The Sound of Latin London
Candela Records is the UK's first ever record label dedicated to Urban Latin Music. A partnership between Atlantic Records UK, music distributor ADA and Latino Life media and events, it aims to discover and develop UK-Latin talent and launch it onto the global stage.
Venezuelan born Londoner, Angelo Quesini, known as 'Angelo Flow’, is rooted in the evolving rise of latin and reggaeton club culture, having already notched up singles “Que Tu Quieres,” “Rosa Como Tusi,” “Soy un Santo” and “Solo Tu”. His second single “Hot Steppa” on Candela Records, featuring UK/Jamaican rapper J Spades and Dutch producer Diztortion, made him the most viewed UK Latin artists in history. Having headlined LatinoLife in the Park, the UK’s largest Latin Festival his Latin-Caribbean swagga, stage charisma and commercial sound mark him out as One To Watch.
James Brown meets Irakere is how we describe this electrifying and high-energy Cuban funk band, fronted by Rene Alvarez. The award-winning Santiago-born singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist was Europe’s most sought-after salsa vocalist and bandleader before living his life-long dream of combining his Afro-Cuban roots with his passion for North American funk. Having toured the world with his Salsa outfit, featured in the latest James Bond movie 'No Time to Die', the smooth operating sonero unleashes his Afro-punkster-funkster alter-ego into this sensational 7-piece Cuban funk band.
Born in North London of Chilean descent, J Dogg wrote his first song at the young age of 9 talking about how much trouble he would get into in primary school. Fast forward to 2020 and, at the age of 17, J Dogg released his first music video ‘Me Muero’. This was followed by a stream of tracks over the last four years, including ‘Hit Session', ‘Reina ‘ and remix Barrio ft. Artz, Coel Jr & Kween Deekayy, all of which have been earning lots of love and getting him more noticed by the UK music industry. J Dogg has headlined at major UK festivals including LatinoLife in the Park, Lambeth Country Show as well as performances at Ministry of Sound and Adidas' Flagship Store
This Tottenham-raised Ecuadorian is a gifted lyricist at ease rapping in both Spanish and English, single or double-timing, fusing hip-hop, reggaetón, grime, and afro-swing. A bit of a ““sonero and a lot of a rapper, Candela Records snapped up this authentic sound of Latin London without hesitation. His song ‘You’re not there,’ the first ever grime song in Spanish, was played on BBC1 Xtra and has over 100k views on GrimeDaily. His song ‘Reggaeton’ accrued over 60k views on YouTube and his single 'Bad Bunny' with Pman and Fluffy 150K. Guala has headlined at major UK festivals including LatinoLife in the Park, Lambeth Country Show aswell as performances at Ministry of Sound, Adidas Flagship Store