If you haven’t noticed as of late Latin music has taken over the globe with artists like Luis Fonsi topping charts around the globe and the boy band CNCO breaking waves across Europe. However no artist has created such a unique sound from the genre like the Chula Vista, California, based artist Jackie Mendoza has and you won’t hear anything like her anywhere else in the world, and that’s a fact.

The first track we heard De Lejos had a minimalistic Latin inspired production that helps enhance the track with the gentle ukulele chords clashing with the sonic soundscape to create this beautifully jarring juxtaposition that is a joy to hear. She later came out with Seahorse, a minimalistic track with a production that is inspired by how the animal swims/moves, sporadic and free-flowing that offers this atmospheric dream-like feeling that almost makes you feel like you’re underwater.

Jackie Mendoza is one of the most fascinatingly brilliant artists to come around in recent times, she is just so incredibly interesting it’s hard not to fall in love with her music. I can see her music getting even better in 2020 and I fully look forward to it.

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