Somewhere between an early 90s jock jam and an EDM-reggaeton tidal wave lies “Move Your Body,” the forecasted track from Wisin featuring Timbaland and Bad Bunny. The song hails from Wisin’s Victory album (due out on December 1), a hands-in-the-air kind of track that is guaranteed to feel great when the Mike’s Hard Lemonade hits, surely one metric of pop success.
But “Move Your Body” — accompanied by a video featuring future-forward designer hubcaps and a petunia pink-craniumed Conejo Malo — is much more than radio-ready reggaeton Red Bull. We’ve arrived at a moment when one of pop’s biggest producers is putting his stamp on a track by Latin trap and reggaeton supernovas, a road sign on Latino artists’ slog to another moment of hyper-commercial relevance in 2017. (For those who missed the last couple of markers: Beyoncé’s “Mi Gente” moment with J Balvin and essentially anything that Spiff TV has down in the last year and a half.)
This is far from the only high-profile collaboration fans will see with Victory, which will also feature Almighty, Arcángel, Ozuna, De La Ghetto, Zion & Lennox, Maluma, and Wisin’s longtime other half Yandel. Given the exhaustiveness of that lineup, Timbaland’s presence makes all the more sense. What better way for the latest música úrbana yearbook to mark the times than with a genre-hopping collab highlighted by an English-language hitter?