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Electric Guest image by Nicole Deacon uploaded by Gabby DiVerita for 360 Magazine

ELECTRIC GUEST x DARELL x RVSSIAN: “FREESTYLE”

ALL-STAR COLLABORATION ARRIVES ALONGSIDE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO STARRING THE ARTISTS SHOT IN MIAMI + CALIFORNIA.

Acclaimed indie-pop duo Electric Guest have teamed up with Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Darell and Jamaican producer Rvssian for today’s release of “Freestyle (feat. Darell & Rvssian)” – listen HERE.

The high-energy collaboration finds the Latin superstars lending their signature reggaeton spin to the track, originally featured on Electric Guest’s 2019 album KIN. The new version of “Freestyle” also arrives with a brand-new music video featuring the artists in their respective cities of Miami and Los Angeles – watch HERE.

The origins of the collaboration stem in large part from lead singer Asa Taccone’s desire to dive deeper into his Puerto Rican roots (courtesy of his father). While Puerto Rican culture and their heritage has always been celebrated by his family, Asa has long wanted to embrace this more within his music.

In the months before the pandemic, Asa’s father – who was directing John Leguizamo’s Broadway show ‘Latin History for Morons’ – came to an Electric Guest show in New York, bringing Leguizamo with him. They talked afterwards and encouraged him to explore the culture more.

Around that time, Electric Guest was looking to revisit album track “Freestyle” and considering releasing a new version with an added verse from a featured artist.

As Asa explains: “Freestyle was the last song we wrote for the album. It took us forever because we couldn’t figure out the chorus melody. We ended up doing a session with Ne-Yo at a studio in L.A. We sat down and played him the instrumental and he immediately started humming… after about 10 minutes we had the chorus that had eluded me for months. 

But the song kind of slipped under the radar. We had always wanted to do a video for it and possibly get a feature, but Covid hit while we were on tour and like the rest of the world, our cycle ground to a halt and we never really got around to it.

Asa has long been a fan of Darell and Rvssian’s music, so having them featured on a new version of the track felt like the perfect way to dip his toes into the Latin sound. After sending the song their way with the hopes of just a verse, he and bandmate Matthew Compton were sent back a fully-formed, almost entirely new version of the track that the Puerto Rican rapper and Jamaican producer had recorded in Miami.

“It was a totally different format… really their own take on it,” Asa shared. “I think everyone felt the same which was like, ‘Well that is… kind of a better version!’”

Speaking on their collaboration, Rvssian shares: “Remixing the song was fun because I had changed the production from one genre to another. And having Darell add his Latin touch on the vocals… this created a nice fusion.”

Darell adds: “When Rvssian hit me up to participate in this collab, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The end result I feel gives great vibes. For me, it’s always a pleasure to keep growing the culture and blending musical worlds together.”

On the making of the video, Asa shared: “The crew came up from Miami and – even though we were in masks – it was definitely a party on set. I think that vibe translated into the video… riding that horse was equal parts terrifying and fun.”

Electric Guest’s third album KIN was released in 2019, featuring standout tracks, “Dollar,” “Play With Me,” and “More.” The LP was met with critical acclaim, with Associated Press declaring “KIN is a breezy confection of fiendishly clever pop hooks augmented by some computer wizardry.” Uproxx also praised the project as “a masterclass in modern pop that’s anchored by real, genuine emotion.”

The band supported the album with a massive run throughout Europe and the United States, including back-to-back sold-out New York shows at Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg – with the latter added by overwhelming popular demand.

TIME included “More” in their ‘5 Best Songs of the Week,’ proclaiming it “a retro-inflected electro-pop tune that rings sweet and sincere.” The high-energy music video for the track was directed by Joe Weil (Kendrick Lamar, YG, Khalid) and premiered on People. In the exclusive premiere of the video for fan favorite, “Play With Me,” PAPER declared the visual: “part R&B music video parody + part fantasia — more music videos should tread this fine line, honestly.”

Dollar” came accompanied by an equally feel-good music video, directed by The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone and co-starring a fully operational hovercraft DeLorean. That visual had its exclusive debut via Complex, which wrote, “[‘Dollar’] is representative of the duo’s goal of entering this latest era with a desire to make straight up, unapologetic pop.”

BUY/STREAM “FREESTYLE” (FEAT. DARELL & RVSSIAN): HERE

WATCH OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: HERE

Brytiago ft. Jon Z – Crush Videoclip

These past weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions for Brytiago, since the release of his new album “Organico”, followed by 3 video clips from the same project, the interpreter has been keeping his fans up to date and today its not the exception.

