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Propellerhead Software has announced that they have joined forces with three time Grammy winners, The Salazar Brothers, for their latest Reason ReFill - Reggaeton
. In addition to their award winning music career, the three Chilean brothers Salla, Masse and Chepe run one of the hottest Urban/ Latin Clubs in Stockholm, The Redline.
The Reggaeton ReFill is over 360 megabytes of samples, loops and comes with 220 Drum & Percussion REX files, 75 NN-XT sampler patches in categories like Drums, FX, Stabs, Vinyl FX , Vocals and more including MIDI files and 20 song starter demo tracks. It is a great toolbox for Reason users looking for that Reggaeton sound.
Reggaeton is a form of dance music which became popular with Latin American (Latino) youth during the early 1990s and spread to North American, European, Asian, and Australian audiences during the first few years of the 21st century. Reggaeton blends Jamaican music influences of reggae and dancehall with those of Latin America, such as bomba and plena, as well as that of hip hop. The music is also combined with rapping (generally) in Spanish. Reggaeton has given the Hispanic youth, starting with those of Panama and Puerto Rico, a musical genre that they can consider their own. The influence of this genre has spread to the wider Latino communities in the United States, as well as the Latin American audience.
While it takes influences from hip hop and Jamaican dancehall, it would be wrong to define reggaeton as the 'Hispanic'- or 'Latino'- version of either of these genres; reggaeton has its own specific beat and rhythm, whereas Latino hip hop is simply hip hop recorded by artists of Latino descent. The specific rhythm that characterizes Reggaeton is referred to as "Dem Bow". The name is a reference to the title of the dancehall song that first popularized the beat in the early 1990s.
Pricing and Availability:
Due in the first quarter of 2007, the ReFill will be distributed by Propellerhead Software and will be available from the Propellerhead Online Shop, the PropShop.