“NYC Baby” is taken from Maluca‘s official debut album, to be self-released later this year.
New York-based Afro-Dominican musician Natalie Yepez, better known as Maluca, is readying the release of her official debut album. In her new track, “NYC Baby”, the artist, who grew up in Manhattan’s East Village, pays tribute to her hometown of New York City and to all the music and sub-cultures that make The Big Apple one of the most exciting cities in the world. Combining 90s club music, old-school hip-hop, and latin vibes, the Sam Sparro-produced track is nothing less than an instant banger. As PAPER fairly mentioned it, the track channels Gloria Estefan and her Miami Sound Machine. About the inspiration of the track and her homage to NYC, she explained:
“NYC Baby” will be featured on her upcoming debut album, that she’s been working on for more than 10 years. The record is set to be very personal and this can already be felt in the accompanying, DIY visuals where we experience a crazy night out with the artist as if we were there. This also marks Maluca‘s debut as a director. Watch below.