Author Archives: Chilly

El Sonido: Solamente Mujeres

This week in El Sonido, guest writer Aarin Wright recommends some of her favorite female artists. (¡in Enlgish y en español!): One of the major perks of being a female-identified, enormous Latin music fan is the vast amount, and incredible quality, of content created by Latina women. No matter where in the world you turnRead more…

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El Sonido: Quarto Negro, Rafi eL, Mujercitas Terror, Cocofunka

This week in El Sonido we’ll be traveling to psychedelic Brazil, funky Costa Rica and the Andes of Los Angeles before we hit a party in Argentina on our way to some classic Latin sounds mixed up in Portland, Oregon. The Brazilian duo Eduardo Praça and Thiago Klein formed Quarto Negro in 2009 and haveRead more…

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El Sonido: Terror Amor, Buyepongo, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, Frikstailers

This week in El Sonido we’ve got some rock and roll and some electronic styles to share – taking us from Spain to Puerto Rico, Los Angeles to planet Klajnak. Kicking it off is AJ Dávila y Terror Amor with an exclusive live KEXP performance that they recorded in October of 2014. There’s drinking, there’sRead more…

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Immigrant Songs: La Santa Cecilia

“We carry it now as a badge of honor,” says Miguel Ramirez, percussionist of Los Angeles group La Santa Cecilia, “to say that we are immigrants or children of immigrants.” After the band had stopped by KEXP a few months earlier to perform live I reached out over the phone so we could talk aRead more…

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El Sonido: Edna Vázquez, Lulacruza Remixed, Fumaça Preta

This week in El Sonido we’ll be traveling to South America, Europe, the Pacific Northwest and then all around the world discovering a wide variety of folk, electronics and gritty rock and roll. To kick it off I’m going to offer up two complete KEXP live performances from one of my absolute favorite artists fromRead more…

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El Sonido: Costa Rica

This week in El Sonido we head to Costa Rica. We’ve invited Pablo Acuña of the blog Dance To The Radio to write about some of his favorite artists coming out of the country at the moment: “Pura Vida” (Spanish for “pure life”) might be a philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures.Read more…

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El Sonido: Islas y Vampiros

This week in El Sonido we’ll once again hop around the world discovering a wide variety of different modern Latin flavors, from dark disco in Chile to hip-hop in Cuba. To kick it off I’d like to spotlight a great live in-studio session from Colombian/Argentine duo Lulacruza. Their latest full length, Orcas, is an odeRead more…

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El Sonido: Con Mucho Gusto

This week in El Sonido we’re going to focus on Colombia. I just visited the country for my second time, spending a week in Bogotá to attend a great music conference Resonancia Colombia, which is part of a bigger technology event Colombia 3.0. I spoke on a handful of music business panels, met a bunchRead more…

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El Sonido: Los Viajeros

This week in El Sonido we’re going to start in Brazil and go northwest through Ecuador all the way back home to Seattle. Then we’ll check out some rocanrol en Español from all over the world. To kick it off I’m excited to share a great live session that Rodrigo Amarante recorded for El SonidoRead more…

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El Sonido: Novalima, Mr. Pauer, Gepe y Los Alan Anaya

This week in El Sonido we’ll be once again bouncing around the globe to bring you a bunch of fresh new sounds in the world of modern Latin music. To kick things off it’s the Afro-Peruvian funk and subtle electronics of Lima, Peru’s Novalima. This is their third live appearance on KEXP, and I couldn’tRead more…

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