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DJ Duck's Top 10 Caliente Latin Hits

A monthly Top 10 column of favourite latin songs


Greetings my Salsa friends! My name is DJ Duck or as they would say in Spanish, DJ El Pato! I'll be hosting my Top 10 picks every month. You will see mostly Salsa music posted here but depending on my mood, you may see the odd Bachata, Merengue or even Cha-Cha to quench the Latin fever. If you're on Facebook, join DJ Duck's Mixtape-ologist Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/djduck/  Every now and then, I will be posting my podcast mixes as well as remixes and you will definitely hear some Salsa music. Stay tuned! Toronto Dance Salsa, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to dance!

Rob aka DJ Duck
Producer/Audio Engineer/DJ
DJ Duck Productions
Email: dacpano@hotmail.com

 

 

Miss Jay Feat. J Oliver Ronquillo - Suffocate (Official Video) - Bachata Remix Produced by DJ Duck

 


DJ Duck's November 2012 Hits

Salsa in effect. Vamos!...Enjoy!

 

1. Temes — Yuri Beunaventura
2. Burundanga — Celia Cruz
3. Vivo Por Ella — Kevin Ceballo
4. El Cumbanchero — Tito Puente
5. Yo No se Mañana — Luis Enrique
6. Por Eso te Quiero — Kevin Ceballo  
7. Quimbara — Celia Cruz & Pacheco  
8. Pedro Navaja — Ruben Blades
9. Vivir lo Nuestro — Marc Anthony & India
10. No Me Ames — Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez


DJ Duck's October 2012 Hits

As we continue giving you the best in Salsa, let me present to you some good Salsa jams. Enjoy!

 

1. Señor Sereno — Larry Harlow & Ismael Miranda
2. Salome — Cheo Feliciano
3. Che Che Cole — Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe
4. Caballo Viejo — Roberto Torres
5. El Milagro de Tu Amor — Kevin Ceballo
6. Cuanto te Debo — Yuri Beunaventura
7. Salsa Dura — La Excelencia
8. El Periodico de Ayer — Lalo Rodriguez
9. La Del Mono Colorado — Los Pedernales
10. El Tigueron — Raulin Rodriguez


DJ Duck's September 2012 Hits

Here are some fall salsa jams you can dance. Enjoy!!!

 

1. Soneando Trombon — Jimmy Bosch
2. Rueda de Casino — Yuri Beunaventura
3. Pero No Puedo — Kevin Ceballo
4. Como un Milagro — Jerry Rivera
5. Lluvia — Eddy Santiago
6.Dime Porque — Ismael Rivera  
7. Torero — Chayanne 
8. La Gota Fria — Julio Iglesias
9. Siempre Sere Guajiro — Henry Fiol & Saoco
10. Sonido Bestial — Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz 


DJ Duck's August 2012 Hits

Here are some summer jams you can dance to in this hot weather. Enjoy!!!

 

1. OrquestaFantasma - Rey Del Guaguanco
2. Gabinao Pampini - La Esquinadel Puente
3. Sonia Lopez Y Sus Estrellas - Me Encantael Guaguanco
4.Steve Hernandez - Guaganco Paborinquen
5. Las Estrellas Latinas - Fuego
6.Orqesta La Ofensiva - Triste Guaguanco 
7. La Cosanostra - El Diluvio
8. Francis Santana & Su Orq - El Huerfanito
9. Gil Suarez and His Hi-Latins - El Tramposo
10. Orquestra Santurce - Hallegado El Guaguanco 


DJ Duck's July 2012 Hits

This month we continue the history of how salsa became widespread at an international level. It’s always good to explore the roots of how salsa became so popular.

 

1. Orquesta La Solucion - Tumben El Piso
2. Joe Pacheco Y Su Combo Brillante - Juventud
3. Puerto Rican Power - Carcajada
4.La Ritmo Tropical - Si Compay
5. Paco Zambrano Y Sus Ratones - Toma Lo Que Tu Ya Sabes
6.Pluma Y Sus Ocho Octavos - Cali Cose  
7. Salsa Corralera - Dolor Y Amor  
8. Mike Guaguenti - Salsa Con Charanga
9. Orquesta Miami Brass - Unidad
10. Grupo Sabor - Que Lo Sepa, Quien Lo Sepa  

DJ Duck's June 2012 Hits

The party continues. Check out the list and enjoy!

