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.
Roxiny - "Golden Prophet"
This is the story of Roxiny’s “Golden Prophet:” It’s late at night, the roads are clear, and the air is cool. There are existential questions in your head, dreams of divine creatures that swirl into your mind, but these concerns become less important as you step on the gas. The city smiles at you, and you can see home straight ahead. –Marcos Hassan
Tayhana - "Petrolera"
Tayhana comes from the oil-producing Patagonian city of Caleta Olivia in Argentina — imagine that the title of this track is about more than burning grasa on the dancefloor. You’re going to be able to do that too, though; wait for the end-time scorched-out cumbia fade. –Caitlin Donohue
Bearoid - "Caer"
Valencia-born, Barcelona-based artist Dani Belenguer bursts with enthusiasm for funk and soul on his new single “Caer.” The track dazzles with technicolor synths, while he describes a crush that sounds too good to be true – oh wait, she actually may not be real at all. Here’s a track to keep close when you daydream about a platonic love. –Cheky
El Último Vecino - "Chica Nueva"
“Chica Nueva,” El Último Vecino’s original track for the brand new Spanish web series Looser, develops as a tender story about new love. In the key of new wave, singer Gerard Alegre Doria wants to start fresh with a new romantic interest by letting go of his past, until he finally embraces it as part of who he is. We’re all sighs and smiles. –Cheky
CocóCecé - "Todo Para Mí"
There’s a new pop star in the making in Mexico City, and her name is CocóCecé. Using a glossy production as her vehicle, the Ciudad Juarez native candidly opens up about her inner struggles on “Todo Para Mí,” just to leave us with a message of self-love and acceptance. –Cheky
DRAMA - "Safe House"
Those wishing that Sade would release music more frequently than every eight years are not going to be mad with Na’el Shehade’s vocals on this track off her Chicago duo ’s debt EP Life After Love. This is a drop-your-head, think-about-what-has-gone-before-and-bop kind of bop. –Caitlin Donohue
Cholula Dans Division - "Yungelita"
Taking trip hop away from chic lounges in fancy restaurants, this duo from Mexico rejoice in the negative space generated from their digital dub practices. The melodies and rhythms beg for you to swerve your hips while the bass aggressively suggests you order another drink. –Marcos Hassan
Paul Marmota - "Por Bien o Mal" ft. La Favi
Did you ever want to find a place to lie down in La Favi’s vocals? Her voice curls around in a way that I want to physically engage with. Here, Chilean wizard Paul Marmota does the work to craft a mansion for her art, where pistols cock in the corners and perreo lurks around the corner. –Caitlin Donohue
MC Buseta - "Novinha" ft. Kaydy Cain (prod. King Doudou)
La Vendición Records’ Brazilian pretty boy enters into a sexy trinity with this collab featuring a Kaydy Cain verse and Doudou’s gifted touch for baile funk cut through with a curiously careful beat. –Caitlin Donohue
Matias Aguayo - "Selvagem"
Times are changing for beloved techno label Cómeme, and they want to celebrate it with a new series of 12” titled Solidarity Forever, which serves as an introduction to new artists to the imprint or to new perspectives from familiar ones. Labelhead Matías Aguayo shares “Selvagem,” a spooky track that feeds our thirst for dance. –Cheky
Aloysius Acker - "Pastoruri"
Experimental music usually challenges you to appreciate sounds outside any structure or setting you might be used to hearing them. “Pastoruri” is an experimental piece of music that would rather subvert those structures into something familiar, creating something highly emotional yet challenging. Your dreams tonight might take shape in colors you haven’t seen in real life. –Marcos Hassan