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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.




11 comments:

Gabriel Heatwave said...

That Dale Candela track is cool. It's essentially a Spanish version of TOK's Unknown Language on Coolie Dance:

http://www.soundquake.com/item/632660285888631267.html

Gabriel Heatwave said...

link didn't work:

TOK - Unknown Language

Vamanos said...

Good spot mate. I didn't realize that it was a cover.

Khiasma / Guillaume said...

Dale Candela was a pretty big success for sure. I heard it in Chile!

Yo Will, please post a picture of yourself in this kind of outfit!

Khiasma / Guillaume said...

Actually, there's that track that I love. Sunshine, Club Meditéranné feeling and all:

Pasame la Botella - Match & Daddy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62w_ZSmOz3o

You're going to have that one in your head for a few days... Was a big hit as well

Oh and also, Suavemente...

Boima said...

LOL! I got Chacarron on the Coolie Dance Riddim! Plus Jr. Ranks did a version of Dale Candela that is a little less pop, but CHECK OUT THIS!

Wu Tang Clan

Boima said...

Can't find a good version on the tube. Dale Candela Jr. Ranks

Vamanos said...

Popical is a movement people- Stand up if your mixing Marcarena into Las Kechup!

I went too far didn't I.

Seriously tho,

Boima - That Wu Tang track is a banger. I think we need a Principal appreciation post.

Guillaume - Pasame la Botella is definitely in this camp. More please!

rizzla said...

Rupee "Turn Me On" for sure, at least in the states

Rictus Grinn said...

La Bomba by King Africa, massive in Spain, Portugal and even Poland. Big tune .

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