This time, Brytiago joins the always controversial and irreverent Jon Z. This highly anticipated musical collaboration brings a fresh vibe to the urban atmosphere, perfect for the summer season, and its name is “Crush.” The song, with no explicit content, was produced by Cromo X, Lanalizer and Viti, and was recorded in Puerto Rico. 

“Crush” music video is a visual proposal that mixes unrealistic events with real life. Its director, the filmmaker Letour, had a lot of fun turning both singers into movie-store sales associates, but, with a surprising turn of events, under the wing of Business Music record label. 

“Crush” is part of Brytiago´s new studio album “Organico”, which in less than a week after its release already collects hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. The album consists of 16 original songs and contains musical collaborations with great colleagues from the urban scene, such as: Omy de Oro, Darell, Wisin, Rauw Alejandro, Dalex, Lenny Tavárez, Farruko, Kiko el Crazy, Lunay, Arcángel, Juank, Jhay Cortes, Jon Z and Darkiel.  

Watch the video for “Crush” HERE.

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Nio García × Casper Mágico – “Now or Never” Hits Big

Nio García and Casper Mágico have taken over the Billboard charts with their first album together, “Now or Never,” which premiered this July 24th. The set of eighteen songs debuted on four Billboard charts, including two in the general market.

During its first week on the charts, “Now or Never” placed in the #5 position on Top Latin Albums, #4 on Latin Rhythm albums, #22 on Independent Albums, and #136 on the Billboard 200. It’s important to point out that this is the first time both Puerto Rican artists have conquered the prestigious Billboard charts together with one album.

“Estar posicionado con nuestro álbum entre los mejores del momento es una bendición para nosotros ya que con mucho sacrificio lo logramos. Entrar a los charts de Billboard es una de las mejores recompensas y por eso, le damos las gracias a todos los fanáticos que han apoyando nuestro proyecto y a nuestro equipo de trabajo por hacer todo esto posible,” (“To be positioned with our album among the best of this time is an honor for us that was achieved with much sacrifice. To enter the Billboard charts is one of the biggest rewards, and for this we give thanks to the fans who have supported our project, and to our team for the work they do to make this possible,”) commented Nio and Casper.

“Now or Never” is the materialization of a dream into reality and the work of a team that García y Casper Mágico have attained, accompanied by their record label Flow La Movie INC. The album includes global successes like “Te boté remix” (Nio García, Casper Mágico, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, and Ozuna) and the smash hit “La Jeepeta Remix” by Nio García together with Anuel AA, Myke Towers, Brray, and Juanka, tracks that remain “trending” today on the social media network TikTok. “Sola y vacía” and “Llamé pa´verte” also form part of this successful album, which contains collaborations with both performers together with Anuel AA, Arcángel, De La Ghetto, Rauw Alejandro, Jowell, and Randy, among others.

Listen to “Now or Never” HERE

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Brytiago × Omy de Oro – Iman

Less than a week ago, Brytiago released his first studio album “Organico.” Today, he unveils the music video of “Imán,” a musical collaboration between the urban-music-star and his Puerto Rican colleague Omy de Oro.

The video is available today on Brytiago’s YouTube Channel, BrytiagoTV. “Imán” was written by its own interpreters, produced by Marcello B. Pastuizaca and D-Note the Beatllionaire, under the wing of Business Music record label. The song belongs to the urban genre and is a reggaeton with Spanish trap influences.

The music video from “Imán” was a risky visual proposal by filmmaker Santiago Echezarreta together with Insomnia Pictures production company. The video, recorded in the island of Puerto Rico, shows action scenes on streets and rooftops in which Brytiago and Omy de Oro are the main characters.

“I am very proud to see the results of the hard teamwork and I thank my partner Omy for being part of this project. This is something new, a Brytiago you have never seen,” said Brytiago.

“Imán” is part of Brytiago´s new studio album “Organico,” which has already collected hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, less than a week after its release. The album consists of 16 original songs and contains musical collaborations with great colleagues from the urban scene, such as Omy de Oro, Darell, Wisin, Rauw Alejandro, Dalex, Lenny Tavárez, Farruko, Kiko el Crazy, Lunay, Arcángel, Juank, Jhay Cortes, Jon Z, and Darkiel. 

Watch the official video for “Imán” by Brytiago and Omy de Oro HERE.

Nio Garcia and Casper Magico for 360 Magazine

Nio García × Casper Mágico – Now or Never

Nio García and Casper Mágico have “savored” success together, and the combination of both of their talents has always resulted in songs that transcend the Latin music industry. This time, the urban-music sensations decided to take it to the next level, by collaborating in a whole album together. Now or Never consists of 18 original songs, including this new summer hit “No se te dio“, a musical collaboration featuring Arcangel and De La Ghetto available today on all digital platforms. 

