Music Reviews

REVIEW Arthur Nogueira – Brasileiro Profundo

By 06 June, 2022

At a moment when Brazilian pop is embracing its local-rooted genres more than ever, and the expression “Brasil profundo” (“deep Brazil”) has even been marketed by brand campaigns, Arthur Nogueira’s latest album title, Brasileiro Profundo, might not come... Read Article

REVIEW Daniel Villareal – Panamá 77

By 20 May, 2022

Forever famous for its canal and straw hats, Panama could be creating some kind of drumming legacy: Billy Cobham, of course, and now Daniel Villareal, a celebrated sticks-man on the Chicago jazz and Latin scenes who was born... Read Article

REVIEW Jorge Drexler – Tinta y Tiempo

By 10 May, 2022

Jorge Drexler is a creatively scientific riddle. The Uruguayan-born, Madrid-based, medical degree-holding songwriter has carved a career out of exploring the boundaries and frontiers between love, science and everything in between. His latest album, Tinta y Tiempo, is... Read Article

REVIEW Coco Lagos y Sus Orates – Descargas

By 04 April, 2022

Blessed be the crate-diggers, for they shall inherit the airwaves. Vampisoul of Madrid have been rummaging around the vaults of South American labels like Colombia’s Disco Fuentes and Peru’s MAG for quite a few years, regularly rescuing dance-floor... Read Article

REVIEW Don L – Roteiro Pra Aïnouz Vol. 2

By 14 March, 2022

Despite a heavy influence from the US, Brazilian rap has its particularities. This is more related to lyrical content than the music, as there are few who dare to insert traditional genres of the country into their beats.... Read Article

REVIEW Various – Revueltas Vol. 1 & 2

By 08 March, 2022

From digital folklore to pop music, New Latam Beats is back with another compilation showcasing the freshest music from Latin America. Revueltas is a compilation series that brings together some of Chile’s finest electronic female and non-binary artists,... Read Article

REVIEW El Búho – Natura Sonora

By 05 November, 2021

There can be no doubt that El Búho has kept himself busy during lockdown, releasing the electronic “duets” album Ramas on Wonderwheel Recordings, reimagining the entirety of Minuk’s debut album Aurora as an ephemeral, albeit rhythmic, dream, joining... Read Article

REVIEW Dos Santos – City of Mirrors

By 03 November, 2021

If ever an album called for the convention of half stars, this is it. At times glorious and at others seemingly a little lacking in direction, City of Mirrors is almost very good, but ultimately it leaves one... Read Article