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Tacho’s Sabado Playlist

A few new tunes have dropped this week and recently. Check ’em out.

El Tiempo f/ Juan P. Moreno – Quiereme. The first time I heard of Juan P., he was doing vocals and bajo sexto for Los Chamacos de Jaime de Anda on the Johnny Canales Show’s Sea World concert series. So, when he went solo, I kept following him because few had this ability to rock-out on a bajo while playing traditional conjunto music. No surprise when I heard that prolific Tex-Mex drummer Aaron Holler and producer Jullz Johnson got together with next-gen players, such as bajo player Stevie Ray Vavages, acordeonista Lalo Morales, and bassist Pete Gutierrez to record a new single with Moreno on vocals. This hard-core version re-lives some memories with some amazing musical abilities from all participating. I’m loving it.

Vargas – De La Garza – Don’t Let No One Get You Down. When David de la Garza isn’t busy touring with La Mafia, he is doing the local circuit as a soloist. And when Andy Vargas isn’t on the road with Santana, he comes down to Houston to work with de la Garza. Together, they have given us this new take on a WAR classic. The combination of smooth vocals and amazing musical abilities put this one on my radar. Give it a listen.

Mike Gonzalez & Iconiczz – Me Esta Doliendo Su Ausencia. Mike Gonzalez, the son of the late Tejano icon, Jimmy Gonzalez, dropped an album recently, and this tune caught my ear. I recall first hearing it by Arturo Montes y Ternura back in the 80s, but I’m really diggin’ this take. The entire album has the legacy sound of the Jimmy-led Mazz, while Alex Basulto provides the vocals. Our friends at Tejano Nation have more on the album.

Updating The Playlist

More new music came on my radar this last week. Go find it on your platform, buy it, download it, and enjoy a nice drive or some patio-sitting while staying safe at home.

Jaime de Anda y Los Furiosos – JDA teamed up with Grammy-winning producer AB Quintanilla, III to unleash a hard-core conjunto tune, Vete A Volar. I was particularly excited about this tune when I saw drummer Aaron Holler working on this tune in his studio knowing that it would be a hard-driving, heavily drummed hit. The band that backs de Anda was also christened, Los Furiosos. And the name matches the musical style. The tune itself is a brush-off song that could be dedicated to a failed love, or even former bandmates. Enjoy it!

Tortilla Factory f/ Lia G – The legendary Tortilla Factory continues to produce good quality stuff and Enseñame featuring Lia G on vocals caught my attention. A powerful horn section backs up some strong vocals by Lia Gallardo, a Cubana, on this ranchera produced by Gabe Zavala. Check it out. According to Tejano Nation, this tune is taking over the charts in Mexico. Read TNs post to find out more about Tortilla Factory.

Mike Gonzalez and Iconiczz – Also known as Jimmy Gonzalez’s son and drummer, Mike Gonzalez has set off to produce some new music with a band whose name pays tribute to his iconic dad. Si Me Tenias sounds like something Jimmy G would produce for himself, so, the apple doesn’t seem to fall far from the tree. I don’t know who the vocalist is, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon as this tune gains popularity.