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How Bad Bunny Took Over Pop

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Bad Bunny at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA on Aug. 25, 2018. (Credit: Alan Hess)

Of the Latin artists that have crossed over into mainstream popularity, none have done it quite like Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican native has taken a progressive, often controversial path to become one of music’s biggest stars. And he’s done it while singing only in Spanish.

In a new feature story in Billboard, writer Eduardo Cepeda describes how “el conejo malo” managed to take over pop music by taking “risks few young male Latin stars would.” Bad Bunny chimes in with insights into his mindset and discusses why he’s not afraid to paint his nails or call out social issues.

Bad Bunny released his critically acclaimed debut album X 100PRE in December. The project peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and currently sits at No. 19. It features the hit singles “MIA” featuring Drake, “Estamos Bien,” and “Solo de Mi.” The latest single is “Si Estuviesemos Juntos,” which the 24-year-old dropped on Thursday along with a music video.

Read Bad Bunny’s best quotes from the story and watch the video for “Si Estuviesemos Juntos” below.

Why he takes risks:

“When I came into this industry, I was never afraid to be myself … There were others who would advise me to tone down a bit, but I just always thought, ‘What’s the worst that could happen?'”

How calling out social issues comes easy to him:

“At the end of the day, these are basic messages .. Ultimately, I’m not doing that much. I’m only doing what a human being who feels wants to do — in my way, without stepping out of my flow, while staying in my lane. Without, I guess, boring people.”

Why he lets fans approach him in the street:

“That’s the whole point — that’s how it should be … Like, fucking trying to connect with people.”

Why he keeps his friends close:

“[It] makes you feel like you’re with family, makes you feel at home, makes you feel normal. It gives me that grounding I need to always stay within orbit and not forget Earth.”

Why he used the same two producers on X 100PRE:

“It influences not just the quality of the album, but also the sentimentality of it … That energy translates. You feel like you’re listening to an artist, not just music meant for radio play.”

Related: Watch Bad Bunny’s ‘Caro’ Video

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Bassvoom Drops ‘DJcity Podcast’ Latino Mix

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Bassvoom at Waitara Club in Pichilemu, Chile. (Credit: im.dreamz)

Bassvoom, a DJ/producer from Santiago, Chile, has dropped a Latin mix for the DJcity Podcast. His 29-minute set consists of reggaeton and moombahton, including four his edits. Bassvoom is a resident at Waitara Club in Pichilemu.

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Tracklist:

1. Bad Bunny ft. Drake – MIA – Henry Fong Remix
2. Kevin Roldan & Zion & Lennox – PPP Remix
3. Paloma Mami – No Te Enamores – Bross Redrum
4. Daddy Yankee – Perros Salvajes – Alvaro Guerra Body Riddim Bootleg
5. Anuel AA & Haze – Amanece – Bassvoom Edit
6. Jamsha & Barbie Rican – Gaveta
7. Wisin & Yandel & Ozuna – Callao – ETX Hype Edit
8. Daddy Yankee – Aqui Esta Tu Caldo
9. Daddy Yankee – Rompe – Systematisch Oma Bootleg
10. Ozuna – Baila Baila Baila – IGORITO Acap Intro – Bassvoom Party Break
11. Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – Con Calma – Da Phonk Redrum
12. Kenny Man – Ni Gucci Ni Prada – Bross Edit
13. Cauty, Brytiago, Darell, Cosculluela, Rafa Pabon & Chenco Corleone – Ta To Gucci Remix – Gucci Perreo Version
14. Ozuna ft. Cardi B – La Modelo – DJ Nach Edit
15. DrefQuila – Exhibicionista – Bassvoom Redrum
16. Lorna – Papi Chulo – Richastic Remix
17. Joao Smith – Moombahook
18. Darkiel ft. Eladio Carrion, Myke Towers, Brray – Sigue Bailandome

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Related: DJ Bewser Delivers ‘DJcity Podcast’ Mix

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Consejos y Trucos: Review del Software Traktor Pro 3 de Native Instruments

En octubre, Native Instruments lanzó una actualización de su software para DJs, el Traktor Pro 3. El nuevo software fue la primera actualización de la compañía en años. Hoy, Luis Martínez nos muestra algunos de los cambios y explica por qué los DJs van a querer comprar la nueva versión. Mira el video arriba en un nuevo episodio de Consejos y Trucos de DJcity Latino.

