J&N Records has long been at the forefront of the tropical genre.

J&N Records has long been at the forefront of the tropical genre. In newcomer Domenic M, the label is hoping to have a new generation of listeners tune in to the music. Domenic M's debut, "Intimamente," is romantic fare that mixes traditional tropical beats and percussion with doses of electric and acoustic guitar and touches of flamenco. At a vocal level, he also imparts R&B sensibility to his readings, widely evident in tracks like "Ay Que Soledad," which works well, and "Sin Ti Moriria," which is trite. This musical mix results in a more palatable bachata, with its pop underlinings giving it broader appeal. More important, though, is that most of the songs here are invariably catchy and that Domenic M is a persuasive, emotional singer.—LC

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