With Latin inspired music having an ever growing influence on the pop scene over the last few years, it is definitely about time for a record like this one to come alongâ€¦
“Top Hits – Latin Style 2009” is a selection of the best cover songs you will hear anywhere this year, all remixed with a spicy Latin twist. On the album you will find Billboard hit songs originally recorded by Leona Lewis, Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield, Jason Mraz, Alicia Keys, Keyshia Cole, Jordin Sparks, Gavin Rossdale, Estelle, Shontelle, Secondhand Serenade, and John Mayer, but as you have never heard them before.
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Using a poppier take on the reggaeton style that has swept the world into a dancing frenzy as his main source of inspiration, producer and arranger Pete Surdoval has created a record that will get the kids of the global village shaking their stuff.
The Grammy-award-winning Surdoval, who has worked with legends like Cat Stevens, Jimmy Cliff, Latoya Jackson, and Public Enemy, says he wanted to make a record full of positive pop songs that would remind him of the days watching his parents salsa around the living room.
The songs were performed by a collection of exciting musicians called “The Latin Sun”. And the reaction to their take on these pop recordings has already made waves all over the world.
Whether it’s a unique new angle of Jason Mraz’s smash hit, “I’m Yours” or the crazed Latin mash-up of Estelle’s “American Boy”, there will be something here for all music lovers. The inventive re-imagining of Shontelle’s “T-Shirt” has already seen it leap to the top of the bestseller’s charts on Amazon. Other remixed covers include “Better in Time”, “Bleeding Love”, “Love Remains the Same”, “Fall for You”, “Take a Bow”, “No One”, “Pocketful of Sunshine”, “One Step at a Time” and “Heaven Sent”.
But it’s just the start. The sound of this Latin-pop fusion – sweeter and more playful than reggaeton, but harder edged than much of the pop music world – will no doubt be making dance floors come alive all through 2009. And beyond.
The Latin Sun have just given pop music one giant Tequila slammer. So grab your dancing shoes because they’ve started one hell of a party. Do not miss out!