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.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.11.14 in Features
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By Michaelangelo Matos on 12.08.14 in Reviews
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By Claire Lobenfeld on 11.29.14 in News
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By John Schaefer on 11.24.14 in Reviews
In this 50th-anniversary romp through Terry Riley's In C, a brilliant ensemble of Malian musicians (mostly playing traditional instruments) joins forces with Damon Albarn, the globetrotting frontman of Blur and Gorillaz;...