Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, also known as Bad Bunny, photographed by Gabriela Berlingeri. (Source: Rolling Stone)
After releasing his surprise album “LAS QUE NO IBAN A SALIR,” Bad Bunny made history last Thursday by becoming the first Latin urban music artist to make the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The Puerto Rican star was also the first artist to have a Rolling Stone cover story done during the pandemic.
This historic article features a glimpse at the life of the Grammy-nominated reggaeton artist while quarantined in Puerto Rico.
The cover story, which was written by Rolling Stone’s Latin music editor Suzy Exposito, broke ground by being the magazine’s first article completely worked on by Latinas. It includes photographs by Bad Bunny’s girlfriend Gabriela Berlingeri, and it was transcribed and translated by Alex Douglas-Barrera.
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J Balvin. (Credit: Juan Pablo Celis)
J Balvin and Universal Music Latin Entertainment recently teamed up with with DJcity Latino and Beatsource for the #ColoresDJChallenge. Participants were asked to come up with their best 60-second routine flipping one of the songs from Balvin’s Colores album.
The winner of the contest is Jose Viera of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Watch his routine below.
DJcity Singapore director Anrev has dropped a creative tag-team routine with Colombia-based DJcity Latino representative Tornall. Despite the distance between them, the duo recorded a seamless performance flipping Mark Ronson‘s track “Ooh Wee” featuring Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife, and Saigon.
The routine, which is the first of a series, intends to inspire DJs around the world to reconnect with each other. “I would like to use this opportunity to foster a strong collaborative spirit between DJs around the world, during this period of crisis” Anrev says. “On the same note, I want to demonstrate that music can always bring us together, regardless of genre, style, and nationality, especially with the advent of technology.”
Watch their routine above.
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DJcity has put together a list of Latin edits, remixes, and bootlegs for your Cinco de Mayo live stream sets. The list includes 10 DJcity exclusives. Check it out below.
Banda El Recodo – El Sinaloense – MFresh Left Right Edit
Banda El Recodo – El Toro – Leorachi Guaracha Remix
Banda El Recodo – Pena Tras Pena – DJ Santarosa Prende La Rumba Edit
Kumbia Kings – Boom Boom – DJ Santarosa 2020 Re-Drum
Lil Jon – Taco Tuesday – J Medina Club Intro
Los Tucanes de Tijuana – La Chona – MFresh Hipnosis Edit
Mariachi De La Cuidad De México – El Mariachi Loco – J Medina Tocame Edit
Mi Banda El Mexicano – Mambo Lupita – Chuwe Remix
Pitbull ft. Chesca & Lil Jon – Cinco De Mayo
Pitbull ft. Chesca & Lil Jon – Cinco De Mayo – Spryte Samba De Rio Bootleg
Ramon Ayala – Tragos Amargos – DJ iRony Edit
Ramon Ayala – Tragos Amargos – J Medina Volar Edit
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J Balvin. (Source: Instagram)
J Balvin and Universal Music Latin Entertainment have teamed up with DJcity Latino and Beatsource for the #ColoresDJChallenge. The worldwide contest calls for DJs to show their skills and creativity in a 60-second clip using any song from J Balvin’s recently-released album Colores.
To enter, post your routine to Instagram, tag J Balvin, and use the hashtag #ColoresDJChallenge. The winner will receive a vinyl copy of Colores and a repost from Universal Music Latin Entertainment. Submissions will be accepted until May 8.
Watch some routines from DJcity representatives below.
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DJcity Latino and Beatsource recently traveled to Mexico City for the 100 Latin Hub event. The launch of the 100 LATINOS project (the first track made by 100 producers in Latin America) was held there, along with a networking space by DJcity, where we announced upcoming projects and launches along with various partners.
Watch the recap above (note: the video is in Spanish).
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