For the latest installment of their Los Angeles party ESCÁNDALO, LA based nightlife collective Late Night Laggers assembled a formidable company of Latinx excellence to serve up the best in reggaeton, dembow, perreo, g-funk, cumbia, and hip hop en español.
The night featured DJ sets by Chico Sonido, Bianca Oblivion, Helikonia, kidbusiness, Canyonazo, and Chaboi, along with performances by Chilean singer Tomasa Del Real and Miami MC La Goony Chonga.
La Goony Chonga performing her hit song, Claro Que Sí.
In a world where American pop culture is preoccupied with making room for more Reputation review memes, Latin America is seeing reggaeton’s explosive resurgence in the mainstream music industry. The revival of this mainstream musical genre makes room for a new generation of underground talent who are putting their own spin on reggaeton; enter #NEOPERREO.
Tomasa del Real, who is widely credited with developing this new subgenre, defined it as follows in a recent Remezcla interview:
“Perreo is simple; it’s a danceable music that, generally speaking, is reggaeton,” Tomasa says. “#NEOPERREO is a synthesis of all these new sounds, of the new consumers who include people from the majority as well as the minority, where we all come together through el gusto de bailar.”
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