► Daymé Arocena – Nueva Era

shockwebpic_daymearocena_madresCheck out rising Cuban talent Daymé Arocena’s new album Nueva Era out now via Brownswood Recordings. At just 22 years old, this singer, composer, arranger, choir director and band leader is just getting started. Watch her perform Madres live at the Saint Pancras Old Church on April 2015.

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► Siete Catorce – Adiós

shockleewebpic_sietecatorceadiossMexicali, Mexico-based budding beatmaker/DJ Siete Catorce brings the late night vibes in this new video for this song Adiós, directed by Alonso Celma & Aldo Pérez.

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► Ana Tijoux – Somos Sur Feat. Shadia Mansour

shockleewebpic_AnaTijoux_somos-SurThis colorful Ana Tijoux and Shadia Mansour multilingual collabo off her latest release comes hard with the resistance. It could very well be the alternative anthem for the World Cup event.

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Noches Sueños — Mala [Featuring Danay Suárez]

New Mala video featuring Danay Suárez off the Mala In Cuba Noches Sueños EP out now on Brownswood Recordings. Video directed by Léa Rinaldi.

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Chancha Via Circuito Releases Free EP – Semillas

Chancha Via Circuito AKA Pedro Canale drops his new free EP ‘Semillas’ and whimsical short story to go along with it. Chancha is one of the emerging producers out of Argentina combining native latin american rhythms with electronic sounds. This new EP is part skank vibration, part latin psych and part meditative in a minimal vibe.

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1.65 Billion Music Purchases Took Place in 2012

Over 1.65 billion music purchases took place in the U.S. in 2012, an all time high according to a new report just released from Nielsen and Billboard. Physical albums, digital albums and digital songs accounted for the sales figures which are up overall 3.1% from 2011.

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► Gilles Peterson’s Time Out Mix

Just in time for worldwide DJ and BBC Radio 6 Music Show presenter Gilles Peterson’s NYC gig at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge tonight, come’s this mix of smoothed out tunes.

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► Ana Tijoux – Volver

Could this new smoothed out track by Ana Tijoux from her album ‘La Bala’ out on Nacional Records mean a global neo-soul revival is in the air? Let’s certainly hope so, in the meanwhile this one’s on heavy rotation.

Peep the video filmed in Medellin, Colombia and directed by B+ of the L.A. based Mochilla crew.

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► Bomba Estéreo – El Alma y El Cuerpo

Currently on high rotation, take a listen to ‘El Alma y El Cuerpo’ the new single from the Colombian electropical group Bomba Estéreo off their third album ‘Elegancia Tropical’ which is independently dropping this week.

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Mala – Cuba Electronic

Check out the new tune from Mala, ‘Cuba Electronic’ from the forthcoming album project titled Mala In Cuba out on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings September 10, 2012. The sights are from Mala’s trip to Havana in April 2012.

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