Bachaco the Reggae Rock & Latin Roots band has returned after a short hiatus with a brand new promotional single titled La Policía, and its available on all digital platforms. La Policía is a catchy song with some relaxed riffs, tongue-in-cheek parody and sarcasm to depict the story of an old lady and her weed-smoking, party-loving neighbor.
Stylized through Latin Cumbia and hip-hop flavors over the rhythms and beat-style of Calle 13’s “Atrévete” (cited as one of Bachaco’s primary influences), the electric guitar lines and sing-a-long melodies encompass controversial topics such as social prejudice, cannabis legality, musical tastes, and cultural differences.
“La Policía” is accompanied by a music video that represents the song’s wittiness and has a very peculiar cast. Accompanying the themes of tackling controversial topics with a light-hearted sense of humor, the video concludes with the police joining Morillo and his musician cohorts in partying and partaking in smoking cannabis. Morillo states, “We know there are some cool, down to earth Cops out there, we have some in our area!!! Some Police are our friends, brothers and community members. And our community likes to have a good time!” La Policia tambien!” The video was directed by Andrés Aponte and produced by Manuel Páez.
The Los Sundowns is a breezy record of Psychedelic Soul conceptualized by Beto Martinez (Grammy-winning Guitarist/Producer-Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, Money Chicha) and Daniel Villarreal (Drummer and DJ, Dos Santos). Written, Recorded and Produced by Martinez at his studio, Lechehouse Music, and featuring a host of friends across the 6 tracks, the reverb-laden platter conjures the sound of Latin American balladeers and crooners of the 60s, updating the vibe and transporting the listener to a beachside hang from sunup to sundown. The duo have just released their new video “Los Angeles,” encapsulating the vibe of the record and the spirit behind it. It features the haunting background vocals of Fermin Sanchez of CDMX based band The Guadaloops, and transports the listener to a quiet beach at sunset with equal parts blissful relaxation and introspective melancholy.
The Los Sundowns began as a concept between longtime collaborators Beto Martinez & Daniel Villarreal. Beto explains, “We discussed this idea and concept for about a year, before I finally found myself with some significant time off at the end of 2019 after heavy summer touring. I had set in motion a general plan to initiate multiple collaborations with musicians I knew and make 2020 a year of releases for me outside of my main bands. I began to demo some songs and send the ideas to Daniel and we set a date in January for him to fly down from Chicago and begin tracking these songs.” Luckily the duo was able to get the foundation laid through their initial January session in Buda, TX at Beto’s Lechehouse Music studio, before COVID-19 changed the course of the year. These sessions evolved with overdubs and final arrangements before they tapped into their talented pool of friends.
Alex Chavez, lead singer of Dos Santos contributes to the first single “Al Final de La Tarde.” “Al Final de La Tarde” is a classic, yearning ballad, awash in reverb and sorrowful lament. It suggests the range of emotion that can be teased up while watching a beautiful sunset, from content satisfaction giving way to a lover’s remorse of what is and what could be. “Al Final de La Tarde” was written by Chilean Crooner Buddy Richard and interpreted by Los Angeles Negros, whose version The Los Sundowns adapted. Alex Chavez lends lead vocals and perfectly captures the emotion of the song.
“Darksides” was the second song written for the record. It implies a more sinister turn from the rest of the record. Driving guitars and heavy drums drive an emotional change and tides shift to more aggressive attitudes as slightly darker vibes emerge from the shadows. “Quiereme” is a classic, soulful low-rider ballad. Vocalist and drummer Alex Marrero (Brownout) sings of yearning to be loved and to have his lover by his side alongside bass from Greg Gonzalez (Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, Money Chicha). The style and instrumentation suggest an uncomplicated nostalgia, old-school Chicano Soul. The band closes the record with “Se Cae El Sol.” The final track is built on a driving and emotive bass line. The Farfisa Organ, played by Peter Stopschinski (Brownout), lends an almost classical flair to the cinematic and reverb-drenched guitar, which climbs from a haunting melody to a climactic staccato solo.
