Viva Friday Playlist: New Music by Reykon, Prince Royce & More

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Reykon, "Perriando"

Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors.

Danny Ocean - “Dime Tu” (Warner Music Latina)

Danny Ocean has surprisingly released a music video for his most recent single “Dime Tu,” which isn’t part of his debut studio album, 54+1, released earlier this year. In true Danny Ocean fashion, the song was entirely written and produced by him. With a heartfelt chorus that says, “And tell me, tell me who you will kiss/ When the sun falls from the sky/ And slides through your hair, baby, tell me/ And tell me, tell me who you will kiss/ I choose you,” “Dime Tu” was inspired by the moment you overcome adversity and feel extreme happiness. According to an official statement, the track was “born mostly from the illusion of the day when his native country, Venezuela, overcomes the humanitarian crisis that it currently faces.” Flaunting his romantic side, “Dimi Tu” perfectly combines bolero, bachata and light EDM melodies. Watch the music video below. -- JESSICA ROIZ

Reykon - “Perriando” (Warner Music Latina)

Reykon has revamped a classic tropical song and given it his own twist. In his latest single “Perriando,” the Colombian urban singer teamed up with producers Cheztom and Kensel to bring to life a new version of Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe’s 1971 hit “La Murga de Panama.” Reykon fuses urban and trap melodies while keeping the characteristic trumpet melodies from the original track. The music video, directed by Harold and filmed by 36 Grados, shows the artist’s playful side while he performs his new single in a ‘70s-inspired TV game show. Watch the clip below. --  JR

Jose Feliciano - "Behind This Guitar"

Puerto Rican musical icon Jose Feliciano has released the title track from his forthcoming album, set for release on Jan. 31. “Behind This Guitar” captures Feliciano’s authentic melodies, his life story, and connection with his guitar in an all-English four-minute and 23-second song. Produced by his longtime producer Rick Jarrad, “Behind This Guitar” was recorded in Nashville in collaboration with various musicians. “When I first heard the song,” Feliciano said in a statement, “the lyrics were so connected to me, without the writers knowing who I was. I was really taken aback by what it says. I never met those guys who wrote the song, but I used to sit up in bed with my guitar, practicing and playing and learning. There were times, years ago, when I would be playing my guitar and my fingers really did bleed. And there you have it.” The new music comes in the wake of the 50th anniversary of the singer/guitarist's breakthrough success and his first Grammy Awards. Listen to it below. --  JR

Prince Royce - “Trampa” (Sony Music Latin)

After announcing his Alter Ego U.S. tour, Dominican-American singer Prince Royce has released “Trampa” (Trap) in collaboration with Zion & Lenox. The uptempo song takes Prince Royce back to the urban world. And the lyrics are about a beautiful woman who seems saintly but is far from it. "Trampa" will be part of Royce’s forthcoming album Alter Ego. -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ

Nicola Cruz – Obsidiana (Hermetics Remix)- (ZZK Records)
 
Ecuadorian electronic musician, producer and DJ, Nicola Cruz's “Obsidiana (Hermetics remix),” is a brawny rework of “Obsidiana” by Colombian electronic artist and producer Santiago Niño who goes by moniker Hermetics (R&S Records). Hermetics brings his electronic wizardry to this atmospheric new recording and second cut of Siku Reworks (due out Nov. 22). The set, a psychedelic fresh take of Cruz's original Siku, includes live versions as well remixes by acts from different corners of the world. -- PAMELA BUSTIOS

Ed Maverick – “Nadie Va a Pensar en Ti Mejor Que Yo (Live)” (Universal Music Mexico)
 
Backed by just an acoustic guitar 18-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter Eduardo Hernández Saucedo known professionally as Ed Maverick, performs “Nadie Va a Pensar En Ti Mejor Que Yo” (Nobody will think of you better than me) at Mexico City’s Teatro Metropólitan with as much visceral conviction as the Mexican crooners of the nostalgic boleros of bygone years. The folk ballad arrives in the wake of the Chihuahua-native's first U.S. tour which launched Nov. 11 at Tropicalia Festival in California. Maverick’s guttural vocals and unreserved candor captivate the audience upon first contact. -- PB

Son Rompe Pera feat. Chico Trujillo - Cumbia Algarrobera Live in Mexico City (AYA Records)
 
Mexican group Son Rompe Pera, fronted by brothers Jesus Angel and Allan Gama, release “Cumbia Algarrobera,” a marimba-based tune and first collaborative effort with Chilean tropical orchestra Chico Trujillo.  The instrumental fast-paced cumbia is a reimagination of the 1960 cumbia by Venezuelan organ player Tulio Enrique León. The Gama brothers turn León’s traditional tune into a sprawling modern version of garage punk-cumbia, replacing the organ for the marimba and sealing the sound with Chico Trujillo’s hints of Chilean popular culture reverberation. -- PB

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