As probably the most well-liked musicians on Earth, Dangerous Bunny might collaborate with nearly anybody, however he’s persistently chosen to highlight native expertise from his native island as a substitute. “Placing the entire world onto underground from Puerto Rico… makes me really feel pleased with what I symbolize,” he lately informed The New York Occasions.
The singer has described his sun-kissed new album Un Verano Sin Ti as “a document to play in the summertime, on the seashore, as a playlist,” and the friends embody an array of artists from the Caribbean like fellow Puerto Rican pop star Rauw Alejandro, cumbia-electro group Bomba Estéreo, Chencho Corleone of the influential reggaeton act Plan B, and plenty of extra. Right here’s a short introduction to the entire artists Dangerous Bunny rounded up this time.
Bomba Estéreo are led by vocalist Liliana Saumet and keyboardist/bassist Simón Mejía, who craft kinetic music infused with the percussive rhythms of their native Colombia. After debuting in 2006, they shortly grew to become an underground sensation, particularly for his or her vibrant, psychedelic reside exhibits. Final yr, they put out the stellar Deja, an idea album targeted on spirituality and the therapeutic properties of the pure surroundings. Right here, they add a deft contact to “Ojitos Lindos,” the place blasts of fanfare and Saumet’s ascendant voice amplify the music’s lovelorn lyrics about discovering your different half.
The Puerto Rican-born Jhay Cortez obtained his begin writing for reggaeton stars like Zion Y Lennox and Ozuna earlier than making the transition to full-fledged rapper. He put out his third album, Timelezz, final yr. His breakout second got here with Dangerous Bunny’s inescapable “DÁKITI” from 2020’s El Último Tour Del Mundo, and the pair hit on an identical vibe for “Tarot,” the place they ship sufficient bawdy lyrics to take advantage of brazen exhibitionist blush over a laidback beat.
Rising Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro fuses reggaeton, entice, and pop into one fluid sound that’s earned him loads of consideration over the previous couple of years. His music is extra explicitly pop-leaning than different stars within the style—see: final yr’s smash hit disco-reggaeton fusion “Todo de Ti”—however that makes him an ideal match for “Occasion,” a winding ode to girls on the dancefloor. Alejandro additionally notably had a short-lived beef with Jhay Cortez late final yr, turning Un Verano Sin Ti into one thing of a detente between the 2. If anybody can result in world peace, it’s Dangerous Bunny.