From Kings of Leon to Gwen Stefani, these Guys Give Your Fave Songs an Awesome Makeover

Meet El Comanche and Larry Mon of Los Master Plus.

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They’re a Guadalajara-based duo that has racked up millions of views on YouTube with their kitschy, fun, electro-cumbia covers. How do they do it?

They take popular songs like this…

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Add some sonidero cumbia flavor…

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For the uninitiated: sonidero is a style of cumbia that is popular in Mexico.

And it becomes this:

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How many Spanish-language versions of Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon have you heard? In 2011, Los Master Plus dropped this gem, raising plenty of eyebrows and moving plenty of hips.

Their outfits are also on ???.

todo listo hoy a las 7 hoy en LOS ANGELES downtown en @grandperfs ?????#AJU #Adelante

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Hold up, heeeeeeeey – they’ve made Dr. Dre’s “The Last Episode” in a song your whole family can dance to.

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The only thing missing in this video is Dr. Dre making a cameo.  All the other covers can bite the dust, porque ya la aburristes aguacate.

Somehow, they’ve resurrected Lambada.

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When “Lambada” would come on at family parties, people would jump up hit the dance floor. These days, it’ll probably get eyerolls – unless you play the cumbia-fied Los Master Plus version, “Fiestiña.” Now, when those familiar synth notes hit, you’ll NEED to dance.

They also believe partying is serious business.

Seriously, they worship San Agusdrink.

They’ve even tackled No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak.”

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There’s no doubt No Doubt fans will have a soft spot in their hearts for “Mami.” But maybe a bit of autotune would helped these guys hit some of Gwen Stefani’s high notes…

READ: El Compa Negro Talks How He Won Over Haters Singing Corridos

I mean, could you ever see yourself dancing to a depressing Radiohead song? 

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Now you can. Honestly wondering how Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood would feel about this cover.

Their video for “Suave Leve” was so epic, they needed a movie poster for it.

Even their songs that aren’t covers are still fire:

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You’ve seen the poster. Here’s the video. WAIT, was that Steve Aoki in the video?!

And they’ve expanded beyond cumbia.

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On their latest album, Adelante, there’s isn’t just cumbia. There’s also bachata on “Vengache Pa’ca.” The electro-funk of “Vas a Querer” is reminiscent of another pack of Mexican goofballs: Molotov.

Don’t worry, though, Los Master Plus are still playing plenty of “cumbiatron.” Because the party never stops.

Which cumbia-fied cover is your favorite? Let us know in the comments. 

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Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions


Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions

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Latin music is something we all grew up with. Our parents raised us on the voices of Celia Cruz and Vicente Fernandez. We cleaned the house and entertained ourselves on road trips to these artists and they are ingrained in our DNA. Billboard recently released a list of the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some are undoubtedly iconic and others just aren’t Latin music.

Billboard dropped their list for the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some of them are truly classics.

Amor Prohibido” by Selena, “Guantanamera” by Celia Cruz, “El Rey” by Vicente Fernandez, and “El dia que me quieras” by Luis Miguel are just a few of the songs on the list that deserve all the praise. They are songs that transport us to our childhoods and cherished family memories.

The list also includes some newer songs that have rocked out adult worlds. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, “Mi Gente” by J Balvin, “El Farsante” by Ozuna, and “Tusa” by Karol G and Nicki Minaj all made the list. Not only do these songs speak to the Latino audience, they have been able to go mainstream sharing our musical culture with the world. That’s something to admire and respect because it gives our community representation like never before.

The list has proven to be just want some people have been asking for.

Tbh, this would make a pretty amazing road trip playlist if you need to pass the time. Nothing like a mix of Latin music songs playing along to give you a big, inclusive sabor of Latin America through music. A little be of Mexico and a little bit of Puerto Rico mixed in with a little bit of Colombia is pure joy and magic.

However, a lot of people are questioning the list’s inclusion of Spanish artists.

The list has various artists who are not Latino, but Spanish. There seems to be an unspoken rule in the music industry that music in Spanish is automatically Latin music. Fans have long been arguing against the industry’s blanket label of Spanish-language music automatically being considered Latin music.

Rosalía, who has arguably become the face of the debate, is listed as having one of the best Latin music songs of all time.

While Rosalía does make some good music, there is a real push to make sure the artists of Latin American roots are uplifted in Latin music. There is nothing wrong with including Rosalía in your Spanish-language playlists but Latin music fans want the distinction made that some artists aren’t Latino.

You can check out the rest of the Billboard list here.

READ: Vogue México Put A Spanish Music Artist On Their Cover And Called Her Latina And Latinos Almost Set Twitter On Fire

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Demi Lovato Gasses Up Her Teen Self In Her Latest Music Video ‘OK Not to Be OK’


Demi Lovato Gasses Up Her Teen Self In Her Latest Music Video ‘OK Not to Be OK’

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Demi Lovato is hardly a stranger to opening up about the things that have plagued her. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has long used her voice and platform to shed light on the issues that so many young girls struggle with. Namely body image. Like many young girls across the country (who are reportedly more likely to suffer from the pressures of our society’s pressure to obtain the “ideal body”) Demi Lovato has been open about her years struggling with eating disorders. Moreover, in recent years Lovato has positioned herself as an advocate for young girls suffering from similar issues.

In a recent music video, Lovato is opening up about her pain by doing so with a girl she can relate to on a completely different level: her younger self.

Lovato’s newest song comes with a heartwrenching and brilliant collab with Marshmello.

In her latest video, Lovato finds herself transported to her childhood bedroom, waking up in her old bed. When she looks in the mirror, she finds herself staring straight into the face of her younger self (a la Camp Rock). Marshmello also wakes up in his own childhood room, and the two artists end up settling with their past demons throughout the rest of the video. 

The lyrics of the song detail the process of coming to terms with dark emotions and mental health struggles. “Don’t get lost in the moment, or give up when you’re closest,” Lovato sings in the new music video. “All you need is somebody to say, it’s OK not to be OK.”

Throughout the video, the teenage and adult versions of Lovato and Marshmellow rage in their bedrooms in the video before ultimately finding a balance. The video concludes with both versions of Demi holding hands and meeting up with the teenage and adult versions of Marshmello while dancing down a street.

“I think it’s just such an important subject,” Marshmello said about the song’s release on World Suicide Prevention Day. “I think a lot of people, about negative feelings and negative thoughts that are affecting them are kind of scared to bring it up, scared to talk about it. When in reality, they’re scared because maybe the person won’t relate or the person won’t understand, when in reality most of time the person that you could bring it up to, will most likely has felt like this or will understand or can relate as well. So I think it’s very important to talk about it.”

Check out the music video below!

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