Whenever the cheerful voice of Maluca Mala appears on a new song on SoundCloud, we all know it will instantly become a party hit. Her new collab with the NY duo Solidisco, “Make That Move,” is far from an exception. The three artists have created what seems to be the funkiest tune of the year, closing out the summer with smooth disco vibes.
Not long ago, we clicked our heels to the powerful “Love is Free,” a collab Maluca made for Robyn and La Bagatelle Magique’s eponymous album. It’s a track that mixes the Swedish diva and the Caribbean princess’s sounds so well that we can’t really tell where one ends and the other begins. To honor the classic Dominican saying, Maluca siempre se cae parada. In “Make That Move,” it would seem that Solidisco’s obsession for vocals and strong lyrics combines perfectly with Maluca’s sensual but easygoing voice. It’s a timeless and solid disco jam.
The track, a gloriously harmonious dance number released earlier this August, shows the Dominican bad girl and Mad Decent alum chewing on classic disco lyrics and spitting a feel-good, dance-hard mantra. Maluca takes from Shalamar’s 80s hit and adds her own lyrics, plunging into the disco universe. She not only reclaims credentials for dance royalty with her typical realness, she also displays a mature vocal register, and a style far from the Dominican York anthem “El Tigeraso.” The song appears in the first-ever Stuart Weitzman commercial, starring Gisele Bündchen and shot by Mario Testino. It debuted during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.