• David Lozada

How A Bilingual Singer Can Get on Spotify Playlists: Gabi Diaz - Sounds Like NYC Episode #059

On this episode of Sounds Like NYC we sat down with pop vocalist, Gabi Diaz. We talked about the process of combining English and Spanish lyrics in her music, how to get featured in a Spotify playlist and why Queens is the best borough in the city.

Gabi Diaz is a vocalist who flourishes at the intersection of Latin and Dancehall beats infused with R&B vocals.

True to her bicultural roots, you’ll often hear English and Spanish, Puerto Rican and Mexican slang juxtaposed in her lyrics.

Today, her songs have received thousands of streams and placed on influential playlists, like Spotify’s Fresh Finds Latin, and 100% LatinX.


0:44 - How long have you been making music?

1:08 - Why did you start making music?

1:44 - How did you come up with your brand of music?

2:59 - Did you ever go through an identity crisis being both Latina and American?

4:33 - Why do you make music in both Spanish and English?

5:28 - Did you do music in school?

6:15 - How do you write your songs?

7:39 - What do you think about the influence that Latin music and Caribbean music has had on pop culture?

8:45 - What do you want to do with your music?

10:02 - "Aguanta" by Gabi Diaz

10:55 - Background for writing "Aguanta"

14:57 - What did you think about New York City? How does it compare to Puerto Rico?

18:15 - Queens is the best borough in NYC

19:45 - Williamsburg is kinda overrated

20:40 - How do you spot a real New Yorker?

21:51 - How has NYC changed you?

23:45 - How does a musician get on a Spotify playlist?

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lagabidiaz

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