Meet the Guy Who is Not Part of the Latino Indie Movement

Roberto Lange, a.k.a. Helado Negro, creates music inspired by all kinds of other music he listened to while growing up. Music that fits nicely into genres, like salsa, rave, rap and R&B. His music, however, doesn’t fit into any one category.

His tunes are an amalgamation of electronic waves, soothing Spanish lyrics, static and rhythmic beats. There isn’t a beginning, climax or end to his songs. They could go on forever.

Some are calling this Latino Indie, even if he doesn’t agree.

“We’re not purposely avoiding the clichés in the music, we’re just not aligning ourselves with them,” says Helado Negro. “We’re Latinos because we’re Latinos. That’s the commonality.”

READ: Chill Tunes and a Warm Heart: Helado Negro

The “we” he could be referring to are artists like Xenia Rubinos and Algodón Egipcio.

Just when you thought you could pigeonhole Latino artists, they turn around and do their own thing!

Discover more about Helado Negro and the new genre here.

Watch his video “Ojos Que No Ven” below:

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