9 Latina EDM Artists You Need On Your End Of Summer Playlist

Finding Latinas in EDM is a lot like finding Latinas in mainstream media – it’s really hard! A 2014 Nielsen Entertainment study found that Latinos made up 29% of the EDM fan base and women make up nearly half of all listeners. So it’s a wonder to me why there aren’t more Latina EDM artists hitting the mainstream. As an EDM lover I’m always on the lookout for female talent and now I’ve turned my focus to Latinas making waves in the game. Here’s my list of the 9 baddest Latina DJs, musicians, and vocalists.

1. DJ Lupe Fuentes

Lupe Fuentes is a house music producer and Deep House DJ. She grew up in Colombia and Spain so both country’s rich musical traditions influence her groovy, dark, bass heavy style. She launched her own EDM label In The Loop as well as a podcast by the same name where she plays her favorite tracks and talks music with other DJs and producers. You can find her playing sets all over the world but you can easily find her spinning in LA where she currently resides.

2. DJ Smurphy

DJ Smurphy is an underground Mexican DJ with a distinct ambient synthy experimental sound. She kind of reminds me of a cross between DJ Daedalus and Animal Collective. She’s apparently very dedicated to staying underground because you won’t find much about her online aside from her tumblr and soundcloud. To hear her spin you’ll have to find her!

3. Zuzuka Poderosa

Zuzuka Poderosa is a Brazilian DJ and singer born in Victoria, Brazil, raised in Rio, the West Indies, and in the Caribbean. She’s a great listen if you love a more tropical sound because you can totally hear all of those influences in her music. She’s been called the ambassador of ‘Baile Funk’ in US. A genre that was born in the slums of Rio de Janeiro’s in the mid 80s and approaches topics like crime, poverty, black pride, and oppression. Zuzuka is known for her own special brand of Baile Funk: CARIOCA BASS.


DJ Izla is a Queer Femme New York based DJ and event producer coming up in the ranks. She’s perfect if you have an eclectic taste in music as she incorporates everything from EDM to Latin and Hip Hop into her sets. She is also the founder of Brooklyn’s original queer global bass party AZUCAR, which is steadily gaining popularity and recognition from music fans and party goers.


If you have a love for ambient deep house tracks then BLANCAh is your girl! She’s a Brazilian born DJ, producer and vocalist who embodies the softer side of EDM. She’s signed to Steyoyoke Recordings, a label know for it’s own brand of “Ethereal Techno,” which is more experimental, melodic, and firmly planted in the underground scene. She fills out their roster along with artists like: Soul Button, Dahu, Nick Devon and MPathy.

6. Christina Tamayo

South Side Chicago born Latina, Christina Tomayo is becoming well known for her deep, airy vocals and soulful EDM collaborations. And on top of being an amazing vocalist she is also making moves as a Drum & Bass DJ, promoter, and MC too. Tomayo has had airplay on BBC Radio 1 and Red Bull Music Academy Radio. She’s also bridging genres by collaborating with Hip-Hop artists like Submorphics, Calculon, Jon Iler, Raashan Ahmad, Level 2 and Dave Owen.

7. Sonya Alvarez

She’s a Detroit based DJ who’s switching up the EDM scene with her creative performance style. She spins techy house beats but is becoming known for the unique way she spins and cuts the tracks like hip-hop. She has opened for DJs such as Kill Frenzy, Roger Sanchez, Solardo, Anna Lunoe, Will Clarke and Gene Farris. And she holds a residency with Golf Clap’s Country Club Disco too!

8. Érica Alves

Calling all synthesizer enthusiasts! São Paulo-based singer-songwriter and producer Érica Alves is right up your alley. She started doing lo-fi recordings in her bedroom at age 12, since then she has been in and collaborated with various indie-rock and psych-pop bands, but is now working on her solo project. It’s not music you’ll hear blasting in the club, but it’s definitely a unique expression of electronic music.

