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RIYL-ty Bytes: Helado Negro

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Each month, we invite an artist from the cast of characters that color the RVNG, Beats In Space, and Freedom To Spend universe to compile a playlist of tracks that are resonating with them.

From Helado Negro, to you ~ 

I’ve put together a playlist of music from friends and folks whose music has traveled with me over the years. It’s a long list and the order can be shuffled. Music from close friends like Xenia Rubinos, Ela Minus, Lori Scacco and collaborators L’Rain, Zenizen, Buscabulla. All folks who mean so much to me as friends but also whose work I deeply admire. Also humans I don’t know but whose work I adore like Luiza Brina, Maria Marquez, Eduardo Mateo. Strong Latin America representation here : )

Listen and let these tunes lay in your brain.


  1. “Laugh Clown” – Xenia Rubinos
  2. “Canto del Pilon” – Frank Harris, Maria Marquez
  3. “A.R.P.” – Ela Minus
  4. “Bat” – L’Rain
  5. “Quiero” – Divino Niño
  6. “Ciudad Desnuda” – Maria Usbeck
  7. “Costi” – Luiza Brina
  8. “Cuerpo y Alma” – Eduardo Mateo
  9. “Alright” – Tasha
  10. “Titán” – Buscabulla
  11. “Follow the Leader” – Zenizen
  12. “This Love” – Bobby Oroza
  13. “Enchanted Mirror” – Luiz Bonfá
  14. “A La Nit” – Savath & Savalas
  15. “Green” – KAINA
  16. “Cuatro Crazy” – Y La Bamba
  17. “Folia” – Luisa Maita
  18. “Guaracha U.F.O – No Estamos Solos…” – Meridian Brothers
  19. “So I Don’t Feel Useless” – Dianna Lopez
  20. “Como Será Que a Música Começa” – Luiza Brina
  21. “Uiuí” – EVHA
  22. “Dr. Tom” – IGBO, Mono Neon
  23. “How Beautiful Could A Being Be – Ao Vivo” – Caetano Veloso
  24. “Ampárame” – Combo Chimbita
  25. “Barlovento” – Bairoa
  26. “My Boyfriend’s in the Band” – Devendra Banhart
  27. “Frío (feat. Helado Negro)” – Buscabulla
  28. “Back to Electric” – Lori Scacco
  29. “Echo Arms” – Mr Twin Sister
  30. “La Neta” – Fatima
  31. “Todo Homem” – Ao Vivo – Zeca Veloso, Caetano Veloso, Moreno Veloso
  32. “Nostalgia Del Futuro” – NOIA
  33. “Reeling Then Again (feat. Tim Delaney)” – Lori Scacco, Tim Delaney
  34. “Love Like (Knock It Off)” – Gemma

RIYL-ty Bytes is updated by a different artist each month. If you like something, save it to your library.

February 5, 2020