Category Archives: El Sonido

Immigrant Songs: Chicano Batman

For this installment of Immigrant Songs, I was blessed to have Los Angeles group Chicano Batman live in the KEXP studios. They’ve been getting a lot of attention around the country lately, both by doing some killer opening slots during tours with Jack White and Alabama Shakes and by being on the bill at thisRead more…

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El Sonido: Bocafloja, Systema Solar, Los Blenders y más

This week in El Sonido we’re going to flashback to a few show classics and check out some new things as well; from Mexico to Colombia, to around the globe. First up, I’d like to spotlight one of my favorite rappers. Bocafloja has been making music since the mid-90s with the groups Lifestyle and MicrophonkRead more…

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El Sonido: Desde El Folk de la Frontera a Mexico City Tropical

This week in El Sonido we’ll be hopping all over the map to share some great new modern Latin sounds, from the coastal castles of Uruguay to the jungles of México, D. F. First up, I want to highlight the exclusive KEXP video of Molina y Los Cósmicos‘ live performance for El Sonido. Nicolás MolinaRead more…

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El Sonido: Las Robertas and Costa Rica, El Guincho and España

Every Monday night from 6PM to 9PM on KEXP, we at El Sonido do our best to bring you the finest in modern Latin sounds of all genres – hip-hop, rock, traditional – and new music from Latin America and Spain, tracks in Spanish and Latin flavors from all around the globe. To help keepRead more…

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Video Roundup: Spain

by Rana San The diversity between different regions in Spain comes across in the food, languages, landscapes and sounds. Spain’s limber musical muscles stretch far and wide, from electronic to hip hop, reggae to rock, traditional to trap and everything in between. Spring and summer festivals are in full bloom, featuring stellar international acts alongsideRead more…

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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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