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Chill Tunes and a Warm Heart: Helado Negro

Who’s the brains behind Helado Negro? One guy: the multi-talented Roberto Carlos Lange, whose music weaves his “tropical” roots with more contemporary genres and styles than you can count. Now based in Brooklyn, the unassuming South Florida native has established himself as an act to watch.

Here are 11 reasons why you should keep Helado Negro on your radar RIGHT NOW.

He Knows What It’s Like to Grow Up Between Two Worlds

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He’s Cool with Singing in Spanish and English

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It’d be easy for Helado Negro to fall into the trap of choosing between English and Spanish. Instead, he’s kept it real to remind listeners it’s cool to sing in whatever language feels right.

He Doesn’t Take Himself Too Seriously

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He’s an Album-Writing Machine

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Look at Those Luscious Locks

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His Music Videos Are Pretty Awesome

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Often charming and whimsical, Helado Negro’s videos are always visually engaging.

He’s a Wizard on those Synths

I have a new record I'm finishing up. You want to release it?

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He’s Managed to Take Reggae and Dub Even Deeper

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Sometimes taking a familiar format into new depths is just what a listener needs. Lange does that with ease when it comes to reggae and dub, the Caribbean’s favorite sound.

He Gets Kinda Psychedelic

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Where some have failed at blending psychedelic sounds with traditional Latin vibes, Helado Negro succeeds.

He Rounds it Out With Latin Soul

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No matter where Helado Negro’s music takes you, it’s always grounded in his inescapably Latin roots.

His Music Is Pretty Much the Sound of Summer

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If anyone captures the chilled out essence of summer, it’s Helado Negro.

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

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Bolero Meets The Modern Club in Los Rivera Destino’s New Single “Castigo” with Pedro Capó

Puerto Rican band Los Rivera Destino are back with their new single “Castigo” featuring Pedro Capó. The song is the first single from their long awaited album which is due to be released this summer.

Castigo” is the best of both worlds: fusing Bolero and Dembow, creating a fresh take on songs we would listen to at the club.

We had the chance to interview Los Rivera Destino for Latido Music by mitú, and they talked about filming the music video, songs that they would like to see with Bolero covers, working with Bad Bunny again, and more.

Check out our interview below:

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

Welcome to Spotlight, where we do a deep dive in the careers of artists, producers, songwriters and more people making an impact in the Latin music industry.

Dimelo Flow, the Panamanian producer behind hits like “Relación Remix” and “Otro Trago“, talked to us about how he started off as a basketball prospect turned club DJ, and how his love for music led him to become a producer. Now he’s not only working with the biggest names in Reggaeton like Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny, but has his sights on making global records and putting Panamá on the map.

Watch the full interview below:

During our Spotlight interview, Dimelo also talked to us about his creative process, knowing exactly how to craft the perfect remix and where to locate each artist to create the perfect synergy on a track.

Dimelo also touched on reinventing his sound and collaborating with fellow Panamian artist Sech for his upcoming album ‘42.’

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The Avengers project cemented Dimelo Flow, Sech, Dalex, Justin Quiles, Feid and Lenny Tavarez as a force in reggaeton and took their careers to new heights. Dimelo said that they are already working on a follow-up to The Academy.

He talked to us about sliding into Tyga’s DM’s and now he wants to produce for mainstream artists, naming his dream collabs to work with Post Malone, Drake, and Travis Scott.

READ: Run Away From That Toxic Relationship with Dalex’s New Single “Feeling”

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