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AWOPBAMBOOM – Vol. 29
Music 4 Music People

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From Nortec to Girls’ Generation here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week.

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Romeo Santos, “Hilito”

Gents, if you’re not familiar with Romeo Santos by now, you probably should acquaint yourself, then thank him. He’s the man who’s got your girl dancing bachata oh-so smoothly.

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Jon Hopkins

Arcane, electronic, and mystical. Three words to describe Jon Hopkins’ body of work.

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Pete Tong, “All Gone, Pete Tong and Gordon City Miami 2015 Mixtape”

Pete Tong recently transitioned from his home country of England to Los Angeles hoping to quench the American thirst for party music. Said the musician: “The electronic dance music scene in the USA has reached a critical mass and the opportunities for our world are taking us into uncharted territory. I feel now it’s essential to be in the middle of all that.”

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Girls’ Generation, “Mr.Mr.”

One of K-Pop’s finest from 2014.

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OFF!

Seeking to return punk to the heights of music, OFF! have pondered the answer to two simple questions: “After four decades of heavy use, does punk rock still have any life left in it? Do Keith Morris and his gang of grown-ass punk heroes still have the goods?”

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Andra Day, “Forever Mine”

Warner Brothers Records may have found themselves a diamond in the rough with Ms. Day, a soulful, vintage-sounding singer…

Here’s her cover of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” … with some edge.

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Fussible (Nortec), “Colorado”

Nortec is a fusion of Mexican Norteño and Techno music. As for the group, they’re an ensemble of artists. And each song is the product of one or two musicians at a time.

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Lead-In Image of Im Yoona (Girls’ Generation) Courtesy of Son Hoang Tran / Shutterstock.com

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com or send him a Tweet (@SenorJoseRafael).