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Tomasa del Real: Neoperreo Essentials

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60 minsFirst aired 23 Oct 2018Next Headphone Highlights Today at 10:00am ESTLeer esto en español
Maxwell Schiano

The Chilean reggaeton provocateur presents the bedroom ballads and club cuts that shaped her signature sound and helped her rapid rise.

Born Valeria Cisternas, Tomasa del Real is the pioneer of reggaeton’s punkish, feminist offshoot, neoperreo. Dominating the internet with her sexually explicit rhymes and her no-fucks-given attitude, the Chilean DJ, producer, vocalist and tattoo artist is quickly coming for global domination. La reina del neoperreo selects songs that have shaped her groundbreaking sound and lent inspiration during her rapid rise, including Colombian-American pop manipulator Kali Uchis’ “Nuestro Planeta” (with Reykon) and Puerto Rican rap renaissance man Tony Touch and PR reggaeton duo Plan B’s “Dejame Hablarte.”

Credits:

Interview by Harley Brown
Engineered by Oswaldo Terrones
Produced by Carmen Hofmann

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