Despite the challenging and uncertain times, the pandemic has encouraged many artists to bless fans with new music — now more than ever. Wisin and his longtime producers Los Legendarios are the perfect example, dropping their joint album Los Legendarios Vol. 1 on Friday (Feb 5).
Released under La Base Music Group and WK Records, the album also marks the debut studio album of the production duo made up of Marcos Ramírez and Raphael Torres.
“We were able to focus more on our own music during the pandemic,” Torres tells Billboard. “We got in touch with Wisin to prepare the tracks and for us, this is a dream come true.”
Los Legendarios, who have been in the scene since 2008, are behind many reggaeton hits, including “Vacaciones,” “Escapate Conmigo” and “Me Niego.” Their superpowers also come out to play on this album, home to 19 tracks, including La Base’s newest talents: Chris Andrew, Abdiel and Linares.
“It’s always a fun and different experience working with new talents, especially when they are hungry to learn, very talented and humble,” Ramirez says.
“It’s a great blessing,” Wisin says to Billboard. “I think that one of the keys to success in this genre are collaborations. Receiving an honest ‘yes’ from my colleagues was very important for me. Everyone put their part so that this album can be legendary. It’s an album that’s full of emotions and lots of great music.”
“Fiel,” in collaboration with Jhay Cortez, is the focus track.
“It’s refreshing and one of my favorite songs on the album because it captivates your ear,” Wisin notes. “The way Jhay interpreted the song also called my attention because it shows me that he’s a versatile artist who can enter different worlds.”
Other recommended songs by Wisin and Los Legendarios include: “Mami,” “Mari Mari,” “Fiel,” “Baila “Conmigo,” “’Mi Niña” and “Vamo’ Alla.”
Stream and listen to Los Legendarios Vol. 1 below: