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.
Tambino - "Blonde Undone"
Peruvian skater boy turned singer-producer Tambino has unveiled his prismatic self-titled debut EP, colliding cumbia percussion, dreamy shoegaze guitars, and a cool, laidback flow. EP opener “Blonde Undone” perfectly captures the record’s swirling emotional cocktail of melancholy and euphoria, where Tambino laments a defunct romance over soaring synths and hypnotic cumbia güiro. -Richard Villegas
Tatiana Hazel - “In My Room”
Impeccably fashionable Chicagoan Tatiana Hazel is endlessly curious when it comes to musical experimentation, tinkering with everything from acoustic ballads to effervescent electro cumbia gems. Her latest single, “In My Room,” presents us with a glossy new era in Hazel’s career, embracing synthpop, thumping bass lines, and sticky sweet hooks tailor made for mainstream ears and packing enough edge to keep longtime fans invested and rooting for her. -Richard Villegas
Fernando Milagros - "Pelo Negro" feat. Matanza
In the run-up to his new album, Chilean folk-pop innovator Fernando Milagros has unveiled a brand new track called “Pelo Negro,” bringing him into excellent sonic symbiosis with beloved electronic outfit Matanza. The track delves deeper into the mystical, spiritual waters of his previous record, Serpiente, this time with Matanza providing a rich sonic canvas over which Milagros ruminates on a budding, sensual new relationship. -Richard Villegas
Cariño - "Te Brillan"
It’s clear by now that Spanish trio Cariño know how to write only hits. Their single “Te Brillan” is their newest one, and it’s also the final chapter of their upcoming three-track EP, X si me dejas en visto. The song masterfully tells the tale of two people crushing on each other so hard it hurts, and Rocío Quillahuaman’s hilarious video supports the narrative perfectly. -Cheky
PIERI - "Kitican"
Philly-based artist from San Miguel de Allende PIERI returns with a bang with her new track “Kitican.” Produced by El Grillo, this is a reggaeton bop where PIERI shares her ideal version of a girls night out, amplified by huge horns and a guitar-like earworm of a melody. As to the meaning of “Kitican,” it’s a word that can only be translated by your body in movement. -Cheky
Harmless - "Notice Me"
After releasing his emotive stunning Condiciones EP earlier this year, L.A.’s Harmless is back with a single to make us daydream. The introspective sounds of bedroom pop are all over “Notice Me,” as he goes through different stages of love in only two verses and a chorus: first he wants to have it and then to mend it, and we’re all teary-eyed. -Cheky
Diego Trip - "Universo de tu Piel"
Diego Trip is on a mission to win back his girl’s heart on his song “Universo de tu Piel.” The Peruvian artist turns the focus inwards on this throwback R&B jam, and he reflects on his past mistakes and behaviors as a necessary step to grow and convince his old flame to take him back. We’re rooting for him, but we’re mostly vibing to this beat. -Cheky
Las Hermanas - "Convoy"
Bogotá, Colombia’s Diego Cuellar continues to redefine modern beats into experimental exercises under the name Las Hermanas, all in the quest of giving us something extra we don’t normally hear anywhere else. “Convoy” is a gentle tide of stringed harmonics and lo-fi synths that disintegrate into abstraction, sending codes for the brain to fill in the blanks. The results can be perceived as chill and atmospheric or emotionally-heavy and cinematic. -Marcos Hassan
Meridian Brothers - "Puya del Empresario"
For their forthcoming album Siglo XXI, Meridian Brothers are sending a salute to the ‘80s when cumbia began integrating electronics into their instrumentation while keeping it current, an ambitious effort that can be perfectly exemplified by “Cumbia del Empresario.” Powered by a monster Gameboy-like synth riff and an irresistible beat, “Cumbia” is a ditty about capitalism that will have you headbanging and dancing at the same time. -Marcos Hassan
Lucía Tacchetti - "El Magnetismo"
“El Magnetismo” is a slow-building ballad that continues Argentine singer-songwriter Lucía Tacchetti’s ongoing exploration of electronics and feelings. The emotional track recalls ‘80s synthpop at its most sweeping, as it builds towards a symphony of autotuned melodies and robotic strings that reach for the heavens. Although it’s still too early to call it, “El Magnetismo” can become a love song for the ages. -Marcos Hassan
Aura - "It's Always Sunny in Vagina"
Little chance this Providence artist’s ambling salute to givers of life won’t amp your mood. Aura rides through a series of defiant references to powerful orifices, turning out a stubbornly unbothered statement in the process. -Caitlin Donohue
La Plebada - "Mi Suerte"
One of my favorite things about Homegrown Entertainment duo La Plebada is how their work illustrates how many ways this urbano-regional crossover moment can play out. Cozy Cuz and Fntxy lay their established hip hop capabilities over accordion trills the way only a couple kids from Los Mochis could do. -Caitlin Donohue
AQUIHAYAQUIHAY - "Actitud" feat. BEATBOY
Sonora producer BEATBOY assists Zizzy, Neqer, Nehly, Phynx, and Jay Lee in their quest to become Mexico’s smoothest R&B group with “Actitud.” The song employs languid keys to conjure an ambivalent love that finally looks to yield sparks. -Caitlin Donohue
Melii & Smoove'L - "BDE"
Melii invites BK rapper Smoove’L to share the bellicose beat of “BDE,” as if the Harlem rapper herself even needed the backup. The title acronym is prophecy — Melii’s flow is never not swinging. -Caitlin Donohue