Category Archives: El Sonido

Live Video: Boogarins

The psych- and Tropicalia-inflected rock of Boogarins is so intriguing that when their earliest recordings had been picked up by music fans all over the globe, in early 2013, the band hadn’t even played any gigs. Fortunately, becoming a live band only just shortly afterwards didn’t prevent the Goiânia, Brazil, quartet from quickly adapting toRead more…

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El Sonido: Conciertos de Verano

This week in El Sonido, guest writer Aarin Wright recommends some upcoming modern Latin concerts in Seattle. (¡in English y en español!): Summer has come to Seattle (though the persistent rain and gray would beg to differ) and the concert boom is upon us. And for us fans of modern Latin music, the boom isRead more…

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El Sonido: Solsticio de Verano / Summer Solstice

El calor de verano ya llegó y para celebrar el solsticio de verano en el hemisferio norte, hemos compilado unos videos alegres que evocan las esencias veraniegas: asolearse, nadar, contemplar el cielo, y hacer un trío al campamento. En Seattle sentimos cariño y anhelo por esta estación. A los que viven al sur del ecuadorRead more…

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El Sonido: Pizza Warrior y Mala Manera

This week in El Sonido we’ll be checking out some new videos and sounds from around the world. And get some pizza. With his latest album, Hiperasia, named after a chain of Chinese dollar stores in Madrid where he’s now based, Spanish musician and producer Pablo Diaz-Reixa, a.k.a. El Guincho, really changed up his sound.Read more…

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El Sonido: Primavera Sound

This week in El Sonido we’re doing a bit of a video round-up preview of Primavera Sound 2016. One of the best curated multi-day events of its size in the world, this Barcelona, Spain event is an urban festival par excellence. The 2016 edition runs June 1-5 at Parc del Fòrum and around the cityRead more…

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El Sonido: Quarto Negro, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Piyama Party, Quitapenas

This week in El Sonido we’ll be traveling to Portland via Brazil, then digital Peru on our way to join a pizza-loving Mexican cult, and then finish up at the Inland Empire remixed. Kicking it off is a new video from the Brazilian duo Quarto Negro, who stopped by KEXP in July of 2015 forRead more…

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Video Roundup: Gringo de Mayo 2016

It’s Cinco De Mayo, or as we call it here at KEXP, “Gringo de Mayo.” (Read our history lesson on the KEXP Blog here.) DJ Chilly, host of our Latin music show El Sonido, has rounded-up another excellent mix of new music from Mexico, covering many different genres! Discover even more on El Sonido, MondayRead more…

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El Sonido: ¡Chile-po!

This week in El Sonido guest writer Aarin Wright recommends some of her favorite artists from Santiago de Chile. (¡in English y en español!): Like most folk, I have an enormous bucket list of cities. Places to visit all over the world, all for different reasons. However, out of all those cities, Santiago de ChileRead more…

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El Sonido: AJ Dávila, iLe, Lauphan, Los Crveles

This week in El Sonido we’re going to share a variety of new music from Puerto Rico to Argentina, Costa Rica to right here in Seattle, Washington. To kick it off we start with AJ Dávila of Terror/Amor and Dávila 666 fame. He’s got a solo record under his own name in the works, andRead more…

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El Sonido: Carnaval de Bahidorá

This week in El Sonido we review Bahidorá. Rana San and I traveled to the festival this February to check it out, here’s what we found. Text by Rana San: The creatives behind Carnaval de Bahidorá are geniuses; they found an oasis, curated a festival experience, and are thus cultivating a dedicated community of mindfulRead more…

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