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Elvis Crespo Teamed Up With Ilegales Again To Give His Fans Another Dance Song To Repeat All Summer Long

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Elvis Crespo surprised his fans with a major plot twist when he recently entered the world of EDM and fusing it with his signature música tropical.

After the success, and Latin Billboard award, for his song “Bailar” with Deorro, Crespo is giving his fans another EDM party song with “Guayo.” mitú spoke with Crespo about this new move into the EDM world… And of course, we couldn’t pass up the chance to talk about one of his first smash hits – “Suavemente.”

After the success of his first EDM fused song, “Bailar,” Elvis Crespo is back with a second EDM tune with “Guayo.” He calls this fusion the new Elvis Crespo sound.


“We saw the success of last year’s song ‘Bailar‘ with Deorro and how that song brought the mix of the tropical sound and the EDM sound and we captured a new audience,” Crespo told mitú. “When we were in the studio to create ‘Guayo,’ we wanted to find that color, that sound – that new Elvis Crespo sound. We updated my sound and that’s the reason that we are very happy with the release and this new sound.”

You might remember Crespo as the genius behind the song of every family gathering: “Suavemente.”


This song has proven to be a force of nature with some serious staying power in the Latino community.

“Suavemente” might be 19 years old this year but let’s be honest – it is still on every Latino’s party playlist.

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“I lost my name because of this song because when people see me on the street they say, ‘Hey, Suavemente!’ I’m not Elvis Crespo anymore, I’m Suavemente,” Crespo joked about the massive hit. “I feel blessed because it is a blessing to have a great song like ‘Suavemente.’ If you hear ‘Suavemente,’ you feel like I could have written this song yesterday. It sounds current and that’s a blessing.”

After such a monumental hit in his career, Crespo told mitú that he still gets nervous when he puts out new music, especially something as unique for him as an EDM-infused tropical song like “Bailar.”

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“When we recorded ‘Bailar,’ I had my doubts,” Crespo admitted to mitú. “It was a new path and sound but we saw the results and we kept a positive mind. We strived to bring a new sound and I found a new color to my music.”

To add even more fire to the song, Crespo teamed up with his friends, the guys from the music group Ilegales. But this isn’t the first time the two musicians have worked together.

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“I worked with him for a song called ‘Yo No Soy Un Monstruo‘ and that song made it to the top of the Latin Billboard charts in 2012,” Crespo told mitú. Crespo added: “When I finished the first step of the song I called him and told him that we have a hit here and that he had to hear it. He added his creativity to this song and now we have a great song.”

And people are loving “Guayo” so much, it might be replacing “Suavemente” Zumba classes.


Crespo considers “Guayo” as a summer song. He told mitú that it is the kind of song that you put on and just dance to and enjoy it. You know you’ve got a hit when you’ve created a song that people actually want to work out to.

But the real star of the song and music video is the pineapple.

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Crespo told mitú that the pineapple is one way that he and his PR team tried to engage younger people on social media. But, in the music video, the pineapple is more than just a symbol. The blue cord is an aux cord that carries the song ‘Guayo’ within to share with the world.

And Crespo has no plans on stopping there. He’s planning on making some more EDM music for his fans.

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Crespo told mitú that he has become a huge fan of some EDM producers including Tiesto and Steve Aoki and hopes to work with them in the future.

“I feel right now that my voice sounds great in EDM music,” Crespo told mitú. “I feel like I found a niche with ‘Bailar’ and I want to stay on that path.”

Watch the full music video for “Guayo” below.


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The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think Theyre A Couple Like OMG

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The Music Video For New Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello Hit ‘Senorita’ Is Pure Fire And No Wonder Fans Think Theyre A Couple Like OMG

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There is one thing in music that is not up for debate: the Camilizer fandom is one of the strongest. No matter what the pop star is doing, her fans will always show up with full support on social media and irl. That fandom is making power moves again now that Cabello’s new collab “Señorita” with Shawn Mendes is out. In less than 24 hours, the video already had 14 million views.

Camila Cabello got her fandom ready with one tweet and it worked.

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Cabello’s Twitter is a powerful tool. When she tweets, her millions of followers listen. It is clear that she has learned how to harness social media for the betterment of her career and it is paying off. Tbh, she kind of deserves the success she has garnered so far. Like, she skipped her quinces so she could audition for the X Factor and the rest is music history.

Cabello stans are here to tell you that “Señorita” is a song that is here to stay.