 

1. Pabonny Y Su Grupo - Cuando Te Vea  
2. Rolando Y Su Sonora - A Donde Vas  
3. Yimbola Combo - Haciendo Coco
4.Melon Y El Gran Pasto - Falsaria
5. Freddy Rolando - Juego De Amor  
6. Grupo Guerra 78 - Gozando Un Puyero  
7. Sexteto Miramar - Lava Tu Calle  
8. Jose Quintero - Para Ti
9. Orquesta La Combinacion - La Justicia
10. Primitivo Y Su Orquesta - La Revolucion De Cristo

 

DJ Duck's May 2012 Hits

More Salsa Vintage and Salsa Dura for your dancing pleasure!!!

 

1. Juan Cavero Y Su Orquesta - Guayaquil Esta En Salsa
2. Chico Orefiche - Arroz con Mateca
3. Rico Lopez - No Te Puedo Olvidar
4. Los Excelentes - El Cangrejal
5. Wilfredo Figueroa - Candela
6. Orchestra Love - Lo Que Va Pasar
7. Sonora Casino - Agua Que Va Caer
8. Robert Y Su Banda - Preso Y Sin Sentenci
9. La Fantastica - Maria Luisa
10. Orquesa Ekos - Toda Una Vida

 

DJ Duck's April 2012 Hits

More Salsa Vintage and Salsa Dura's. DJ Duck digging into the crates to find some old salsa goodies...

 

1. Charlie Rodriguez - Traigo Un Tumbao
2. Tono Barcelata Y Su Combo - El Diablo
3. Willie Salcedo Y Su Orquesta - Falsedad
4. Orquesta Banbankere - Son Bonco
5. Jesus M Leal - Tu Gran Amor
6. El Afrocombo - Que Barbaridad
7. Orquestra Ryk - Mulatita
8. Orquesta Riviera - Yeribo
9. Yakambu - Tu Y La Rumba
10. Enrique Lych Y Su Orquesta - Mandingo

 

DJ Duck's March 2012 Hits

It's spring cleaning and time to dig out the old crates and see what kind of goodies are there: Salsa Dura forever!

 

1. Joey Aponte and His Orchestra - Rumba Soberana
2. Oscar Pitin Sanchez - Angelitos Negros
3. Orquesta Los Juniors - Celestino
4. Washingtong T Sus Latinos - Reunion En Africa
5. Grupo La Libertad - Punto Na Ma
6. Hector Ferreyra Y Su Orquesta - Mi Son Montuno
7. La Protesta De Colombia - Aventurera
8. Rey Davila and His Own - Arriba Chico
9. Sonora De Nelson Ferreyra - Con Cencerro Y Timbal
10. Super Sonora Los Dinamicos - Melocito

 

DJ Duck's February 2012 Hits

Valentine’s day is coming up…and to keep it sensual, I have compiled a list of Salsa Romantico for your pleasure.....

 

1. Mujer De Carne y Hueso - Guayacan Orquesta
2. Regresa Pronto  - Grupo Gale
3. El Amor De Mi Vida "Se Fue" - Grupo Gale
4. Te Estoy Pipiendo - Lalo Rodriguez
5. Ella - Luis Enrique y Raul y Hansel
6. Deja que caiga la noche - Willy Rivera
7. La Vida Tiene Sabor - Maite Hontelé
8. He Tratado Salsa Letra - Victor Manuelle
9. Tengo Tanto Miedo de Perderte - Marc Anthony
10. Sonambulo - Tito Nieves

DJ Duck's January 2012 Hits

Feliz Año Nuevo! Let's start the party with some good salsa music to ring in the 2012. Check out the list! Enjoy!!!

 

1. Todo a Su Tiempo — Marc Anthony
2. Marruecos — Yuri Beunaventura
3. Yo No Se Que Paso — Kevin Ceballo
4. Vamonos pal Monte — Eddie Palmieri
5. De La Cabeza a Los Pies — Jerry Rivera
6. Dile al Amor — Aventura
7. Quinta Estacion Recuerdame — Marc Anthony & Ana
8. Da La Vuelta — Marc Anthony
9. Salsa Dura — Yuri Beunaventura
10. Amores Como El Nuestro — Jerry Rivera

 

DJ Duck's December 2011 Hits

Seasons Greetings to all! Let's enjoy the season to salsa music. Get up and dance! Don't let the snow keep you indoors! Get up and dance to my Christimas Salsa Hits!

