Hear Atlanta Singer/Producer Abra's New Freestyle Joint 'Crybaby'

Abra writes and produces all her own music in a closet in Atlanta, so everything she’s done thus far has got a slight lo-fi tinge to it, while being formidable in both melody and sheer force. But her latest track, “Crybaby,” might be my favorite thing she’s ever done: an echo-drenched, lip-glossed vocal over a beat…

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Tonight, a Chance to Relive Our Latin Freestyle-Loving Youth

The reign of Latin freestyle—the beloved dance-music genre—spanned about 10 years, kicking off with 1983's “Let the Music Play” by Shannon. It was a staple of a few major radio markets sprinkled throughout the U.S., and the one I grew up around was one of them. Without fail, the opening, tactile synths of Steve B’s “I…