We’re coming to the end of another incredible year in the Latin music industry. To celebrate, Remezcla returned to Las Vegas for the 23rd Annual Latin Grammys with a new edition of Remezcla Studios, sponsored by cognac producers Rémy Martin. The premium pop-up studio was set up November 15-16, two days before the awards ceremony, so emerging and established artists could come together and share in their creativity and deliver unexpected collabs and organic social moments.
Each evening started with a cocktail gathering to celebrate the visionaries of the urban Latin music movement and to give industry innovators and power players a way to meet and greet in an informal setting. Artists and influencers also got to hang out in the Sobremesa Tasting Lounge where VIP friends and family who visited Remezcla Studios could gather to laugh, discuss life and music and enjoy tastings of Rémy Martin. Some of the cocktails served included Sangria, Coquito featuring Rémy Martin 1738, Tercet Tropical featuring Rémy Martin Tercet. The interactive lounge area featured custom decor and props and product and brand integration, along with guided Rémy Martin Tastings with curated food pairings. Selected artists, producers and VIP guests went home with a Remezcla Studios bag, which included a bottle of Rémy Martin and other merchandise.
The Rémy Martin celebration continued at Remezcla Studios with a table installation featuring the aesthetics of timeless paintings, unforgettable feasts and a hand-carved ice sculpture for not-to-be-missed photo opp for attendees.
Remezcla Studios also included an artist and media lounge where musicians and journalists could relax, hang out and show off their unique fashion and style.
A big part of this year’s Remezcla Studios, which was first launched in 2017, was getting Latine musicians to collaborate on new music. To do this, Remezcla Studios enlisted the help of artists Eduardo Cabra, Rafa Pabón, and Raúl Sotomayor to team up with other musicians to create short, one-minute tracks.
Throughout both evenings, musicians stepped into the recording studio where they spent 15 minutes selecting a beat and working on lyrics and melodies with Remezcla’s in-house team. By the end of both nights, all the songs were recorded and compiled into one concept album. Each musician walked away with a video clip of the recording session and cassette tape of the final song.
Pabón said he had a wonderful week working with Remezcla Studios during the Latin Grammys. “[It] was a real pleasure for me to work with [these] great producers and composers,” he said.
There were plenty of musicians who stopped by to participate in listening and recording sessions. Listening sessions, where selected artists took over the venue’s PA system to play their choice of music, were handled by Puerto Rican Latin Grammy-winning singer-songwriter PaoPao; Regional Mexican band Grupo Diez 4tro; Dominican-Mexican American singer-songwriter Ambar Lucid; Puerto Rican rapper Skeptic; and Colombian hip-hop artist Totoy El Frio.
Other Remezcla Studio visitors included La Favi, Letón Pé, Nohemy, Immasoul, Nino Augustine, Manu Manzo, Amandititita, El Licenciado, Calacote, Marvelous Fame and COAST CITY.
All in all, the year is coming to an end on a high note. We can’t wait to see what these talented Latine artists from across the globe deliver in 2023.