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Tuesday Reviewsday - new music from Ali Stone and Jorge Drexler




Recording artist Ali Stone
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If you don't have the time to keep up with the latest in new music, we've got the perfect solution for you: Tuesday Reviewsday.

Every week our music experts come in to talk about the best new tunes in one short segment. This week, Billboard's associate editor of Latin and Special Features, Justino Aguila join A Martinez with his picks.

Ali Stone

Album: Sexto Sentido (Sixth Sense)

Songs: “El Lado Oscuro” (The Dark Side) and "Asilo" (Asylum)

Alicia Gómez, known professionally as Ali Stone, is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and Columbian DJ recently named by Billboard as one of the five new artists to watch on 2016.

She now also adds her first full studio album to her resume, "Sexto Sentido." The album is a 12-track set, which illustrates her upbeat DJ chops and also her ability to belt out pop songs with universal appeal.

The song "El Lado Oscuro" have a strong pop-rock sound, but she presents an entirely different set of skills with the pop ballad, "Obsesión." 

Jorge Drexler

Album: Salvavidas de Hielo (Life Jackets of Ice)

Songs: "Salvavidas de Hielo" (feat. Natalia Lafourcade) and "Asilo" (Asylum) (feat. Mon Laferte)

Uruguayan singer/songwriter Jorge Drexler is perhaps best known for the song "Al Oro Lado del Rio," from the film, "Motorcycle Diaries," which won an Oscar for best original song in 2004 (presented by none other than Prince).

His latest album, "Salvavidas de Hielo," (Life Jackets of Ice) was recorded in Mexico City and Madrid and his latest production is a pop album, but also much more than that because here he offers a well conceived experimental album with that uses effects such as loops, beats and samples in the best possible way in addition to having the guitar be a big part of this album.

His song "Abracadabras" with Julieta Venegas is a sexy cool samba sound that works in the most endearing way. The title song "Salvavidas de Hielo" with Natalia Lafourcade is beautiful and "Asilo" with Chilean singer Mon Laferte is heartfelt and perfectly melancholic.