Reggaeton is no new sound, and Colombia's J Balvin is no newcomer, but it seems the last year has catapulted the singer to new heights in the United States. Since his smash "Mi Gente" peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 in October 2017, he's become a staple American pop. His appearance alongside Cardi B and Bad Bunny "I Like It" has reached No. 7, and his Nicky Jam collaboration broke the top 50. Still, ask your day-one Balvin fans, and they'll remember when his 2014 single "Ginza" hit the charts.
The multilingual star find success because his openness to experiment and have fun in the studio. His energy translates to the listener. You can't help but have a good time. It's also made him an irresistible source inspiration for electronic dance music DJs and producers. Whether mixing one his originals into your set or reworking a remix, J Balvin's catalog is a great way to work in some Latin rhythm. Today, we fer up five our top Balvin remixes from some Billboard's favorite electronic dance stars.
Turn on the black lights and smash up the place. If anyone knows how to set a party to madness, it's Steve Aoki. His remix "Mi Gente" is full brilliant bounce, and you know he's going to give you the heavy, growling hook college raves craves.
J. Balvin, Jeon, Anitta - "Machika" (Dillon Francis Remix)
Dillon Francis has been on his Latin groove. It makes sense for the moombahton master to give "Machika" a bass boost. Are those dolphins on the drop? Dolphins from space, to be specific.
J. Balvin, Willy William - "Mi Gente" (Alesso Remix)
You know your remix is slick when it gets its own music video. Alesso gives "Mi Gente" an electrifying injection upbeat house bpms. It's a perfect merger the nightclub scene and the tropical original. There are even some hints interstellar disco.
Mc Fioti, Future, J. Balvin, Stefflon Don, Juan Magan - "Bum Bum Tam Tam" (Tiësto & SWACQ Remix)
Tiësto and SWACQ give the remix MC Fiota's mega-hit the international treatment. It opens with house-forward four-on-the-floor, mixes into a Latin rhythm befitting the original, and even gets a trap breakdown on the Future verse.
Mc Fioti, Future, J. Balvin, Stefflon Don, Juan Magan - "Bum Bum Tam Tam" (David Guetta Remix)
One more time for the MC Fiota hits featuring J. Balvin. David Guetta gives it another spin, this time with a ster touch. It lures you in with original vibes, then hits you with the whiplash big room electro-house antics. That flute melody never saw it coming.