Released: Mar 2010
Label: Sony Music Latin
Puerto Rico's Dyland & Lenny aren't a guilty pleasure -- they're just a pleasure, pure and simple. This is pop music at its most inclusive: They riff off of reggaeton, but also reference rap, R&B, techno, cumbia and other tropical rhythms in a way that pulls in the whole of Latin culture for a big dance-party group hug. The liberal use of vocoder will undoubtedly prove to be a passport to global acceptance, but it's the visceral, sex-hungry songs (which proclaim things like "your body is the law" or "I'm a slave to your skin") that keep the heat just where it should be -- sky high.