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Tuesday Reviewsday: Wisin and The Marías

The musician Wisin performs at a concert in San Jose, California
The musician Wisin performs at a concert in San Jose, California
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Tuesday Reviewsday is our weekly new music segment, and this week Justino Aguila from Billboard joins A Martinez  to talk about the latest releases.

Here are his picks.

Album: Victory
Songs: “Move Your Body" and "Escápate Conmigo"

Wisin enjoys working with new urban artists such as Ozuna and Bad Bunny because they bring a new musical perspective to the mix.

“We can all learn something new and we can offer audiences more, and that's a blessing,” Wisin says.

For Wisin, a good song has a catchy sound that's thoughtful and that can take many hours to produce. He looks for a sensual lyrics, too, but nothing to offend women.

Ozuna has a different demographic than Wisin, and that's why the combination of the two of them has appeal on a larger scale that’s being heard around the world.

The key to a song is the rhythm, and the musical production and the song should make people want to get up and dance.

“We want to dance, sweat and forget our problems,” Wisin says.

The song “Escapate Conmigo” has all these things.

The Marías
Album: Superclean, Vol. 1 - EP
Songs: "Déjate Llevar (Let Yourself Go)" and "I Like It"

The band, known for their pop sound with vintage appeal, is from L.A.

The main writing force is María Zargoya, a Puerto Rican/Spaniard who grew up in Georgia but moved to L.A. a few years ago.

She met Josh Conway who is a musician/producer/writer (and son of legendary publishing executive Lionel Conway) at the Kibitz Room inside Canter's Deli on an open mic night.

They spoke and decided it would be a great idea to work together.

They are doing their EP release show at The Echo on December 19th. Word on the streets: there are major labels interested in the band.