, Colombian production duo Cero39 further expand the scope of their vibrant sonic palate, inviting collaborators from different corners of the world to bring their own unique musical spices to the table. On their new album 6, the guest roster includes Dominican dembow-fusion trio Mula and Cape Verde beat wiz AMAAR, while Argentine producer Kaleema adds a refreshing dash of electronic stoicism to stand out track, “Aurora.” -Richard Villegas
Simón Campusano - "Brillo"
For his new solo joint, Niños del Cerro vocalist Simón Campusano dials back the noise and ecstatic pop frenzy that has become a calling card of his day job to present us a more pensive and melodic side of his music. Granted, we have heard something similar in the gentler side of the Chilean band’s music, but there’s something more personal about his delivery in “Brillo,” a song about nostalgia and disconnection. -Marcos Hassan
Ale Hop - "Puñales"
Most of Peruvian experimentalist Ale Hop’s music sits in a realm somewhere between free improvisation, sound art, and straight up noise rock, which can be heard in plenty on her new record Apophenia. Stand out track “Puñales” reveals one of the artist’s most powerful secret weapons: her melodic sense even at her most cacophonous. The track interpolates the chords of the popular yaravi song “Puñales” and gives it a new spin. It captures melancholic Andean spirit without resorting to tired clichés or even normal song structures, and that’s quite impressive. -Marcos Hassan
Afrosideral - “Osain Maribo” (ft. Dresier Durruthy)
If El Olimpo de los Orishas is Cuban producer Afrosideral’s Afrofuturistic journey, opening track “Osain Maribo” is the blessing we receive before being sucked inside this adventure where electronic music and Yoruban traditions meet. Featuring vocalist and percussionist Dreiser Durruthy, the Afro-inspired beat resonates in our bodies in a steady hypnotic plane and a restless percussion-filled one. This, paired up with the chants sang in Yoruba, is making us transcend. -Cheky