Pal Bloque y Pal Asado: 5 Playlists to Soundtrack Your Summer

Lead Photo: Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla
Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla
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Summer has arrived, which means that it’s windows-down reggaeton season. Though there’s nothing we love more than cruising down the block while blasting Don Omar at rude volumes, we know that you’ll need music to soundtrack all of your summer moods. That’s why we put together five full playlists for every kind of warm weather function, whether you’re escaping on the open road or prepping for a backyard asado. From breezy garage rock to speaker-knocking dembow, press play and check out the summer songs we’ll have on loop all season.

Stream the playlists via Spotify or Apple Music below:


Pal Bloque

Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla

Whether you’re playing dominó with the viejitos on the block or pregaming for a night out, use our Pal Bloque playlist as a guide to the dembow, trap, and reggaeton that will pop all summer. Or you can just play the “Te Boté” remix on a loop – that’s fine too.


Pal Asado

Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla

Making guacamole, cebollitas, and carne for your fam’s backyard asado is a process. Between marinating meat and ensuring your drunk tío goes easy on the micheladas, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Check our Pal Asado playlist to get you through. Come for the classic cumbia, stay for the rock en español bops.


Pal Road Trip

Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla

Whether you’re heading out for a weekend getaway or embarking on a cross-country trip, you’ll need a good combo of singalong bangers and mid-tempo tracks to ease the tension once you get tired of sitting in the car for hours on end. Try this Pal Road Trip playlist for punchy synth pop and stadium rock anthems to keep you steady on the road.


Pal Parque

Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla

If you’re a New Yorker, going to the park is about popping open some nutcrackers and remembering what your bare legs look like. Pack a blanket, a frisbee, and some snacks for a picnic spread, and bump this playlist while laying out. There’s mellow indie pop and ambient music to spare.


Pa Los Tropigoths

Art by Alan Lopez for Remezcla

For the tropigoths who’d rather rock combat boots and mesh in the summer, check this playlist of droney shoegaze and hardcore punk. We know you rock with merengue and noise bands alike, even if you refuse to wear anything other than black when it’s 90 degrees.