9. Daniela Albán

Daniela Albán Is an underground DJ, producer and visual artist from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She is known for her Deep, Techno, Dub, Minimal and House fusion mixes. In 2009 she started mixing EDM tracks at parties and fell in love with DJing. She also plays various instruments (guitar, bass, drums, piano and synthesizers) that she incorporates into her sets.

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men


Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

Stay grateful you did not grow up in the era of Snapchat/ Instagram/ Facebook kids because you can delete but your recorded actions can still come back to bite. Cardi B knows the story. While the Afro-Latina queen of Trap isn’ making any apologies, the latest video to be dug up from her past is requiring her to give some answers.

Video of the singer, recalling a time in her life in which she felt forced to drug and rob men while seducing them has resurfaced.

Over the weekend, video of the “Money” rapper recalling how she used to drug and rob men resurfaced.

The video, which was recorded during an Instagram live broadcast, sees Cardi as she goes on a tearful verbal tirade about her past. This after, someone apparently questioned her success and accused her of not “putting in no fucking work.”

“I had to go ‘oh yeah, you wanna fuck me? Yeah yeah yeah let’s go to this hotel.’ And then I’d drug [expletivie] up and I’d rob them. That’s what I used to do.”

Users online were quick to comment.

“The fact that cardi b admitted to drugging and robbing men she would take back to a hotel for sex blows my mind,” wrote Twitter user @itsangelaa. “That’s not ‘keeping it real.’ that’s a crime.”

“I wonder what woulda happened if it were the other way round,” @BTSisthecauseo5 commented.

At the onset of the backlash, the rapper seemed to take the comments rather lightly.

The following day she also tweeted “IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE, IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE and I love it.”

On Tuesday, however, after users on Instagram and Twitter continued to simmer, she was forced to issue comment.


In a post to her Instagram, the rapper responded to the comments about the video by saying: “I’m a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”

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Leslie Grace And Super Junior’s “Lo Siento” Is The Hit All Latinx K-Pop Fans Have Been Waiting For


Leslie Grace And Super Junior’s “Lo Siento” Is The Hit All Latinx K-Pop Fans Have Been Waiting For

The year 2017 marks a time of major multilingual and multicultural musical collaborations. With Luis Fonsi’s remix of “Despacito,” featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, climbing to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 16 weeks, and J Balvin and Willy William’s remix for “Mi Gente,” featuring Beyoncé, making it to the No. 3 spot, the western music market is opening up to music in Spanish. But these aren’t the only collaborations bridging different cultures and genres. In the era of globalization, K-pop, short for Korean pop music, is an international phenomenon, and the genre is beginning to meld its addictive melodies with urban Latin pop. Evidence: K-pop boy band Super Junior’s recent collaboration with Leslie Grace.

Debuting in 2005, the fellas of Super Junior are the kings of Hallyu — the Korean wave. At their height, 15 men donned the Super Junior title, but, due to departures, mandatory military service and other issues, only Siwon, Donghae, Eunhyuk, Shindong, Yesung, Heechul and Leeteuk are currently active. As a group, the men have led a revolution in the industry, spurring forward electro-pop and R&B-influenced dance tracks.

(Courtesy of Leslie Grace)

And among K-pop, they also have one of the strongest fan bases in Latin America. The group has long captivated these audiences with hits like “Sorry Sorry,” “Mr. Simple” and “Mamacita,” and Super Junior has made sure to visit their Latin American E.L.F — what they call their fans — on three separate tours since 2013, holding arena shows in Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Peru. It must be noted that the group has yet to hold a single solo show in the U.S.

For many years, Super Junior and SM Entertainment, their label, had seen the excitement from their supporters in Latin America and wanted to show their gratitude by releasing a song partly sung in Spanish. In March, the group dropped “Lo Siento,” a tune about finding romance on the dance floor, featuring Dominican-American singer Leslie Grace and the Latino production duo Play-N-Skillz as part of the extended version of their eighth album, Replay.  

