Salsa > Reggaeton suggestions?

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by mellody43, May 11, 2004.

  1. mellody43

    mellody43 New Member

    Salsa purists probably hate reggaeton but whenever I hear it tossed in the mix at clubs, I just get such a kick out of it. Any artist or song recs?

    Thanks!
    Melissa
     
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Tsk tsk tsk! The salsa purists shall have your head! :shock: :lol: :lol: I have a few faves, but I can't speak Spanish, so I don't know the names. I'll have to check back in after I check the titles on a couple CD's.
     
  3. tj

    tj New Member

    :doh:

    (teasing - sort of!)
     
  4. mellody43

    mellody43 New Member

    LOL! Thanks guys. Yeah, understanding salsa Spanish is hard enough -- reggaeton -- forget it.

    TJ: WHAT?! WHAT?? :)

    Melissa
     
  5. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Here's a history/background web page on reggaeton, with MP3s (at least, so it claims) and some artists names.


    w w w.musicofpuertorico.com/en/genre_reggaeton.html
     
  6. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    Yes, off with her head! :uplaugh: :lol: :lol: I'm only kidding. Try Vico C's Bueno, El Malo y el Feo (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) [Reggaeton Remix - Eddie Dee]
    :arrow: Here

    That's the only one I like. :D
     
  7. tj

    tj New Member

    Couldn't resist! :twisted:
     
  8. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    The thing is, the music has been around a long time. I don't know when it got popular in Jamaica, but dance hall reggae hit the pop/R&B/hip hop charts in the U.S. back in '89/'90, when Shabba Ranks hit the top twenty. And it's been around since then. Now reggaeton is the same music with Spanish-language lyrics. You can run, but you can't hide. Reggaeton, or dance hall reggae, the English language equivalent, is here to stay, at least for a while. May as well enjoy it. :wink: :lol:
     
  9. mellody43

    mellody43 New Member

    What prompted my post is a song on a mix CD -- "Juliana"? I think? -- it sounds like a variety of singers in the song, and one part is reggaeton -- so damn catchy.
     
  10. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    Sean Paul's stuff is pretty good as well, if you're interested. 8)
     
  11. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    And he's cute! :oops: :lol: A friend and former coworker of mine went to high school with him, so we had drinks when he was in town a couple weeks ago. Holy cow! :shock: :lol: Too bad he's way too young for me. :wink: :lol: :lol:
     
  12. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

    Oh yes, he is a cutie! :D Lucky you! :D
     
  13. squirrel

    squirrel New Member

    to me raggaeton is just an excuse for teenagers to rub one against the other... and the music is quite boring...
     
  14. salsachinita

    salsachinita New Member

    I will second to that! Does he count as a 'trophy', do you think...? (Sass....um, Youngsta....?)

    His music is great fun! ever tried zouk to it.....?
     
  15. mellody43

    mellody43 New Member

    Squirrel -- I haven't heard it enough in clubs to really agree or disagree with you, but I can see how a whole night of it would be boring. That's why I love when merengue/cumbia get mixed in with salsa. All salsa get a LITTLE old for me after 1-2 hours ... And some people seem to think merengue is a chance for rubbing, too. LOL! =)

    Melissa
     
  16. tj

    tj New Member

    It's not? :shock:




    :wink:
     
  17. mellody43

    mellody43 New Member

    LOL!

    I'll put it this way: Rubbing is not welcome with ALL partners. LOL!
     
  18. salsachinita

    salsachinita New Member

    Well, you salsa folks in Seattle is about to get a new addition :wink: !

    CapricornDancer is about to move there in Aug. He also mentioned what Melissa had noticed, which he is looking to change.

    Check him out 8) !
     
  19. tj

    tj New Member

    He's welcome to PM me if/when he comes out here or if he's interested in knowing which clubs to go to on which nights...

    I saw his photo in the albums, so I now know to keep an eye out for him.

    Err... which part are you referring to? The too much salsa or the rubbing or something else?
     
  20. salsachinita

    salsachinita New Member

    Too much just salsa.......
     

Share This Page