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looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:53 pm UTC
by v1nsai
I like rock and certain types of metal but I've found that the best way to get spanish slang is to listen to rap. Can anyone recommend some good spanish bands?

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:50 am UTC
by Cathode Ray Sunshine
Well, since you like rock and metal, I can recommend you Héroes del Silencio. They were pretty much the most popular rock band to come out of Spain in the late 80s/90s. They only released 4 albums but they're all pretty good. Barón Rojo are Heavy Metal and while they're pretty good, I don't know of a good starting point for them, but you should youtube them.

As for rap and the likes, sorry but I've got nothing there. I might recommend La Mala Rodríguez, since a once coworker of mine who used to listen to a lot of Spanish hip hop/rap said she was really good. You could start with that.

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:19 am UTC
by Smiling Hobo
They're instrumental, but check out Rodrigo y Gabriela. Their self-titled album is their best.

*Nibbles on kitten*

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:56 am UTC
by ChocloManx
La Mala rodriguez is pretty awful. Maybe you'd like Mago de Oz, if you're into power metal.

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:42 pm UTC
by v1nsai
Cool stuff, thanks. I like la Mala Rodriguez she's from Spain, I've never met anyone from Spain or heard them talk. Spanish language is so much more diverse than English.

Mago de oz is confusing. They dress like metalheads then sing merengue/salsa (don't know what to call it). But still cool, really relaxing. I was expecting metal, maybe I got a weird album?

Heroes del silencio rock haha

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:05 pm UTC
by ChocloManx
If you liked her then listen to Nach Scratch, SDFK and Arma Blanca. Personally I really don't enjoy their music but I think it's better than La Mala Rodriguez. Also thick spanish accent ahoy.

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:49 am UTC
by Cathode Ray Sunshine
Rata Blanca are pretty good, you might like them. They're like the Argentinian Iron Maiden.

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:00 pm UTC
by v1nsai
Holy shit Rata Blanca is amazing. I'm ROCKING out to el Reino Olvidado

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:23 pm UTC
by roxannafan12
Roxanna is a talented spanish artist! She sings American and Spanish songs, a wonderful combination. Check her songs out "Para Siempre" and "Unforgotten" on her youtube channel! youtube/RoxannaMusic

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:50 am UTC
by Sheikh al-Majaneen
Suggestions, not that OP visits anymore:

Le Muá - Abre de Ojos
La Derecha - El Puñal (possibly NSFW, with the licking of a wide-open eye)
La Quinta Estación - El Sol No Regresa
1280 Almas - Si mi quisiera

Also looking for suggestions.

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:51 am UTC
by Cathode Ray Sunshine
El cuarteto de nos!

If you like somewhat funny and off beat lyrics, go with those guys.

La Vela Puerca, also from Uruguay, are good too, but I much, much prefer El cuarteto.

Re: looking for cool spanish music

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:08 am UTC
by dubsola
The Heatwave is a UK-based dancehall collective who throw some amazing parties. The main guy, Gabriel Heatwave, is (if I recall correctly) from Columbia. He did a mix for the now defunct blogariddims series called La Ola De Calor, which I have recently learned means The Heatwave. It is awesome.
Like Ini Kamoze sings in the opening track, there's a world of (reggae) music on La Ola De Calor: sung, rapped and MC'd almost entirely in Spanish, from reggae to soca, dancehall to cumbia and reggaeton to hip hop. Artists featured hail from Panama, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, England, Canada and the USA. Thanks to Rhythm & Flow (Barcelona), Kinky Music (Madrid), King-Der (Badalona) and Topa Top Productions (Costa Rica).


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