Dancehall Reggaeton Meets Popeye Warning and Jowell on Felva’s Starboy EP

by Howard Campbell

SOUTH FLORIDA – As a member of Miami’s large Latin group, singer/DJ/producer Felva is in tune with the various sounds that retains celebration followers dancing. These embrace reggaeton and dancehall.

On Starboy EP, he groups with Jamaican dancehall artist Popeye Warning and reggaeton star Jowell (finest often known as a member of Jowell and Randy).

The three-song undertaking was launched October 3 by Felva’s Preserve Music label.

Dancehall Reggaeton Meets Popeye Caution and Jowell on Felva's Starboy EP
Popeye Warning and Felva

Felva, who has Colombian and Ecuadorian heritage, is finest identified in Latin circles for songs like Pegao with Dominican singer Jason Cerda, Circo and Ronaldo. He has additionally collaborated with Jamaican music producers like Diplo of Main Laser.

Starboy EP — which accommodates the songs, Asi Lo Hacemos, Jamaica, and Starboy Scorching, is his most bold push to achieve the dancehall market.

“I feel one of many issues I actually like about making music with Popeye is the truth that Caribbean persons are glad individuals, they usually’re individuals which can be open to all kinds of music. Once I go to Jamaican events, I hear Michael Jackson, I hear Madonna, I hear Sean Paul, Shaggy, I hear Daddy Yankee. I hear Jamaicans. They celebration,” he acknowledged. “I imply, don’t get me unsuitable, they need their dancehall. They’re clearly true to their roots. However they celebration, they’re glad individuals, they like to bop. I feel with this EP, the truth that it’s all dance-based, it’s all high-energy, it’s all issues that you may transfer your physique to, I feel that’s a very easy approach to seize a worldwide viewers.”

Reggaeton has an enormous following in South Florida’s Spanish group in addition to Latin America the place the sound has its roots. The style is strongly influenced by Jamaican dancehall music from the Nineteen Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties.

Jowell and Randy are certainly one of reggaeton’s heavyweight acts. Whereas Latin America and Spain are their strongest markets, the duo have a following in Monaco and Australia the place they’ve carried out.

Popeye Warning was born in Jamaica, however has lived in South Florida for a few years. His hit songs embrace Bezerk.