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Reggaeton Picks

some faves

Yaviah- Contacto
Straight to the point, no frills shit.

More of the Same

I like this version Best

John Erick

Las Solteras
This is kind of a fun club song.

Dale Matadora

Jadiel- Trankila

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Is this a reaction to the new Wisin y Yandel and DY cds? Lets go back, way back but in the other direction. Less “ethereal” and more dirt and funk?
If I have to choose between the image of dancing hot and sweaty in some shack near the sand, or in a club with lots of flashing lights, I pick the former. Musically, I sort of like the new stuff but emotionally, it doesnt resonate as well as the stuff that brings to mind straight up nasty parties and cut off denim shorts.

Perreo Puro by Franco “El Gorila”, a piece of stripped down old school reggaeton. I like Franco because he pretty much hollers his entire performances.

Here’s El Castigo by Magnate and Valentino from Quimica Perfecta, seems they decided to throw in a bit of da ole school as well. I think its kinda hot. Kinda. Most of the vocals are so breathy and lacking in percussion that i lose interest, but the music is sort of slinky.That old school break, which some kids seem to hate, is the best part of the song to me.

Nely, El Arma Secreta has an instrumental of his Dirty Beat. Its rather nasty, I like it. He was born my senior year in high school. What is goin on?

Villano Sam Yo Quiero Una Morena

I suspect this will grow on me, or I will hate it. Right now I am torn, I dont like the rap parts too much right now, but the Dominican flow is one that creeps on me slowly, so I will give it time. Im feeling the music. I also sort of like vocorder type shit.

A song by Villano Sam and Vakero out of La Republica, dedicated to Obama. I’m not quite sure if I like the singing, but its growing on me. I can appreciate the sentiments expressed.

Voltio y Mas Loca Por Su Tiguere

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A video of me dancing

This is my favorite video. It doesnt capture any of my skillz, but its my favorite because I was just having fun that day. Its also one of the only videos where Im actually looking at the camera, usually I wore a hat so as I danced I couldnt see the camer and that when I watched them, I wouldnt be distracted by my face.
I had TONS of these, Id dance an hour so a night just focusing on different body parts or some days I would dance to the drum sometimes the cowbell, sometimes the piano. Just working on being able to manage all the different rhythms and express that in my dancing. But this was a personal video and it shows.

I couldnt figure out WHY I like this one so much. Then I realized that its because I had at that point been dancing a good 40 min or so and was totally in the zone. I wasnt planning anything or working on anything, just enjoying the song. And there are a few parts where I sort of lean my head back, but then straighten up.

When discussing music I mention to my friends that I frequently, when the good part comes on, find myself closing my eyes and throwing my head back in order to totally focus on the sound of the music. And as I watched this, I saw that I do it when dancing as well. I start, then stop, then start and stop then just fully lose myself into whatever it is Im feeling. And I love watching it because everytime I see it, I feel it. That feeling that I, as a dancer, live for. That moment when there is nothjing but you and the music and you ARE the music.

Well, enjoy.It wont be up long as Im sensitive about this kinda thing. Its not me at the club, its me in my bedroom having a Moment.

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