MICHE MIX OF THE WEEK: THE ONE WITH THE OLD SCHOOL REGGAETÓN
I still don’t understand how we’re already in the month of October!! Is it just me or is time just somehow moving faster than ever? The last time I checked we were telling each other “Happy New Year! Glad you survived 2020!” Not too sure why that feels like it was not too long ago. Speaking of October, I hope that you already have your costume ready! Just a heads up…… costumes that are homemade tend to be the ones that win contests and capture the attention of people. #FACTS
This weekend I stumbled upon my actual Daddy Yankee’s “Barrio Fino” CD while cleaning my garage and it brought back so many memories since that’s the album that began my obsession with reggaetón. The moment my ears listened to “Gasolina”….. my nerdy innocent high school self was no longer the same. (Speaking of gasolina…… what is up with these current gas prices!!??? Daddy Yankee do something!) I just remember being blown away with the fact that reggaetón had lyrics in my first language accompanied with a catchy mix of rhythms and beats.
Since we are still in the middle of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our MICHE MIX OF THE WEEK pays tribute to old school reggaetón. Reggaetón, which originated in Puerto Rico in the 90’s but has been influenced by many Latin American and African sounds since then, didn’t become popular until the 2000’s here in the United States. Most reggaetón songs are not grandma approved, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the genre is catchy, strong and it's here to stay. (Sorry not sorry, abuelita!) This playlist does not contain anything involving Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Maluma, Anuel AA, Natti Natasha or Karol G. It contains the artists who paved the way before they became the superstars that they are now. Our list includes jams from artists such as Daddy Yankee, Ivy Queen, Tego Calderón, Wisin & Yandel and Don Omar. It's basically all the hits that were all over the Spanish urban radio stations and were playing on various Myspace pages during the 2000’s. #IfYouKnowYouKnow
Just a mandatory disclaimer……this reggaetón list does not include every song that should be part of it since the amount of old school reggaetón hits is extremely massive. It contains our favorites and just know that many more songs will be added to the list in the future. For now, the songs we included will definitely be a refreshing throwback to a decade that was very important to the world of music.
Before you start perreando while listening to this amazing playlist, make sure that you are prepared with a michelada near you because you WILL get thirsty. (Please also make sure that your dance moves are work-appropriate if you’re listening to it while being on the clock.) I know that it’s the beginning of the week, but there is never a wrong day to pair your favorite beer or sparkling water with any of our “I Love Micheladas” mixes! You can be part of the “I Love Micheladas” craze that's sweeping the nation by either visiting your local latino supermarkets to buy our 32 oz bottles there or by purchasing online at www.ILoveMicheladas.com. Once you have our mix, preparing the michelada is easy AF. Seriously, anyone can easily make a michelada with our tasty and savory mixes. Make sure to tag us on your “I Love Micheladas” creations on Instagram and Facebook using @ilovemicheladas!
Now that you have the perfect drink and the perfect playlist for your “perreo intenso” session…. let’s get this party started! (If you’re at work, please make sure your dancing does not have you being sent to HR. Don’t jeopardize your job over our playlist. It’s not worth it. You’ve been warned.)
¡¡¡Y que viva el perreo!!!
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