New music roundup: Systema Solar, Linapary, Jackie Cruz, & María José Llergo

By | 08 November, 2019

As we head to the end of the year, there’s lots of new music to celebrate by some of our favorite Latino artists.

Colombia: Systema Solar, ‘El Vacile’

The Christmas holiday season is truly a time for ‘el vacile’ on Colombia’s Atlantic coast. So who better to give us a track for our playlists than Systema Solar?

Their new track, “El Vacile,” contains a colorful new video with the band performing in front of various murals in the port city of Barranquilla, culminting in a raucous, yet family friendly, party scene.

And “El Vacile” is for far more than the holidays. As they say in the song, “Pa que te lo gozes en las fiestas de Turbaco, y los Carnavales de Barranquilla! (For you to enjoy in the Turbaco Holiday festivities, *and* the Carnival of Barranquilla!”

Here’s to lots of partying.

Colombia: Linapary feat Bzzhound, ‘Panty’

Neoperreo, anyone?

Linapary is a new artist on the scene with some pop neoperreo tracks that are fun and sexy. Born in Barranquilla, the artist is now based in Paris, France.

Linapary’s new track features a pounding dembow beat, and a flipped sample of a flauta de millos, an indigenous wind instrument used in Colombian music. The lyrics are about a girl who knows she wants to party and will take off her undies, but only when she wants, of course.

United States: Jackie Cruz feat Nina Sky, ‘Lucia Ocho’

Jackie Cruz is known for her role on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, and she is also a singer-songwriter. Born in the New York and raised in Los Angeles, the Dominican American has released her debut album, Hija De Chavez.

The record has nine tracks that fuse Latin pop, electro and soul. Thematically the album is an ode and dedication to the powerful women in Cruz’s life who helped raise her. “Lucia Ocho” is a collaboration with twin artists/DJs/, Nina Sky.

Spain: María José Llergo, ‘Me Miras Pero No Me Ves’

For those of us who really liked when Rosalía’s music was much more flamenco-inspired, María José Llergo is a welcome addition to our playlists.

The Andalusian singer vows to keep things traditional, as she told Dazed:

“What’s now a longstanding tradition was revolutionary in its time,” she said. “Flamenco is simply people in a conversation with the time they happen to live in. That’s why young artists have always found inspiration in it. And that’s why we experiment with it.”


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