by Viridiana Marin Marin
The queen of Tejano music is back with Moonchild Mixes, a new album of unreleased tracks that she made when she was a teenager.
For all of us that grew up in Mexico in the 90s, this album contains memorables sounds that gonna make us travel back in time. Selena Quintanilla had a fiery on-stage presence unique, she was one of the most important Latin singers with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide.
Credited for turning Tejano or Tex-Mex music into a famous music genre, Selena Quintanilla was one of the best-selling Latin artist of the 1990s. Selena started her music career as part of the band “Selena y Los Dinos”, her album ‘Live’ won the Grammy for Best Mexican/American Album in 1994. As a woman in male-dominated industry, she was able to contribute to a rise in Latin music popularity across the United States.
The legacy of Selena Quintanilla is very important for latinos and far beyond, her music continues to smash records and break barriers even 27 years of her tragic death in 1995. Selena’s brother A.B Quintanilla modernized the 13 songs included in this new album that she recorded when she was just a teenager using computer manipulation, he was able to make her voice more mature, so she sounds as we remember her just right before she passed away.
“Everything was recorded on vinyl. So we had to kind of fuse the old school ways with the new school ways. Clean Selena’s vocals, put them on timing. And then we also pitched her vocal down just a hair to make her sound a little bit more mature” explained A.B. to ABC News.
The Quintanilla’s family and Warner Music Latina releasing today this album of cumbias and ballads that is already available on all digital platforms as well as in physical CD format. Listen to it below and tell us which one is your favorite?
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