Latin Beat: Club Caliente

Latin Beat: Club Caliente

     
 

In the music world of the 1990s, it wasn't hard to find Latin versions of many major English-language trends. Whether you were seeking ska-punk, adult contemporary, grunge, heavy metal or rap, it was easy to find a Spanish-language version. The focus of this collection is club and dance music with a Latin twist. House and techno are a high priority on Latin Beat:…  See more details below

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In the music world of the 1990s, it wasn't hard to find Latin versions of many major English-language trends. Whether you were seeking ska-punk, adult contemporary, grunge, heavy metal or rap, it was easy to find a Spanish-language version. The focus of this collection is club and dance music with a Latin twist. House and techno are a high priority on Latin Beat: Club Caliente, but two things separating it from non-Latin collections of dance music are the fact that many of the lyrics are in Spanish, and the artists' willingness to incorporate such styles as salsa, cumbia, nuevo flamenco, and merengue. While Raymond's "Mari (Contigo)" unites merengue with rap, and Umboza's "Sunshine" has an appealing nuevo flamenco/house flavor, Proyecto Uno's "Latinos" and Dino Latino's "Carmello" both blend techno with hip-hop, dancehall reggae, and salsa. The late Selena's "Techno Cumbia," meanwhile, isn't really a blend of techno and cumbia -- it's basically pop
ock with Spanish lyrics and a dance beat. The most interesting tune on the CD, however, is los Umbrellos' "No Tengo Dinero," which gives the Greek pop classic "Never on Sunday" a serious makeover and replaces the Greek lyrics with new Spanish lyrics. The Right Stuff provides no breaks between songs, thus turning this CD into a non-stop dance mix and giving the listener an appealing idea of what he/she might have heard in a dance club in Madrid, Buenos Aires, or Mexico City in 1999.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/1999
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724349842625
catalogNumber:
98426

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cubano   Track Performer
Proyecto Uno   Track Performer
Selena   Track Performer
Barrio Boyzz   Track Performer
Tito Puente   Track Performer
Umboza   Track Performer
Raymond   Track Performer
Candela   Track Performer
Sancocho   Track Performer
2 BMF   Track Performer
Umbrellos   Track Performer
King of Mambo   Track Performer
Dino Latino   Track Performer
Corvino Traxx   Track Performer
Caribbean Motion   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gerardo   Composer
Charles Levan   Producer
Tom Cartwright   Executive Producer
Danny Holiday Vargas   Composer
Tito Puente   Composer
Luis Tamargo   translation
Kirsten Kupper   Producer
Bernadette Fauver   Producer
Michelle Azzopardi   Producer
Forrest Haller   Producer
Lisa Reddick   Producer
Tammy Kizer   Producer
Gregg Ogorzelec   Producer
Rudy Mangual   Producer

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