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Let’s Get Tropical Special Feature: Banned In Cuba


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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.

Contact: misterluke@arntrela.com

Remix Contest: DIPLO

Antae just changed the game, and he wants to let you in on it.  How?  By letting you remix his latest tune, simply titled “DIPLO”.

Top 3 remixes get a blog feature, headline spot on the RMX album, and a pyramid tee!  Runners up get featured on the official remix album, which will be hosted by the crew here at Arntre.  Oh, you wanna see the prize Tees?

Check it:

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Coming in at 128 BPM, this trapped & bassed/greased out Prog tune hits differently at every drop, making it ideal choppings for a producer of just about any influence.

The lyrics are witty, satirical, and current as fuck.

The rolling hi-hats are well crafted.

The sub kicks knock hard.

It bangs.

Download the multitrack here:



Deadline May 31/2014

Send finished submissions (only!) to misterluke@arntrela.com

RL Grime – Because Of U (Free Download)


RL Grime aka Clokworx brings us a new track free for download called “Because Of U.” This track kind of seems like his style is slowly transgressing to bass music, keeping some of the same beat and percussion structure he maintains his original style with these new sounds. Will his new tracks from now on leave the trap scene or will he continue to live up to his name as one of the best trap artists? For now you can grab your copy by clicking below.