Jonathan Moly- Mi Linda Princesa

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What do you get when you pool together the genes of a Venezuelan beauty queen, and a great musician?  If you guessed Spanish heartthrob Jonathan Moly then you're spot on!  His new single "Mi Linda Princesa" is definitely breaking out as a Summer Hit.  It's a great Merengue beat with a few urban-electronic sounds thrown in and the lyrics are bound to have teen boys professing their love through song this Summer.  Get ready to fall in love with — "Mi Linda Princesa!" iTunes … [Read more...]

Los Amigos Invisibles – La Que Me Gusta

Los Amigos Invisibles La Que Me Gusta

Venezuelan band Los Amigos Invisibles recently released their new album Repeat After Me, a Spanglish collection of funk, rock, and disco.  The second track from the album is "La Que Me Gusta," an up-beat love tune infused with a pop-rock beat and soulful swing.  Lead vocalist Julio Briceño delivers his romantic lines with a calm confidence that is well-supported by the whistling band as they sway with the rhythm. The black-and-white video for "La Que Me Gusta" has a dark revenge-of-the-nerds … [Read more...]

Mariana Vega – No Se Van

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The other night I had the great fortune to see Mariana Vega perform as part of the ASCAP Showcase for the 2013 Latin Billboard Conference.  On a night that featured four of Latin's Leading Ladies (Mariana Vega, Debi Nova, Kany Garcia, & Lena), the Venezuelan singer provided a tranquil and heartfelt performance that truly won me over as a new listener to her music.  Mariana's music clearly falls into the singer-songwriter category and she uses her strong vocal range to her advantage, ever … [Read more...]

Album Preview: Miami’s Elastic Bond Signs to Nacional Records, New Album To Be Released June 25th

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Nacional Records is hands down the premier U.S. label for Latin Alternative music, so it is exciting to hear that Miami band Elastic Bond just signed with the label and will be releasing their next album Real on June 25th 2013.  Elastic Bond is a 6-member ensemble formed in 2006 by Venezuelan producer Andres Ponce and the talented Honduran singer Sofy Encanto.  Their name is derived from physics, referencing the idea that they have united their diverse backgrounds and influences into one special … [Read more...]

Patafunk – Relax

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You know that summer has come to an end when the morning traffic drive is accompanied by those lumbering yellow beasts known as school buses, steadily employed in the catch-and-release of dreary-eyed youths.  No matter which vehicle window you groggily sit behind, one of the best concepts of summer that hopefully everybody was able to enjoy at some point is that of RELAXATION.  Venezuela's Patafunk has captured this concept in their newest video "Relax," which is off the 2011 album … [Read more...]

Episode 1: Summer Kick-Off

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Listen: Download (Right Click And Save): Episode 1: Summer Kick-Off Summary: The premiere episode of the Spanglish Noise podcast is a balance of rhythmic dance tunes and inspiring romantic ballads, preparing listeners for the excitement of summer that awaits us around the corner.  Joseph Mitchell and Nataly Sanchez share their insights on artists in the world of Latin music, from emerging acts Elastic Bond, Leslie Grace, and Madai, to established artists such as Elvis Crespo, Tommy Torres, … [Read more...]

Elastic Bond – Pierdo El Control

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Elastic Bond is a 6-member ensemble from Miami, formed in 2006 by Venezuelan producer Andres Ponce and the Honduran singer Sofy Encanto.  Their name is derived from physics, referencing the idea that they have united their diverse backgrounds and influences into one special project.  The video for "Pierdo El Control" ("I Lose Control") was released in 2012 and the song itself comes from the Frecuencia Natural EP  (2010).  The fusion of a pop-influenced drum beat, reggae-guitar, jazzy keys and … [Read more...]

Roman Rojas of Rioh Interview

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Listen: Download (Right Click & Save): Rioh Interview (Spanglish Noise Exclusive) Summary: Spanglish Noise recently had a chance to sit down with Roman Rojas, producer of the New York-based Latin band Rioh.  This talented group of musicians is looking to modernize the sound of traditional Latin music by introducing electronic pop sounds and contemporary production techniques.  The first single off their upcoming EP is a remake of the famous salsa song "Lloraras" by Oscar D'Leon, which … [Read more...]

Sol Okarina – Contacto

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Born in Venezuela and currently residing in Bogota, Colombia, Sol Okarina is a talented musician who draws on a wide range of musical influences, incorporating elements of Afro-Latin, electro-pop, and folk.  "Contacto" is a catchy and carefree tune where she sings about wanting to spend a night with that special someone - one night will be enough.  The video follows Sol Okarina and her awesome Cuatro guitar around the city, accompanied by guitarist David Carrascal.  I think the drummer who shows … [Read more...]