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

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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.

People are always confused how many members we have ! @thesupermaniak

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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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Night 2 in Mexico City tonight !!! ?? ???????????????? @thesupermaniak

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

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The six-year-old sang his heart out and his love interest didn’t know what to do with herself.

The after school program director, Oscar, tells mitú that he was walking his class to the gym when one of his students asked him if he could sing a song for his friend in front of the entire class. The girl you see covering her face with a pink sweater in the video is the special someone who Oscar’s student decided to serenade. The girl was very shy, but Oscar’s student received standing ovations from the entire class at the end of his romantic performance.

And this isn’t the first time Oscar’s students sing the romantic ballad, “Adiós Amor.”

Oscar told mitú that he makes an effort to play Latino music for his students. He hopes that this reminds them to “always embrace their culture” and to be proud of their identities.


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