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Camileazy

Download: Camileazy’s “Se Fue”

Camileazy curves a trifling lover with mutant merengue on upcoming album’s first single.

Camileazy has been making his mark on Chilean hip-hop for a minute now. As one half of the group Zonora Point, he and partner Jamez Manuel put out a series of hits, many focusing on la vida cotidiana – partying with friends and odes to the fairer sex, like 2010’s “Huachita Rica,” which Zonora collaborator Douster built with micro samples from Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock’s “It Takes Two.”

The two have since started focusing on solo projects, though they link on the regular for appearances. They continue to deliver solid streams of the blend of hip-hop, trap, and reggaeton that have gotten them in trouble with purists.

Camileazy, for one, is untroubled about such criticism. “Being so strict [about musical genres] makes it difficult to move away from where you’re at,” he said in a 2015 interview with Noisey Mexico. “Music isn’t a dogma or anything like that, it’s an instrument to be able to distract yourself, have fun, play, dance.”

Santiago producer Eterdrink gives “Se Fue” a more upbeat feel than Prince of Persa 2, Camileazy’s trap-tinged release from earlier this year. A delicate, mutant merengue típico loop brings to mind a man dancing through the space left by a trifling lover. Camileazy even manages to drop some legendary bars for all the quisqueyanos out there: “Me como su toto como si fuera el pan.” The matter-of-fact, sing-song chorus was released with the help of power team of NWLA and trap label Fiebre41, who have been responsible for a host of new singles from the Chilean hip-hop hornet’s nest, including Young Cister’s moody breakup anthem “Donde Estás.”

“Se Fue” will appear on Camileazy’s upcoming album Alone, set to drop on NWLA.

[Review via Remezc.la]

Daniel Klauser's New Weird Latin American Mixtape

DOWNLOAD: Daniel Klauser’s New Weird Latin American Mixtape

En este sitio no es nada nuevo eso de los mixtapes. Hemos conseguido para ustedes de todo, desde hip hop stoner, reggaeton, merengue, punk latino, tuki bass y house, hasta R&B para bailar pegadito. You name it. Es por esto que a partir de este año decidimos continuar, pero ahora con más amor y esfuerzos de parte de sus creadores y la familia NWLA.

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Descarga: “Lobas” de Jamez Manuel

Cuando conocimos oficialmente a Jamez Manuel del grupo de hip hop chileno, Zonora Point, fue mientras comíamos mariscos estilo Baja junto con Paul Marmota, otro chileno que radica en México, y sin saber mucho sobre Jamez —más allá de lo que ya habíamos visto en su teaser de NAAFI—, nos quedó claro al instante una cosa: El weon es un tipazo.

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Download: Nu-Romantics Vol. II

Poco tiempo después de haber lanzado NWLA, a principios del 2011, como carta de presentación nos dimos a la tarea de armar una recopilación dedicada al “amor y otros malviajes” en la que reunimos a varios talentos emergentes junto con otros más reconocidos ya desde aquellas fechas.

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Listen/Buy: Jamez Manuel’s “Future vs Classic”

In NWLA and Fiebre 41’s moody mini-documentary, Chilean rapper Jamez Manuel takes the viewer on a walk through a stormy Santiago.