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More Taino Than Ever


No signs of stopping or slowing down. Whitest Taino Alive‘s self-titled EP is here. Our boys at Remezcla and Noisey have already shown much love, and all that’s left to say is… well, what else can we add? Cop it while you can, already on iTunes, Spotify and your favorite online music retailers.

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The Taino Gets Reinterpreted – DJLC Remixed

The boys have certainly stirred up the situation in the last few months. It only made sense to shine a light on how other talented producers can interpret the hustle. A Latin American beatmaking all-star collation, Donde Jugaran Los Cueros? Remixes features 7 tracks from producers hailing from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile, covering grooves from modern funk to mambo, trap to deep tech.

Ahead of Taino’s next EP, coming out soon, take a minute to appreciate how the friends of the fam put their touch on choperia fina.

01. Burlao (Freaky Philip Remix)
02. Cloudy Quisqueya (Sociedad Airport Remix)
03. Mi Bandera (Babyfunk Remix)
04. La Resaca (Raido Remix)
05. Hookiao (Dirk Largo Remix)
06. Burlao (Marvin Marlyn Remix)
07. Selena (Yelram Selecta Remix)

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Maeloo’s Got your Summer Groove Needs Covered


We’re more than proud to finally bring you an EP of tunes curated over the span of a couple of years from a talent that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. You’ve heard him as XK right here on Stereoptico before, but this time you’ll get to hear what his alter-ego Maeloo sounds like.

An urban flow with some seriously smooth grooves, ‘ネオンの夢 (Neon Dreams)’ is  a release  you definitely should not hesitate to check out.

Cop a free download while you still can.

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Feeling Hot? It’s About to Get Hotter


We’re keeping busy with a new drop, and keeping it South American. Following up our last joint by way of Ecuador, we are proud as ever to present the Chilean modern-funk wizard Marvin Marlyn putting his own spin on the jersey sound with his new EP, “Feeling Hot”. 4 tunes of of shiny, glossy textures, heavy grooves and big bass. Just a taste of what the young artist has in store for 2015, so make sure to check him out if you haven’t already.

Grab a free download while you still can.

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Enter 2015: Karhu’s Debut EP is Here


2015 is in full swing, so it’s about time we made another move. A few days ago we let you know about Karhu, a melding pot of juxtaposed influences. Latin America meets the UK, organic meets synthetic, sound designer meets producer. Without further ado, here is his debut release, Folie à Deux.

This will be hitting stores very soon, so grab a free download from here to then.

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We’re Proud to Welcome Another Member to the Family


We’re proud to announce the extension of our family with the debut EP for Karhu! Check out his track Folie à Deux, ahead of his EP release next week.

Karhu is the new project for Ecuadorian-born, London-based sound artist and engineer who’d focused the majority of his career on rock music. Folie à Deux is his first official foray into experimental electronic sounds, mixing together his experiences and background and his new experiments with synthesizers, tape machines and field recordings. Keep your eyes peeled for more from this promising producer, and enjoy the title track of the EP until the release next week.

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Playgrounds & Leathers: Whitest Taino Alive’s Debut Album is HERE


It’s been a long time coming and we are more than proud to finally bring you…

¿Donde Jugarán Los Cueros?

The debut album from the tropical trap trio, Whitest Taino Alive. Following up their debut EP, Choperia Fina, the guys have been hard at work putting together this 12 track collection of pure Dominican flow, mamajuana and relentless beats. Dominicanye West joins Jon Blon Jovi alongside our main boy Cohoba as they rock out with the leathers.

Shout out to Remezcla for showing some love and educating you on the finer points of tigueraje. This is not one to be missed.

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Urban Education with Remezcla and Whitest Taino Alive


In anticipation and celebration, the good folks at Remezcla don’t forget the importance of education. How fluent is your Dominicano? Whitest Taino Alive’s debut album is but a few moments away from release, and Remezcla wants to make sure your slang is up to scratch. Soon they will be posting the exclusive, but in the meantime, they’ve decided to help you out with 10 words you need to know to get through the listening experience as more than a spectator, but a connoisseur. Be sure to check that out HERE, and keep your eyes peeled in the next 24 hours for some of the nastiest joints Caonabo has ever heard.

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Cohoba Gets Chromatic


Finally. We went a bit past our word to drop this a few weeks back, but you can’t rush quality. We wanted to make sure the new heat coming from Cohoba sounded JUST RIGHT before we brought it to you. Big ups to the Red Bull Music Academy for premiering “I Just” off this new release on their SoundCloud, as well as Sebastian Cabrera and Suiche Machete for their excellent work on visuals for “Know 1″ and “Wings” respectively. What more can we say? It’s here. Cop it, play it, jam to it.

One more thing. Our beats are free, for your enjoyment, but if you’d like to give back, you can pay us with a tweet of Facebook post, we’ve added a convenient little button right under the download. Every bit you do to help the word get out there is much appreciated.

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Cohoba – Wings (Official Video)

Here’s the official video for “Wings”, another upcoming tune from Cohoba’s yet unreleased EP, dropping in a few days. Shout outs to Suiche Machete for the beautiful work.

Produced by Suiche Machete
Directed and Edited by Marcos Cordova
DP Jaime Guerra
VFX by Erwin Jimenes / Rony Avila

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