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.
Monsieur Periné - "Bailar Contigo"
Colombian ensemble Monsieur Periné break their silence and finally share a brand new track called “Bailar Contigo,” where they let their hair down and surrender to the hands of pop music. They ask us to dance carelessly in our path to finding real love. How can we say no to that? –Cheky
Jesse Baez & Fuego - “Grasa”
“Tema 1 (SWOOSH)” proved the Jesse Baez and Fuego pair-up to be a winning combination, so they’re back for more on their latest joint track “Grasa.” The 4/20-friendly number finds them listing expensive things they own or want, but we’re just lost in the way their voices bounce together. Keep an eye out for their collaborative EP soon. –Cheky
NÍDIA - "Psiu"
The Portuguese master of Afro-diasporic club rhythms NÍDIA shared “Psiu,” a new SoundCloud loosie fueled by a power tamborzinho best suited for bedroom dancing. No one is watching, so throw those baile funk moves you have perfected in your mind and you’ll tear down the club on your next night out. –Cheky
Jiggy Drama - "Likes"
We would have never guessed we’d find a commentary on today’s millennial online social currency when we came looking for Jiggy Drama’s newest track, but here we are. We’re sure that if at least one Instagram influencer is touched after hearing “Likes,” he’ll know his job has been done. –Cheky
Gianluca - "Bart"
That meme of the melancholy whippet encased in bubblewrap is the visual equivalent of this song by emergent Chilean trapero Gianluca, who catches 100 percent of the feelings in this pivot into poppier sounds. –Caitlin Donohue
Coral Casino - "Lejos"
The adventurous Argentine duo has already proven their expertise at fashioning sleek, nocturnal electro summer jams. The title track off their new EP only extends the difficult-to-categorize layback, comfort food ambient chords speaking to CC producer Roque Ferrari’s strengths. –Caitlin Donohue
Zutzut and Merca Bae - "Gárgola"
Randy and Arcángel’s sunshine-averse anthem gets a delicately phrased remix from NAAFI producer Zutzut and Spanish beatmaker Merca Bae, compromised for debut by Sonar Fest. Perfect listening for all you gárgolas que les encanta salir de noche. –Caitlin Donohue
C.Tangana - "Baile de la Lluvia"
Many are banking on the continued glo up of Spanish rapper C. Tangana — will their suppositions prove solid with the release of his new mixtape Avida Dollars? This paring with NYC producers Take a Daytrip (David Biral and Denzel Baptiste) serves as Tangana’s response to charges that he’s sold out on the way to fame; as he says in a crystal clear outro, “Los buenos negocios son los mejores de los artes.” –Caitlin Donohue
111X - "Empty"
Mexico City’s Infinite Machine is lowkey one of the best electronic labels around nowadays. 111X’s “Empty” sounds like a post-Arca exploration of melody and noise, order, and chaos, and what machines are capable of when they’re pushed into the unknown. –Marcos Hassan
Fantasmes - "Demonology"
Puerto Rico’s Fantasmes invite you to drift into their frames of mind with the serene and hazy “Demonology.” A rarity from their latest compilation, the collective proves that freak folk is not dead, it just took the long way to get to our ears. –Marcos Hassan