Viva Friday: Best Music Picks Of the Week by Pedro Capo, J Balvin, and More


TGIF! We're celebrating the top of the week with Viva Friday!, a compilation of the most effective new songs, albums, and movies advisable by the Billboard Latin editors.

This week on the playlist, we have now some scorching collaborations and some new names to maintain in your radar. Check it out beneath.

Sky, Sebastian Yatra, Zion & Lennox – “Aqui Estare”

Music producers are identified for being the mastermind behind nice songs, however much less so for being within the forefront. Not this time; Sky Rompiendo, the person who produced nice hits similar to J Balvin’s “Safari” that includes Pharrell, has dropped a brand new track in collaboration with Sebastian Yatra and Zion & Lennox. “Aqui Estare” reveals how the three city acts make the proper mixture. Check out the video directed by Mike Ho beneath. — JESSICA ROIZ

Pedro Capó, Farruko – "Calma (Remix)"

For their first collaboration, Pedro Capó meets Farruko on the coasts of Piñones and Luquillo in Puerto Rico. “Calma (Remix)" is a reggae-infused track that organically meshes Capo’s pop aptitude with Farruko’s city pulses. The music video for the track, which was directed by Joaquin Cambre, is an invite for disconnection; a delicate request to flee from the vortex of labor. The solar, the Caribbean sea, and its seashores are the antidote for bleakness. — PAMELA BUSTIOS

Lalo Ebratt, J Balvin, Trapical – “Mocca”

There’s a brand new video on the town that’s giving us main “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” vibes. But earlier than you proceed to observe it (beneath), meet Lalo Ebratt, a brand new identify within the Latin city trade that you simply would possibly need to hold in your radar. The Colombian artist simply dropped the remix of his debut single “Mocca,” that includes none apart from J Balvin — not too shabby! “Mocca” is a sensual hip-hop/city monitor and its music video lives as much as its title and attractive rhythms. – J.R.

El Bloque Depresivo – “Continentales

Bloque Depresivo, the identify for Chilean singer Macha’s new venture dedicated to poetic pop ballads and boleros, got here out of the dwell reveals of his different band, the favored various cumbia outfit Chico Trujillo. During these reveals, Chico Trújillo’s characteristically slamming occasion music is often tempered with a set of sluggish, “miserable” songs to relax out viewers members and provides them a breather from the dance ground insanity. It seems the music was too good to serve solely as an intermission. Bloque Depresivo’s debut album, which features a cowl of José José’s “La Nave del Olvido” and collaborations with artists similar to Alvaro Henriquez of Los Tres, will probably be launched Oct. 18 on Brooklyn’s Barbés Records. The single “Continentales” offers a preview of the feel-good, anytime vibe we are able to anticipate; Macha’s Southern Cone romanticism has already received us over. And should you assume that you simply want extra for a compelling video than a hubcap and a inexperienced display, assume once more. – JUDY CANTOR-NAVAS

Malu Trevejo, Gente de Zona – “Nadie Como Yo”

Malu Trevejo presents her most private single but, titled “Nadie Como Yo” with Gente de Zona. According to an announcement from Malu, the bilingual catchy track is “devoted to her legion of greater than eight million loyal social media followers from all over the world who’ve watched her effortlessly push boundaries and transcend genres and cultures.” Check out the enjoyable rumba beneath! – J.R.