Xenia Rubinos has released reworking of her Una Rosa track ‘Working All the Time’. It’s called ‘Dia Libre en el Yanky’, and it features piano from Leo Genovese, guitar from Yasser Tejeda, and guest vocals from Cuban rapper El Individuo. Check it out below.
‘Dia Libre en el Yanky’ is the third in a series of reimagined songs Rubinos recorded for the Sonos podcast Music Is Everything!, following ‘Madrugada’ and ‘No Me Dejes Caer’. “This was the first track we worked on as a group during this session,” she explained. “It was an all-star cypher with musicians who had never met or played together coming together to improvise on tracks off of my record. My friend and poet/actor Modesto Flako Jimenez came in to overdub some hypeman vocals and kicks off the track with his characteristic Dominican swagger, then El Individuo just knocked it out of the park freestyling about his story as a rapper coming up and how he now found himself ‘En el Yanky’ rapping with us in the studio. It was one of the first sessions he did since arriving in the states and we were so honored to have him with us.”