Legendary producer Alex Gárgolas is back with his new album Gargolas forever. The Puerto Rican hit-maker behind the growth of artists like Nicky Jam, Don Omar and Farruko works with new talent in reggaeton. His LP features rising stars of the genre like Rauw Alejandro, Eladio Carrión, Mora and Omy de Oro.
Alex Gárgolas presents reggaetoneros in a new light with Gargolas forever.
Gargolas forever is Alex’s first outing with Rimas Entertainment, which is home to artists like Bad Bunny, Carrión, and Tommy Torres. As a proven hit-maker in reggaeton, Gárgolas works mainly with new artists on his album. There are also icon features like Arcángel, De La Ghetto, and Farruko. Like Calvin Harris Funk Wav Rebounds album, Alex comes up with the reggaeton version of it. Here are five of our favorite songs from his funky album.
“Por La Cuidad” with Arcángel
With the release of gArgolas forever album, Alex also created the music video for “Por La Cuidad”. He teamed up with the icon of Boricua Arcángel. Gárgolas feeds their collaboration with funky beats, a whole new sound for Arcángel. It shows a fluid operator side to reggaetonero.
“Toda La Noche” with Rauw Alejandro
For “Toda La Noche,” Gárgolas teamed up with rising Puerto Rican pop star Rauw Alejandro. He understands Alejandro’s style as a singer and dancer and gives him both reggaeton and pop sound. When Gárgolas abandons the 80s inspired rhythms, Rauw’s voice is still just as enchanting. This gem of the genre is the future of reggaeton.
“Las Gárgolas” with Mora, Arcángel, Luar La L, Darell & Brray
Gárgolas mixes old school reggaeton with the new school of “Las Gárgolas”. He pairs veteran Arcángel with rising stars like Mora, Luar La L, Darell and Brray. The song revisits the classic perreo rhythms of reggaeton’s first breakthrough with the electronic direction in which the genre is heading. This is Gárgolas at his best on the album.
“Amor Tóxico” with Lyanno
Lyanno and Rauw Alejandro are the new wave of reggaeton artists who mix the genre with elements of R&B. Gárgolas gives Lyanno a chance to shine solo in “Amor Tóxico,” where the Puerto Rican artist’s voice soars as he sings sexy and sweet stuff. It’s a magical slice of perreo pop.
“Promesa” with Eladio Carrión
Boricua rapper Eladio Carrión is known for his aggressive rhymes, but in “Promesa” he sings at the top of his lungs to electro-funk beats. With the pop direction reggaeton has taken in recent times, Gárgolas seems to have already got a head start.
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