New Music Picks: Bad Bunny & Travis Scott, Ice Spice, Young Miko, and More

MÚSICA By 2023-07-24T13:49:03-04:00July 24th, 2023|

Welcome to LATINA’s weekly roundup of the best new music. This week’s list includes Chiquis’ fierce anthem with Snow Tha Product, the deluxe edition of Ice Spice’s EP, and Young Miko’s new spin on a classic by Las Ketchup.

Also on the list: Ángela Aguilar’s breathtaking bolero, the debut album from Manu Manzo, and Mau y Ricky’s sexy track with La Joaqui. Plus, the emergence of rising Colombian artist Juan Duque and Bad Bunny’s explosive collaboration with Travis Scott and The Weeknd.

Ice Spice, “Deli”

Ice Spice has become one of this year’s biggest breakthrough stars in music. The Dominican-American rapper released a deluxe edition of her debut EP Like..?. In addition to the “Princess Diana” remix with Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice included four new songs. Though she rose up through the drill music scene, she dabbles in jersey club music in the standout track “Deli.” In the hard-hitting club banger, Ice Spice raps empowering women to embrace their baddie side. “I’m the s**t / I’m that b**ch / I’m Miss Poopie,” she says in one of the viral lyrics. Ice Spice also flexes her versatility as an artist with the dreamy song “How High?

Travis Scott, Bad Bunny, and The Weeknd, “K-Pop”

Bad Bunny joins two global stars for a stellar collaboration. Houston-based rapper Travis Scott enlisted the Puerto Rican superstar and The Weeknd for his new single “K-Pop.” Scott blends elements of Afrobeats, Brazilian funk, and pop music in the feel-good track. Scott, Bad Bunny, and The Weeknd trade verses about how they are ready to party in any place around the world. “Let’s go to Cayo Musha / I already texted the pilot,” Bad Bunny sings in Spanish. The genre-bending song will be included on Scott’s upcoming album Utopia, which will be released on July 28. He previously collaborated with Bad Bunny on Farruko’s “Krippy Kush” remix in 2017.

Chiquis and Snow Tha Product, “Ni Muerta”

Two Mexican-American powerhouses join forces for a fierce anthem. Chiquis teamed up with rapper Snow Tha Product for her new single “Ni Muerta.” In the perreo electrónico track, both women trade verses about rising above the haters and living their best lives. “Snow is awesome,” Chiquis told LATINA. “I’ve been wanting to work with her for a long time. I went on her podcast, we had a lot of fun. We both got really drunk and then we said, ‘Let’s make some music together.’ I had the perfect song.”

Young Miko, “Wiggy”

Young Miko channels a classic track in her new single “Wiggy.” The rising Puerto Rican star interpolated the 2002 hit “Aserejé” by Spanish group Las Ketchup in the funky track. Backed by freaky hip-hop beats, Young Miko spits slick rhymes about hitting the dance floor with a “mami” who has her full attention. “Wiggy is a fun and nostalgic song that captures the essence of a generation and a piece of myself, having grown up around hip-hop and diverse influences, from both English and Latin backgrounds,” she told LATINA. With her swaggering flow, Young Miko continues to make her mark in Latin rap and beyond.

Ángela Aguilar, “Piensa En Mí”

Ángela Aguilar is continuing to tease her upcoming album. The Mexican-American singer released her new single “Piensa En Mí.” Last Thursday, Aguilar co-hosted Premios Juventud and gave a breathtaking performance of her bolero. In the haunting ballad, she sings about longing for a person that she is madly in love with. “My new album is a homage to boleros,” Aguilar told LATINA. “It makes me so proud because we recorded it in Cuba. It was a very different experience for me.” Earlier this year, she strayed temporarily away from the regional Mexican music genre in “Invítame A Un Café,” a collaboration with Steve Aoki.

Manu Manzo, “Q Si Q No”

Manu Manzo is bringing soul to Latin music. The Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter released her debut album Luna En Geminis. Manzo proves that her sound can’t be limited to one genre. In the sultry “Q Si Q No,” she blends jazz and funk music with elements of reggaeton. Manzo goes full perreo in the sexy “Pegaito” alongside Dominican acts Maffio and Calacote. She also teams up with Cuban-Puerto Rican artist Sessi for their alluring collaboration “Sólo Tú.” “There’s a song for everything that’s happening in your life,” Manzo told LATINA. “If you’re scorned, happy, in love, or single, you’ll find something you can relate to.”

Mau y Ricky and La Joaqui, “Ex”

Mau y Ricky have compiled a special collection of songs for the Desgenerados Mixtape. The title of the Venezuelan brothers’ latest release is a reference to how they can’t be boxed into one genre. Mau y Ricky blend cumbia with elements of hyperpop in the flirty “Ex” featuring Argentine singer La Joaqui. The genre-bending mixtape also includes their previous hits like the regional Mexican music collaboration “Llorar y Llorar” with Carin León and the electronica-infused “No Puede Ser” featuring Eladio Carrión. “It includes songs that we had stored away for awhile, which are part of Mau y Ricky’s creative history,” Ricky Montaner said in his Instagram stories. “It’s a bridge that will take us to what’s coming next.”

Juan Duque, “Pa’ Terapia”

Juan Duque is a rising singer-songwriter from Medellín. The Colombian artist released his new single “Pa’ Terapia” for his “Tusa Colectiva,” or his “heartbroken crew.” In the emotional reggaeton track, Duque sings about being unlucky in love and trying to work his way through that funk. Every time his heart gets broken, he finds himself in therapy once again. Duque’s charm makes his love songs simply irresistible. “My music is characterized by having a romantic and fresh flow,” he told LATINA. “My lyrics describe the different stages of love, so my songs are ideal to dedicate to someone and to win them over.”

Lucas Villa is a freelance music contributor for LATINA. His work is also featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Teen Vogue, MTV News and W Magazine.