Residente O Visitante - Calle 13
An expanding world view can help artists to move their music forward. Calle 13 burst onto the scene in 2005 with a self-titled debut that went on to win them three Latin Grammy Awards. The Puerto Rican half-brothers, Rene (Residente) Perez and Eduardo (Visitante) Cabra are approaching reggaeton the way The Beastie Boys approached hip hop, revolutionizing the genre with total irreverence. But, there’s always room to grow. As Residente puts it, “Living in Puerto Rico, surrounded by ocean, we were very aware of our political situation with the US, but we did not know a lot about other countries. Then, when you start touring around the world, you learn a lot more about other people and places. That affected us positively." The first single from their new album, displays their eagerness to reshape reggaeton in their own image. Produced by Gustavo Santaolalla of the Bajofondo Tango Club, 'Tango del Pacado' boldly blends reggaeton with Argentina’s dance of danger. Residente O Visitante was recorded all over Latin America in the hope some of the local slang and street stories would rub off on Calle 13 in the process. By the way, both Residente and Visitante hold Fine Arts degrees. Key Tracks: Tango del Pecado, Llegale A Mi Guarida with Vincentico from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Pal Norte with Orishas.