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Tropkillaz Team With J Balvin, Anitta, and MC Zaac for New Single and Video, ‘Bola Rebola’

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From left to right: Tropkillaz, Anitta, J Balvin, and MC Zaac (Source: Aftercluv)

Brazilian DJ/producer duo Tropkillaz have assembled an all-star cast for a baile funk crossover, “Bola Rebola.” The track, which roughly translates to “shake” in English, features Colombia’s J Balvin and Brazil’s Anitta and MC Zaac.

With its Afro-Brazilian rhythms and trilingual vocals, “Bola Rebola” has the potential for global appeal.

“[The song is] really representative of Brazilian/baile funk music and shows our culture can crossover with different genres,” Tropkillaz told Complex.

The Tropkillaz signed with Universal Music Group in 2018 after achieving mainstream success in Brazil and building a strong reputation in the global DJ scene. They have since released a variety of singles, including “Milk & Honey” with Aloe Blacc, and “Loko” with Major Lazer, MC Kevinho, and Busy Signal. “Milk & Honey” was one of DJcity’s most downloaded tracks of March.

Download Tropkillaz’s “Bola Rebola” on DJcity and watch the video below. Also, check out DJcity’s 2018 interview with them.

Related: Tropkillaz: Taking Brazilian Music to the Global Stage

Maluma Enlists Becky G and Anitta for ‘Mala Mia’ Remix

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Maluma (Source: Instagram)

Maluma has enlisted Becky G and Brazilian superstar Anitta for the remix of his hit reggaeton single, “Mala Mia.” The original peaked at No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and has garnered over 172 million views on YouTube and more than 136 million streams on Spotify.

Watch the lyric video for the remix below and download the track on DJcity.

Related: DJcity’s 30 Most Downloaded Latin Tracks of 2018

Chuckie Talks J Balvin Collab, ‘Machika’

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Chuckie at Exchange LA on Oct. 6, 2017. (Source: Facebook)

Dutch legend Chuckie recently spoke with Billboard about co-producing J Balvin, Jeon, and Anitta‘s international club anthem, “Machika.”

The track, which is currently No. 14 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, was also produced by Dutch trio ChildsPlay and frequent Balvin collaborator Sky Rompiendo El Bajo.

In the interview, Chuckie explains that the foundation of “Machika” isn’t reggaeton like some listeners may think. Instead, it’s rooted in a Dutch Caribbean house style called “bubbling.”

“Bubbling was born in the late 1980s when DJ Moortje, a Netherlands-based DJ from Curacao, accidentally speeded up a dancehall track during a club set …,” Billboard writes. “The rhythms of Jamaica [including reggaeton instigator dembow] have been favorites in the Netherlands,” Chuckie says. “Bubbling changed the speed to almost double the tempo.”

“The sound of ‘Machika’ is [the sound] of the evolution of bubbling … A lot of the grooves are sounds I was using back in the ’90s. It’s kind of reinvented itself for this new generation of kids.”

Along with his experience in the style, Chuckie also recognized the importance of mashing different cultures.

“Now with the Internet, we’re all world citizens; [through music] we get to learn about other cultures and I think that’s beautiful,” Chuckie says. “They know that whatever I’m going to send them sounds different. It’s nice to have different flavors in a genre. That keeps it interesting for everyone.”

According to Billboard, “Machika” has been rumored to be in the running to be used as a World Cup song. That makes sense, given the track’s high energy, fusion of cultures, and international appeal.

Watch the video for “Machika” above download the track and its remixes on DJcity.

Related: J Balvin, Jeon, and Anitta Drop New Single and Video, ‘Machika’

J Balvin, Jeon, and Anitta Drop New Single and Video, ‘Machika’

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Following his crossover hit “Mi Gente,” J Balvin has joined Aruban newcomer Jeon and Brazilian singer Anitta for an international anthem, “Machika.”

The track features production from The Netherlands’ Chuckie and ChildsPlay and Colombia’s Sky Rompiendo El Bajo. The latter is a frequent collaborator of Balvin’s, having produced hits like “Safari,” “Bobo,” and “Ginza.”

Along with the track, J Balvin, Jeon, and Anitta also dropped a post-apocalyptic-style video, which was shot in Colombia.

Watch above and download the “Machika” on DJcity.

Related: Watch Major Lazer’s ‘Buscando Huellas’ Video Feat. J Balvin and Sean Paul

Watch Major Lazer’s ‘Sua Cara’ Video Feat. Anitta and Pabllo Vittar

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Following the release of their interactive video for “Know No Better,” Major Lazer has unveiled the visual for “Sua Cara.” The track features Brazilian singers Anitta and Pabllo Vittar.

The video, which was filmed in Morocco’s Sahara Desert, shows the singers dancing while Diplo and others race around on ATVs.

Anitta is a platinum selling artist who’s collaborated with the likes of J Balvin, Maluma, and Iggy Azalea.

Pabllo, a drag queen, captured Diplo’s attention with his track “Open Bar,” which is a Portuguese-language version of Major Lazer’s “Lean On.” In January, Diplo co-produced a song called “Então Vai” on Pabllo’s debut album, Vai Passar Mal.

Watch the video for “Sua Cara” above and download the track on DJcity.

Related: Major Lazer Drops Interactive ‘Know No Better’ Video