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.
Sotomayor - "A Mi Lado"
Sotomayor’s contribution to Peligrosa’s 10-year anniversary compilation sounds like intriguing reggaeton with a romantic heart. When someone asks you what tropical bass is, don’t think twice; show them this song. –Cheky
Yung Beef - "Infierno" (prod. Kiid Favela & Yampi)
If Harrison Ford had visited a reggaeton club in Blade Runner, this is the song that would have been playing in the background. The track off Beef’s new A.D.R.O.M.I.C.F.M.S.
Ozuna - "El Farsante Remix" (ft. Romeo Santos)
The battle of the baby voices is on. Ozuna teams up with bachata’s favorite lothario Romeo Santos once again for a slinky remix of “El Farsante.” A whispery, somewhat mournful verse from Santos adds an extra bout of drama to the emo-ed out trap ballad. –Julyssa Lopez
Sexores - "Berlin"
Have you ever found yourself fantasizing about the perfect track for your entrance to a club in a dystopic future? Sexores‘ “Berlin” might just be it. The Ecuadorian quartet share the same passion for dark synth-pop and shoegaze, and their new single is all about wearing black leather and sunglasses at night. –Cheky
MKRNI - "Waterdrops"
MKRNI have always been experts in time-traveling to the 80s, but why are they more and more nostalgic? Party music can also work for contemplation; that’s what the Chilean trio has been telling us throughout their career. I’m not crying, you are. –Cheky
Oso Leone - "Virtual U"
If you’ve worn out your Sade albums, here’s a suggestion before deciding to just stream them: listen to Mallorca’s Oso Leone. “Virtual U” is an instant hit for slow-dancing, even if it’s with yourself at 3 a.m. in a dark bedroom, while dreaming about falling in love. –Cheky
Mulero - "11:11"
Puerto Rican rapper Mulero’s “11:11” is a romantic trap lullaby conjured up in a dream state. He delivers his sleepy, thick-tongued verses as though he’s in a trance, letting them gently unwind over twinkling beats set up by producers Kronix Magical and Shorty Complete. –Julyssa Lopez
Adán Jodorowsky - "Vivir Con Valor" (ft. Natalia Lafourcade)
Here we find the Artist Formerly Known As Adanowsky affecting a folky rhythmic groove and trading verses with Natalia Lafourcade in an ode to embracing a positive attitude. You can hear the influence of the Chilean folclorista movement that brings out some full stop earth-toned vibes Adán has only hinted in the past. –Marcos Hassan
Lascivo Bohemia - "Super Moon"
From Quito, we get an electro cumbia full of Amazonian influences and rhythms that dare you to sit still. We just experienced a super blue blood moon this week, a rare astronomical phenomenon that surely affected everybody in some way. I’m no horoscope expert, but judging from Lascivo Bohemia’s track, the effect might be a desire to reconnect with nature and dance all night to earthly rhythms. –Marcos Hassan
Funeral - "MueveH"
Bolivian producer Funeral devised this track (part of a two-song pack released by Argentina’s prescient Hiedrah collective) to follow an indigenous tradition from his country of interweaving disaster sounds — screams, sirens — with danceable beats. Here, the auditory harbingers of the apocalypse are mixed with Nina Sky’s “Move Your Body,” a command that turns urgent in this new context. -Caitlin Donohue
Vicente Garcia, "San Francisco De Macoris" (ft. Happy Colors)
Vicente Garcia’s recent songs are a loud and proud celebration of his Dominican roots, and now he’s enlisted fellow Dominican Happy Colors to help him bring an authentic shot of merengue to his repertoire. “San Francisco De Macoris” is a bursting parade of throbbing percussion and electronic flourishes that brings out the liveliness of the Cibao region. –Julyssa Lopez