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Luis Vazquez — Tu Fan for use by 360 Magazine

Luis Vázquez – Me Tienes Mal

THE YOUNG SALSA SENSATION LUIS VÃZQUEZ RELEASES HIS NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO ME TIENES MAL

The young salsa prodigy Luis Vázquez presents today his brand-new single and music video Me Tienes Mal. The track was written by Damian Santiago with musical arrangements by Jay Lugo.

The song Me Tienes Mal tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a girl from his class but doesn’t know how to tell her. Meanwhile he’s imagining all possible scenarios in his head.

It’s the girl who’s walking there // The one with the light blue jeans // She’s the one that’s been driving me crazy since we crossed paths in the tenth grade // It’s the girl who’s walking there // With her modern style // If she knew that her name fills my notebook, is the catchy hook of this song in Spanish.

The music video, directed by Miguel Zayas, goes back and forth between the school and a stage. It shows the dichotomy of Luis being shy to ask a girl out, while on the stage he looks comfortable and secure. Eventually, that attitude translates into his romantic life, giving way to a happy ending in this love story.

Me Tienes Mal is the second single from Vázquez’s album titled Comienzos. In that same record production we find Tu Fan, an urban-infused salsa that scored Luis his first number one on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart at the beginning of this past July. At 15 years old, this Puerto Rican becomes the youngest soloist to reach this spot since the chart began in October 1994.

Luis Vázquez began his artistic career at 5 years old as the lead singer of Los Bravitos de la Plena, a kids music group. Along with seven other children, they stood out for singing plena and defending the Puerto Rican folk genre. The group was founded by Luis’ father, who is also a musician.

After 9 years in the group, Luis split up to focus on his career as a soloist and salsa performer.

Follow Luis Vázquez via his website, Instagram and YouTube.

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Rising Puerto Rican Star, Babywine

Puerto Rican rising star Babywine continues to position herself as one of the top figures in the industry. The young artist has taken guaracha, and has given it a 2021 twist, creating a trendy sound that has fans and followers hooked.

Babywine saw a massive rise to fame thanks to her mentor DJ Nelson, who included her as a featured artist in his viral song “Papi” along with Jose De Las Heras and Alejandro Armes, that has over 10 million streams across digital platforms, over 8 million views on YouTube, and exploded on TikTok, becoming the number one used sound with more than 800 thousand videos.

Following the success of “Papi,” Babywine joined DJ Nelson and Alejandro Armes once again to release “Noche De Entierro,” a fun reggaeton about letting loose and enjoying a night out from a woman’s perspective that has already amassed over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

Next up in Babywine’s promising career is the highly anticipated remix to “Mojito,” another one of DJ Nelson’s certified hits, that will be dropping very soon.

Babywine was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and ever since she was a little girl she was drawn to music and started taking lessons. As a teenager, she joined a rock band and toured all over Puerto Rico, making herself known in the local scene.

When she decided to pursue a solo career, she did it guided by famed producer Noriega, quickly positioning herself within the Puerto Rican urban scene. Her constant hustle has led her to work with and find support in artists such as J Alvarez, Nio Garcia, Lelo y Jazzy, Turra Medina, and most recently, the people who have become her mentors and are guiding her as she becomes internationally known: DJ Nelson and Pablo Casals.

With DJ Nelson and Pablo Casals, Babywine’s sound has evolved, going beyond the typical Latin urban and adding a more unique sound with guaracha, thus becoming one of the most important exponents of that genre today. Besides the uber viral “Papi” and “Noche de Entierro,” Babywine has found success with her previous hits  “Rompecorazones.”

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Jenna Kyle × Ojos

LA-based indie-pop artist, Jenna Kyle shares the title track, “Ojos,” from her debut EP today, along with a lyric video. This new bop is the second single from the Ojos EP, will arrive on September 3, 2021. The track represents a new era for the Los Angeles-based singer/ songwriter, producer and live electronic artist, who has actively been leaving her mark as one of the 2% of female music producers in the industry. Jenna Kyle supports women’s rights and LGBTQ equality and stands with The Ally Coalition.

