San Antonio Musicians Pick Their Favorite Songs For Summer 

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Daniela Riojas, singer of Femina-X — Bomba Estéreo, "To My Love"
  • Daniela Riojas of Femina-X
The simplicity of the beats, freeing components of the song and the purity of the hook paint a world love and paradise — lots of yellows and pinks and blue hues dancing around. I'm instantly alive when I listen to it. I dream about going back to Colombia often and this tune becomes the same vision of light, happiness, communion with nature that I experienced in my time there. I think it somehow connects the native spirit of South America with the native spirit of San Antonio, too.

Dane Rousay, Drummer for The Freebies, Baby Bangs —
derek, "Deus Ex Machina"

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  • Dane Rousay and Elena Lopez of Baby Bangs
derek's Deus Ex Machina addresses most things about the south that are extreme. They mention politics, the fetishization of wealth and the scorching southern heat. No matter what you do, you can't escape the overwhelming environment of summer in this region.

Deric Wynne, owner of 502 Bar and Limelight — Broncho, "Señora Borealis" 
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This song has become the Limelight anthem, we love it. "Johnny Cash's Mama's House" by Emily Wells — infectious hooks, electro bass-laced with pop sensibility. 3. "Boys Life" by Small Black — I admit my personal bias on this one, we have hosted Small Black a couple times.

Saakred — Empress Of, "Water Water"

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Also, "Batuque" by Dom la Nena and "Working For It" by ZHU. For me, these songs are a sonic representation of the nitelife, 6 a.m. European discos, and just not giving two fucks about who's watching, who's judging, or who you're going home with. Recently, nothing has been more representative of my own physical liberation and energetic cultivation than the exploration of dance clubs/dance music and movement in general as a way of processing our everyday URL/IRL overload. These are some of many of the tracks that get me there.

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