Now or Never is a real dream come true for both interpreters, and the result of years of hard work together with their record label Flow La Movie INC.

The album includes global hits such as “Te Boté Remix” by Nio García, Darell, Casper Mágico, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Bad Bunny, “La Jeepeta Remix” by Nio García, Anuel AA, Myke Towers, Brray and Juanka, a song that remains trending on the social media platform TikTok. “Sola y vacia” and “Llamé pa´verte” are also part of this album, which contains musical collaborations of both artists together with Anuel AA, Arcángel, De La Ghetto, Rauw Alejandro, Jowell, and Randy, among others.

No se te dio” premieres at the same time as the album Now or Never. This release combines 4 of the greatest Latin Music interpreters: Nio García, Casper Mágico, Arcángel, and De La Ghetto, in a sensual-romantic-catchy track, available today on all digital platforms. 

No se te dio promises to become the new hit of the summer, a song that was born for the “party mood” but with a little of romanticism on it. Nio García, Casper Mágico, Arcangel, and De La Ghetto joined forces to write the lyrics, with the production of Xound, under the wing of one of the most successful record labels today Flow La Movie INCand distributed by Glad Empire.

The single premieres with its official music video recorded in the city of Orlando, Florida, and directed by Javy Ferrer from Geniuz Mindz. The filmmaker presents the typical failed love story, in a tropical-Caribbean scenario where sensuality and seduction are the main characters. Watch the official music video for “No se te dio” HERE.

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Valentino x Rauw Alejandro x Darell – “Hola”

Internationally renowned urban-artist Valentino unveils his long-awaited single “Hola”, featuring two of his greatest colleagues and friends from the Latin industry: Rauw Alejandro and Darell. The single and its official video clip are available today on all digital platforms.

For several weeks, Valentino has kept his fans following his next big step in music through his social media accounts, where he has left little hints of what his upcoming song will be. Going hand in hand with Warner Music Latina and La Industria INC, “Hola” was born with the lyrics of each one of its interpreters: Valentino, Rauw Alejandro, and Darell, together with Juan Diego Medina (CEO at La Industria INC), with the production of Kris Floyd, Jota Rosa, and Ivan Jael Carballo Montañez.

“Hola” tells an unrequited love story with a surprising ending, which becomes the perfect cherry on top. Valentino presents his new promotional single together with its official music video, filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This audiovisual project has become even more special for the artist since every single person involved (including the three singers) agreed to stay 6 feet apart during the video recording, following all the recommended safety measures to stop de virus from spreading, showcasing, at the same time, his undeniable respect and commitment with his fans. The video shooting took place in the city of Miami, Florida, and it was carefully directed by Gustavo Camacho together with Mastermind Entertainment. The final result is available on Valentino’s official YouTube channel.

Stream “Hola” from Valentino, Rauw Alejandro, and Darell on your favorite digital platform HERE.

Watch the official video HERE.

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 DJ Snake, J Balvin, Ozuna,Loco Contigo, Nicky Jam, Darell, Natti Natasha,Sech, Colin Tilley, 360 MAGAZINE, Interscope Records

DJ SNAKE × J BALVIN

Multi-platinum producer DJ Snake has teamed up with Colombian reggaeton phenomenon J Balvin and Puerto Rican-Dominican singer/rapper Ozuna for a star-studded remix of the smash summer hit “Loco Contigo.” Adding even more firepower to the bilingual anthem, “Loco Contigo [REMIX]” features appearances from Latin Grammy Award-winning artist Nicky Jam, platinum-selling Dominican singer/songwriter Natti Natasha, Puerto Rican rapper/singer/songwriter Darell, and fast-rising Panamanian singer Sech.
 
Listen to “Loco Contigo [REMIX]” by DJ Snake, J Balvin & Ozuna featuring Nicky Jam, Natti Natasha, Darell & Sech HERE
 
One of Spotify’s most streamed songs of 2019, “Loco Contigo” has amassed over 374 million streams on that platform alone. It’s also achieved platinum certification in a number of countries across the globe, reached diamond status in DJ Snake’s homeland of France, reached #1 on the US Latin radio charts and landed at #7 on Billboard’s US Hot Latin Songs chart. Meanwhile, the Colin Tilley-directed video for “Loco Contigo” has garnered more than 205 million views on YouTube — check it out HERE.
 
