Hello beautiful people from all the world. Welcome to a new series of Passport Playlist, ready to take you into a musical voyage in discover of the artist of the world. We’re highlighting artists who may not have had international or mainstream success to bless your ears with undiscovered music from all across the globe.
Today, we are traveling to the colorful Mexico, home of the iconic singer Juan Gabriel and cradle of several Grammy winners such as Alejandro Fernández, Pepe Aguilar, Maná, Paulina Rubio and many others. Mexico is known for its large amount of musical genres that are a mix of sounds from other countries in Latin America and the world. This are the artist you need to have in your playlist!
Representing the Regional Mexican sound, Christian Nodal has taken the hearts of Mexico. After the release of his song ‘Adios Amor’ in 2017, the Latin Grammy winner has taken over the Regional Mexican genre, mostly with the young generations thanks to the honesty and how pure the feelings are shown in the lyrics of his songs. Now, Christian is expanding his musical path to pop Latin and reggaeton with collaborations with other Latin American icons such as Juanes and Camilo.
Songs we recommend: ‘No te Contaron Mal,’ ‘Se me olvidó’, ‘Aquí Abajo.’
Danna Paola has conquered the musician world since she was young. At the age of 7, Danna Paola became a sensation in the music industry. From songs like ‘Mundo de Caramelo’ and ‘Principe Azul’, the singer took over stages in the country. Time passed and she and her fans grew up entering a completely new style of music. Mixing the Spanish and Mexican culture, Danna Paola released albums that completely changed her music career. ‘K.O.’ and ‘SIE7E +’, have taken over the radio with the new pop Latin and reggaeton beats that make us all dance.
Songs we recommend: ‘Sodio’, ‘Nada’, ‘Mala Fama.’
Bringing a whole new style to the young generations, Marco Menchaca has become one of the many sweethearts that speak their hearts out in their music. After the release of his song ‘Viernes 13’ in 2018, Marco Menchaca changed the way relationships express their feelings. The love song became a sensation in teenagers, creating a tendency of dedicating this song when you are in love… and crying to it if you are single. In 2019, Marcos Menchaca released his two part album called Cada Vez Más < : ), taking a huge step into the music industry in Mexico.
Songs we recommend: ‘Viernes 13’, ‘Privilegio (ft. Lucah)’,’Fie$ta’
Since 2005, Los Claxons have become one of the most iconic bands in the Latin pop genre. Ignacio Llanta, Mauricio Sánchez, César Castillo, and Pablo González have become the sound that connects the old and new generations. After 15 years of releasing their first album Sin Ganga, the band keeps showing their talent, demonstrating that the new music won’t take away the retro essence of the early 2000s music. They have the perfect beat for a calm afternoon with your mates.
Songs we recommend: ‘Cuarto de Hotel’, ‘Flores en Febrero’, ‘Me Voy a Tomar la Noche’.
The Latin Grammy Award winning band, Reik, is one of the most important bands to the 00s millennials. Since 2007, Reik has been the voice of all the teenagers in love and heartbroken. From starting as a Latin pop band, to pop/reggaeton musicians, Jesús Navarro, Julio Ramírez and Bibi Marín have conquered radio stations and stages around the world. With collaborations with Maluma, Morat, Nicky Jam, Zion and Lennox, their music have traveled all around the world, making them one of the biggest icons of the Latin pop genre.
Songs we recommend: ‘Me Niego (feat. Ozuna & Wisin)’, ‘Qué Gano Olvidándote’, ‘Yo quisiera’
The stunning voice of Natalia Lafourcade has become the voice of female Mexican singers. With ten Grammy Awards, the singer has captured the essence of the contemporary spirit of her country with her music. A mix of reggae, calypso, and a use of acoustic instruments, Natalia has conquered the world! Always showing her roots in her image and her music, she has created a new form of expression for Mexicans. Her art is so valuable for Mexican society, that she has been considered a representative of the country all over the world since she launched her career in 2005.
Songs we recommend: ‘Hasta la Raíz,’ ‘Nunca es Suficiente,’ ‘Tu si sabes quererme.’
Julieta Venegas is another of the powerful voices Mexico have had for several years. Her style to perform the pop-rock music she writes has been something we all love to hear. Julieta Venegas, been acknowledge all over the world for her incredible talent. With 7 Grammy Awards, the American-Mexican singer has used her voice to speak up about the problems the women in Mexico is facing, creating that the power of her voice gets stronger, been an inspiration for younger generations.
Songs we recommend: ‘Me Voy’, ‘Quién Podría Saberlo’, ‘Mujeres’
You can get a feel for these artists on our Passport Playlist – Arriba Mexico! playlist below:
Which Mexican artists will you be checking out? What country should we visit next with Passport Playlist? Let us know down in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!