From Mexico With Love (And Beats)

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3Ball MTY is DJ Otto, Erick Rincon and Sheeqo Beat.

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Ranchera accordions. Romantic boleros. Maybe some sweet cumbias. Those sounds spring immediately to mind when discussing Mexican music, but Mexico is a playground for musicians of all genres and backgrounds. Dig a little deeper and you'll find sensual son jarocho stylings alongside astounding rock 'n' roll and heart-accelerating electronica.

Every week on the Alt.Latino podcast, co-hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras explore the sounds of Latin America. This week on Weekend Edition Sunday, they share some of their new favorites from northern Mexico's bubbling electronic-music scene.

From Mexico With Love (And Beats)

Cover for Politico

Mexican Institute Of Sound

  • Song: México
  • From: Politico

The name Mexican Institute of Sound is indicative of this act's sense of humor: The band is actually one man, Camilo Lara — who is also the president of EMI Mexico. Lara's sound is as thoughtful as it is funky. He recently stopped by Alt.Latino to talk about what it means to be a musician during a tumultuous time in Mexico's history.

Cover for La Niña (Chatarra Edit)

DJ Meketrefe (feat. Priscilla)

  • Song: La Niña (Chatarra Edit)
  • From: La Niña (Chatarra Edit)

In much of Latin America, Meketrefe is slang for "fool," but this Meketrefe is an incredibly talented DJ based in Brooklyn. This collaboration with the vocalist of the Mexican group Quiero Club results in a track that's as hectic and exhilarating as Mexico City itself.

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3Ball MTY

  • Song: Inténtalo
  • From: Inténtalo

This party group hails from Monterrey, the heart of Mexican electronic music — and 3Ball MTY is, without a doubt, the genre's premier crossover band in Mexico. The group's massive hit "Intentalo" pushed it into the spotlight last year.




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