On the new single, Kyle says, “Ojos is the first song I wrote and produced myself. It’s surprising how few women are producing music still, but the doors are definitely open and there’s a strong group of us out here doing it! I vacillate between feeling enraged that there are so few women in the profession, while simultaneously feeling proud to help hold the torch for the next generation of female producers coming up, all while battling the imposter syndrome many of us feel when saying “I am a producer, I produced this myself!”

One of the ways Kyle has explored her newfound producer prowess is to integrate a multicultural world aesthetic that is so uniquely her own. Jenna Kyle’s forthcoming EP is influenced by her travels over the past several years and her long time partnership and collaboration with Brazilian / Argentine drummer Bruno Esrubilsky (Mitski, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, The Band Joseph), which contributed to a globally-minded sound and an influx of Spanish and Portuguese lyrics.

She adds, “Over the past few years, pre-Covid, we toured through Southeast Asia, Europe, and visited South America every few months to be with family. I was immersed in the music and rhythms while meeting so many wonderful people. Language barriers can provide a new opportunity to communicate. You don’t need to understand every word I say to know what I mean. Exploring writing lyrics and poems in Spanish, which I’ve studied through college and since I was a kid, and Portuguese, which is a newer language for me, opened up a more creative process; there’s more room for experimentation within the new rhyme schemes. I don’t get as caught up on a word being cliche. Ojos and all my new music feels like an opening of sound and mind as a direct result of the freedom from self-imposed language constraints, and deepening my skills as a producer.”

The track caught the attention of DJ/producer Sinego, who created a dark, organic house mix of “Ojos,” called La Noche Mix which will be released July 28. This collaboration highlights Kyle’s love of production and connection and takes the track to new places.

The debut single from the EP, “Tell Me,” is also streaming everywhere now along with a new video. “Tell Me” is a capstone of Kyle’s experience of trying on different personas and processes and the video explores the way people present themselves to the world. Kyle co-produced the new single with BAILE(Anjunadeep) and Grant Zubritsky (Verite, Nick Murphy) mostly remotely in their respective Brooklyn studios.

The accompanying music video emerged as an exploration with director Jay Harwood, art director Gina Schiappacasse and choreographer Cesar Brodermann. Kyle strikes somewhat contorted poses in a rotating lineup of wearable art pieces, masks, and headpieces by Brooklyn staple artists including PJ Linden and Max Steiner, nodding to the Tik-Tok and Instagram obsession culture weߣre all trapped in, as she sings ironically “Tell me what to wear, tell me what to think, tell me what to feel inside.”

After a handful of singles, Kyle is carving out her pocket of indie-pop that’s rooted in self-expression with a context that she defines. Her music is a permission slip for others to find their inner voice and go deeply into the heart space that seeks no confirmation or praise, where the goal is to express and not impress. Stay tuned for Ojos, the debut EP, due out this September.

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Mon Laferte Announces Tour

Chilean artist Mon Laferte has announced a two-month tour of the U.S. this morning behind her recent album, SEIS. The coast-to-coast run goes on sale Friday, July 23 at 10 am local time  and will kick off September 14 in Seattle. The run will then head down the West Coast for shows at the famed Wiltern in Los Angeles and cross the country from Phoenix to Brooklyn wrapping back west in Tucson. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
SEIS is an intensely personal album inspired by a documentary about Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, who is best known for revolutionizing Mexican ranchera music. The songs were born during the global pandemic and heavy isolation, and include carefully crafted lyrics, brought forth from self-reflection, allowing Mon to explore her deepest feelings, leaving nothing but vulnerability at this rare time.
SEIS was recently nominated for two Premios Juventud awards, Mon’s powerful duet with Alejandro Fernandez, “Que Se Sepa Nuestro Amor,” for ‘Best Regional Mexican Fusion’ and her feminine call to arms, “La Mujer,” a duet with Gloria Trevi, for the ‘Girl Power’ award. The Mexico, youth-focused awards celebrating the best in pop culture, are presented by Univision. Winners will be announced on July 22.
Rolling Stone called “Que Se Sepa Nuestro Amor,” “theatrical,” adding, “Fernández and Laferte exchange operatic verses befit for a bodice-ripping romance novel.” Billboard said, “It’s the collaboration we didn’t know we needed… one of the most attractive pairings of the year.”
Discussing “La Mujer,” The New York Times said, “Mon Laferte infuses vintage styles with up-to-date sentiments and fierce attitude” and The New Yorker added, “Laferte channels [Chavela] Vargas’s ability to convey both fierce grit and shattered vulnerability.” Robin Hilton at NPR Music noted SEIS, “Reminded me of a Chilean Édith Piaf…It’s easy to imagine her performing these songs late at night in a little club somewhere.”
Mon Laferte has also contributed her version of “Nothing Else Matters” to The Metallica Blacklist album. An unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents, and more, each contributed a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Albumcut. Pre-order available here.
Enjoy Mon Laferte’s enamoring live performances of Amor Completo,” Que Se Sepa Nuestro Amor and Tu Falta De Querer to prepare for her upcoming trip across the United States.
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Juanes Announces 2021 Tour