 

1. Luis Felipe Gonzalez - Pascua En Navidad
2. Marc Anthony - Me Voy a Regalar
3. La Nueva Sonora Matancera - Jingle Bells
4. Orquesta De La Canda - The Christmas Song
5. Latin Brothers - Paz en Navidad
6. Fruko Y Sus Tesos - Bomba En Navidad
7. Hector Lavoe and Yomo Torro - Una Pena De Navidad
8. Luis Alberto - Seis Chorreao
9. Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz - Bomba en Navidad
10. La Sonora Carruseles – Caliventura

 

DJ Duck's November 2011 Hits

Time is changing and it's getting darker and cold! But whenever we dance we feel good and rejuvenated! Don't let the weather and time change get to you. Get out there and dance! Salsa Dance! Check out my top 10 Hits!

 

1. Grupo Gale – Experienceias De la Vida
2. La Sabrosura – Lejos De Til
3. Joe Arroyo y La Verdad – Mi Negrita Me Espera (Cha Cha)
4. Johnny Ventura – La Piragua
5. Spanish Harlem Orchestra – Son De Corazon
6. Orquesta Macaro – El incomprendido
7. Gambino Pampini – Si Hubiera Sabido Ayer
8. Willy Chirino – Yo No Bailo Con Lola
9. Alex Wilson – Inglaterra
10. Gambino Pampini – La Lina y el Toro

 

DJ Duck's October 2011 Hits

Fall is here and it's time to give thanks for the bountiful salsa music and dancing we've done this past summer. J Don't forget the Canada Salsa Congress is quickly approaching! It's the biggest salsa event of the year! To inspire you, check out my top 10 salsa hits!

 

1. Tito Gomez - Ese Meneito
2. Victor Manuelle - No hace falta nada
3. Tony Vega - Esa Mujer
4. Tito Rojas - Siempre Sere
5. Victor Manuelle - Dile A Ella
6. Tito Puente Feat. Tony Vega - Dejame Soña
7. Raulin Rosendo - Lady Laura
8. Marc Anthony - Si te Vas
9. Tito Gomez - Pagnias De Amor
10. Tito Nieves - Fabricando Fantasias

 

DJ Duck's September 2011 Hits

As many students return to school, it is important to balance studying with physical activities and of course eating and socializing.  So what can you do for physical activity? Ever thought about learning the art of dancing salsa? If you have already enrolled in salsa classes…that’s awesome! Keep it up and keep dancing!  For those of you who are thinking of something to do, try learning salsa. It will give you a great workout and it’s fun and you will get to meet a lot of people. Check out my list. Maybe this will encourage you. Keep dancing…Keep Fit!!!

 

1. N'Klabe - I Love Salsa
2. Orquesta Camaguey – Achilipu
3. Orquesta Klandestinos - Ni Llanto Ni Flores
4. Oscar De Leon - Me Voy Pa Cali
5. Pedro Jesus - Que Malo Es
6. Pete Rodriguez - Micaela - Cha Cha
7. Ray Barretto - Café Con Leche
8. N'Klabe - El Día De Tu Suerte
9. Tito Gomez - Ese Meneito
10. Grupo Niche - La Magia de tus Besos

DJ Duck's August 2011 Hits

Salsa dancing brings people together social wthether it is through friendships of relationships. It is important to realize that we're a community and for all lovers of salsa music, here are my top 10 salsa hits! Enjoy!

 

1. Frankie Ruiz - Mirandote
2. Joe Pastrana - Chacaboom
3. Johnny Rivera y Ray Sepulveda - No Vale La Pena
4. Jose Alberto El Canario - La Paella
5. Jose Alberto El Canario - Sueno Contingo
6. Ng2 - No Me Perdones
7. Orquesta Guayacan - El Mas Rico Beso
8. KOscar D'Leon - A El
9. Jose Alberto El Canario - Tributo Al Bravo
10. NG2 Feat Gilberto Santa Rosa & Victor Manuelle - Solo Fue Una Noche De Pasion Ariel

DJ Duck's July 2011 Hits

Spring showers bring May Flowers. Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers out there. Dance to some Latin vibes and get fit!

 

1. Rafi y Sus Navajos - No llorare
2. Ray Gonzales - La Mujer que yo Quiero
3. Roberto Roena - Tu Loco Loco Y YoTran
4. Tito Puente – Babarabatiri
5. Bush y Su Nuevo - La Chola Caderota
6. Nayer Ft. El Cata - Duena De Tu Corazon (Merengue)
7. Orquesta Inmensidad - El Malo
8. Kike Rosa - Tracionera Vida (Guaguanco)
9. Lose Dementes - Sonero Soy (Guaguanco)
10. Alex Leon - Acabo de Llegar

DJ Duck's June 2011 Hits

Spring showers bring May Flowers. Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers out there. Dance to some Latin vibes and get fit!

