Category Archives: El Sonido

Video Roundup: Gringo de Mayo 2015

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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KEXP Presents Immigrant Songs: Song and Story from the Immigrant Experience

I’m very excited to announce the launch of Immigrant Songs, a cool new series that highlights foreign-born musicians and their music along with unique stories of the immigrant experience. I’ll be curating the series alongside Wo’ Pop host Darek Mazzone. While Derek and I have always championed a wide variety of music from around theRead more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Chilly

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Music That Matters Podcast: Más o Menos Bien

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 436 – Más o Menos Bien El Sonido host DJRead more…

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Live Video: Helado Negro

“There are some people in tinsel costumes around me… uh… that’s what’s happening.” When Helado Negro is asked to describe his “bandmates” in the studio, that’s how he does it, smirking with just enough hesitation to leave a sense of intrigue. On his latest album, Double Youth, the artist sometimes known as Roberto Lange embodiesRead more…

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El Sonido: Five Artists from MUTEK MX Festival to Watch

by Gloria Mayne Davó Not only is our southern neighbor a hub for design, social innovation and media arts,it’s on the cutting edge of the electronic music scene. More than 50 electronic artists from around the world joined together in Mexico City last week for MUTEK MX, an annual international festival for digital creativity. MUTEKRead more…

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Video Roundup: Spooky Latin Halloween

It’s once again time for our eeriest of holiday seasons. And what better way to celebrate than with a collection of spooky, scary or Halloween-flavored Latin videos from around the globe compiled by El Sonido host DJ Chilly? ¡Feliz Jalogüín! Guadalupe Plata “Milana” (Spain) Fumaça Preta “Fumaça Preta” (Netherlands) Davila 666 “Esa Nena Nunca Regreso”Read more…

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KEXP Top 12 Spotlight: El Sonido

KEXP wants to know: “Who are your Favorite Artists of All Time?” Pick out a dozen musicians, bands, projects, and share them with us before Friday, September 19th at 6:00 PM PST. And then tune in during KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive, September 26th through October 3rd, to hear which artists your fellow members of theRead more…

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KEXP Top 12 Spotlight: DJ Chilly

KEXP wants to know: “Who are your Favorite Artists of All Time?” Pick out a dozen musicians, bands, projects, and share them with us before Friday, September 19th at 6:00 PM PST. And then tune in during KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive, September 26th through October 3rd, to hear which artists your fellow members of theRead more…

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Live Video: Quantic

Sometimes life’s journeys lead us back home matter how far away we travel. It’s been nearly eight years since U.K. born producer Will Holland released a solo album as Quantic. He was certainly busy the whole time, producing records, collaborating with Alice Russell, and most significantly, moving to Colombia, where he immersed himself into LatinRead more…

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