Pan Caliente celebrates its 6th year this November, as a mainstay feature of KCRW! A big thank you to all who have come along with us on this ride.
Since our union with KCRW in 2013, our musical taste has grown tremendously. It started out with a clear focus of profiling artists from Spain and Latin America, who were producing great music in Spanish. But it has since grown and expanded to include spotlighting great bilingual collaborations, bands of Latin American origin that sing only in English and artists in the Urbano genre here in the US. It’s been motivating to say the least to see such growth in our coverage.
This week for example, we are premiering a video from an LA-bred artist, who sings in English, and just recently released her EP Ashes In A Vase on Mad Decent (not a label we would typically cover). But the music is so good, it can’t be denied!
“In Whose Image” is the new video from 22-year old singer/songwriter & producer, August Eve. It incorporates a 1970s visual aesthetic and glam, against the masterfully produced neo-soul single. On the track, August Eve explores the theme of coercion and manipulation, with the subtly addictive chorus reassuring 'Nothing's gonna hurt you baby.’
Here’s August Eve on the track: “it’s about feeling like the people closest to you are emotionally unreachable and the expectations we have on them."
With a song like this… you might be able to reach them better.