And you know what ELSE sounds better than a long-burning candle? This album (see what I did there? ha HA!)!!! As usual, I don't know these guys from Adam, but they're from Puerto Rico, according to Wikipedia. And that is virtually all Wikipedia knows about the pair, although Allmusic adds the tidbit that they both planned to play b-ball before they got into music (which my three-year old calls "basekball"). Oh, and YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO BELIEVE THIS, but their first album was called My World (but no "1").
But what about the beats? One of the best tracks on the album is lead single "Pégate Más", which has a Caribbean party vibe and features tight rhythms and tinny horns accented by touches of EDM, along with a majority of lyrics delivered in a thin-edged sung tone (although a rap breakdown does finally show up towards the end of the tune). And I'll be the first to admit that "Sin Ti (I Don't Want To Miss A Thing)" featuring Pitbull and Beatriz Luengo made me feel weird inside: not only does it cop the chorus from Aerosmith's Armageddon classic "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" over a synth-driven handclap, but it also uses personal favorite Beatriz Luengo to deliver it (on the off-chance you don't know of her, she's in the Spanish TV show Un Paso Adelante, which I've only seen dubbed in French under the title Un Dos Tres, and which is ALSO one of the best ridiculous dance shows ever made). Oh, and then there's that Pitbull guy, the shameless EDM build-ups, and the best line on the record - "And I don't want to miss a thing/So come over here little miss thing". Seriously, that is Wipeout-quality punning. They should give Pitbull a job.
|From my basement collection. Beatriz is the one pointing at us with a saucy smile.|