BMI to Host 'SONIDOS NYC' at Latin Alternative Music Conference

WHO: BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.), will present the “Sonidos NYC” showcase to kick off the 23rd annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), featuring performances by Audioiko, Neysa Blay, Randy Class, Ana Mancebo and Reyna.

WHAT: The “Sonidos NYC” showcase will feature some of the most diverse and promising musicians in Latin music today. Attendees will enjoy a night of unique flamenco, soul and R&B inspired sounds by Spanish singer/songwriter Ana Mancebo, captivating beats from Paraguayan-born DJ, producer and composer, Audioiko, alternative indie rock songs by Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Neysa Blay, rhythmic dance tracks by New York native Randy Class, and 80s-inspired electro-pop music by Milwaukee-based duo Reyna

Tuesday, July 5, 2022, the showcase starts at 8:00 p.m.

85 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

The showcase is open to LAMC badge holders only. Attendees must be 21 years of age with a valid ID. Media interested in attending and covering the showcase must contact Beatriz Aguilar, [email protected]

About The Performers:

Audioiko is a Paraguay-born DJ, producer, and composer who started making music in 2013. He rose to prominence in his home country with three #1 songs, "I Feel Good," "Good Night," and "Maybe," and eventually became a staple act on the Paraguayan festival circuit. In 2016, Audioiko won a contest that led to his song "Summer Nights" being featured in a campaign for Miller Genuine Draft, and later released a remix of the song "Disfruto" by Mexican singer/songwriter, Carla Morrison. The song became a hit and now has over 130 million worldwide streams across platforms in addition to being the official track of the top-rated Telecinco show, La isla de las temptaciones. Audioko's "Disfruto" remix entered the worldwide top 50 on Spotify, Apple Music, and Shazam and also landed on prominent playlists including Mint Latin, Viral Latino, and more. In 2021, he started a radio show called Radioiko and became the #1 most-streamed Paraguayan artist in the world. His most recent release, "PORQUE TE VAS" featuring Redemm and Arely Vega, is out now.

Neysa Blay is an alternative singer/songwriter with an irreverent attitude and a discography of songs influenced by female rockers like Julieta Venegas, Shakira, Ely Guerra, PJ Harvey, and Alanis Morissette. Originally from Puerto Rico, she debuted on the indie scene in 2018 with her melodic pop single, "Ojos de Diamante," and in 2019, was chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the International Song Festival with "Ya no pienses más." Her first EP, Destrúyeme, led to a tour that took her to Argentina, Mexico, New York, and LA, and a cut from the project landed on the Univision network. Blay is currently in Mexico City finishing her debut album, Nada es suficiente, with producer Felipe Caballos.

Randy Class is a New York native born in the Dominican Republic, now repping the Bronx. This diverse borough of New York City has defined the texture of Class' creative palette and is reflected in his work, which includes hip-hop, merengue, bachata, soul, R&B and pop influences. Class jaywalks on pop-driven melodies, substantive lyrics, and Spanish soul to immerse his listeners into a classic and timeless place, and he is able to use his fluency in both English and Spanish to bring a wider audience into his world. He has written songs for Shaggy, Shawn Mendes, Maria Becerra, SAFE and Selena Gomez, and has recently been working with Tainy and NEON16 (J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Ozuna) as well as Needlz (Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Jeremih).

Ana Mancebo is a Madrid-born, Miami-based singer/songwriter who competed on the first season of La Voz Kids España. She first came to the United States in 2014 as an exchange student and later began working on music with producers like Daniel Sobrino and ADRIAN. Mancebo mixes R&B, flamenco, soul, and Latin sounds on her projects like La Española and 333, both of which dropped in 2021, and her song "Señales" was added to the top of Apple Music's Nueva Ola Pop playlist soon after its release. Aside from her solo artistic endeavors, she is also an accomplished songwriter and has penned songs for artists like Lola Índigo, Alex Hoyer, Joanna Crass, Oriana Sabatini and more. Among Mancebo's goals for this year—aside from releasing more music—are blossoming as an artist, prioritizing consistency, and working hard to leave her mark on the industry. Her most recent EP, Amorología, is out now.

Before they were churning out glossy ‘80s-inspired electro-pop as REYNA, Milwaukee sisters Vic and Gabby Banuelos (formerly known as the duo Vic and Gab) were on the indie-pop fast track as one of the city’s fastest-rising independent bands. In 2015, they decided that it was finally time to graduate from their signature Vic and Gab sound, and the following year, REYNA—the Spanish word for "queen"—was born, ushering in a new and poppier era for the siblings under a regal name that “represented their culture, where they come from and, of course, powerful women," according to Billboard. Since taking on their new moniker, the sisters have collaborated with producers Drew Pearson (Kesha, Lights), Simon Oscroft (The Aces), John Feldman, and Derek Furhmann and have independently released a series of singles including "Coachella," "Lonely Girl," and "7'11." Their songs have garnered over 7.5M plays on Spotify alone. The duo has opened for CHVRCHES, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Naked and Famous, and have played festivals like Summerfest, Lincoln Calling, Middle of the Map, and Underground Music Showcase. Earlier this year, they played SXSW as official artists and released their debut EP, you could at least say goodbye.