Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Smells Like Popical
A while back I wrote about tropical guilty pleasures. Those tracks that go just a little bit too far into that Eurocheese/family party/holiday songs and are only really fit for your ninth rum and coke stagger dance. That stuff thats pretty dire but holds its own endearing charm and humour that the latest Skream dubplate is never gonna have. Like this one :
Poyake & Pimpchicken - Dale Candela
Video here if you don't want to download.
You could drop this to a drunk dancefloor in the middle of tropical-reggae-reggaeton set and it would probably work. Its got that dancefloor filling coolie dance bassline but the vocals are treading a veeerrry fine line for me. Its not going to scare the girls off like a kuduro jam might but its got a pretty high lame factor.
Here are some others.
Daddy Yankee - Gasolina. An undeniable anthem for reggaeton but since its release, those four years have not been kind.
Andy Val Gourmet- Chacarron Macarron. Still a banger and still getting some play by London DJs other than me. I like!
Enur ft. Natasha- Calabria - It had that commercial cross over as you could mix it into house or whatever but is way overplayed. Lily Allen's probably covered it.
Samim - Heater. Kind of works as its essentially a minimal track but I think its still sounds pretty fresh though I stopped playing it.
What other Popical anthems have I missed? I already hate that word.