Mauricio Rengífo

Watch the Producers of Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ Explain How They Made the Track

Andrés Torres & Mauricio Rengifo

Colombian producers Mauricio Rengífo and Andrés Torres have explained how they made Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber in a new episode of Genius’ Deconstructed.

In the video, the producers provide an extensive break down of the song’s elements, which was made with Pro Tools. They also recount how the track has evolved.

“We think that reggaeton is pop now,” Rengifo said of the song’s impact on mainstream music. “You don’t have to treat it like this urban dark thing.”

“Despacito,” which has six official versions, rocketed to popularity after a remix featuring Bieber was released in April. It’s the first Spanish-language song to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in over 20 years and has remained there for 10 consecutive weeks.

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

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