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Listen: Elebleu & Beasty Godiva’s – “Ven P’acá”

Elebleu and Beasty Godiva Team Up for Ambient Dembow Adventure “Ven P’acá”

Elebleu (aka Eric Gamboa) and Beasty Godiva (aka William Batiz) carry on Latin America’s history of cultural collision with their latest offering, “Ven P’acá,” premiering today on Remezcla. Perhaps best described as ambient dembow, “Ven P’acá” is the first collaboration between the two artists, but it’s one that’s years in the making.

As Elebleu told Remezcla over email, “William and I are longtime friends and have always fooled [around] writing music conjointly, but it wasn’t until years and years after that we actually sat down and wrote something that we both liked.” The duo, hailing from Guadalajara and Hermosillo respectively, got around to working with each other at an important creative crossroads.

For Elebleu, the track is both a product of his growing interest in experimentation with the dembow riddim, which has becoming increasingly fluid as genre boundaries continue to erode online. While the early- and mid-00s might be considered the pinnacle of reggaeton – or at least the era we look back on the most fondly – recent years have seen a repurposing of classic tra tra tra stylings.

Beasty Godiva’s airy vocals hover over the track, while Profff and 12 Pasos & Montenegro’s Parrillat made their mark in arrangement and post-production. The collaborative effort is what you might expect from Aphex Twin if he’d been raised Uptown instead of the United Kingdom. Acid dembow for short.

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Descarga: “Vengo por ti” de MPeach

Nacida y criada en Caracas, Venezuela, Mariana Martín Capriles a.k.a. MPeach es una visionaria multidisciplinaria definida, tanto por sus colaboraciones en el escenario y estudio con gente como Todosantos (Flamin Hotz) y los ganadores del Latin GRAMMY, Los Amigos Invisibles; como por su trabajo de diseño e instalaciones en vivo en espacios como el BRIC Contemporary Art.

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Listen: Raido & Elebleu’s “Black Beach”

Raido and Elebleu’s “Black Beach” Is Ambient Dembow for Your Summer Fling

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This Melody From A Past Life Keeps Pulling Me Back

¿Alguna vez has visto el video de "Lady" de Modjo... en tacha... con house guarachero?

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Download: El Guincho’s “Pegada Al White (Faded & Elebleu Edit)

Not too long ago, we shared El Guincho‘s “Pegada al White,” a track off his The Life of Pablo-spoofing Michael Dior Mixtape. Even though the lyrics bitterly burn an unspecified love interest, its heavily auto-tuned vocals, tempo, romantic melodies, and beatless structure just screamed for a perreo remix, stat.