English translation (traducción en inglés):

In October, Native Instruments released its upgraded Traktor Pro 3 software, the company’s first significant update to its software in years. Today, Luis Martinez walks us through some of the changes and explains why DJs may want to get the new version. Watch above on this week’s episode of DJcity Latino‘s Consejos y Trucos.

Related: Consejos y Trucos: Review de los Audífonos Crossfade LP2 de V-MODA

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Watch Bad Bunny’s ‘Caro’ Video

Bad Bunny encourages people to know their worth in the video for his Latin trap song, “Caro.” The track, which translates to “expensive,” peaked at No. 24 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.

“Caro” appears on Bad Bunny’s debut album, X 100pre. The project debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, where it has remained for four straight weeks. It currently sits at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.

Watch the video above and download “Caro” on DJcity.

Related: Watch City Girls’ ‘Twerk Remix’ Video Feat. Cardi B

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Consejos y Trucos: Cómo Analizar la Calidad de tu Música

En diciembre, Luis Martínez cubrió la importancia de usar cableado de alta calidad para poder transmitir el mejor sonido. Hoy, Luis explica cómo analizar la calidad de tu música para evitar de tocar canciones que suenen mal. Porque como dice Luis, “de nada sirve poder tener el mejor cableado, el mejor equipo, si la música que estamos utilizando no esta en alta calidad”. Mira el video arriba en un nuevo episodio de Consejos y Trucos de DJcity Latino.

English translation (traducción en inglés):

In December, Luis Martinez covered the importance of using high-quality DJ cables to get the best sound. Today, Luis goes over how to analyze the quality of your music to avoid playing poor sounding tracks. Because as Luis puts it, “it does you no good to have the best cables or equipment if the music you’re using is not in high-quality.” Watch above on a new episode of DJcity Latino‘s Consejos y Trucos.

Related: Consejos y Trucos: Review del Controlador XDJ-RX2 de Pioneer DJ

Ozuna and Cardi B

Latin Album Popularity Has Surpassed Country Music for the First Time

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Ozuna and Cardi B perform. (Source: Instagram)

Latin album consumption in the US surpassed country music in 2018, according to data company BuzzAngle Music. The genre hit 9.4 percent of total album plays in the US, up from 7.5 percent in 2017.

These numbers made Latin the fifth-most consumed album by genre, taking the spot previously held by country. Ozuna took the top two spots for most plays in 2018, for his albums Odisea and Aura respectively.

Latin song consumption also increased in 2018, going from 9.5 percent to 10.8 percent. Cardi B‘s “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin was the number one most played track, followed by Balvin and Willy William‘s “Mi Gente.”

Related: Ozuna Drops New Single, ‘Baila Baila Baila’

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Ozuna Drops New Single, ‘Baila Baila Baila’

Ozuna has dropped a surprise reggaeton single titled “Baila Baila Baila.” Produced by DJ Luian, Mambo Kingz, and Hydro, the track will appear on Ozuna’s forthcoming third studio album, Nibiru.

The Puerto Rican superstar also shared an accompanying video. In the visual, which is set in a post-apocalyptic world, Ozuna finds a group of female survivors and gets them to dance with him in a beautiful white oasis.

“Baila Baila Baila” follows Ozuna’s single “Luz Apaga” featuring Lyanno.

Watch the video above and download “Baila Baila Baila” on DJcity.

Related: Ricky Martin’s ‘Maria’ Remixed by DJ Silence: DJcity Exclusive

Pioneer XDJ-RX2

Consejos y Trucos: Review del Controlador XDJ-RX2 de Pioneer DJ

Luis Martínez revisa el controlador todo en uno XDJ-RX2 de Pioneer DJ. Lanzado en el otoño de 2017, el RX2 hereda una serie de funciones del controlador NXS2 de la compañía y es la versión recargada del sistema independiente XDJ-RX. Miralo arriba en el episodio de esta semana de Consejos y Trucos de DJcity Latino.

English translation (traducción en inglés):

Luis Martinez reviews Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-RX2 all-in-one controller. Released in Fall 2017, the RX2 inherits a number of features from the company’s NXS2 controller and is the follow-up to their standalone XDJ-RX DJ system. Watch his review above on this week’s episode of DJcity Latino‘s Consejos y Trucos.

