When Mexican youngsters Ghetto Kids released “Ven mi niña,” their collaboration with singer/rapper T.Y., it stood out for its dreamy sound, very uncharacteristic of the reggaeton scene. So, what would happen if someone like, say, Lao, turned up the ambiance and made it dreamier? We have the answer.
Lao’s take on “Ven mi niña” feels weightless, darker, and more sensual, accentuating the sultry lyrics from the original, which features lines like “El ruido ya no importa / Toma, muerde esta almohada.” Arpeggiated synths with long attack dress the remix, supporting the exquisitely produced austere beat. Some of the reggaeton/dembow elements are kept here, but now blended with trap hi-hats and cloudy pads, and even a little blink-and-you’ll-miss-it nod to jungle.
Ghetto Kids are scheduled to act this Saturday at Marvin Festival. Warm up with Lao’s romantiqueo indie version of “Ven mi niña” here.
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