EL SONIDO: is a platform for the uncategorisable, born out of a love for music and the urge to share it. Our aim is to join the dots between jazz, hip-hop and electronic music through exclusive news, reviews, interviews and a monthly radio show through our partners at La Radio.

We’re committed to showcasing genre-defying musical creativity, and nothing makes us happier than giving a platform to young, emerging talent. So, if you’ve got something to share with us or you think we should feature an artist, that’s great! Let us know!

Want to hear more of the tunes that keep us ticking over? Check out our Spotify playlist, updated (almost) daily.




Originally hailing from Leicestershire in the UK, Michael Leafe now writes from his adoptive home in Barcelona.

A huge advocate of the burgeoning UK jazz scene, Michael’s tastes span right from Golden Age hip-hop to the ever-evolving sound of the electronic underground on both sides of the Atlantic. Just don’t ask him to DJ.


Olivia Bennett, EL SONIDO contributor

Midlands-born but now London-based, Olivia Bennett is a music enthusiast with an ear for everything from spoken word to electronic, hip-hop, soul, jazz and reggae.