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We’re really only covering one of the many things banned in Cuba right now. So, Let’s Get Tropical.
Today’s feature comes to you from the jungles of Central America, where the culture of Reggaeton music is just as strong as the Dembow in its rhythms. Dolo Latin Prophecy is first on deck, showing us what it’s all about with a BIG tune that will have you jumping out of your seat. From the second this comes in, you know it’s gonna go hard. Hard knocking bass. Airhorns. Classic beats. Marijuanas. Doap vocals. Free Download! You probably need this.
A great example of how Reggaeton has progressed, DJ RAUL‘s remix of ‘Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan‘ is almost literally soaked in Tropical vibes, touching on a few genres along the way. Starting out On a smooth, percussive Dembow, and ending with the same Horns a lot of Twerk music producers are using lately (See #TWRKSDAYZ this Thursday nite for more on that). This is a funky, house-y tune that deserves your full attention. 808 samples, Flutes, Chopped And Screwed vocals, and all things Tropical. It’s a nicely Progressive walk through Reggaeton with your best friends.
Another thing about this style is that it’s got its own Dance Competitions. That’s right, Dembow Dance Battles. If you don’t already know, and even if you do; it’s worth watching a few of the vids behind that last link.
Along with these Battles comes a fast style of DJ mixing to accompany each round, which is exactly what this next fire starter is all about. Mere bars between blends, and a continuous flow throughout the mix, Rubio RD Prod hit the nail on the head with this next blend. See why below:
That’s it this time around! Tune in next week for another edition of Let’s Get Tropical, right here on Arntre.