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Maluma illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 MAGAZINE

MALUMA × #7DJ

Global Latin music idol MALUMA celebrated his 27th birthday by surprising fans with the release of the new visual album #7DJ (7 Days in Jamaica). The project consists of seven interconnected songs and videos which take us on an audiovisual journey as Maluma explores the heart of Jamaica, letting go of the trappings of fame and connecting with a new reality renewed by the Island through its people, music, and spirit of freedom.

For #7DJ, the versatile, ever-evolving singer/songwriter takes his sound in a completely unexpected new direction by fusing Latin urban music with reggae and dancehall, collaborating with renowned Jamaican artists Ziggy Marley and Charly Black, and incorporating traditional Jamaican musicians and live instruments (trumpets, saxophone, bass, drums). While each track has a distinct style, they are all seamlessly interconnected; the result is a Latin-urban-world music masterpiece that is as refreshing and magical as the journey that inspired it.

The #7DJ visual album concept was born more than a year ago on a seven day trip the artist took with his close friends and longtime music collaborators to Jamaica, a place he had dreamed of visiting since he was a child. He was able to immerse himself in the island life and sounds while spending time writing and collaborating and creating new connections and fusions every day on a trip that he describes as life-changing.

“Those seven days in Jamaica came at a time when I needed to escape and decompress as I had intensely worked non-stop on my career for seven years… causing me to question if I should even continue doing music. I did a lot of soul-searching and came back a different person, completely inspired and having realized that music is not just what I do, it’s part of who I am; how I experience and interpret life,” expressed Maluma.

#7DJ was produced by Edgar Barrera “Edge”, Johany Alejandro Corral “Nyal” and The Rude Boyz (Kevin “ADG” Jimenez and Bryan Lezcano “Chan El Genio”) with all the songs written by Maluma (Juan Luis Londoño) with Edgar Barrera, Vicente Barco, Johany Corral “Nyal”, Kevin Jimenez, Bryan Lezcano, Miky La Sensa, Ziggy Marley and Charly Black, among others.

Shot in Jamaica and Los Angeles, 36 Grados produced the short film comprised of seven interconnected videos that make the album an audio-visual adventure. To watch it click HERE.

The #7DJ album cover is an image created by Colombian artist Federico Uribe, renowned for using recycled materials to create life-like sculptures and art pieces. The artwork created from pieces of discarded plastic is a stunning portrait of Maluma that will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to environmental non-profits presented by Maluma’s foundation El Arte De Los SueÑos.

With the concept of executing a pop-up, sustainable art exhibit in Miami for the release of #7DJ, Maluma chose seven other Uribe art pieces made with everyday materials that represent each song of the album. The show is open to the public for a month, and will be streamed for everyone around the world to visit virtually. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit the following non-profits based in Colombia: Fundación Amigos del Mar, Jardín Botánico de Cartagena and Stand Up Providencia.

Track list for #7DJ (7 Days in Jamaica)

  1. Tónika ft. Ziggy Marley
  2. Love ft. Charly Black
  3. Chocolate
  4. Agua de Jamaica
  5. Desayun-Arte
  6. La Burbuja
  7. Peligrosa

About MALUMA:

Maluma is one of the leading voices in Latin music and a bona fide global youth idol. Born Juan Luis Londoño in Medellin, Colombia, he formulated his artistic moniker, Maluma, from the first two letters of the names of his mother, father and sister.

The 2018 Latin GRAMMY award winner for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (for F.A.M.E.) is one of social media’s most popular artists. With over 23 million Facebook fans, 6 million Twitter followers, and a whopping 56 million Instagram followers, Maluma is the leading Latin male artist on Instagram, and the first and only one to surpass 50 million followers. His official YouTube/VEVO channel has more than 26.8 million subscribers, having earned him a YouTube Diamond Play Button Award.

