Brooklyn Vegan PREMIERE: Spanglish Fly prep new single “New York Rules” ft. Joe Bataan (watch the video)

NYC’s latin Boogaloo group Spanglish Fly have a new 7″ single, “New York Rules,” which features lead vocals from latin soul legend Joe Bataan. Like his famous song “Subway Joe,” here he’s talking about riding the B Train — and getting stuck between stations — with “Bario ladies, the punks from Bay Ridge / the Bushwick babies and […]


Chancha Vía Circuito and the story of electronic cumbia Almost 15 years on from the first experiments with digital cumbia, the genre’s architect reflects on the past, present and future of electrified folklore in Latin America. A little over a decade ago, Pedro Canale was just an eager kid running the merch table at his […]

The New York Times Feature – Jonathan Goldman of Spanglish Fly

SUNDAY ROUTINE How Jonathan Goldman, Professor and Musician, Spends His Sundays Jonathan Goldman, center, on the trumpet, often has gigs on Saturday nights with his band, Spanglish Fly. So if he gets the chance to sleep in on Sundays, he takes it.CreditJoe Carrotta for The New York Times By Shivani Vora April 27, 2018 By […]

Texas Monthly: Corpus Christi is Helping Reinvent Cumbia

On a Saturday afternoon in April, the DJ and producer El Dusty stood in the middle of the floor of the House of Rock, in Corpus Christi, holding his Chihuahua, Sasha, as he politely guided half a dozen men and women through preparations for a dance party. Walking toward the stage, where two men were raising […]

The Music Ninja: Panski A Road Less Traveled EP Review

Country music is not something you see in the dojo often, if ever. However, a producer coming out of Atlanta by the name of Panski is bringing some influence from the genre to house music. You might be thinking “WTF!?” but just stay with us because you’ll be pleasantly surprised by his new EP, #ARoadLessTraveled. [Read More]

Wall Street Journal Feature – ‘Sweet As Broken Dates’

Largely ignored by audiences outside its borders, the popular music of Somalia in the 1970s and ’80s was informed in part by culture-quaking politics: the establishment in 1969 of the Somali Democratic Republic led by President Mohamed Siad Barre and a socialist system that supported the arts but also promoted nationalism, curtailed freedoms, often violently, and […]