Alternativo to embrace EDM

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Written by Ruben Casas Often times when one hears electronica its connotation leads one to think about EDM, raves, festivals, and artists like Calvin Harris, Dillion Francis, David Guetta, Skrillex, Major Lazer and Steve Aoki. That’s definitely true with me, until I begin to wonder if alternativo has any EDM en Español. Where does alternativo […]

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San Jose’s very own @ZiDouble408 Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “Moment” off #SimplyZiggy2

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Another San Jose artist tops our charts with his standout track, “Moment” off his latest project Simply Ziggy 2. The young San Jose native has been releasing quality projects for a couple years now and his latest one has once again become a listener favorite. Check out Moment below:   1. Ziggy – Moment soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204380650″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” […]

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KSJS Urban At Art of Rap Festival

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  This past sunday (July 19th), the Urban crew was in attendance at the Art of Rap Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Myself (StrongArm), DJ Berlyn, DJ Combsy, White-Tee, Dee-Tr3yn, DJ Zordon, Shiva Diva, DJ-Go-Get-Ahh, Youngster Joey, Ghoulboy Joo, Kydd Sasquatch, Jasmine (Social Media) and Patrick Pinata were all in attendance  for the day-long festival along with […]

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@DaLocksmith Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “For Now” ft. @RebeccaTheVoice

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Bay Area emcee Locksmith has been slaying our rotation ever since tracks like “Rare Form” and “Man Up” several years ago. He continued to do so as he collaborated with Ski Beatz on tracks like “Lock” and “Devil’s Lasso”, and with records like “The Pit”, “Take Me Away” off Labyrinth, “Be Free” and “Bear With Me” off The Green […]

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The New Music Scene in Alternativo (Latin Alternative)

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Written by Ruben Casas If you grew up as a Latino Americano in the Bay Area (like yours truly), then your musical reference comes from either your parents or your friends. You probably grew up listening to artists like: Mana, Selena, Shakira, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Café Tacvba, Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, y en entre otros mas. […]