Released in June by DJ Snake with J Balvin and Tyga, the original version of “Loco Contigo” appears on DJ Snake’s chart-topping sophomore album Carte Blanche. The album also includes the triple-platinum single “Taki Taki” ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B (DJ Snake’s second global #1 record), “Enzo” (a collaboration with Sheck Wes, featuring Offset, 21 Savage & Gucci Mane), the reggaeton powerhouse “Fuego” (with Sean Paul & Anitta ft. Tainy), and the India-inspired club smash “Magenta Riddim.” Soon after arriving in July, Carte Blanche hit #1 on Billboard’s US Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
 
About DJ Snake:
DJ Snake made his full-length debut with the 2016 album Encore, which reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and debuted in the top 10 around the world. Since scoring his first #1 with the four-times-platinum “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber, DJ Snake has achieved massive success with hits like “Get Low,” “You Know You Like It,” “Lean On,” and “Middle.” With its title translating to “the freedom to do whatever one chooses,” his sophomore album Carte Blanche arrived in July 2019 and shot to #1 on Billboard’s US Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, in addition to reaching the top 50 on the Billboard 200.
 

GLAD Nominees Bash

“GLAD Nominees Bash” was a magic night full of stars!

Dazzling participation of GLAD Empire artists in “Premios Tu Musica Urbano”

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Last Wednesday, March 20, the rooftop of the prestigious Hotel La Concha witnessed the “GLAD Nominees Batch” celebration and recognition cocktail. The event was dedicated to all its clients represented by GLAD Empire, a company specialized in the distribution of music and content.

An elegant evening on the occasion of Las Vegas, held its red carpet event for first edition Tu Música Urbano Awards nominees of the company. They spent the following day in the Choliseo of Puerto Rico.

“The purpose of this event is to celebrate the success of all these independent artists and to know that we are proud of all their effort and sacrifice. I want them to know that they are all winners, and we celebrate and take pride in the completion of the first edition of an award dedicated to the urban genre and produced on our island by Puerto Rican entrepreneurs, “ said Camille Soto, president of GLAD Empire.

Artists of GLAD Empire had 20 nominations within the “Premios Tu Música Urbano 2019”, earning the category of “Remix of the year” with the theme “Te Bote Remix” by the artists Nio García, Casper Mágico, Darell, Ozuna, Bad Bunny and Nicky Jam. “Te Bote Remix” has become a musical urban phenomenon, being certified 53 times by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association) and continues to climb positions in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs Chart for 47 consecutive weeks.

Apart from all of the nominations and awards received, the artists also performed live. Myke Towers performed with Farruko, playing the song “Si Se Da”, his latest promotional single that is currently at number 26 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs list. J Alvarez and Olga Tañon also performed, premiering their dynamic collaboration, “Que Fluya”, accompanied by a colorful and energetic body of dance. Brytiago and Darell also delighted the audience with their song “Asesina”.

One of the most applauded moments was the great closing, where several themes that marked the urban musical beginnings were performed by the pioneers of the genre; Alberto Stylee, Yaviah, Chezina and MC Ceja, the latter also being the owner of Glad Empire. This participation was presented and enlivened by the musical producers and DJ pioneers of this musical movement; DJ Nelson, DJ Playero and DJ Negro.

Casper Mágico: one of the brand new nominees

The Puerto Rican performer is fortunate to have multiple nominations at the most important awards ceremony of Latin music: Billboard Awards 2019.

As for the art of “magic”, fame, international recognition and respect for a growing and competitive music industry, knocked on the door of Casper Mágico after his collaboration in the remix of the song “Te Bote”, where he shares verses with the “creme de la creme” of the urban genre: Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, Darell and Nio García “The song Te Bote is and always will be a super special chapter in my artistic career, as well as collaborating with great exponents of the genre, it gave me the opportunity to get closer to the audience through my music,” said Casper.

The song “Te bote remix” became an anthem of Latin music throughout the year 2018. To date, it has the astonishing amount of more than 1.6 billion visits, and the number continues to increase daily. Thanks to the international “smash” of this “catchy” song, Casper will say “present” for the first time on Billboard Awards night to Latin music, and his name will stand out not only in one, but in six different categories: “Hot Latin Song”,

Song of the Year / Hot Latin Song of the Year “Te Boté””Hot Latin Song”, Vocal

Collaboration of the Year / Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event “Te Boté”Song of the

Year, Airplay / Airplay Song of the Year “Te Boté”Song of the Year, Digital / Digital Song of

the Year “Te Boté”Song of the Year, Streaming / Streaming Song of the Year “Te Boté”Song

“Latin Rhythm” of the Year / Latin Rhythm Song of the Year “Te Boté The Billboard Latin

Music Awards gala will be televised from Las Vegas, Nevada on Telemundo, on Thursday, April 25.