“The best place I know to keep up with Regional Mexican stuff.”
— Chuck Eddy, author of Rock and Roll Always Forgets: A Quarter Century of Music Criticism and Terminated for Reasons of Taste: Other Ways to Hear Essential and Inessential Music

“You should read NorteñoBlog regularly, as I do.”
— Phil Freeman, founder of Burning Ambulance and the Burning Ambulance Podcast, jazz columnist at Stereogum, and author of New York Is Now!: The New Wave of Free Jazz and Running the Voodoo Down: The Electric Music of Miles Davis

— Ben Ratliff, New York Times critic and author of Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen In an Age of Musical Plenty and The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music

“I absolutely love it.”
— Jennifer Bull, Sr. Marketing Manager at Sony Music Latin

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— Milo Miles, critic for NPR, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, The New York Times, others

A curious gabacho, NorteñoBlog founder Josh Langhoff has written about Mexican and Caribbean music for Pitchfork, the Village Voice, PopMatters, The Singles Jukebox, Maura, and the 2014 EMP Pop Conference. He lives near Chicago, whose residents enjoy three two Regional Mexican FM stations — as many as they have for country or Top 40.

Originally from Yonkers, Manuel Martinez-Luna grew up in a very diverse neighborhood listening to mostly hip hop, pop, and rock. He started listening to corridos around 2006, and has become a huge fan of the genre and is excited to see what new groups pop up and where music is headed. His day job is working for Sony under the Orchard division creating compilation albums, mainly focusing on the Regional Mexican catalog. When not working in the office, he spends time with his family or works on video projects like the one he’s working on right now, explaining Russia’s role in Syria. Check out his NorteñoBlog articles here.