Thursday, April 23, 2009
Calle 13 - Electro Moviemento
The concept of reggaeton really crossing over to the mainstream is a double edged sword. On one had it would great to see more of the 'ton everywhere, on the other hand it would really suck to see a frat house jamming on De La Ghetto. But then again, it could lead to more white girls being down with perrero. So many choices!
Either way, one of the songs that can bring about this crossover will definitely come from Calle 13. This band was in a highly publicized feud with Ivy Queen (we are still deciding who won), and whenever you meet a white guy who knows about reggaeton, he ALWAYS likes this band. So that's kind of negative.
But there is no denying that these guys have written a jam that appeals to EVERYONE. This song is hot and if someone re-records it in English, it will be EVERYWHERE.
Note: Ivy Queen said “He doesn’t realize the grave mistake he is making. My 15 year career isn’t going to be tainted by someone that is always on a mushroom trip.” A+ Ivy Queen, A+.