JUANES ANNOUNCES 2021 U.S. ORIGEN TOUR

The Global Superstar Returns To U.S. Concert Stages With A Powerful, Don’t Miss Concert Experience Combing His Greatest Hits With The First Live Performances Of The Masterpiece Songs Of His Recently Released ORIGEN Album.

Juanes Promises ‘Up Close & Immersive Journey’ On His 2021 Origen U.S. Tour: See Dates – Billboard

Juanes lleva su “Origen” de gira con 20 conciertos por EEUU – Associated Press

The Origen Tour Will See Juanes Sharing The Very Personal Stories Behind This Return To Roots Collection Reimaging Some Of The Most Important Songs From Artists That Shaped His Early Musical Vision – Presented In Iconic Rock Venues And Upon Some Of The Very First U.S. Stages He Ever Played.

The Twenty-Date Origen Tour Coincides With Hispanic Heritage Month In September & October – With General Public Tickets On Sale This Friday July 16 at 10am Local time

[His concerts] confirms Juanes as the rare artist — in company with the likes of Bruce Springsteen— with the power to inspire…  Juanes’ ‘Origin’ is born from the love and influence of his idols… a daring rock production, achieving very personal versions without abandoning his essence.  – Los Angeles Times

if you’ve listened to Juanes, you know that he has strived for (and undoubtedly reached) a new level of musicianship… Whatever you do, don’t miss the chance to check Juanes out when he comes your way – ABC News

Today Latin rock icon and multiple Grammy & Latin Grammy award-winning artist Juanes announced his 2021 U.S. ORIGEN TOUR – an up close & immersive journey through all the greatest hits of his past, combined with the first live performances of the songs from his recently released & critically praised ORIGEN album & documentary.

Hailed as a Masterpiece by Rolling Stone, ORIGEN finds Juanes returning to his earliest roots in order to share a scintillating collection that reimagines some of the most important songs and artists that shaped his own early musical vision.

This project is built upon a love of music instilled by my family, appreciation of my culture, and the discovery of the songs and artists that first completely stirred my soul.  ‘These are the songs that reside deep in my heart and continue to be a map to which I constantly return to remember who I am, where I come from, and where I am going. These songs were all recorded live, with the intention from the very beginning of performing them in a very special concert setting. Now, as we are able to start coming together again, I am incredibly excited to bring the intimacy and strong guitar driven energy of these songs directly to fans across the United States. – Juanes

Produced by Live Nation, the 20-date ORIGEN TOUR will kick-off September 16th with two nights at The Filmore In Miami, and make stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Houston, Dallas and many more cities across the country. (See Full dated Below)

Look for artist presale tickets to be available beginning Wednesday, July 14 10am to Thursday 10pm local time, and Live Nation/venue presale tickets available Thursday, July 15 10am – 10pm local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, July 16th at 10am local time at TicketMaster

While announcing this very special tour today from his rehearsal studio in Miami, Juanes not only showed his dedication to celebrating the Origens of Latin Music’s greatest songs, but also his commitment to also ensure the genre’s creative future, as he also named the winning music student of a four-year scholarship to The Berklee College of Music he has provided in partnership with the Latin Recording Academy.  (See the full Scholarship presentation details attached).