For 20 years Beto Martinez has written and released music in the context of bands Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, and Money Chicha. Each have their unique voice and his songwriting has filtered through those collectives. Martinez concludes, “With this release, I hope to reveal another side, to showcase my myriad influences and also present a more concise depiction of my songwriting as direct from the source, unadulterated and without the inevitable filter of the larger band dynamic, or the considerations of the live environment. The project was developed conceptually with Daniel Villarreal, who initially suggested exploring the vibes and sounds of the Latin Psychedelic Soul we both have a strong affinity for. His initial suggestions led me to write these songs and ultimately, his drumming tied the record together.”
The self-titled debut EP is Out Now on vinyl and on all digital platforms, via Martinez’s new record label, Lechehouse Music, in partnership with Fat Beats Distribution.
Tongan singer-songwriter Leilani Wolfgramm has released the acoustic version of her song “The Trail” alongside the accompanying music video out today on tastemaker label Mensch House records.
“The Trail (Acoustic)” is a new, more raw version of the song originally released on 2018’s Live Wire. For Leilani, revisiting the songs is a path to understanding herself more deeply, re-examining the people and memories that shaped her into who she is today as well re-focusing the song on the autobiographical nature of the lyrics rather than the production. “The original is heavily produced and I wanted to do something that showcased the lyrics without any distractions. There’s something vulnerable and raw that connects you differently to a song when it’s stripped down… that’s why they say stripped, because all you have is your voice and the song” explains Leilani.
¿Qiensave? has been had at work recording new material to release as a full band and individually. Late last week the cumberos released their latest project “El Año Nuevo Llego” in limited digital form on Bandcamp and Soundcloud, plus the music video for their latest single via YouTube.
“El Año Nuevo Llego” is a celebration and about embracing the new year, while being testament to current times as it brings the reality of this past holiday season and how social distancing has kept majority of society from spending time with family and loved ones. This cumbia is keyboard driven track with smooth licks of the guitar, and harmonic vocals as different members take up a verse showcasing their talent. Bringing back an old school 90’s romantica/baile sound that makes anyone listening to this song dance.
Even though, we are in questionable times with hope in the not so distant future of things being better,”El Año Nuevo Llego” is the right song at the right time to get us there. So, if your driving home from work, cleaning your house or just want to move your body. This song is for you. Enjoy and we will see you in the next update.
Friday #MusicVideo Drop 7-31-2020 Feat. Alicia Keys, Anderson .Paak w/ Jay Rock, Chronixx w/ Kabaka Pyramid, and More
Welcome everyone, we are here on July 31, 2020, for a brand new edition of Friday #MusicVideo Drop. In this edition, we have several brand new music videos from some of today’s hottest and rising artists from across the world, The music videos for today’s edition are from Alicia Keys, Anderson .Paak featuring Jay Rock, Chronixx featuring Kabaka Pyramid, Atmosphere featuring Music & Muja Messiah, Chronixx featuring Kabaka Pyramid, Rosalia featuring Travis Scott, Bramma featuring Anthony B, and Conkarah – Memories. Additionally, we have one classic music video from the legendary Bob Marley
So check out every one of these videos as there is something for everyone, and be safe over the weekend.
Alicia Keys – Underdog
Atmosphere featuring Music & Muja Messiah – Dearly Beloved
Chronixx featuring Kabaka Pyramid – Same Prayer
Bramma featuring Anthony B – Dancehall Rock
Anderson .Paak featuring Jay Rock – Lockdown
Conkarah – Memories (Acoustic Maroon 5 Cover)
Rosalia featuring Travis Scott- TKN
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Three Little Birtds
It’s July 24, 2020, and we are back after a few weeks off. In this edition, we have several new music videos that have been released in the last couple of months, plus a throwback video that many may enjoy. So, check out these new Music Videos from Imagine Dragons, Jesse Royal, Fyah Roiall, Evidence, Lil Baby, Kabaka Pyramid, Run The Jewels featuring Greg Nice & DJ Premier, and Akon featuring Pitbull.
So, without further ado, enjoy the latest edition of Friday #MusicVideo Drop, share your favorite video with a friend, loved one, or your social media buddies. Until next time, be safe.
