Caribbean Connection [Machete]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Linking the reggae and reggaeton scenes, Machete Music's Caribbean Connection compilation is the brainchild of veteran producer Nelson Gustavo Colón. It's surprising that his idea of mixing artists from both worlds hasn't been done extensively before, since the Latin American -- primarily Puerto Rican -- genre of reggaeton was born under the influence of the reggae offshoot dancehall, but Colón isn't just beating everyone else, he's also setting the bar high for all followers. Save a couple cuts that just don't gel, the excitement level stays high as tracks based in reggaeton find their Jamaican guests sounding perfectly comfortable and compatible. Best of the lot might ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Linking the reggae and reggaeton scenes, Machete Music's Caribbean Connection compilation is the brainchild of veteran producer Nelson Gustavo Colón. It's surprising that his idea of mixing artists from both worlds hasn't been done extensively before, since the Latin American -- primarily Puerto Rican -- genre of reggaeton was born under the influence of the reggae offshoot dancehall, but Colón isn't just beating everyone else, he's also setting the bar high for all followers. Save a couple cuts that just don't gel, the excitement level stays high as tracks based in reggaeton find their Jamaican guests sounding perfectly comfortable and compatible. Best of the lot might be Voltio and Turbulence making "Don't Stay Away from the Sunshine" sound like sage advice, but the dream team of Daddy Yankee and Bounty Killer come in at a very close second with their stately "ghetto gladiator" anthem "Controlando el Area." Surprises include the great El Gorila and Sanchez team-up "Millennium Anthem," which offers some ominous social commentary, plus the appearances of singer Barrington Levy and the band Inner Circle, both acts being more reggae than dancehall. Colón meets them halfway, providing them smoother beats that still suit his homeboys Don Omar and Varon. Add well-designed and attractive packaging and Colón's entertaining experiment is an easy recommendation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2008
  • Label: Machete Music
  • UPC: 602517730809
  • Catalog Number: 001135502

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro: Caribbean Connection (4:06)
  2. 2 Controlando el Area - Daddy Yankee (3:32)
  3. 3 Fly Away - Don Omar (4:52)
  4. 4 Pegao (3:53)
  5. 5 Don't Turn off the Light - Varon (4:00)
  6. 6 Movimiento Reptil - Arcangel y De La Ghetto (3:12)
  7. 7 Don't Stay Away from the Sunshine - Turbulance (3:52)
  8. 8 Og (4:36)
  9. 9 Latinas - Zion & Lennox (2:43)
  10. 10 Caribeña (3:11)
  11. 11 Dance - Khriz y Angel (4:16)
  12. 12 Up in the Club - Hector el Father (4:23)
  13. 13 Black or White - Sasha (4:17)
  14. 14 Millennium Anthem - Snachez (3:48)
  15. 15 I Still Be Loving You - Yaga & Mackie (4:02)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Barrington Levy Composer
Ramón Ayala Composer
Ian Dyer Composer
Von Wayne Charles Composer
Mike Fuller Mastering
Kevin Jackson Composer
Derrick Perkins Engineer
Jaime Colon Contributor
Juan Vidal Executive Producer
Javier Martinez Composer
William Castro Engineer
Victor Martinez Composer
Angel Rivera Composer
Rafael "El Pitufo" Valera Castillo Composer
Miguel Collins Composer
Rodney Price Composer
Eddie Avila Composer
Cecile Charlton Composer
Alistaire McCalla Composer
Roshaun Clarke Composer
Gabriela Pizarro Composer
Iván Gutiérrez Composer
Ramón "Ray" Casillas Engineer
Eliel Lind Composer
Hector Delgado Composer
Paul Irizarry Composer
Kiley DelValle Graphic Design
Víctor "El Nasi" Producer
Llandel "Yandel" Veguilla Composer
Juan Luis "Wisin" Morera Composer
Edgardo Matta Composer
Gustavo Colon Concept
Joel A. Colon Contributor
Leyla Y. Colon Contributor
Wagner DelAguila Executive Producer
Jennyfer Galdon Contributor
Nesty LaMente Maestra Producer
Mambo Kingz Producer
Peter Shadyville Engineer
Armando Rosario Composer
Xavier Semper Composer
Mateo Garcia Photo Assistance
Ernesto Padilla Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing album

    love every single track on this album.

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