“Wacha” is a gamechanger in the careers of Duki and Khea, two of Argentina’s leading trap artists. Slang for “girl,” “Wacha” kicks off as a romantic piano ballad — and then, 48 seconds in, the beat transitions to a catchy cumbia, really setting the tone for the rest of the song — inspired by “cachengue” (Argentine slang for parties). In an innovative rollercoaster of melodies, Khea and Duki sing over cumbia, then trap, and even reggaetón. In the music video, directed by Facundo Ballve of Anestesia Audiovisual, the trap stars bring the “cachengue” to life — joined by a wave of famous Argentines, including pop-urban songstress Emilia Mernes. — J.R.
Eslabon Armado, Ulices Chaidez, “Te Encontré”
DEL Records’ Ulices Chaidez and Eslabon Armado dropped “Te Encontré (I Found You)” back in February, just in times for Valentine’s Day. Led by acoustic guitars, the regional Mexican ballad narrates the ultimate love story, where two strangers fall in love after multiple encounters in a coffee shop. “It was because of you that I found myself smiling over anything,” Chaidez sings. “And just like that my heartbeats increased overnight,” Eslabon’s Pedro Tovar adds. — G.F.
Gera MX, Christian Nodal “Botella Tras Botella”