With his Maluma World Tour he has achieved unparalleled success, having sold over one million tickets in 105 worldwide concerts in 2017 alone, and becoming the top concert-selling Latin artist in the world. In 2018 and 2019, he broke records achieving full houses in all of his shows throughout the United States and Europe, selling out Madison Square Garden (New York), the American Airlines Arena (Miami), and two The Forums (Los Angeles), among others. With his 11:11 World Tour he also sold out Israel’s largest venue, Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv (60,000+ audience); made history at the 18th annual Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco, setting an all-time attendance record with his headlining concert in front of 200,000 people; and performed for the first time ever in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in front of 25,000.

In 2018, Maluma entered the fashion scene with his edgy, youthful and authentic look, and style. He has been named a “Menswear Icon in the Making” and “Men’s Fashion’s Newest Muse” by Vogue. In addition, he was one of GQ’s “Men of the Year” in 2019 and continues to gain the fashion support of designers such as Kim Jones (Dior), Jeremy Scott (Moschino), Olivier Rousteing (Balmain), Donatella Versace, Calvin Klein, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton and more. In 2019, he attended the Met Gala for the first time, being one of the first Latin urban artists of this generation to be invited by Anna Wintour. Maluma has also released top campaigns and commercials as the face of global brands such as Moet Hennessy, Michelob and Adidas.

Since joining Sony Music Latin in 2015, Maluma has released five albums Pretty Boy Dirty Boy (2015), F.A.M.E. (2018), 11:11 (2019), Papi Juancho (2020) and 7DJ (2021). Maluma is the youngest artist to simultaneously hold both the #1 and #2 spots on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, and is only the sixth act to ever achieve the feat he has now repeated three times. To date, Maluma has had twenty #1 singles on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart.

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Mota Cover

Viernes de Música Nueva

Sael

Sael es un talentoso intérprete, compositor y productor argentino, quien forma parte del sello discográfico ​Black Koi Entertainment​. Actualmente suma todos sus esfuerzos para conquistar el mercado americano con su flow urbano, y su nuevo sencillo promocional que lleva el nombre de “Mota”, está disponible en todas las plataformas digitales.

Antes de ser descubierto por Black Koi Entertainment, Sael siempre se destacó por su gran talento para interpretar y componer. El tema “Rompe el Party Remix” de Sael junto a El Villano y Mozthaza, lo posicionó como una gran promesa del género urbano, que hasta la fecha suma más de 16 millones de visualizaciones en YouTube.

Hoy, Sael continúa con una línea musical de reggaetón clásico para bailar y disfrutar a “todo volumen”, y se trata del lanzamiento de “Mota”, una canción con un ritmo contagioso que promete convertirse en el próximo éxito viral del cantante argentino. Anteriormente, sus temas “Anoche”, “Hace rato” y “Pase lo que pase”, habían sido su “bandera”, pero, el “pibe”, como cariñosamente le apodan, sabe que tiene mucho más que darles a sus fanáticos.

Luego del gran éxito de “Pase lo que pase” versión remix junto a Manuel Turizo, Feid y Andy Rivera, las expectativas de “Mota” son aún mayores. Este nuevo sencillo fue escrito por el mismo Sael con la producción de Johan Esteban Espinosa alias “Jowan”.

“Me siento muy emocionado por compartir este tema con el mundo. Tengo muchas expectativas al respecto, porque además de gustarme, siento que tiene todos los elementos para enamorar al público”, afirmó Sael.

Durante casi 3 minutos de canción, el artista se muestra fiestero y a la vez vulnerable y su videoclip oficial así lo demuestra. “Mota” se estrena con su video musical oficial, el cual contó con la dirección de FILMBYDAVE, y el mismo, se encuentra también disponible a través de YouTube.

Olga Tanon & Jay Wheeler

A principios del año 2005, Olga Tañón lanzó un tema que se convirtió en un himno en su carrera artística a nivel internacional, y se llamó “Cómo olvidar”. Hoy, la aclamada cantante boricua se une a la sensación urbana Jay Wheeler, al pionero del reguetón DJ Nelson y al productor Musical Eliot Feliciano “Mago D Oz”,para crear una nueva versión de este icónico tema, producido al estilo de la Tañón 2021.