 

1. Carolina La O - El Ultimo Beso
2. Edgar Daniel - Mentiras
3. Frankie Morales - Nieve con Sal
4. Grupo Niche - Gotas De Lluvia
5. Isidro Infante La Elite El Canario – Pegaso
6. DLG - La quiero a Morir
7. Charanga Cubana - A Comer Chicharrón
8. El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico - Como Tiembla El Alma
9. El Klan de Porfi – Achilipu
10. DLG - Toro Mata

DJ Duck's May 2011 Hits

Spring showers bring May Flowers. Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers out there. Dance to some Latin vibes and get fit!

 

1. Rafi y Sus Navajos - No llorare
2. Ray Gonzales - La Mujer que yo Quiero
3. Roberto Roena - Tu Loco Loco Y YoTran
4. Tito Puente – Babarabatiri
5. Bush y Su Nuevo - La Chola Caderota
6. Nayer Ft. El Cata - Duena De Tu Corazon (Merengue)
7. Orquesta Inmensidad - El Malo
8. Kike Rosa - Tracionera Vida (Guaguanco)
9. Lose Dementes - Sonero Soy (Guaguanco)
10. Alex Leon - Acabo de Llegar

 

DJ Duck's April 2011 Hits

April fools isn't a joke! It's time to sweat and dance Salsa all night Long!

 

1. La Sonora Poncena - Prende El Fogon
2. Adolescentes Orquesta – Virgen
3. Bobby Valentin - Me Abandonaste
4. Luciano Castro - Tres Palabras
5. Mario Ortiz Ft. Gilberto Santa Rosa – Chinita
6. Orquesta Sensacion – Escondete
7. Orquesta Haroll - Tin Tin Deo
8. Mickie Cora y la Orquesta Cabala – Dolor
9. Orquesta Traviesa - El Hijo del Pueblo
10. Pantera - Luz del Cielo

 

DJ Duck's March 2011 Hits

Spring is around the corner and the weather is going to be beautiful. It's amazing how weather can impact our daily activities. So if you haven't gone out dancing yet, there are no more excuses. Get up and dance!

 

1. Los Hermanos Rivera - No Puedes Amar
2. Adolecentes Orquesta - Hoy Aprendi
3. Ray Gonzales - La Mujer que yo Quiero
4. Los Bocucos - Entra Derecho
5. Bobby Valentin - Por Que Te Fuistes
6. Los Demonios del Salado - Mis Flores Negras
7. Danny Gonzales - El Vago
8. Franklin The Boss - Corazon Sin Cara (Merengue)
9. Hector Lavoe - Alejate de Mi
10. Joe Arroyo - Bam Bam

DJ Duck's February 2011 Hits

Valentine’s day is coming up…and to keep it sensual, I’m going compile a bachata mix for y’all. Enjoy!

 

1. Jeremih Ft. Big Mato and Lauren - Birthday Sex (DJ Duck Bachata Remix)
2. Bachata Heights Y El Torito - Me Puedo Matar
3. Sergio Vergas – Dile
4. Antony Santos - Corazon Culpable
5. Prince Royce - Corazon sin cara
6. Joan Soriano - Vocales de Amor
7. Joe Veras - Se Tenota
8. Xtreme - Todo Por Tu Amor
9. Juan Manuel - Ahora me toca a mi
10. Yoskar Serante - Entre tu amor y mi dolor

 

DJ Duck's January 2011 Hits

Happy New Year! Let’s start the party with some good salsa music to ring in the 2011. Check out the list! Enjoy!!!

 

1. Zion y Lennox Ft. Charlie Cruz
2. Gilberto Santa Rosa - Un monton de estrellas
3. Gilberto Santa Rosa - Sombra loca
4. Frankie Ruiz - Mi Libertad
5. Mark Antony y La India - Vivir la Vida
6. Marvin Santiago - Vasos en Colores
7. Louie Ramirez Y Ray De La Paz – Mentirosa
8. Oscar de león - Eres tan bonita pero mentirosa
9. Luis Enrrique- Yo No Se Mañana
10. Adolescents Orquesta - Aquel Lugar

 

DJ Duck's December Hits

The party continues with some party salsa mix to ring in the holidays. Check out the list! Enjoy!!!

