Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Reggaeton: Luny Tunes - Los Benjamins

A quick post on a song that's been haunting me for days. "Noche de Entierro (Nuestro Amor)" is the addictive new single of top reggaeton producers Luny Tunes, off their latest album Los Benjamins. The guest list on the track is impressive: Daddy Yankee, Wisin y Yandel, Zion, Hector 'El Father' and Tony Tun Tun. This last guy is actually a merengue singer, but it's his input on the chorus that takes this song to another level, because he can actually sing.

It seems Luny Tunes (and their new protégé Tainy) remebered the success of "Mayor Que Yo", the single off their 2005 album Mas Flow 2, because exact the same principle is used: get Tony Tun Tun for the chorus, a load of stars for the rhymes, and put an innovative beat under all that. Recycling or not, Noche de Entierro sounds fresh and sunny (the flute sample!), and is catchy as hell.

So it's a shame the rest of the album is such a disappointment. A new Luny Tunes album is always big news, because of their reputation of innovativeness, but besides Noche de Entierro there's not one song on Los Benjamins that could grab my attention. Lots of macho brawling, some nice blips & beeps but nothing new. Even the much-hyped collaboration with Mexican soap stars RBD sounds ordinary and uninspired.

It seems the big public is still not tired of testosteron-filled perreo though: Los Benjamins is topping all the latin sales charts. But when I'm in need of some tropical beats, I'd rather give my copy of Tego's The Underdog another spin...

Luny Tunes & Tainy ft. Daddy Yankee, Wisin y Yandel, Zion, Hector 'El Father' & Tony Tun Tun - Noche de Entierro (Nuestro Amor) mp3 lyrics buy@iTunes buy@CD Universe


Anonymous said...

Is there any particular reason I can't listen to the music in old posts?

Chapín said...

there are a lot ;)

1) my webspace is not infinite
2) artists don't like their songs up more than a few weeks
3) it makes you visit my site regularly
4) bloggers etiquette - keeping the songs online is more 'distributing' than 'promoting'

but if you want a certain song, just ask and I'll put it back up for you!

Anonymous said...

i dissagree with this review, noche de entierro is a good song, but not the best from this album.

I like alocate, dicumulalo, lento, entregate, la ex and esta noche also very much!!

but everbody has a different taste....