First Stream Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors. Check out this week’s picks below.
Emilia & Duki, “Como Si No Importara” (Sony Music Latin)
Emilia has teamed up with Duki, bringing to life her latest single “Como Si No Importara” (As If It Didn’t Matter). Two of Argentina’s hottest acts of the moment, the urban-pop songstress and one of the pioneers of the local trap movement sing about a secretive, daring and passionate relationship. “Let’s do it as if it didn’t matter/ As if the world is coming to an end/ Secretly with the doors closed/ Only fog on the window can be seen.” Helmed by producer Big One and co-written by Emilia, FMK and Duki, the track is a slow-tempo, sultry reggaeton song on which Duki marries his rap and chanteos with Emilia’s dulcet vocals. Their chemistry comes to life in a music video filmed at a Miami penthouse by director Martin Seipel. — JESSICA ROIZ
Daddy Yankee, Myke Towers & Jhay Cortez, “Súbele El Volumen” (El Cartel Records/Republic Records)
The Big Boss recruits Jhay Cortez and Myke Towers for club-ready banger “Súbele El Volumen” (Turn Up the Volume). Co-produced by Daddy Yankee, DJ Luian and Mambo King, the high-energy track fuses reggaeton with uptempo hip-hop, which serves as a canvas for the song’s catchy hook. “Súbele El Volumen” was released alongside a music video directed by Marlon Peña (“Con Calma,” “Problema”) that was filmed in Puerto Rico. The four-minute video finds DY, Towers and Cortez hypnotized by an empowered woman who turns the night into an unforgettable one. — GRISELDA FLORES
Danny Felix & Yeison Jimenez, “¿Con Quién?” (Fonovisa/UMG Recordings)
Mexico and Colombia have joined forces for a heartfelt ranchera that combines regional Mexican with música popular titled “¿Con Quién?” Newcomer songwriter, recording artist and producer of “corridos tumbados” Danny Felix and popular Colombian promising act Yeison Jimenez mix traditional acoustic Colombian guitars with Mexican norteño trumpets and a unique combination of violins. The lyrics find Felix and Jimenez narrating what could be a love affair or just an unrequited love between a man and a woman as he starts to question who she is giving her time to. — INGRID FAJARDO
Arcangel & Gigolo y La Exce, “Insegura” (Rimas Entertainment)
Arcangel collaborates once again with Gigolo y La Exce, the Puerto Rican duo that he discovered and helped get on the radar. This time around, they join forces for “Insegura,” a slow-tempo reggaeton track with futuristic melodies telling the story of a beautiful girl who has every guy in town crazy yet she’s insecure. Notably, Arca and the duo harmonize on the infectious track when they sample reggaeton classic “Sorpresa” by De La Ghetto featuring Arcangel. “Insegura” will form part of Arcangel’s forthcoming studio album Los Favoritos 2.5. — J.R.
Khea, Julia Michaels & Becky G feat. Di Genius, “Only One” (This Is M Records/Interscope Records)
Many worlds collide as Julia Michaels, Becky G, Argentine rising trap artist Khea and Di Genius team up for new pop anthem “Only One.” A top-notch bilingual collaboration that pop fans will surely embrace, the track incorporates a soft trap beat when Khea takes the spotlight to sing his verse. “Only One” allows all artists to thrive vocally and in their songwriting. The track is powered by a laid-back guitar-laden beat from Jamaican producer Di Genius (Drake, Shakira). — G.F.
Tainy x Yandel, Dynasty (NEON16/Y Entertainment)
After many years of working together on timeless titles such as “Pam Pam,” “Noche de Sexo” and “Sensación,” Tainy and Yandel join forces once again to release their first-ever joint album Dynasty. “It’s been 16 years of a lot of work, sacrifice, winning multiple championships, that’s why I feel we’re a dynasty. What do you think, Tainy?” Yandel asks Tainy in a 20-second intro. “I think we can do it one more time,” the chart-topping producer answers. The nine-song set, released under NEON16 and Y Entertainment, kicks off with the edgy urban track “Una Más,” in collaboration with Rauw Alejandro. Hard-hitting perreo and old-school reggaeton are the base of every track, produced by Tainy and with Yandel on vocals. In true Tainy fashion, the tracks explore other rhythms as heard in the Arabic music-infused “Cámara Lenta,” the captivating Afrobeats in “Si Te Vas” featuring Guyanese-American rapper Saint Jhn, and the closing track “Va y Ven” with mystical EDM beats. Yandel’s signature flow is reflected throughout the album, notably in tracks such as “El Plan,” “Háblame Claro” and “Buscando Calor.” Tainy and Yandel first presented the project with debut single “Deja Vu.” — J.R.