5 Rising Latino Acts From Nuevo Noise, Remezcla and Spotify’s Emerging Artists Playlist

Lead Photo: Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla
Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla
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Nuevo Noise, Remezcla and Spotify’s collaborative playlist, is back just in time for your summer rotation. Today, it returns for its fifth edition, packed with a fresh set of under-the-radar artists.

The latest edition of Nuevo Noise features gems like Rubby’s ethereal dembow “Confiesa,” A.CHAL’s slinky “Love N Hennessy,” and more.

Listen to the latest edition below, and be sure to follow the playlist on Spotify. Scroll down for a primer on five of the artists you should know from this month’s edition.


Vaya Futuro - "Aunares"

These are select sounds for lying in the grass and looking up at the clouds. Previously known as Celofán (they had to make the switch a few years back due to a dispute with a group of the same name from Acapulco), Tijuana quartet Vaya Futuro has moved into a new era armed with happy-sad psych pop that would not be the worst thing to have on hand for those summer trips, road and otherwise. “Aunares” comes from V-Sides, a pack of songs dropped in late 2016, and its calm percussive backbone lays pretty groundwork for singer Luis Aguilar’s drifting lyric ride. The band is celebrating its new partnership with Chilean label Quemasucabeza with a tour throughout Mexico over the next month; check their dates if you’re in the area for a glimpse of the new album that’s in the works. –Caitlin Donohue


Thornato - "Tu Luz" ft. Lido Pimienta

The voice of Barranquilla pop talent Lido Pimienta weaves through NYC-based Swedish producer Thornato’s joyful dembow on this track with easy precision. The song is a long-pondered collaboration between the two — according to Thornato (aka Thor Partridge), it took six years for fans to hear the fruits of their Colombian studio labor on the Swede’s album Bennu, which also features a collaboration with dancehall vocalist Gappy Ranks. The wait was worth it. This is a track that successfully integrates Lido’s talent for prayerful, soaring Afro-Colombian vocals with a beat that encourages you to jump up and acknowledge its invitation to move. Lido’s touch may be a caress, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with force. “I have a strong voice that happens to be soft and high-pitched,” she said in an interview upon the release of her second album La Papessa, “But the beats are hard.” –Caitlin Donohue


La Favi - "Tu y Yo" (prod. Deltatron)

The lace veil she wears in the album art for debut EP Reír y Llorar is a dead giveaway, but San Francisco’s La Favi is always quick to attribute her heartbreaking vocal chops to her background in flamenco. That’s the result of a life spent going back and forth between the Bay Area and Spain, the land of her grandmother. Her cross-hemispheric heritage has set the stage for her entry into reggaeton’s new guard global network, and is in full force on this siren’s song produced by Peruvian producer, co-founder of Terror Negro Records Deltatron. This version is a bewitching collaboration between an emotive singer and producer who loves to edge his musical moments into the sinister.  –Caitlin Donohue



Juan Pablo Carranza (aka Carranza) is a man of many moments. The Guadalajaran does have a folksy side to his work — his album Conecta includes acoustic-heavy moments, notably in guitar-picking track “Fluya” and the clinking fireside percussive of “Con La Luna.” You’ll even find a power ballad, the heavily emotive (“El Amanecer”) on the project. But it’s here on track “Es Culpa de la Música” that we get a more plugged in side of the musician, a synth-flecked pop song whose plucky guitar lines are evened out, but the restrained seduction of the singer’s voice. Get you a man who can do both, no doubt. The song’s lyrics tell of a love affair taken up and away by a beat — an excellent opportunity for the artist to experiment with a divergent sound, away from the campfire soulfulness of Conecta’s other, wide-ranging tracks. –Caitlin Donohue


Cora Novoa - "Over & Done"

Happy news for anyone trying to shake off a deadweight professional relationship, boo, or winter wardrobe. This track provides the perfect oscillating, lose-yourself dance beat whose interludes segue between varying levels of intensity, a good look for those who want to surf the wave and move the hell on. Credit Cora Novoa, a Galician producer and founder of music label Seeking the Velvet (SKTVT) for its cathartic pleasures. Cora is what we would call plugged in, if we weren’t worried about the atrocity of the pun. In her decade in the music industry, she’s not only launched SKTVT — which also has put out music by Catalan producer Gamma-Ray — but also become well-versed enough in the tools and theory of her trade to become an Ableton Official Trainer, and a collaborator on El Laberinto, DJ and producer Henry Saiz’s 1 a.m. show that imparts an intricate understanding of electronic music’s twists and turns to its listeners. –Caitlin Donohue