IAmChino Talks Blending EDM and Latin Music

DJ Chino

Pitbull‘s official DJ and go-to producer IAmChino recently spoke with the Miami New Times about his unique style of Latin EDM.

The Cuban-born DJ and producer just released his new single, “Amor,” featuring fellow Cuban artist Chacal and reggaeton veteran Wisin. It follows Chino’s 2016 breakout single, “Ay Dios Mio,” featuring Pitbull, Yandel, and Chacal. The latter track has received over 177 million streams on Spotify.

“I’m Latin and I was raised in Miami, but I’m in both worlds, you know?” said Chino. “I feel like with the music I’m trying to do right now especially with the new single… we hit it right on the money with who I really am as a DJ.”

Of course, Chino isn’t the only DJ/producer in the mainstream who blends Latin and EDM, but the article points out he’s the only Cuban.

“While there are other Latinos in the mainstream EDM world like Puerto Rican house legend Robbie Rivera and Ultra Records’ Mexican-American producer Deorro, Chino is the only Cuban DJ topping the charts.”

Chino is currently preparing to hit the road with Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias for the duo’s third upcoming tour, which kicks off June 3 in Chicago.

“The sound is ahead of its time,” Chino said. “It’s an up-tempo EDM sound which reminds us of a Calvin HarrisDavid Guetta world sound, but it’s still an amazing sound. I didn’t want to take away from what the song is about. If you play it on the guitar, it’s still an amazing record.”

Stream “Amor” below and download it on DJcity.

Related: Watch IAmChino’s ‘Ay Mi Dios’ Video Feat. Pitbull, Yandel and Chacal