The Movement returns after a quick siesta (about 3 weeks) with some great new music. I have new music updates from Marc Anthony, Olga Tanon, Luis Damon, Nayobe and Juan Luis Guerra y 440. Wow, what a line up! Well, let's get to it.
Marc Anthony is slated to release his English Language album in late September on Columbia Records, but if you have already heard the single, it's burning up the airwaves. The single is "I Need To Know" and what you need to know about it is that it's 'SLAMMIN.' The song is mainly chorus driven (which is catchy) with great melody; Marc in true form. The track is reminiscent of Marc some years ago when he recorded "Ride to the Rhythm " with "Little" Louie Vega (let's not forgot Doug Lazy w/ the rhyme). The song says dance to me all over it in its original form but especially as the remix, which was laced up by D'Ambrosio. D'Ambrosio was the remixer responsible for the huge hit, "I Like it Like that." And that's exactly the success this song will have as the year of the Latino continues.
Like Fire & Ice (Hielo y Fuego) is the title of Olga Tanon's latest single. The album version is a great pop record, which has sort of a Flamenco feel to it. What drew me to review this song was the excellent remix done by Puerto Rico's Sugar Kid (he remixed Elvis Crespo's: Suavemente). Sugar's Concrete Club Mix places Olga right in the middle of my house set and let me tell you the response has been heavenly. I am not aware of this single becoming available for commercial consumption, but when it does - get it. I can never get tired of Olga and Sugar gives her a true dance edge to get all the dancers grooving. Two thumbs up!
Hot off the presses at Sonolux comes a new single by Luis Damon "Se Nos Acabo El Amor." The single was written by salsero: Leo Vanelli and Jairo Fuentes and the arrangement was done by Miguel Bonilla. Miguel you'll remember has worked with D'Mingo on Rumba, and most recently he has had huge success with George Lamond's "Que Te Vas." As "Que Te Vas" does, this song builds through the body of the song and then explodes at the break with a catchy coro and a spicy arrangement. Luis does an excellent job in building the song bringing life to the lyrics and making his voice is a perfect compliment to the music. I can't wait to hear the rest of the production.
"Como Una Loba" is the 1st single off of Nayobe's latest salsa release on Parcha/Platano Records (in stores now). Nayobe if you don't remember is a freestyle Diva from the late 1980's with hit's like "Please Don't Go" "Good things Come To Those Wait " and "It's To Late"(from the movie "Twins"). "Como Una Loba" was arranged by trumpet player Tommy Villarini. Tommy's arrangement contains some great horn play with rhythmic melody. The song is a good blend of great music and a good voice. Nayobe hits some great high notes on this track. Check it out.
Tranquilo Bobby Tranquilo….."El Niagara En Bicicleta" by Juan Luis Guerra y 440 has been at the top of many tropical charts for the last month or more and to help keep the hype alive Karen Publishing has commissioned a remix by Eric Butler & Carlos Ordehi. The Dance Mix is great...Juan Luis Guerra on a hype House Groove. I personally like this better than the original, mainly because it sounds so cool. I love the filters used on the sample of, Tranquilo Bobby Tranquilo. This mix will keep this song alive for quite sometime. Look for it at a dance floor near you.
Well as you can see this issue contained lots of dance music with Marc Anthony, Olga Tanon , Juan Luis Guerra on the house tip and Nayobe & Luis Damon who came from that musical background. See you next issue when I'll have some new music from Banda Gorda and more...