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Esencial Dlg
Esencial Dlg
Genres: Dance & Electronic, International Music, Latin Music
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CD Details

All Artists: Dlg
Title: Esencial Dlg
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
Release Date: 12/7/2004
Genres: Dance & Electronic, International Music, Latin Music
Styles: Tropical, Salsa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 037629554621

CD Reviews

One of the most innovative salsa bands of our generation....
D. Pawl | Seattle | 10/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It seems like just yesterday, when I was first introduced to the wonderfully catchy and distinctive sounds of the late, great salsa ensemble, DLG (or Dark Latin Groove). It featured the smooth R&B style crooning of lead singer Huey Dunbar, the gruff raps of James "Da Barba" de Jesus, and the smoother rap freestyle of Fragancia. How would I describe this band to those who have yet to hear their music? DLG juxtaposes salsa, reggae, rap, hip hop and adult contemporary sounds, they then blend them together and stir......creating their unique, self-proclaimed "salsa reggae" sound. It is a sound that definitely appeals to a younger generation of salsa lovers, yet has crossover appeal with the older generation of more traditionalists. We have the brilliance of album producer Sergio George, of Sergio George Productions, to thank for that.

Some of their most popular and well-loved songs are featured on "Lo Esencial DLG" ("The Essential DLG"). This includes their remake of the popular Wilfredo Vargas song, "La Quiero a Morir" ("I Love Her to Death"), complete with freestyle raps and Huey wailing like there's no tomorrow. Huey's voice is comparable to young Michael Jackson (I am talking pre-"Thriller", post Jackson 5). They also do remakes of "Juliana" (with help from salsa great Cuco Valoy), "Volvere," "No Morira (No Matter What)," "La Soledad (The Loneliness)," and "Me Va Extrañar (Unchained My Heart)." The songs featured, here, are basically a sample from the three albums the group released (DLG, Swing On!, and Gotcha!).

I guarantee you that this album will get you up and dancing, even if you have never taken a salsa dancing class in your life. It just makes you wonder where these guys could be, today, if they had stayed together."
A Fantastic Compilation of DLG
Jedidiah Reeser | 07/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have listened to many other DLG compilation albums, but this one is by far the best. All the DLG favorites are featured. Great music for light and fun occasions. Don't buy other DLG compilations or albums, buy this one and get the most ritmo for your money! Lo Esencial!"