Vol 180 - Motel Panamérika

Recorded in Mexico City Mexico

  • electronic
  • indie
  • latin
  • Show

    A lovely day is nigh, and what better way to celebrate it than locking up with your significant other in a motel room! So grab on to this horny and sweet selection of tunes for a night of latino passion, starting with the street savvy songs by Los Rakas, Bixiga 70, and DJ Beware with MC Gringo. Then the romance strikes the dancefloor with DJ MKC and Los Embajadores, to follow in the key of punk with Dolores and the experimental atmospheric heartiness of Venezuela’s Algodón Egipcio and Argentina’s Sexteto Irreal, with their ode to a psychotropic woman. At the end of it all, we get softy-plushy, with nostalgic tunes by some gentlemen from the past. Enjoy the crooner anthems by Daniel Santos and Leonardo Favio, and the choral kitschyness by Los Piccolinos. There’s a few sighs at the end, waving goodbye (and waiting for an new rendezvous) with an instrumental version of the hispanic 80s diva, María Conchita Alonso by Juan Torres Y Su Órgano Melódico. And, yes, the ever corny Ray Conniff with the most covered latin standard, Bésame Mucho. Welcome to this honey-dripping week: stay the night at Motel Panamérika.


    Mexico City Mexico

    RBMA’s window to Latin America’s vital music scene and its protagonists.

    Panamérika is a weekly one-hour radio show and a news portal produced in Mexico City. The longest-running radio show on Red Bull Music Academy Radio shares the most outstanding music from upcoming global Hispanic scenes, through radio, web and special concerts. Presented by host Jorge Medina, this award-winning show not only takes the pulse of Latin American music round the world, but also provides a platform for cultural unity. Panamerika: modern cuts from Latin America.