El otro lado is a phrase I grew up listening to. Often it was my father speaking of returning to the United States for work. But most times these words were casually uttered by relatives and acquaintances in... Read Article
Sergio Mendoza (pictured above, third from right) has been a busy man of late. Since emerging with Mambo Mexicano – the first official Orkesta Mendoza album – five years ago, the US/Mexican musician has been involved with a ridiculous array... Read Article
More than twenty years ago, Joey Burns and John Convertino decided to call their new musical project Calexico. Named after a frontier town in the US, it sums up the cultural and traditional mezcla (mixture) between Mexican and... Read Article
We at Sounds and Colours obviously have a penchant for music with tropical beats Spanish-language lyrics, so it’s no surprise a track with Spanish and Bangla would catch our attention. Throw in a remix by one of our... Read Article
New York City’s Zuzuka Poderosa is quickly becoming the queen of baile funk/global bass thanks to a hybrid she likes to refer to as ‘Carioca Bass.’ Aptly so, she has titled her new EP after this Brazil-by-way-of-Brooklyn genre... Read Article
There is no question hip hop, reggae and Latin music continue to evolve and a couple of Panamanian Americans are taking it further by combining all three.
New track off Gun Selectah, the new collaboration between Ernest Gonzales (Mexicans With Guns) and Toy Hernandez (aka Toy Selectah), released today on Friends of Friends Music. The Gun Selectah features nine tracks, three originals and six remixes.... Read Article
We just found this little gem on Soundcloud. A remix of an Esteban Peon track by Sonora, who runs the great Peligrosa night in Austin, Texas. Here’s the track with a little explanation of it’s origins at the... Read Article