Discover Darell’s Highly Anticipated Album: “Everybody go to the Discotek”

Puerto Rico’s urban music star Darell has once again proven his prowess in the Latin music scene with the release of his much-awaited album, “Everybody go to the Discotek,” on July 27th.

Following a career spanning over a decade, Darell has firmly established himself as one of the most revered artists in the industry. Since his solo debut in 2013, he has consistently delivered chart-topping hits and collaborated with renowned names like Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Nicky Jam, and many others. This remarkable ability to work with diverse artists has not only broadened his reach but also showcased his versatility as a musician.

The album’s title, “Everybody go to the Discotek,” reflects Darell’s intention to bring a new sound to the dancefloor. In a recent interview, the Latin artist shared that he wanted to create music that takes fans back to the origins of reggaeton while incorporating elements from various rhythms, including funka from Brazil, dembow from the Dominican Republic, and bachata, among others. This unique blend of musical styles promises to deliver an electrifying experience for listeners and get everyone dancing to the infectious beats.

One of the album’s highlights is undoubtedly Darell’s participation in the remix of “Te Boté” alongside Nío García and Casper Mágico, featuring Bad Bunny, Ozuna, and Nicky Jam. This collaboration held the #1 position on Billboard’s Hot Latin Song chart for an impressive 26 weeks, solidifying Darell’s status as a prolific hit maker. Additionally, his first studio album, “LVV: The Real Rondon” (La Verdadera Vuelta 2), showcased his mastery of trap music and earned him three Billboard Latin Music Awards.

As an artist, Darell maintains a genuine connection with his fans and continually expresses his gratitude for their unwavering support. He emphasized that his music is a reflection of his love for his audience and that he aims to provide them with authentic pieces of himself. This sincerity and appreciation for his fanbase have further endeared him to music enthusiasts and contributed to his enduring success.

With “Everybody go to the Discotek,” Darell has once again demonstrated why he is a force to be reckoned with in the Latin music world. As the album continues to make waves in the industry, there is no doubt that it will be embraced by fans and critics alike, further solidifying Darell’s position as one of Puerto Rico’s most revered urban music stars.

How has your career evolved since your solo debut in 2013?
I have grown so much as an artist. I work hard on my craft and giving fans what they love. I feel I have more opportunities and that doors open more. I appreciate everything more, I do not take anything for granted.

What do you attribute to the success and longevity of your hit song “Te Boté” remix?
Te Boté Remix was an unforgettable collaboration, one that has opened so many doors for me.  With this remix I was nominated for different awards like Billboard, Billboard Latin, Lo Nuestro, Tu Música, among others.  We won various awards at both the Billboard and Billboard Latin Music Awards. This collaboration is one of the most important in my career. Still today fans listen to it like it is a new song. I am grateful to my fans for the support. In all seriousness I can say that “Te Boté” changed my life.

How would you describe the style and sound of your new album “Everybody go to the Discotek?”

We wanted to create a new sound for the discotheque, one that fans could enjoy and dance to. It is a musical style that goes back to the origins of reggaeton. We also experimented with other rhythms like funka from Brazil, from Dominican Republic dembow in “Rulay” and bachata in “Lollipop, and many more rhythms that will be found in the album for all to enjoy.

What inspired you to explore trap music in your first studio album, “LVV: The Real Rondon?”
I was inspired by my fans. I wanted to give them an album solely in the genre through which they discovered me. It is a “callejero” album (From the streets) where I tell many life experiences and many messages straight from the streets. Trap is the genre that opened the doors to make me who I am today. I did not want to forget my roots, and wanted to give my fans what they desired the most. I wanted to give fans what they where asking me for “música para la calle.” I feel I did the right thing, and the response was overwhelming, fans enjoyed it a lot. On that album you will find “Billetes de 100” with Gerardo Ortiz, this collaboration was one of the biggest on the album and one that has become a fan fave.

Could you share the creative process behind your new album?
The process and creative force behind the album, “Everybody go to the Discotek,” comes in the form of an invitation for everyone to go to the discotheque and enjoy great music. It is danceable music, very urban, that will make everyone want to dance. You will find a little bit of everything on the album that needs to be experienced for yourself. I hope that after fans listen to it that they will leave their comments on my posts. So now you know, “Everybody go to the Discotek.

As an artist, how do you balance the contrast of your tough image with your underlying “heart of gold?”
I try not to mix my personal life with my career. I try to be as grounded as possible. It is sometimes a tough balance since many people want me to be in character all the time.

What can fans expect from your new album in terms of musical experimentation or surprises?

Most of the songs in the album are combinations of different genres. We made fusions with different rhythms such as reggaeton, trap, bachata, dembow, funka from Brazil, and many more, there is a lot of variety.

How has earning three Billboard Latin Music Awards impacted your career and artistic journey?

What can I tell you. At that moment it had been only a few years since my career started. I was blessed to win various Billboard Latin Music Awards and Billboard Awards. It felt like we started with the right foot. I am grateful to my fans, to my team, to the media, to everyone really. It was a song that was overwhelmingly accepted and that still today is one of the favorites of the public. It was a massive global hit, one for which I received nominations and won awards for.

What message or feeling do you hope to convey to your listeners through your music?

I want them to know that my music has pieces of me and that I do it with a lot of love for them. I am forever grateful to my fans.

The definition of Contrast is “to be strikingly different.” What makes you strikingly different?

My way of being, my personality, they way I interpret my songs, my voice. How much love I give back to my fans. I try through my social media to return all the love they give me. I want them to know that not only are they looking out for me, I look out for them, our relationship goes both ways. My fans are part of my family.

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Contrast Magazine.


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