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.
Rubby - "No Más"
For Dominican artist Rubby, a meticulous thinker who constantly tests the amorphous borders of gender and femininity in his music, grace is second nature, and songs like “No Más” feel like effortless R&B experiments gliding on ice. He told Paper Magazine that the track flirts with “fantasy and desire and imagination” while also ambitiously testing throbs of dance and electronic beats. –Julyssa Lopez
Anitta - "Indecente"
Brazilian superstar Anitta has been igniting Latin America lately, most recently by hopping on “Machika” with J Balvin and Jeon. While that cameo was a forceful, explosive one that added range to dude-heavy verses, she’s laid-back and coy on “Indecente,” her new, come-hither track that follows the good-girl-turned-bad manifesto of recent women in urbano. The track is poppy and even monotonous, but gets some help from Anitta’s vocals and a skippy, syncopating sample that kicks in toward the end. –Julyssa Lopez
Catnapp - "Fade"
Genre-defying Argentine artist Catnapp stares into flames and dark corners to find a place to rest from the world on her new single “Fade,” her debut on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown Records – but Dabow’s production is taking us closer and closer to the light. The gorgeous ballad seamlessly unravels into a tropical beat and we’re torn between hiding away and embracing our problems head-on. –Cheky
Afrojuice 195 - "José Mourinho"
Maluma and Jason Derulo already made the official anthem for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, but if you’re not a fan of the track, Afrojuice 195, the self-proclaimed “princes of Afrotrap,” have options for you. The latest of their fútbol-themed hits is “José Mourinho,” an ode to the divisive Portuguese coach in the key of kuduro to get your blood pumping for the tournament, even if you don’t like sports. –Cheky
Tino El Pingüino - "Cuando Piensas En Mí"
Tino El Pingüino spends more than half of his new track “Cuando Piensas en Mí” showering bae with lots and lots of love and compliments. But before you rush and send it to your boo with a “Baby, this is so us,” you might want to get to the end first. As suggested by the emo tone of voice, the relationship finally goes sour and fades away. This is love’s dusk and dawn in under four-and-a-half minutes. –Cheky
Doble Porción - "Curt Kovein"
Let they who have not been “borracho con gafas de Kurt Covein” throw the first stone — this trap drip from Medellín, Colombia is a low BPM turn-up sneak tide. Dare yourself not to fall for member Métricas Frías after watching him rap through the party vomit/clean-up process in the track’s excessively fun video. –Caitlin Donohue
Khaled - "Mea Culpa" ft. Trapani
Not only are the opening chords of this ululating hip-hop ballad some kind of audio massage for your brain, they mark what may be a new era for the Los Santos affiliate, who just stepped out on his own with his Rogue mixtape. Veering hard from trap, free agent Khaled is left with chances to further explore the melodic, Arabic-inspired vocals he delivers with a thrust. –Caitlin Donohue
Agustin Genoud - "devoiced"
“devoiced” comes off the debut EP for TRRUENO Buenos Aires noise artist Agustin Genoud. This track is like when you’re having a great time in a sweat lodge, everyone’s chanting, and y’all summon a guttural cyborg who starts to lead the orations like it’s at the podium in an orchestra pit. –Caitlin Donohue
Fax - "Half"
Mexicali producer Fax is back with the first single from his new EP. Minimal layered synths rock gently in a post-futurist waiting room where sitting around isn’t torture, but rather a chance to find bliss and a new level of consciousness. –Marcos Hassan
Teco Martins - "Células"
Just when think you’ve figured out what this São Paulo musician is all about, he’s ready to defy whatever expectations you have. What starts as a slow psych rumination soon turns into a samba-inspired number, eventually evolving into a noisy rocker full of feedback and freneticism. This one is for when you’re feeling crazy, joyful, and just a little bit mischievous. –Marcos Hassan
lo.genesis_ - "Más allá de [2.0 mg]"
Hazy, trippy instrumental hip-hop from Venezuela that’s smart enough to restrain the impulse to make everything too complicated. This producer keeps it minimal and to the point, building a unique psychedelic atmosphere in two minutes. –Marcos Hassan
Rain Hologram - "Hold My Hand While I Die ft. Libertae"
Taking trap music back to its horrorcore roots, Chile’s Rain Hologram conjures a spectral atmosphere with spooky synths, unnerving samples, and bass-heavy beats. Even though the setting is far from the peppiest, RH’s music is perfect to get your Friday the 13th-themed party lit. –Marcos Hassan