Welcome to LATINA’s weekly roundup of the best new music. This week’s list includes Denise Rosenthal’s duet with Danna Paola, the return of Gloria Trevi, and Vikina’s EDM collaboration with Deorro.
Also on the list: Emilia’s ode to her father, Boza’s sensual collaboration with Kenia Os, and Sebastián Yatra’s summer anthem with Manuel Turizo and Beéle. Plus, Steve Aoki and Ángela Aguilar revisit a Rocío Dúrcal classic and Lyanno serenades his female listeners.
Denise Rosenthal and Danna Paola, “Sugar Mami”
Denise Rosenthal has regrouped with Danna Paola for an epic collaboration. The Chilean singer previously teamed up with Paola for the song “Santería” by Lola Índigo. Now Rosenthal comes through with another girl power anthem alongside Paola. She joins forces with the Mexican pop star for her new single “Sugar Mami.” The hyperpop song was produced by hit-maker JonTheProducer. Rosenthal and Paola trade verses about being successful and making their own money without the support of a man. “Your favorite divas have dropped a bomb song,” Rosenthal wrote on Instagram about their bubbly collaboration. “Thank you my pop queen Danna Paola for giving this song all of your magic!”
Gloria Trevi, “Medusa”
Gloria Trevi has left Universal Music Latino to launch her own record label. “Medusa” is the Mexican pop icon’s first single on Great Talent Records. Trevi shines a new light on the mythological figure. “A friend who was with me took me into a deep dive through the history of the character, and along with all those at the studio, together we started researching the Greek mythology legend. I was surprised to feel so identified with her,” she said in a statement. Trevi channels Medusa’s rage into a fierce dance track that also includes the sounds of a rattlesnake. As an independent artist, she remains resilient and ready to strike with another hit.
Vikina and Deorro, “Bambole”
Vikina is proudly representing Latinas in the electronic music scene. The Miami native of Cuban and Ecuadorian descent teamed up with Mexican-American DJ Deorro for her new single “Bambole.” The stunning club banger gives house music a Latin makeover courtesy of Vikina’s alluring vocals. “‘Bambole’ is a song that encourages people to embrace their roots and live life to the fullest,” she tells LATINA. The music video shows Vikina and Deorreo performing the song together at the club E11EVEN in Miami. “We wanted to capture the essence of a fun girls’ night out, celebrating friendship, freedom, and the joy of being together,” she adds.
Emilia celebrated Father’s Day with her new single “Guerrero.mp3.” The Argentine pop star dedicated the heartfelt ballad to her dad’s battle against cancer. Backed by a piano, Emilia’s voice soars as she sings about the strength that she draws from her father who she considers to be a warrior. “Thank you to my dad for inspiring me everyday, for being the strongest person I know, my warrior,” she wrote on Instagram about the song. “I admire you for fighting like no one in this life and winning your battle. I hope this song accompanies and heals the hearts of all the people who are going through a war. I love you.”
Boza and Kenia Os, “Ocean”
Boza unleashes his alter-ego “Sea Wolf” in his new album Sin Sol. The rising Panamanian star branches out into new genres across the 13-track LP. Boza embraces elements of electronica in the dreamy “Atrapado” and tropical “Sin Waze.” He uniquely blends Afrobeats with reggaeton in the sensual “Ocean” featuring Mexican pop star Kenia Os. They trade verses about turning up the heat in a relationship at the beach. Boza’s soulful voice ties all the songs together on his feel-good album. “For me, it’s an honor to be Panamanian and hopefully the Panamanian people feel proud of what I’m doing,” Boza told LATINA last year. “It’s very satisfying to represent your country’s flag around the world. I’m enjoying it so much.”
Steve Aoki and Ángela Aguilar, “Invítame A Un Café”
Ángela Aguilar is revisiting a classic song by Rocío Dúrcal with world famous DJ Steve Aoki. Aoki re-imagines Dúrcal’s eighties hit “La Gata Bajo La Lluvia” as “Invítame A Un Café.” Mexican-American singer Aguilar delivers a powerful performance of the heartbreaking lyrics that were once sung by Dúrcal. Aoki transforms the Spanish ballad into a euphoric dance track with his house music beats. With help of Aoki, Aguilar breathes new life into this beloved song by the late Spanish icon. Aoki has another collaboration on the way soon with Danna Paola. He has previously worked with Latin music acts like Natanael Cano, CNCO, and Maluma.
Lyanno, “Tu La Tienes”
Lyanno is a rising star to watch out for in reggaeton. The Puerto Rican singer has scored numerous hits alongside his close friend Rauw Alejandro such as “Lokera.” Now Lyanno is shining solo with his new single “Tu La Tienes.” In the freaky reggaeton romp with an R&B twist, he uses his sultry vocals to serenade a woman that has captured his attention. Lyanno shows off the sexy side of perreo. “Without losing my essence, I’m going to keep trying to evolve what my sound is,” he told LATINA about his next album. “I’m going to release an EP before that album with that flow of R&B that a lot of people like.”
Sebastián Yatra, Manuel Turizo, and Beéle
As summer approaches, Sebastián Yatra has the perfect song for the season. The Colombian heartthrob teamed up with his compatriots Manuel Turizo and Beéle for his smash hit “Vagabundo.” In the merengue-infused bop, Yatra sings with Turizo and Beéle about two people that are having a hard time getting over each other. “I hope this song brings you a lot of joy,” he wrote on Instagram. “It had been too long since I released a party song and this definitely had to be it.” The trio of Colombian artists get caught up in some trouble in the wild music video for “Vagabundo.”
LATINA’s New Music Picks are published every Monday.
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.