Earlier this summer, J Balvin and Bad Bunny, quite possibly the two biggest stars in all of Spanish-language pop right now, teamed up for the surprise album OASIS, a monster-level collaboration that basically serves as an urbano version of Watch The Throne. When they dropped the album, they also shared a video for … More »
“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »
At this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »
Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin and Puerto Rican Latin trap weirdo Bad Bunny are two of the biggest names in the Spanish-speaking music world. They guested together on one of last summer’s biggest hits, Cardi B’s boogaloo banger “I Like It” and have since joined forces for … More »
Boombox Cartel is a big playmaker this 2019, and is coming off some pretty notable hits as the summer approaches. In April, the LA native hopped on a Breakfast n Vegas collaboration that featured breakout Latin star Bad Bunny & Tory Lanez. Shortly after, he headlined a sold out show at Brooklyn’s newest premier venue Avant Gardner.
Now, Cartel continues this momentum by sticking with today’s hip-hop connoisseurs, one of those being MadeinTYO who’s been holding it down as one of Atlanta’s finest since 2015’s “Uber Everywhere.” Staying on the subject of cars, “NEW WIP” features bars about a “rarri” over heavy bass, signature trap drums, and some blazing horns. This is a wild one to cue up behind the decks, so prepare for shaky floors at the his next headlining show.
Boombox Cartel is currently on “The Cell” tour, hitting prime US nightclubs including Marquee NY, Royale in Boston, and more before a Lollapalooza showing on August 1. Head here for tickets and a full list of dates.
Boombox Cartel and Breakfast N Vegas translate to one hot new single. The two electronic duos together tout a fresh tune that engages Tory Lanez‘s R&B skills and Bad Bunny‘s inimitable Latin flair. Lanez’s smooth vocal tone ushers said track, “4U,” into motion. The gentle tones of a piano function as Lanez’s sole assistance in kicking off the single in these first few seconds of play.
An assembly of synths unfurls at a mid-tempo pace separating Lanez’s opening contribution from Bad Bunny’s vocal work. The aforementioned vocalist’s voice peaks right as the main synthlines begin fading out. “4U” creeps forward at an unhurried, unencumbered pace that replicates the slow sizzle of summer heat–in sonic form. It sounds like Boombox Cartel and Breakfast N Vegas have a veritable playlist staple their newest endeavor.
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Last year, Lil Dicky released his problematic collab with Chris Brown, “Freaky Friday.” Now, the joke-rapper is setting his sights on climate change. Thursday morning, he went on Ellen to tease a video for a new song called “Earth.” Dicky said the video features 30 of the biggest stars in the world — … More »
A non-exhaustive list of American musicians who’ve hit it big in Europe and the UK before breaking through back home: Jimi Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, the Strokes, the White Stripes, Andrew W.K. To that list you can now add Ava Max — aka Wisconsin-born, Virginia-raised Amanda Ava Koci — whose “Sweet But Psycho” might be … More »
There’s no real reason why every late-night musical performance has to look the same. Every once in a while, we’ll see an artist who finds a way to turn it into something special. And every once in an ever longer while, we’ll see someone completely disregard the visual language we’ve come to expect. That’s what … More »