Whitest Taino Alive’s “Selena” Gets a Yelram Selectah Remix

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The underground success of Whitest Taino Alive‘s ¿Dónde Jugarán los Cueros? is really impressive, and it definitely was one of our top albums of 2014. So, it’s great for us that they’re not letting it go just yet, since they are cooking up a remix EP featuring songs from the album, and it’s aptly called ¿Dónde Jugarán los Cueros? The Remixes. Some of the producers already confirmed to participate on it are their very own Cohoba, Ezel, Dirk Largo, and Stereoptico artists Marvin Marlyn and SCDD ALTA.

But the first taste we’re getting from the EP comes all the way from Tijuana, Mexico, courtesy of Yelram Selectah, who reworks “Selena,” one of the standout tracks from the album. Right when we saw the Mexican producer’s name we thought it would be a party, and this was backed up by the first few seconds of the remix –which, by the way, provocatively start right off with him sampling the word “puta.” But this is actually a sort of a straightforward electro-pop number, which retains many of the original elements, including the growling bass pad and the hollow synth chords. As for the vocals, he opts for keeping nothing much besides the great chorus that pays respect to the late Queen of Tex-Mex’s behind. It’s a rather conservative remix from Yelram Selectah, but it works just nicely.

¿Dónde Jugarán los Cueros? The Remixes is out this summer through Stereoptico.