It’s #NewMusicFriday, and we’ve got your weekly roundup of what’s new in Latin music this week. Steve Aoki dropped his first-ever Spanish-language song with Latin OGs Elvis Crespo and Daddy Yankee. Mon Laferte premiered a new audiovisual inspired by a classic Japanese film, which marks her directorial debut behind the camera.
Melendi and Carlos Vives encourage listeners to live in the moment with “El Arrepentido,” and J. Alvarez’s “De La Mia Personal” speaks to Dominican camaraderie. Meanwhile, DJ Happy Colors and Latin Grammy-winning artist Vicente Garcia put on for their Dominican roots with “San Francisco de Macoris.”
“Very happy with this collaboration with Vicente Garcia, since we are two artists living outside of our land [Dominican Republic],” Happy Colors told Billboard, “and we both agree to make music with our roots, that’s why we wanted to make this song combining typical sounds of merengue, Dominican folklore and urban music.”
Check out what else premiered at the start of a brand-new month, including a sizzling remix of “El Farsante” with Ozuna and Romero Santos.
“Azuquita” – Steve Aioki feat. Elvis Crespo & Daddy Yankee
“El Arrepentido” – Melendi & Carlos Vives
“De La Mia Personal” – J. Alvarez
“San Francisco De Macorís” – Happy Colors & Vicente Garcia
“Me Hubieras Dicho” – Joss Favela
“No Te Vas” – Nacho
“Antes de Ti” – ?Mon Laferte
“El Farsante (Remix)” – Ozuna feat. Romeo Santos