Akon featuring Pitbull – Te Quiero Amar
Evidence – Unlearning
Jesse Royal – Clear My Head
Lil Baby – The BIgger Picture
Imagine Dragons – Nothing Left To Stay
Fyah Roiall – Nobody
Kabaka Pyramid – Can’t Breath
Run The Jewels featuring Greg Nice & DJ Premier – Ooh La La
Friday #MusicVideo Drop 7-3-2020 Feat. Iration w/ Eick Rachmany & Stick Figure, Popcaan, Shakira w/ Anuel AA, and More
We are back after a few weeks off with a new edition of Friday #MusicVideo Drop for the first Friday of July. in this edition of Friday #MusicVideo Drop, we have new videos from some of your favorite artists like Iration featuring Eick Rachmany and Stick Figure, Popcaan, ZZ Ward, Dax, Jah Cure & Mya, Shakira featuring Anuel AA, and Murs & The Grouch featuring Thees Handz.
So check out these awesome tracks, as there is definitely something for everyone here. Until next week be safe, wear your mask while in public, and
Dax – Black Lives Matter
Popcaan – Promise
Shakira featuring Anuel AA – Me Gusta
Jah Cure & Mya – Only You
Thees Handz, Murs & The Grouch – RWTHYA
ZZ Ward – The Deep
Iration featuring Eric Rachmany & Stick Figure – Rigth Here, Right Now
What’s up everyone, hopefully, everyone is safe and in good spirits. We are here today with a new edition of Friday #Musicvideo Drop for June 5, 2020. On today’s Friday #MusicVideo Drop we have music videos from Deep Purple, E40, Jah9 featuring Chronixx, The Pocket Band, Kim Young Ones, Benny Freestyle, Raw Collective featuring Simloco, and Cinoevil
While you check out these new videos, and if you come across, one you really like, do us a favor and share it with a friend or a loved one. Until next week, everyone be safe, be respectful of others, and wear a mask if you decide to practice your first amendment and protest.
Deep Purple – Throw My Bones
The Pocket Band – Drive Me Crazy
Kim Young Ones – Air in my Lungs
Jah9 featuring Chronixx – Note To Self
Benny Freestyle – Follow Me Home
Raw Collective featuring Simloco – Just Desserts
Cinoevil – Revolt
E40 – Go
Its May 29, 2020, and the last Friday of the month, as of June, is on the other side of this weekend. Today we bring to you a new edition of Friday #MusicVideo Drop, with new videos from established and rising artists from across the U.S. and the entire world. On this week’s edition of Friday #Musicivideo Drop, we have music videos from Tory Lane & T-Pain, Mike Love, Planet Asia, Command Sisters, Rissa Boo, Always The Alibi, Candido Fabre, and José Alberto “El Ruiseñor”, Space Kamp, and Radicals.
Everyone check these videos out, its a good mix of different genres of music and visual creativeness from each artist/band. So stay safe, have a good time with friends, family, and social media communities this weekend, we will be back with a new edition of Friday #MusicVideo Drop next week.
Tory Lane & T-Pain – Jerry Sprunger
Command Sisters – I Can Do What I Want To
Rissa Boo – Hippie Hardcore
Always The Alibi – Remember This
Mike Love – These Are My Roots
Candido Fabre and José Alberto “El Ruiseñor” – Cualquiera Resbala y Cae
Space Kamp – 500 Miles
Radicals – Call
Planet Asia – Passport Player
Welcome back, everyone for a brand new Friday #MusicVideo Drop for May 22, 2020. On this edition of Friday #MusicVideo Drop, we have brand new music videos from established and rising artists that we love or will discover. The videos we have this week are from MAGIC!, Lila Ike, Stypes P, Shinobi Stalin, Los Bitchos, Dax, Valley, Caro Lopez, and A Kind Of Man.
As you end you week at and begin your weekend, while at home or out, let these videos get you in the mood. As you check out your favorite artist lates music video or discover a new artist you never heard of before. All these video are great. So keep safe, keep distance, take care of your health, and we will see you here next week.
Lila Ike – I Spy
Shinobi Stalin – Peace Built Sorry
Los Bitchos – Pista
Dax – Joker
MAGIC! – Rude
Valley – There’s Still A Light In The House
Caro Lopez – Mundos Paralelos
A Kind Of Man – Flip & A Kind Of Man
Styles P – Time