Olga Tañón, quien ha establecido récords con 27 singles en el Top 10 de las carteleras Billboard Tropical Airplay, ha ganado 2 Premios Grammy, 4 Latin Grammy, siendo además, la máxima ganadora de Premio Lo Nuestro con más de 30 estatuillas en su haber,  crea una nueva faceta tal y como nos tiene acostumbrados en su trayectoria musical. “Como Olvidar Versión 2021”, el tema toma un nuevo “color” con la adición de la sutil y contagiosa voz de Jay Wheeler y la experiencia y legado musical de DJ Nelson y Mago D Oz.

Ambos intérpretes, boricuas y representantes de géneros completamente distintos, lograron crear una combinación perfecta, bajo la exquisita e impecable  producción de Mago D Oz.

Por su parte, Jay Wheeler, uno de los nuevos talentos con más consumo digital  del momento, por su estilo sin igual y su versatilidad como  intérprete, se une a la cantante femenina, en un género prácticamente inexplorado por Wheeler: el merengue, pero en el que pudo pasearse como todo un experto.

De esta manera, Olga Tañón marca el inicio de esta nueva etapa, en la que re- lanzará nuevas versiones de los más grandes éxitos de su carrera artística. “Como Olvidar version 2021”,  contará con  un impecable y excitante videoclip oficial, grabado magistralmente, bajo la dirección del experimentado Héctor “Flaco” Figueroa, creador de un sin número de éxitos, la producción ejecutiva de Billy Denizard, y la co-producción del mismo DJ Nelson. El video ya está disponible en el canal oficial de YouTube de “La Tañón”.

Tañón presentará al mercado proximamente su nuevo album digital al estilo romántico.

“Cómo olvidar versión 2021” está disponible a partir de hoy en todas las plataformas digitales.

Daddy Yankee illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine.

DADDY YANKEE

Emerging as an inescapable worldwide hit, global superstar, music entrepreneur and Reggaeton icon Daddy Yankee taps none other than Sisqófor the official remix of “Don Don” with Anuel AA and Kendo Kaponi. The song premiered tonight on the Billboard Latin Music Awards with an electric performance from the four artists. The track is now available via Universal Music Group’s Ingrooves Music Group and Republic Records, along with Daddy Yankee’s El Cartel Records.

Listen to “Don Don (Remix)” feat. Sisqó with Anuel AA and Kendo Kaponi: HERE

On the remix, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum hip-hop icon Sisqó pulls up with a classic turn-of-the-century verse as quotable as it is nostalgic. Meanwhile, the original “Don Don” has already amassed over 100 million streams and debuted in the Top 10 of the BillboardHot Latin Songs Chart.

Daddy Yankee is widely recognized for leading and elevating Reggaeton into a global cultural and musical phenomenon, which has fueled an explosion in popularity for Latin music around the world. With a career that transcends language, geography and demographics, Daddy Yankee is one of the most popular and followed artists in the world today, with more than 60 million followers across social media and more than 7 billion streams in the last 12 months alone on YouTube, where he is among the Top 20 Global Artists. He has additionally sold more than 17 million albums, charted 50 hit songs on Billboard charts and he is the only Latin Artist with four Spanish-language songs to reach the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100.

Daddy Yankee remains one of the most recognized and influential names in urban music and Latin dance. He was named one of the most influential Hispanics in the world by both CNN and Time Magazine. He has sold over 17 million albums and over 60 million fans combined on his social networks. Daddy Yankee is considered the King of Reggaeton and one of the founders of the global movement. He continues to reign with the global success of “Despacito,” which was named the most streamed song and the most watched video of all time. In 2018, his single “Dura” was the 2nd Most Watched Video in 2018 and in 2019, “Con Calma” marked the number “Most Watched” video globally on YouTube. He was also named Billboard Magazine’s Top Latin Artist of 2017. Other global hits by Daddy Yankee are “Gasolina,” “Rompe,” “Limbo,” and most recently “Que Tire Pa’Lante.”

