"Pero que Dios bendiga el SabHop, amen" - Sabino's Ying Yang.
None other than Mexico's Sabino, does a new era for SabHop come in the form of a brand new album, Yin. SabHop is a mixture of light, relaxing, and seductive music. It's the type of music you want to pump up to before going to the party and or the after party. The best thing about this sexy mix of genres is that you can't strictly categorize it as reggaeton or hip-hop or "typical" for the party scene.
Sabino has been in the music scene since 2012. Throughout that time, he released hit singles like "Me Puse Pedo", "Los Raros de la Clase", and. "Nueve Quince". That led to his rise in the Mexican music scene. Now fast forward to 2018, Sabino gifted us with more funny party anthems like "Ya le Bajo", "Los Enamorados", and "Jalo".
2019, Sabino blessed us with the eight-track list, Yin. This new vibe that Sabino has taken on this new album is so fun. I remember when I listened to "Los Enamorados" for the first time, I was like "Wow, this is totally giving me Santana vibes", but then I hear a song like "Tu" and I swear I feel pumped for the day.
Sabino not only has the ability to deliver musically, but lyrically too. I really takes craftsmanship to deliver such smart and funny lyrics that make so many references to pop culture. Not only that, but it is nostalgic. Just look at the video below for "Ying Yang", it has all the 80's kung fu vibes. Plus, it's so good. This album will have you hitting the repeat button.
Just take a peak of the Ying Yang lyrics below:
"Tocaron la de calle 13: Atrévete-te-te
Y me sentí bien Molotov: Mátate Teté
También pusieron a J Balvin, men
Pero que Dios bendiga el SabHop, amen"
Those four lines really sum up the reference master that Sabino is. The best part is that it is fun to sing and dance along to.
If you want to have fun listening to this album like I did, the album is now available on all digital platforms. Check out some links below:
On Friday, opening up The Night Running Tour was none other than L.A. based rock-band, Starcrawler. For those of you who don't know, it is fronted by Arrow de Wilde, who is truly an embodiment of "rock n' roll", Henri Cash (guitar), Tim Franco (bass), and Austin Smith (drums).
As soon as she took the stage, she had all eyes on her. For people that have seen Starcrawler before, they know about Arrow's rock antics while first timers are like "what is going on?" At one point a concert-goer turned to me and asked, "does she always do the blood thing?" "You, know, its kind of her thing", I replied. As someone that has seen Starcrawler before, watching them is always a treat. It's so refreshing to see a band like them in today's music world. It was also nice to see that the lamb on the speaker still follows them on tour.
The band really got the crowd started for what was an incredible night. They played their hits: "Pet Cemetery", "Chicken Woman", "I Love LA" and more. For such a young band, they truly seem like they have been in the "game" for years. It's fantastic to see how much Henri and Arrow play off of each other's energy and truly make the audiences engage whether they are familiar with their music or not. The set was so good, that it felt so short.
If you are reading this and haven't listened to them, I really recommend that you check them out. Links are:
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