natanael cano is a 19-year-old kid who totally revitalized regional mexican music as a commercial force by merging traditional sounds with hip-hop elements, a style he calls corridos tumbados (trap corridos). reminds me a bit of rosalia's flamenco pop in concept (obv not in the way it sounds). it's a pretty thrilling combo, tho since these songs are story-driven corridos, i'm sure i'm missing a lot about what makes it special as a non-spanish speaker. it helps that nata has a spectacular voice and great taste in guitar licks.
inspired to post the thread by this article about the corrido revival in the l.a. times: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2021-05-20/rancho-humilde-natanael-cano-trap-corridos-regional-mexican?fbclid=IwAR0JF_0umqOJCu6i6uZo0cgOFWMqKy4-6PcGuBhaF4pIvHB_7K-JNYgcgs8
this was the breakout hit:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh9ymx2bPjA
the bad bunny remix that helped him reach a bigger audiencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-njVpIGri3M
his songs on his 2020 EP 'trap tumbado' bring in elements of trap music. this is the one that is the least subtle combo of sounds. it's silly, but it kinda works.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP5chza_C60
this one is a more seamless blend, and it's prob my fav song of hishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt2ciMcWsMs
― the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Thursday, 20 May 2021 23:34 (two years ago) link
Nice. Cano sometimes sounds like he’s got that same relaxed flow as Bad Bunny. No wonder Bunny is on a remix.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 21 May 2021 04:09 (two years ago) link
cano dropped his second album of 2021 on 5/28 (dude dropped 4 albums in 2020, he's on a tear) and the opening track "diamantes" is just a wild combination of sounds
― the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 23:46 (one year ago) link
really digging the new song. a new album that looks like it will lean more tumbado than corrido is coming next week.
― in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Thursday, 31 March 2022 19:08 (one year ago) link
whoa i love that
― the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Thursday, 31 March 2022 19:15 (one year ago) link
yeah, this is one of my fav things he's done
― in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Thursday, 31 March 2022 19:37 (one year ago) link
speaking of corridos, not necessarily tumbados, but this ballad from regional mexican group yahritza y su esencia debuted at #20 on the hot 100 last week after a tiktok-fueled rise. beautiful song, imo.
― in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Monday, 11 April 2022 21:48 (one year ago) link
checked out the nata album (natakong), and unsurprisingly like the corridos a bit more than the trap songs. the "de a de veras" is still the storngest combo of the two, but i really like some of the ones on the back end, like the below.
― in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Thursday, 21 April 2022 13:42 (one year ago) link
stumbled upon grupo diez 4tro recently, love the guy's voice, and the guitarist can fuckin shred!
― in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 6 July 2022 21:54 (ten months ago) link
remezcla list of corridos is fascinating: https://remezcla.com/lists/music/10-best-corridos-regional-songs-of-2022/
they're getting much more heart-throbby and teen-friendly (helps that most of the people making this music are young as hell!)
― comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Thursday, 15 December 2022 21:07 (five months ago) link
that could also be what remezcal elects to cover no?
― xheugy eddy (D-40), Thursday, 22 December 2022 16:37 (five months ago) link
for sure. this list in particular seems like it's skimming from some of the most popular regional mexican songs of the year, and it would make sense that the kinds of corridos to find wider audiences are ones that borrow elements from other genres.
though the (excellent) yahritza song is fully acoustic
― comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Thursday, 22 December 2022 16:47 (five months ago) link
that junior h album is really nice
― lets hear some blues on those synths (brimstead), Thursday, 22 December 2022 17:08 (five months ago) link
(Mainly acoustic, no trap)
mexican rapper/singer peso pluma has 5 songs in the billboard hot 100 right now, including "prc" with nata and "ella baila solo," which is all the way up to #17, passing "soy el unico" as the top charting regional mexican song of all time.
kind of wild how fast the style is rising. as of jan 4 (according to this billboard article) there had been 7 regional mexican songs to chart in the hot 100 ever. there are 9 regional songs on the hot 100 just this week
― ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 11 April 2023 15:24 (one month ago) link
Regional Mexican has been around for awhile, interesting it's now getting its crossover to a larger market
There's a Rolling Banda ,regional Mexican thread also
OK, I'LL start it: Rolling Banda/Duranguense/Narcocorrido/Flashy Matching Suits Regional Mexican Thread
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 24 May 2023 02:27 (one week ago) link
Peso Pluma has a big US tour coming, has been on Fallon, and doesn't want to talk about narco-corridos
― curmudgeon, Friday, 26 May 2023 18:26 (one week ago) link