Various Artists, Del Barrio Pa’L Barrio, Vol. 2

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Reggaeton Wednesdays continue at eMusic with "Shake It", the hard, humid club track from Aponte. With it's doomy, minor-key synths and rat-a-tat rhythm, "Shake It" is a fine slow burner, a perfect example of reggaeton's capacity for both high-energy and strange shadows. It's not too far removed from the sinister sound of Southern trap-hop, but the skittish, salsafied beat make it better suited for dancing than dealing. An auspicious bow from this Bronx artist.