Playlist: Twin Seas, Welfair, The Crudes And More From 'The Latin Alternative' : World Cafe The Latin Alt program director Byron Gonzalez shares songs from a few of his favorite artists making music outside the Latin mainstream.
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KCSN's Byron Gonzalez Defines Latin Alternative

KCSN's Byron Gonzalez Defines Latin Alternative

Byron Gonzalez On World Cafe

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The title track from La Mera Candelaria's album Si Reina, is among Byron Gonzalez's picks for this World Cafe guest DJ session. Matias Ponce/Stephani "La Mera" Candelaria/Courtesy of the artst hide caption

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The title track from La Mera Candelaria's album Si Reina, is among Byron Gonzalez's picks for this World Cafe guest DJ session.

Matias Ponce/Stephani "La Mera" Candelaria/Courtesy of the artst

Playlist

  • Bad Bunny, "Si Veo a Tu Mamá"
  • The Crudes, "The Law"
  • Welfair, "Propaganda"
  • Twin Seas, "Surf Wave"
  • La Mera Candelaria, "Si Reina"
  • Triangle Fire, "Make Me, Make You"

The sounds of Los Angeles band Triangle Fire may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term "Latin music." But KCSN's The Latin Alt program director Byron Gonzalez defines Latin Alternative as "nothing from the mainstream."

"If it's an independent artist making pop music, then that's the alternative," he says. "Electro, cumbia, salsa. Something that you won't hear on these bigger radio stations."

Our Sense of Place Los Angeles series continues with a visit to the radio studios of KCSN on the campus of California State University, Northridge. Get ready for Byron Gonzalez to turn you on to some of his favorite LA-based Latin alternative artists, also included in the Sense of Place LA playlist below.