Related: Consejos y Trucos: Cableado Para DJs Neo de Oyaide Serie d+ Review

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Ricky Martin’s ‘Maria’ Remixed by DJ Silence: DJcity Exclusive

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DJ Silence (Source: Facebook)

Dutch DJ/producer Silence has delivered an upbeat, Latin house remix of Ricky Martin‘s 1995 hit single, “María.” His version maintains some of the original vocals while adding a tribal and Dutch house-influenced drop.

“María” appeared on Ricky Martin’s third studio album, A Medio Vivir. The track peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and made the top 10 in over a dozen other countries.

Silence’s version follows his remix of the Fugees‘ “Ready Or Not,” which was one of the most downloaded tracks of November on DJcity.

Preview the track below and download it exclusively on DJcity.

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Related: Le Boeuf Remixes Ashanti’s ‘Rock Wit U’: DJcity Exclusive

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Watch: Colombian DJs Perform Latin Club Set Live

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DJ zamurai (left) and Mister Diamonds (right) at Vintrash nightclub in Bogotá, Colombia.

When it comes to Latin music, Colombian DJs are often ahead of the curve, usually playing hits months before the tracks go mainstream.

To showcase two of the country’s best DJs, we recorded a live set by Mister Diamonds and Zamurai earlier this month in Bogotá. The video was shot at a club called Vintrash with the help of DJcity Colombia rep Thombs. Vintrash is a vintage-themed bar with three levels, each offering a different style of music.

Mister Diamonds and Zamurai played a back-to-back set full of current hits and throwbacks, including a few DJcity exclusives. Their hour-long mix consisted of reggaeton, Latin hip-hop, Latin-influenced dance music, and more.

A native of Bogotá, Mister Diamonds is a 10-year veteran who was featured on the DJcity Podcast in 2017. Zamurai is a DJ/producer also from Bogotá.

Watch their live set below.

Tracklist:

1. Sebastian Yatra & Mau Y Ricky – Ya No Tiene Novio
2. Cosculluela ft. Ñejo y Dalmata – No Necesito
3. L’oMy – Dí Que Sí
4. Mr Fox – Ushh – DJ Yoko Remix
5. Ozuna – Si No Te Quiere – DJ Santarosa Hype Intro
6. Daddy Yankee – Yo Nunca Me Quedo Atras
7. J Balvin ft. Reykon – Se aloca
8. J Balvin – Sin Compromiso
9. Kino Rankins – Sandunguera
10. Zion & Lennox – Doncella
11. Jiggy Drama – La Flaca
12. ChocQuibTown – De Donde Vengo Yo
13. ChocQuibTown – Somos Pacifico
14. DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Cardi B, & Ozuna – Taki Taki – MFresh Rakata Hype Intro
15. Lalo Ebratt & Trapical – Mocca – DJ Luiggi Remix
16. Jey D – Contra La Pared
17. Big Yamo ft. Calle 13 – Tocarte Toa
18. Daddy Yankee – Salud Y Vida
19. Jennifer Lopez – Get Right
20. Sak Noel & Salvi ft. Sean Paul – Trumpets
21. Becky G & Natti Natasha – Sin Pijama – DJ Santarosa Hype Intro
22. Jowell & Randy ft. J Balvin – Bonita
23. Petrona Martinez – La Vida Vale La Pena
24. Cabas – Fiesta de Tambores
25. DJ Scuff – Plakiti
26. MC Fioti – Bum Bum Tam Tam
27. Proyecto Uno – El Tiburon
28. Proyecto Uno – Latinos
29. Fulanito – La Novela
30. Latin Dreams – Quiero Una Chica
31. Bigboy – Mis Ojos Lloran Por Ti
32. Luny Tunes ft. Baby Ranks, Daddy Yankee, Tony Tun Tun, Wisin & Yandel and Héctor el Father – Mayor Que Yo
33. Tego Calderón – Pa’ Que Retozen
34. Trébol Clan – Agarrala, Pegala, Azotala
35. Dragon y Caballero – Fruta Prohibida
36. Blindaje 10 – Amigos Especiales Remix
37. Zion & Lennox – La Player (Bandolera) – DJ Santarosa Hype Intro

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