Ceci Bastida Drops Sizzling New Single ”Dale”

Ceci Bastida Drops Sizzling New Single ”Dale”

Tijuana born and L.A. based artist Ceci Bastida drops her newest single, ”Dale,” a danceable, power anthem that hypnotizes you with its mesmerizing beats while the lyrics shed light on the poignancy of community and progressive movement forward.

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Bold but not in-your-face, upbeat but not lightning fast, “Dale” pairs Caribbean inspired rhythms, looping choruses and dance music that ensnares you in its vivacious tone. Bastida delivers her lyrics with confidence and skill, sitting high above the melody as she plays with different styles and vocal sounds throughout her track.

Never shy about covering issues and topics important to her — and often reflective of her cultural background as well — Bastida’s new single is right on par with her previous work of thought provoking sentiments and themes that you can connect body and mind to.

Throughout the years, Bastida has been involved with and toured with several seminal punk and ska bands from the time she was 15 up until the embarkment of her solo career in 2006. Her music mixes electronica, rock, and hip-hop and touches on themes and current events from the rise in violence in the United States and in Mexico to modern novels and her stance on immigration. She is currently finishing her fourth album that includes ”Dale” on the track list.

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Along with her new single and upcoming album, Bastida also announced a new project, Punk in Translation: Latinx Origins, an 8-episode podcast hosted by the musician (presented by Fresh Produce Media and Audible), discussing the stories of formative Latinx artists and Latin music that has instrumental in the origins and evolution of punk, but is often overlooked by the mainstream and lacking in media recognition. It is the first podcast on Audible to be simultaneously published in English and Spanish and researchers, writers, and contributors to the series include: producer Nuria Net, veteran Latinx music journalist, founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Remezcla; Latinx music expert and Billboard journalist Judy Cantor-Navas, who recently consulted on Encanto; The New York Times Isabelia Herrera, and more.

Words: Patti Sanchez

For more on Ceci Bastida make sure to follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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