Heavyweights of the Latin and Indian music industry collab on Major Lazer’s Que Calor remix
Released in September, Que Calor, had risen to the top of Latin music charts in the blink of an eye. Now, the Latin-infused dancefloor hit, which has already amassed over 35 million hits on YouTube alone is getting a facelift. It’s almost as if the kick-ass video created by BET Award winner Colin Tilley (Kendrick Lamar, Future, Nicki Minaj) and choreographed by fellow VMA winner Calvit Hodge, wasn’t enough.
Dance music bigwigs, Major Lazer, under the guidance of hitmaker Diplo, has collaborated with a major Indian artiste. In fact, this is the second time Diplo has collaborated with the same artiste. We’re talking, of course, about Badshah. The newly remixed track—which also has Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin and Dominican musician El Alfa—samples several classics like cumbia-tinged Curara by Toto La Momposina. Also heard are Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Hindi phrases.
Speaking further on the collaboration Major Lazer states, "We just dropped an official remix of Que Calor with Badshah, who brings serious heat. India holds a special place in our hearts & our Indian fans have given so much love back to us to our songs, so it was time for us to give something special to them. India, enjoy this Badshah Remix!"
Elaborating further the famed Punjabi rapper adds, “It is a huge pleasure for me to be on the Que Calor India Remix. I loved the track the moment I heard it. Major Lazer are dance music legends, I have worked with them in the past and I truly believe they have a major role in shaping the current global sound. J Balvin is a rockstar whom I really look up to and I think El Alfa has done an extraordinary job. It gives me honour and pleasure to be collaborating with these stars and bring Que Calor to India. Prepare to be blown away.”