“The song with Super Junior and Play-N-Skillz came out of nowhere. None of us really knew each other,” Leslie Grace, who was recommended to the K-pop group by the Argentine-Venezuelan sibling duo Play-N-Skillz, told FIERCE. “The beauty of it was [having the opportunity of] discovering something that’s been happening hugely in its own right in a different side of the world, and discovering it for the first time and saying, ‘Man, I wanna be a part of that. I don’t know anything about it up until this point, but I really want to be a part of that.’”

While it’s commonplace for K-pop groups to release records in Japanese or Mandarin in order to cater to Asian music markets, or English one-offs for international fans, no act had ventured into singing in Spanish or acknowledged their Latin American fans with a song quite like Super Junior.

“Lo Siento” is a true K-pop and urban Latin-pop mashup. It plays up the typical Spanish guitar and blends a familiar Latin flair with the energy and the mix of pop, dance and hip-hop that K-pop is known for. The music video, shot in South Korea, even features the “Díganle” singer dancing along with the guys of Super Junior.


The trilingual track debuted at No. 13 on Billboard’s Latin digital sales chart, the first K-pop entry ever. A bit over two weeks after the music video dropped, “Lo Siento” surpassed 20 million views, which was three times more than what their last Korean single, “Black Suit,” accumulated.

While “Lo Siento” isn’t the first time K-pop artists have teamed up with Latin ones nor used Latin genres in their music, it is the first instance that we can actually call a real collaboration. In 2016, for instance, Ricky Martin released a version of his hit “Vente Pa’ Ca” featuring Wendy from K-pop girl group Red Velvet, though she sang in English, and Mexican boy band CD9 released “Get Dumb” with Korean girl group Crayon Pop. In both cases, the artists simply exchanged vocals, put them together and released the song with little fanfare. With “Lo Siento,” however, not only did Leslie fly to Korea to be in the music video, but Super Junior invited her and Play-N-Skillz on their Latin American tour last month.


Stopping in Buenos Aires, Lima, Santiago and Mexico City, Leslie, Play-N-Skillz and Super Junior played before a total of 55,000 fans. The stars blew up the stage with “Lo Siento,” but both Play-N-Skillz and Leslie also had the chance to perform their own sets during the show.

“It never stops being a surprise, with my most recent released single ‘Duro y Suave,’ for [the crowd] to sing it back to me,” the 23-year-old singer, who came to fame after the release of her bachata remake of The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” in 2013, told us. “I know it’s Super Junior’s crowd. I know that their fans are so accepting and loving, and I knew that they would be attentive during the show, but you don’t expect everyone to connect, especially a crowd that’s so different, to your music when you’re the special guest.”

Leslie is currently finishing her new album, which she says will drop by the end of the year. She’s also very excited about potentially finishing another leg of the tour with Super Junior. “They’re trying to see if we can do some more shows in Latin America, in Central America, go to the countries we didn’t get to go to in South America, like Colombia [and] Brazil,” she said.

Just like with “Despacito” and “Mi Gente,” “Lo Siento” is bringing together different cultures, languages and even fandoms from various parts of the world that don’t get to interact as much through music in a compact, smooth earworm.


“For us to come together just fully based off of mutual artistic respect, and for something like this to happen, and now everybody really enjoying it despite the cultural differences, that to me was the biggest takeaway and the biggest blessing to now be a part of Super Junior’s story and them a huge part of mine,” Leslie said.  

During an interview in Times Square, the dominicana gave the boys a quick dance lesson — and it was all caught on camera.


“Bridging cultures one dance step at a time! First Super Junior with me and ‘Group Dance’ in their land South Korea, and now me with them and ‘Bachata’ in my home NYC,” Grace, 23, captioned a video of the dance sesh she posted on Instagram. “Proud to be your instructor, @eunhyukee44 hahaha! You are officially baptized the best bachatero out of Korea by the princess of bachata — BOOM!”

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