Digging for Gold is HYPEBEAST’s month-to-month playlist sequence that highlights areas the world over and the genres that come out of them. By placing collectively a mixture of necessities and hidden gems, we hope so as to add to the way you uncover music and to ship the joys of discovering new tracks.
This month, we’re heading down south to Latin America the place reggaeton has continued to take up the music world by storm. With roots in Puerto Rico, the style is greatest outlined by its upbeat and irresistible Dembow beats, distinctly Latin id, tropical rhythms and the perreo intenso (aka, intense grinding).
Whereas Puerto Rico might have been the birthplace of reggaeton, Colombia can be the place it has been taken to new heights. These days, the most recent wave of reggaeton tunes which can be topping the charts have turn into fusions with dancehall, lure, hip-hop and pop. Legends resembling Ivy Queen and Daddy Yankee have spearheaded the music motion, whereas international stars like J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Maluma, KAROL G, and Ozuna are ensuring it stays alive.
The capital of reggaeton has bounced from one nation to a different, but the musical model has wielded important affect the world over. Most would keep in mind the explosion of Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” when Justin Bieber hopped on its remix. Latest crossovers like Dangerous Bunny’s “MIA” with Drake, Maluma’s “Hawaii” with The Weeknd and J Balvin’s “Mi Gente” with Beyoncé live proof of the style’s ever-growing attain.
Reggaeton will proceed to brush the business as a strong drive. It’s the infallible soundtrack to nightclubs and dance events that has captured each the ears and hearts of everybody worldwide. The checklist might go on so make sure you try a few of our favourite baila tunes beneath.