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Bomba Esteréo Remixed Arcade Fire’s “Everything Now” Into an Awesome Latin Dance Track

Earlier this year, Bomba Esteréo embarked on a summer tour as the opening band for Canadian rockers Arcade Fire. The Colombian band, led by singer Li Saumet, have clearly made a deep impression on Arcade Fire because they’re collaborating on a new project that will surely have everyone dancing.

Bomba Esteréo has remixed Arcade Fire’s latest hit single, “Everything Now,” into a Latin dance track.

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Here’s Arcade Fire’s original song.

Huge difference, right?

Simón Mejía, of Bomba Esteréo, explained how the remix came to be.

“When Win suggested a couple of tracks from Arcade Fire’s album to remix, we chose ‘Everything Now’ as we loved the vibe of the song and what it means for these crazy times we’re living in,” Mejía said in a press release.

“We envisioned this new remix musically as being a mix between champeta vibes (the incredible riff played by our new guitar player Jose Castillo in the chorus) and electronic cumbia (the beat for the rest of the track).

These are the two genres we’ve been playing and having fun with throughout the history of Bomba Estereo. And that is what we achieved with the Arcade Fire remix—a blend between the original funky/electro/disco vibe of the track and our electro tropical style. In terms of the vocals, Win re-recorded the original vocals on top of our new musical track. Then Li has her Spanish freestyle verses in her cumbia style. All together, along with Regine, we did the chorus in Spanish which we translated to ‘Es todo ya.'”

Mejía added, “We are truly honored to have been invited to collaborate on this amazing song and love to see the power of Caribbean music right now. You can easily see its influence across much of dance music that is made today.”

One of the coolest things about the collaboration between the two bands is that you can see truly see how much Arcade Fire has embraced Latin culture while on this tour.

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Win Butler, lead singer of Arcade Fire, has been documenting his experience in Mexico, Colombia and other countries throughout Latin America.

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Maybe this means they’ll do a Spanish crossover album. One can only hope!

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Bomba Esteréo Teases ‘Deja’ Album With Stunning ‘Aire’ EP

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Bomba Esteréo Teases ‘Deja’ Album With Stunning ‘Aire’ EP

Bomba Esteréo is continuing their interesting roll-out for the upcoming album Deja. The Colombian group is teasing their LP with the release of the new EP Aire.

Bomba Esteréo is taking an unconventional approach to the rollout for their Deja album.

Bomba Esteréo first teased Deja in February with the Agua EP. The upcoming LP is split into parts that represent the four classical elements: earth, wind, water, and fire. The Agua EP includes three songs, including the funky electronic title track. Canadian-Colombian singer Lido Pimienta and Afro-Cuban duo OKAN feature in “Agua.”

“The album is about the connection and disconnection of human beings from the planet, from one’s own self,” said singer Liliana “Li” Saumet in a statement. “It’s about how we’re disconnected. More connected to electronic devices and virtual things than real things. So we decided to use the four elements, because they’re part of the equilibrium of human beings.”

Aire is the latest element to come from Deja.

The Aire EP is the second element released from the Deja album. Like air, Bomba Esteréo’s three new songs are lighter in sound. With the delicate touches of electronica, this latest collection of songs is out-of-this-world. Saumet sings about living in the present in the captivating standout “Ahora.” A refreshing tropical moment on the EP is “Se Acabó.”

The full Deja LP will arrive in July.

Bomba Esteréo’s Deja will be released on July 2. Before then, expect the rest of the element EPs in the coming months. The concept behind the highly-anticipated LP is just as interesting as the roll-out, according to Saumet.

“It’s an album that transmits joy, loss, exhilaration, and sadness all at once,” she added. “We made this album so you can dance to it at a club, but at the same time, it has a profound meaning. It’s meant for you to dance perreo with a conscience.”

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: Bomba Estéreo, Mora and Jhay Cortez, Ximena Sariñana

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: Bomba Estéreo, Mora and Jhay Cortez, Ximena Sariñana

Welcome to The Watch List, where we round up the best Latin music videos released in the past week that you need in your life. Check out the list below.

Bomba Estéreo – “Deja”

Bomba Estéreo’s music video for “Deja” is a trippy adventure leading you to a hidden tropical paradise. Watch and it’ll make you wish you were going on vacation.

Mora x Jhay Cortez – “512”

Mora and Jhay Cortez get to work in a body shop while singing their new collab “512”. Shout out to la bandera de PR for making a special cameo in the video.

Ximena Sariñana – “A No Llorar”

Fields. Red dresses. Choreography. Ximena Sariñana continues to push boundaries with her music and looks for her new single “A No Llorar.”

BLESSD – “DE TODO”

Colombian rising rapper BLESSD dropped the music video for “DE TODO”, a retrospective look on his life through the lens of his younger self back in 2010, riding his bike through the streets of Medellín.

David Bisbal, Danna Paola – “Vuelve”

Filmed between their respective hometowns of Madrid and Mexico City, David Bisbal and Danna Paola explore the struggles of long-distance relationships in the music video for “Vuelve”.

Llane, Zion & Alvaro Diaz – “Presente Y Futuro”

Llane shows off his dance moves from staircases and balconies in the music video for “Presente Y Futuro”. Zion and Alvaro Diaz also join the Colombian singer with their verses for this chill collab.

Andry Kiddos – “No Eres Tú, Soy Yo”

Venezuelan rising star Andry Kiddos continues his animated music videos from his EP ‘Confíen En Mí’, this time around dropping tearjerker video for “No Eres Tú, Soy Yo.”

El Coyote The Show, Justin Quiles, Nio Garcia, De La Ghetto – “TODOS PERREANDO”

Reggaeton OG El Coyote The Show recruited Justin Quiles, Nio Garcia and De La Ghetto for a train ride with the destination to some heavy perreo.

HENAO – “CONTROL”

Houston-born Colombian-American artist Henao released the music video for her bilingual R&B single “CONTROL.”

Boza – “Ella”

Panamanian rising star Boza released the follow up to his latest hit “Hecha Pa’ Mi” with “Ella”. The music video will make you miss meeting someone at the bar, and the occasional bar fight.

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