In ‘Origen’, Juanes delivers a masterpiece… an analog… honest and exquisite album… his vulnerability and determination translate into genius and brilliance. Juanes has a spot among the legends. He walks among the greatest to give us one of the best tribute records in the history of Latin music – Diego Ortiz,  Rolling Stone Cover Q&A

From Springsteen to Juan Luis Guerra, the Colombian rocker covers the soundtrack of his life, his way. Ranging from Mexican icon Juan Gabriel’s ‘No Tengo Dinero’ to Carlos Gardel’s ‘Volver’… done in vintage (yet subversive) style…the music is entirely Juanes’ own and everything sounds live. – Leila Cobo, Billboard

Juanes returns to his roots with ‘Origen,’ a covers album in which he pays tribute to the most influential artists in his life and career The album encompasses styles as diverse as tango, merengue, heavy metal, folk, reggae, vallenato, pop and, of course, rock. It includes the singles “El Amor Después Del Amor” in a rock and gospel version, and Springsteen’s classic ‘Dancing In The Dark’ in a slower folk style and in Spanish. – Sigal Ratner,  AP

New Music Recommendations: Everybody knows Juanes… and now we can rediscover Juanes again. His new album is called ‘Origen.’ And it’s a collection of songs of artists that have influenced him. And the discovery is how vast his influences are, from Bob Marley to Carlos Gardel, the legendary tango artist from Argentina, Juan Luis Guerra from the Dominican Republic, the Mexican diva Juan Gabriel and, yes, Bruce Springsteen… with a really interesting sort of remix of The Boss. There’s [also] a great documentary on Amazon Prime on the making of the album, talking about all those influences – Felix Contreras, NPR Music

ABOUT JUANES

Born and raised in Medellín, Colombia, Juanes is unquestionably Latin Rock’s most globally recognized artist and champion for social change. Hailed by TIME as one of the 100 Most-Influential People in the World, and The New York Times as Latin America’s hottest singer-songwriter… a soulful poet with electric guitar, Juanes is the only artist holding TWO of Billboard’s Top-5 Latin Pop Songs of All-Time, has 12 #1 U.S. singles to his credit, dozens of groundbreaking Spanish language television appearances including The Grammy broadcast, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Tonight Show and more,  and has collected a staggering TWENTY-FIVE combined GRAMMY & Latin Grammy Awards. Known for his distinctive sound that fuses a deep love of rock & pop music with smartly crafted, multi-layered songwriting and a deep reverence for the traditional folkloric and other indigenous rhythms of Colombia and Latin America, Juanes has sold millions of records around the world and was honored as the most recent Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year recognizing his creative artistry, unprecedented humanitarian efforts, support for rising artists, and philanthropic contributions to the world.

For more information on Juanes go to his website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and charity.

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LENNY TAVÁREZ x KRACK SEASON 4

Today, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter LENNY TAVÁREZ released “KRACK SEASON 4” finally culminating his long-awaited new album KRACK.

KRACK has been a labor of love that has been going on for a year now and has been released periodically in the form of four different installments or “seasons.” The first season turned out to be a hit with “La Pared 360” alongside Justin Quiles, which garnered an impressive 68 million views on YouTube;  “La Mujer Traiciona” with Beéle with 28 million views; “Acerola” with Cauty and Rafa Pabon accumulating 4.6 million views, and “La Neta”, which has accumulated 28 million views.

For the second season, he released “Dispulo” with Dalex, which garnered 2.8 million views; the music video “A 100” which had 8.7 million views; “TBT” with Brytiago (4.6 million views) and “Enfermo de Riqueza” Lenny’s version of a corrido tumbado with Natanael Cano and Ovi (4.8 million views).

Later, LENNY surprised his fans for KRACK season 3 with the widely accepted collaboration “Me Enamora” with Zion & Lennox (12 million views), “Surprise” and “Rutina” another praised collaboration with Alexis and Fido and Kevvo.

Now, for the fourth and final season, LENNY launches “Lo Tengo Todo” demonstrating once more his strength as a soloist with a classic reggaeton where he sings that he appreciates his life, his health, and is surrounded by people who support him, that’s why “Lo Tengo Todo” the song is combined with a music video where we see LENNY in his natural habitat, doing the things he loves with the people he cares about, which gives him a more accessible feeling as a person and as an artist. “KRACK Season 4” also includes the song “Kush”, and an unprecedented collaboration with Nicky Jam, “Imagine”, thus culminating an era of growth, where to find your sound, and positioned as one of the most prominent artists of the Latin Urban genre.

STREAM KRACK HERE