Many of us DJs long for the return of Salsa, absent from most ( if not all ) Latin Radio stations with the exception of Marc Anthony. But there is so much more out there, and some of it is here in our own backyard. As DJs we are musical messengers tasked with taking great music to our audiences.
Tonny Succar , a Peruvian–American percussionist, composer, arranger, bandleader and producer, came to my attention when he released Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson ,a collaborative project and a tribute to Michael Jackson. Converting Jackson’s songs into a rich and powerful showcase of Latin Rhythms. I was fortunate enough to DJ alongside Succar at one of his performances at Casino Miami, hearing him live converted me into a lifetime fan and admirer of his skill and timing he displayed as the percussionist of his group. Every musician on that stage was an expert at his instrument.
I ran into this track on You Tube , the production and Jean Rodriguez’s lead vocals was just the sound the I knew my audience would accept right away without having to hear it previously on radio. Definitely a track tailor -made for the hard core Salsa dancer. I proved my ” hunch” correct that same night at the Club I was DJing at. where enthusiastic , seasoned salsa dancers took to the floor immediately . The track is not stop energy from start to finish even when it pauses ever so slightly as if allowing us to catch our breath before exploding into a beautifully arranged and uplifting track. I strongly recommend this track to any DJ tired of playing the same music, what a great way to prove to your audience that Salsa is far from over ….Azucar !! or should I say “SUCCAR” !!
DJ Alex Gutierrez