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No one is surprised to hear that Cabello was able to put out a hit. She is proving herself as a powerful musician. We still can’t get “Havana” out of our heads and it has been out for two years.

Like, this is what the Camilizer fandom is doing the rest of the weekend with this song in the background.

Low key, a lot of people will be giving this song all of their streams this weekend. Who wouldn’t want to spend the next couple days bouncing to this song?

People are crying over the new song because they have been waiting for new music.

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Take some deep breaths and relax. You don’t want to miss any of the music or video because you can’t see or hear over your own sobs. Is it even worth listening if you are crying so intensely?

Fans had theories about how the singers prepared for their intimate moments on screen.

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Obviously, you wouldn’t want to have bad breath when you have to kiss someone over and over again. It is also kind of cute that Mendes was so concerned that he ate mints to make sure he had good breath for Cabello.

The video and the passion between the singers is reigniting speculation that they are secretly more than friends.

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Some people might call it good acting and on-screen chemistry. Camilizers call it them sharing their truth while hiding behind the facade of music and the arts. Whichever it is, they know how to make a convincing couple on the screen.

Here is the full video for Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes’s “Señorita.”

Congrats, you two. Seems like you really did the thing with this video.

Latina Journalist Captures André 3000 Playing An Indigenous Mayan Flute At LAX And It’s Just So Awesome

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Latina Journalist Captures André 3000 Playing An Indigenous Mayan Flute At LAX And It’s Just So Awesome

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We see celebrities all the time at the airport. Sometimes they’re noteworthy (Edward James Olmos, Rosario Dawson), sometimes they’re yawners (Gérard Depardieu), but imagine seeing one half of Outkast at your gate. Wouldn’t you freak out? That’s exactly what happened to a New York-based journalist.

Antonia Cereijido, a producer for NPR’s Latino USA podcast, was casually waiting for her flight at the Los Angeles Airport when she spotted André 3000.

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The sighting almost wasn’t meant to be. Cerejido explained that she had missed her first flight.

“The crazy thing is I was supposed to take a flight at 11:15 the night before,” she told Slate in an interview, “but there were 50 minutes of traffic at the airport, so I missed my flight. I was very upset. I had to buy flights for the next day, and I was annoyed. I arrived super early, like, “I’m not going to miss my second flight.”

When she realized it was him, she — as any smart person would do — asked to take a picture with him.

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“Well, I think I said, ‘I’m a big fan of yours,’ and then because my friend had said, ‘That’s not a flute,’ I asked, ‘What instrument is that?’ and he said, ‘Oh, it’s a flute. It’s an indigenous double flute.’ Then I asked to take a photo. I was sort of starstruck. I took the photo, and I went away as quickly as possible before I said anything and I sat down. Then we all boarded the plane, and I uploaded the post on Instagram and on Twitter. I saw that it was popular because it was probably only up for 10 minutes and it had 600 likes.”

Yeah, her tweet was popular. It’s gotten more than 50K retweets.

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“I had one tweet before get kind of popular,” she told Slate. “It was, like, a thousand likes, so I was excited. Then I turned my phone off. And then, when we landed six hours later, it had 68,000 likes. And actually, my first feeling was dread. I felt kind of bad, like, what if I’m outing—what if this is what he does, he goes to places and plays the flute and kind of stays low-key? Because it wasn’t like he was asking for a lot of attention—he was doing his own thing. And I could tell that he saw I was staring at him when he was going back-and-forth, but it wasn’t like he was mad at the attention. He was just sort of neutral.”

But, about that indigenous flute.

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People on social media actually questioned her about her flute knowledge, but she got the response directly from André and the makers.

“I just got off the phone with Guillermo Martinez the man who made Andres’s beautiful flute, she tweeted. “It’s a Mayan double flute. He and his shop are doing incredible work by keeping the music if indigenous North American communities alive. Here is his website: https://www.quetzalcoatlmusic.org/ 

The best part about the story is how Outkast is part of her family history.

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“My family is originally from Argentina, and when we first moved from New York to San Diego, it was so different from my experience up until then that my family became really close,” she told Slate. “And there were two things we listened to all the time: the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Outkast. And we became obsessed with the Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album. My mom had a dream that André 3000 taught us the “Hey Ya!” dance. I always remembered that, because it was such a funny thing for my mom to say. And so I have this very fond feeling about him, and he lived up to that. My mom dreamed that he would be nice and teach us something, and that happened to me in real life, which is so crazy.”

So awesome!

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