Saturday, May 1, 2010
Q&A with Dyland Y Lenny
Reggaeton duos are sprouting up like weeds lately. With only so many making their mark, it’s rare to find a duo that has the freshness of Angel & Khriz and the commercial appeal of Wisin & Yandel, but with their debut album, My World, Puerto Rican-natives Dyland Y Lenny are already on their way. Their collaboration with Spanish-pop princess Ana Barbara, “Rompieno Candenas” still burns as one of the hottest Latin tracks of the past year. Now with their own hit, “Nadie Te Amara Como Yo” the boys are on their way to making the Latin music world their own.
Eric Chavez: The album, My World, is incredible. Such fresh sounds, especially for reggeaton. Tell me a little about the production and influence.
Dyland & Lenny: We come with a musical proposal; fresh, new, and elegant. It has producers like Luny Tunes and Red Music, and we are really excited about it. Right now, our album appears as the third most sold album. It seems like our album is right below Tito “El Bambino” and Wisin & Yandel; artists who we admire so much. I am very appreciative of the general public’s support, especially towards our first single. There’s a positive attitude in the atmosphere.
EC: I know you worked with Ana Barbara on her last album. What was it like to work with such a legend?
D&L: Well what can I tell you about the Texan princess, Ana Barbara? For us, it was an honor to work side by side with her. It was such an honor that our leading single is with her.
EC: Reggeaton right now is very electronic-based. Where do you see the genre going in the future?
D&L: The genre will move according to whoever is at the top. We precisely want to make music that people will be able to follow, just like Tito “El Bambino,” Daddy Yankee, and Wisin & Yandel. Music that people can relate to. We want to apply our essence into all our music which people know us by. Reggeaton continues to fuse with other genres, and I do believe that Urban Reggeaton will never die.
EC: My personal favorite on the album is the track “Panico,” but I’m curious what your selections would be.
D&L: My favorite would be “Panico.” We share the same opinion. We believe that “Panico” and “La Gente” are songs that identify us.
EC: Having already worked with a handful of legends, who are some artists for the future that you would love to collaborate with?
D&L: We want to work with everyone who is able and willing. We are big fanatics of music. Anyone who makes music, we admire them. The artist doesn’t have to be in the reggeaton genre; the artist can be from whatever genre. Whoever is willing to take it to the next level, we are willing to work with them.
EC: This being your debut album, what was the process, start to finish, for creating the record?
D&L: We are a new talent, so if we wanted a fresh sound, we needed a fresh team. A couple of our members are from Puerto Rico and USA , combining the tropical and salsa sounds along with the American culture. They have a technique of recording sounds and vocals different from everyone else. And they are people who haven’t worked with other artists; this is their first album.
EC: In terms of promotional tours, where do you plan to go to get the word out that the album is out?
D&L: We are going to Puerto Rico , LA , New York , wherever there is music and money, we will go to promote our album.