Latin remixes are having a moment with more artists tapping superstar colleagues and rising Latin talent to be part of a reimagined version of their songs.
While it’s seen more frequently in the reggaetón world, where it’s typical to see urbano artists jump on each other’s tracks for remixes, pop artists like Reik and Ricky Martin have also embraced remixes by joining forces with reggaetoneros for a more rhythmic version of their pop, ballad anthems.
This year, Latin remixes have taken center stage and while very few have charted on the Billboard airplay charts, we’re spotlighting 10 that have caught our attention in the first half of 2020 thanks to their star power and distinct sound compared to the original.
Below, check out the editor’s picks (in order of release date, oldest to newest) and then vote for your favorite Latin remix of 2020 (so far)!
Rauw Alejandro, Anuel AA, Natti Natasha ft. Farruko & Lunay — “Fantasías”
Eight months after the release of Rauw Alejandro and Farruko’s “Fantasías,” the pair teamed up with hitmakers Anuel, Natti Natasha and Lunay for the remix. The star-studded collab takes the song to a new level perfectly balancing distinct voices like Anuel and Farruko, Natasha’s girl power and catchy hook and Lunay’s slick lyrics.
SAYGRACE ft. Becky G — “Boys Ain’t Sh– (Estos Chicos No Lo Son)”
SAYGRACE’s “Boys Ain’t Sh–” remix takes a life of its own thanks to Becky G’s rapping prowess which makes this song an instant bilingual hit.
Mati Gómez, Nicky Jam & Reik — “Yo No Sé”
Reik and Nicky Jam have already proved to be a forceful pairing so they’re addition to Mati Gómez’s “Yo No Sé” made them the perfect key players to take the rising reggaetón/pop singer’s song to its full potential. While Nicky Jam drops rapid-fire Spanish rhymes, Reik slows down the tune with Chuy Navarro’s smooth, calming voice.
Lunay, Myke Towers, Ozuna ft. Chencho Corleone & Rauw Alejandro — “La Cama”
After dropping “La Cama” with Myke Towers, Lunay recruited Ozuna, Chencho Corleone and Rauw Alejandro for its remix. The drum-infused reggaeton track, which is about a man who wants to get kinky with his crush, kicks off with a sample of Ozuna’s 2015 hit “Si Tu Marido No Te Quiere” and spotlights all five artists’ distinct vocals.
Sebastian Yatra ft. Cosculluela, Lalo Ebratt, Llane, Dalmata — “TBT”
Sebastian Yatra’s rhythmic pop anthem “TBT,” the original features Rauw Alejandro and Manuel Turizo, didn’t lose its essence when a remix was released featuring an array of artists like Llane, Cosculluela, Lalo Ebratt and Dalmata who inject new life to the song contributing fresh verses and lyrics.
Arcangel, Sech & Romeo Santos — “Sigues Con Él”
After Arcangel and Sech joined forces for the sensual urban track “Sigues con El,” Romeo Santos jumped on the remix, adding a touch of finesse. Singing about an indecisive woman who can’t pick between staying with her partner or finding happiness with someone new, the song’s lyrics are based on real-life stories.
Ricky Martin & Farruko — “Tiburones”
Ricky Martin’s powerful ballad released in January got new, rhythmic version featuring compatriot Farruko. The upbeat remix injects the hit song with new energy, urban-tinged beats and Farruko’s distinctive vocals and rhymes.
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez — “Cómo Se Siente”
Bad Bunny surprised fans when he dropped a second album in 2020 dubbed Las Que No Iban a Salir. The 10-track production includes collaborations with Don Omar, Nicky Jam, and Yandel, to name a few. In true Bad Bunny fashion, the Puerto Rican superstar also surprised fans with his remix of Jhay Cortez’s “Como Se Siente.”
Prince Royce ft. Myke Towers — “Carita de Inocente”
Myke Towers really surprised fans when he jumped on a bachata track, adding his deep, crisp vocals to Prince Royce’s “Carita de Inocente (Remix).” Singing about a woman who has an angelic and innocent face but whose looks are deceiving, this remix led by Royce and Towers is the collaboration we never knew we needed.
Feid, Justin Quiles, J. Balvin, Nicky Jam, Maluma, Sech — “PORFA”
With its distinct and infectious R&B-tropical-pop fusions, Feid assures that his Justin Quiles-assisted track “Porfa” is “possibly his best song.” A song about those who want their ex to come back, Feid continues the song’s success with a star-studded remix featuring J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Maluma, and Sech.