‘Cali­ente En El Frio’ see’s fast rising tal­ent Hendrix Har­ris link up with two of Cuba’s most excit­ing and bound­ary push­ing artists. Fol­low­ing on from the release of his debut EP “Fal­con” earli­er this year, Hendrix enlists Cuban super­star Cim­afunk, who Bill­board described as “Cuba’s 2018 rev­el­a­tion of the year”, along­side rising Lat­in rap­per Bar­baro ‘El Urb­ano’ Var­gas.

Com­bin­ing the influ­ences of all three artists, the new single leans on bold trap ele­ments, lif­ted with a soul­ful edge. Har­ris’ dis­tinctly rich vocals meet­ing Barbaro’s raw grit and Cimafunk’s blen­ded fla­vour tying it all togeth­er; each artist drops gems, speak­ing to vivid real­it­ies and a unique Carib­bean iden­tity in their very own way. Link­ing up in La Habana for the new video, as they tread the streets and show love to the loc­als of Mari­anao, “Cali­ente En El Frio” is a cel­eb­ra­tion of all things real in Cuba and the beauty that lies with­in it.

Hav­ing spent time there him­self and hav­ing expressed an appre­ci­ation for Cuban music and cul­ture with pre­vi­ous singles, Hendrix co-signs the cul­ture on this track with the help of two of Cuba’s finest artists.

Acclaimed by the likes of Rolling Stone, Bill­board and The New York Times, free-form, multi-dis­cip­lin­ary artist Cim­afunk has set both the Lat­in and wider world alight with his power­ful mix of funk filled Cuban music and Afric­an rhythms — which is cur­rently revo­lu­tion­iz­ing the island’s music scene.

Fore­run­ner of the ‘La Cueva’ rap col­lect­ive, Bar­baro ‘El Urb­ano’ Var­gas has brought life into the Lat­in con­scious rap scene, with his punchy flow and sharp lyr­ics gar­ner­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of You­Tube views with every new drop, includ­ing “Lumbre Bajo Cero” (over 730k views) and “Urb­anos / Güan” (over 500k views).

Hendrix Har­ris has repeatedly proven that he is an innov­at­ive and eclect­ic soul that defies bound­ar­ies, and he’s now let­ting loose with a new offer­ing between three acts that speaks to col­lab­or­a­tion bey­ond bor­ders. Carving out a com­pel­ling tra­ject­ory, Har­ris con­tin­ues to lay the neces­sary found­a­tions for a truly game chan­ging 2020.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.