Category Archives: El Sonido

Win a Trip to Vive Latino! Memories from Mexico City

You only have a few days left to enter KEXP’s 2016 Vive Latino flyaway and seize the opportunity to win a free trip to two for this awesome music festival in Mexico City, April 23 and 24. KEXP asked last year’s winner to share a few of her memories from Vive Latino 2015, and here’sRead more…

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El Sonido: Chicano Batman, Algodón Egipcio, Los Blenders, La Yegros

This week in El Sonido, we’ll check out superheroes from L.A., party in the desert, rock out alone in our room and dig some experimental electronic pop from planet D.F. via Venezuela. First up is an awesome live set from Los Angeles group Chicano Batman. They stopped by KEXP in the summer of 2015, dressedRead more…

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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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Music That Matters: Los Bajos Vibran En Mi Pecho

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. 488 – Los Bajos Vibran En Mi Pecho DJ ChillyRead 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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