As someone said recently, there’s dembow everywhere — now, even in electronic music!
Blending dance with reggaeton seems to be a combustible, irresistible mix, or, at least, so thought Norwegian electronic DJ and producer Alekander Vinter (aka Blanco), who turned to Latin and Caribbean beats for his upcoming EP, Blanco.
“I definitely wanted to start a project that brought the island style music to the more electronic music,” says Vinter. “When I hear that style in electronic music, I think those are the grooviest flavors you can put there.”
For some reggaeton flavor, he tapped Dyland (of reggaeton duo Dyland y Lenny) and generated some surprising results in “Camarilla.”
A blend of electronica with aggressive bass beats and just a suggestion of dembow, the track is one of those rousing dance floor invitations, with Dyland’s bilingual rapping riding over it in a bold staccato.
“I grew up with a lot of different kinds of music,” says Vinter. “I heard Daddy Yankee on the radio with ‘Gasolina’ like 15 years ago, and I fell in love right there and then with that style of music. It’s been haunting me ever since. Working with someone like Dyland has been a dream for some time.”
Check out the exclusive premiere of “Camarilla,” here: