The soaring popularity of Spanish language music on the radio

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Chilean artist Mon Laferte performing at KCRW. Credit: Christopher Ho.

Stations like Power 106, Real 92.3, and even KCRW are increasingly playing songs with Spanish lyrics and Latin artists.

KCRW DJ Raul Campos says throwing more artists like Bad Bunny, Mana, and Rosalia in his mixes is seamless.

“You can go from like a hip-hop song, to a reggaeton song, to a song from Rosalia, back to a hip-hop song… and it works,” Raul says.

KCRW named Rosalia our best new artist of 2018, and similarly, artists like Natalia Lafourcade and Mon Laferte can be heard regularly on KCRW.

Dive into some of the sounds that Raul and other KCRW DJs drop into their sets.