It's our last LATINXTRANSFER show of the season and fittingly, we end up full circle with neoperreo, talking with Tomasa del Real herself. I met her in Madrid recently at Boiler Room and Ballantine’s True Music Forum focused on urbano music and you’ll get to listen to our unfiltered conversation in the program.
Formerly a tattoo artist in Chile before jumping into music, Tomasa is a smart businesswoman who self-describes herself as part of a “digital generation that was raped by reggaeton and started making art”. She’s well aware that the reggaeton’s power players need new blood like her in order to survive and she intends to cash in and help others along the way. “They need people like us, they need girls, weird people, people with new ideas,” she says. Tomasa is on a mission to bring the neoperreo brand into a global business acting as a middlewoman between underground artists and the mainstream. And J Balvin et al are already taking notice.
Also in today’s LATINXTRANSFER, I packed as much new music as I could from the Latinx universe, ending the show with un hasta luego with Bad Bunny’s bolero incursion along his compatriots Los Rivera Destino in “Flor”.
Macha Kiddo feat Mula - Cripi
Noa Sainz - Qué bueno!
Ani Cordero feat Émina - Pan Pan (Sin Mantequilla)
NOIA - Capricho de seda
Rocío - Solo tú
Tomasa del Real - Quiere que me tape (fragment)
Tomasa del Real - Y nos vamos (fragment)
Tomasa del Real - Braty Puty
Sofi de la Torre - Estamos mal
Kat Dahlia - I’m Doing Good
Nino Augustine - Activo
Zuzuka Poderosa - Devagar (Tittsworth and Gato Preto remix)
Los Rivera Destino feat Benito Martínez - Flor
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