Yankee’s philanthropic work through “Daddy’s House” has been recognized by Billboard with the Spirit of Hope Award. Among his many accomplishments, Yankee has also received over 100 awards including Latin Music Billboard Awards, Latin GRAMMYs, American Music Awards, Latin American Music Awards, among others. In 2014 Daddy Yankee was also honored with the ASCAP “Voice of Music Award.”

POO BEAR ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM

GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and producer Poo Bear unites some of the hottest names in pop, hip-hop, Latin, R&B, and electronic music for his upcoming full-length debut, Poo Bear Presents Bearthday Music arriving in stores and online Friday April 27, 2018 via Capitol Music Group. This special bilingual collaborative album properly ushers the preeminent writer and enigmatic presence into the spotlight for the first time. POO BEAR PRESENTS BEARTHDAY MUSIC is available for pre-order HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive Hard 2 Face Reality

An inimitable curator of unparalleled influence, Poo Bear assembled an event-size cast of guests for what will be the first in a series of Poo Bear Presents releases, happening annually like a birthday. To celebrate the announcement, he serves up the new single ‘Hard 2 Face Reality’ feat. Justin Bieber & Jay Electronica. A blockbuster collaboration, the track showcases the energy and ambition that define Bearthday Music. It also follows up the previously released ‘All We Can Do’ feat. Juanes and ‘Will I See’ feat. Anitta, which has racked up 16.1 million Spotify streams to date. Other cameos include longtime friends and frequent collaborators Jennifer LopezSkrillexZara LarssonTy Dolla $ign, and more. Check out the full tracklisting below.

The record represents an important milestone for Poo Bear. It’s a moment for him to share his artistry and Passion projects among friends as he delivers a unique platform for mega-stars to unleash music off-cycle and a venue to showcase buzzing talent. It’s unlike anything else he’s done or that anybody else has done for that matter.

Emerging in 2001, the four-time GRAMMYAward-winning songwriter and producer began collaborating with the likes of Jill Scott before co-writing “Caught Up”, Usher’s RIAA diamond-certified classic Confessions in 2004. Along the way, everyone from Big Boi, Lupe FiascoChris BrownKelly Rowland, and Mariah Carey sought out his pen, prose, and perspective. Introduced to Justin Bieber in 2013, he became a collaborator to the pop icon on Journals, Purpose, co-writing “Where Are Now,” “What Do You Mean?,” “PYD,” “Hold Tight”, “All That Matters”, and more.

Regularly on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017, Bear’s nimble curiosity and hyper creativity would define a string of genre-busting smashes, including David Guetta’s “2U,” DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne], Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” (Remix) [feat. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber] (for which he received a Song of the Year; nom at the GRAMMYS and Songwriter of the Year nom at the Billboard Latin Music Awards), Latin Grammy Award Winning album “Energia” by J Balvin and more. Simultaneously, he dropped his first solo single “Will I See You” [feat. Anitta] and generated over 10 million Spotify streams and 32 million YouTube/VEVO views.

Poo Bear Presents: Bearthday Music Tracklisting

1. Hard 2 Face Reality (ft. Justin Bieber and Jay Electronica)

2. Put Your Lovin Where Your Mouth Is (ft. Jennifer Lopez)

3. Perdido (ft. J Balvin)

4. Will I See You (ft. Anitta)

5. All We Can Do (Poo Bear and Juanes)

6. Shade (ft. Elvana)

7. Inevitable (ft. Sasha Sirota)

8. Either (ft. Zara Larsson)

9. From Here (ft. Nikki Vianna and LAZR)

10. That Shit Go (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)

11. Moves (ft. Nechie)

12. Vegas (ft. LAZR)

13. On My Kids (ft. RaRa)

14. Blessing And A Curse (ft. Ashley Joi)

15. Early or Late