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Meet the Band from Latin America That’s Been Sampled By Jay-Z and the Beastie Boys

A bunch of dudes from Chile inspired some of rap music’s most memorable samples. Los Ángeles Negros is a popular romantic rock outfit from the ’60s — you’ve heard their classic “Y Volvere” at least once. Their brooding, keyboard-driven sound has made their music a sweet source for rap samples.

“My First Song” by Jay Z

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The closing track on Jay-Z’s The Black Album, “My First Song” begins with two memorable samples: a Notorious B.I.G. vocal sample and the opening guitar lines from Los Ángeles Negros’ “Tu y Tu Mirar, Yo y Mi Canción.”

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“Do You Believe” by The Beatnuts

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The Beatnuts, a Latino rap duo that helped introduce us to Big Pun, made this sinister track about street life, which is driven by a sped-up sample of Los Ángeles Negros’ “Fueron Tres Años.”

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“Didn’t Wanna Do That” by A$AP Ferg

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Listen closely, that psychedelic guitar weaving around the drums is a sample of Los Ángeles Negros’ “No Morirá Jamás.”

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“The Move” by Beastie Boys

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It’s not a Beastie Boys track if Ad Rock, Mike D and MCA aren’t hopping effortlessly from one funky instrumental to another. The Beasties cap off “The Move” – listen for it at 2:55 – with a loop of Los Ángeles Negros’ “El Rey y Yo” featuring some beefed up kick drums.

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“Lost in Thought” by Funkdoobiest

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Los Angeles rap crew Funkdoobiest, who were part of the Cypress Hill-founded Soul Assassins collective, took advantage of the soulful interplay between guitars and keyboard in Los Ángeles Negros’ “Como Quisiera Decirte.”

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

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Dimelo Flow Talks Career Beginnings, Working With Sech, Daddy Yankee and Representing Panamá at The Global Music Stage

Welcome to Spotlight, where we do a deep dive in the careers of artists, producers, songwriters and more people making an impact in the Latin music industry.

Dimelo Flow, the Panamanian producer behind hits like “Relación Remix” and “Otro Trago“, talked to us about how he started off as a basketball prospect turned club DJ, and how his love for music led him to become a producer. Now he’s not only working with the biggest names in Reggaeton like Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny, but has his sights on making global records and putting Panamá on the map.

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During our Spotlight interview, Dimelo also talked to us about his creative process, knowing exactly how to craft the perfect remix and where to locate each artist to create the perfect synergy on a track.

Dimelo also touched on reinventing his sound and collaborating with fellow Panamian artist Sech for his upcoming album ‘42.’

The Avengers project cemented Dimelo Flow, Sech, Dalex, Justin Quiles, Feid and Lenny Tavarez as a force in reggaeton and took their careers to new heights. Dimelo said that they are already working on a follow-up to The Academy.

He talked to us about sliding into Tyga’s DM’s and now he wants to produce for mainstream artists, naming his dream collabs to work with Post Malone, Drake, and Travis Scott.

READ: Run Away From That Toxic Relationship with Dalex’s New Single “Feeling”

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Run Away From That Toxic Relationship with Dalex’s New Single “Feeling”

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Run Away From That Toxic Relationship with Dalex’s New Single “Feeling”

Puerto Rican singer Dalex is back to his Latin R&B roots with “Feeling“, which is about leaving behind that relationship that made you question everything, including changing who you are to please the other person.

Produced by Dimelo Flow, “Feeling” not only does it get deep about leaving behind what no longer serves you, but it is also packed with punchlines like “Te olvide como El Chavo, sin querer queriendo“.

In our interview for Latido Music by mitú, Dalex talked to us about the feeling he wanted to convey with the song, singing about heartbreak instead of his usual songs that tend to be more intimate.

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In “Feeling,” Dalex wants to explore other sounds and try doing a more commercial record that more people can relate to.

The colorful music video was shot in Miami, directed by Adrián Arredondo for Wildhouse Pictures. Dalex and his love interest are seen riding around dirt bikes, which we later found out in the interview was one of his Top 5 Feelings.

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Dalex has a busy 2021 ahead, and “Feeling” is the first single from his upcoming album due this year. The Rich Music singer told us that he has a collab with Reggaetón heavy hitters Wisin & Yandel and Zion & Lennox on the way, as well as an American singer which for now he can’t reveal, but we can’t wait to find out.

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