Song of the Week 1/15/2017-1/21/2017

Comisario Pantera-Amiga

I have been listening to this group and specifically to, ” Amiga”, on repeat the whole week. I have heard this song many times before but last week for some reason I had it stuck in my head and have not been able to stop listening to Comisario Pantera. They have been my obsession this week.

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Flor Amargo: Her Unique Sound

        sin-tc3adtuloI found Flor Amargo as I was listening to the youtube mix. As I was listening to music, while doing homework, I came across the song, “Busco Alguien” (Looking for Someone) which featured Mon Laferte. The moment my ears heard this song I became interested in the singers, then I heard Flor Amargo rapping a bit in the song and I just loved her voice. I realized that she wrote the song herself and I started listening to more of her music. She has a very unique sound, her music is very memorable and very her. I have listened to this song live on youtube, I personally prefer the studio song because all the instrument really adds to the dramaticness and emotions to the song as compared when singing it living, which is just with a piano. She is a very dramatic and expresses everything as she sings through her face. Her dramatic voice and gestures reminded me a lot of Cho Hyung Woo who has a very dark dramatic sound to his music. If there would ever be duet with a Mexican musician and a Korean one, I would be interested to hear them both together. Her sound which is also very circus and fantasy like really reminded me of the American group Man Man. They do not really have the same sound, but they both have a fantasy, Halloween (I do not know how to really describe it) like sound to their music, which I enjoy. “No te Atrevas” (Don’t Dare)  is one of her songs that you can see her very dramatic gestures and voice. It so entertaining to watch and listen to her perform because she makes it like an act. She has recently been making music around a Circus theme an example of this is her song called, “ El Circo” (The Circus)  it first sounds very trippy and it is like she is basically singing a story. As I mentioned perform, she is a very entertaining performer and that is why I have recently been really obsessed with her. Another song that has a very playful tune to it is, “Loca” (Crazy). She is really great at making her own sound, she truly deserves a lot more attention.

Here is a live performance of “Loca”

 

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Los Daniels, ” Inmortal” Review

     I have recently started getting into the Mexican music world, mostly indie singers. I have found a group that I have recently been obsessed with; Los Daniels. This band consists of five members; Ismael Salcedo, René Lugo, Rasheed Durán, Carlos Palomares, and Alfonso Díaz.p5vkiuo1bwctrg3-notasr111

     I started listening to them at a perfect time because they have recently released their 5th studio album (I think), titled, “Inmortal” (Immortal). I have mainly been listening to this album and not really their older stuff, which I plan to listen to later on. I love every single song in the album, their first song I listened to was, “En ti” (In you), it is a flowy like song, that makes you move your head around. I would consider it a pop rock song. I love the climax of the song, it gives you a sense of freedom and just letting go. Their next song “Ahora” (Today)  I would consider again a pop rock song. I cannot really describe how this song makes me feel, but I just really enjoy listening to it. Another song  that I enjoy has a very interesting sound, this song is , “ Hasta Las Cenizas” (To the Ashes) featuring Lila Downs. This song perfectly combines the sound of Los Daniels and Lila Downs. If you do not know who Lila Downs is, she has a traditional Mexican sound.Her vocals sound amazing with the lead singers Ismael Salcedo, the duet of the two singers is just perfect. This song is one of the must listen to off of their album. Their last song of the album is  “Te Seguiré” (I will Follow you), this song is a bit more alternative rock but not to hard. This group is very entertaining to listen to, if you are looking for a new group, you need to check them out and right now they are very active since their new album just came out.

Los Daniels’s Social Medias:

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Song of the Week 9/4/2016-9/10/2016

Flor Amargo ft. Mon Laferte

Both singers are incredible. I have been listening to Flor Amargo a lot and I cannot tell you how amazing she is. Her music has a very dark edge to it but it is  very story-like. You need to listen to her to understand. In the future I will make a detailed blog post about her.