 

1. Hector Lavoe – Abuelita
2. Orquesta Tentacion Latina – La Verdad
3. Shorty Ramirez - Muerto De La Risa
4. Frankie Figueroa y Su Orquesta La Madre - El Mejor Soy Yo
5. Ray Barretto – Guarare
6. E.Bonilla - Yo Soy Candela
7. Melchochita – Pegaso
8. Tommy Olivencia – Sabroso
9. Hector Lavoe - Aires Navideno
10. El Gran Combo - La Fiesta de Pilito

 

 

DJ Duck's November Hits

Here’s part 3 of the English Salsa Compilation. Check out the list! Enjoy!!!

 

1. Domingo Quinones – Day Tripper
2. Robert Avelianet – You are not alone
3. Johnny Rivera – A hard days night
4. Ray Sepulveda – Dreaming of you
5. Louie Ramirez & Ray De La Paz – I just fell in love
6. Tito Nieves – You bring me joy
7. Jerry Medina – Feeling Alright
8. Ne-yo - So Sick (Salsa Remix)
9. Brenda K Starr – I still believe
10. Tito Nieves – I’ll always love you

 

DJ Duck's October Hits

Here’s part 2 of the English Salsa Compilation. Check out the list! Enjoy!!!

 

1. Los Hermanos Moreno – Reunited
2. Orquesta De La Luz – Make the World Stand Still
3. Louie Ramirez & Ray De La Paz – Suddenly
4. Ray Sepulveda – Superstar
5. Jose Alberto – Dance with me
6. Johnny Rivera – My eyes adore you
7. Tito Nieves – Without you
8. Cheo Feliciano – Yesterday
9. Corrine – Always be my Baby
10. Los Jovenes Del Barrio – Everybody Plays the fool

 

DJ Duck's September Hits

This next compilation is dedicated to English Salsa. Not too many DJs out there play English Romantic Salsa. So the next 3 parts I will show you some of the English salsa music that's out there. Check out the list! Enjoy!!!

1. Tito Nieves - How Do You Keep The Music Playing
2. Milly P – If you Love Me
3. Tony Vega – Love is Forever
4. The NewYork Band – Dancing Mood
5. Orquesta De La Luz – Love is Forever
6. Cheo Feliciano – Half Crazy
7. Ray De La Paz – Betcha By Golly
8. Tito Nieves – Make it like it was
9. Domingo Quinones – Crazy for you
10. The New York Band - Always

DJ Duck's August Hits

The party continues as I hit you off with some Latin music with all sorts of great music!!! Check out the list! Enjoy!!!

1. Robert Michaels – Toro (CHA CHA)
2. Coldplay & Buena Vista Social Club – Clocks (CHA CHA)
3. Adolescent's Orquesta - Hoy Aprendi (SALSA)
4. NG2 con Gilberto Santa Rosa y Victor Manuelle - Solo Fue Una NocheCal Tjader &
5. Eddie Palmieri – Guajira En Azul (SALSA)
6. Eddie Santiago & Elvis Crespo - Tu me haces falta El Gran Combo – De Que Presumes (SALSA)
7. Mickey Taveras - luchare - Sin ti no soy nada (SALSA)
8. The Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Llego La Banda (SALSA)
9. Domenic Marte - Ven Tu (BACHATA)
10. Aventura - El Perdedor (BACHATA)
11. Kalimete - De Otro Planeta (MERENGUE)

DJ Duck's July Hits

The party continues as I hit you off with some Latin Cha Cha. Check out the list and enjoy!!!
1. Eddie Palmieri - Pobre Pedro
2. El Rubio Loco - Vivo Por Ella (Smooth Operator)
3. Orquesta La Inmensidad - Guachupita Cañon
4. Pipo y La Superior - Montunos De Ayer (Club) (Club) (Club)
5. Manuel Bravo Y Su Orquesta Palenque - Como Cali No Hay Dos
6. Ismael Rivera - Mi Negrita Me Espera
7. Hector Lavoe y Adalberto Santiago & Ismael Miranda - Estrellas de Fania
8. Tito Puente et Célia Cruz - Ay Mi Cuba
9. Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Un Gran Día En El Barrio - Pa' Gozar
10. Orquesta Aragon - El Bodeguero

 

DJ Duck's June Hits

The party continues!!! Check out the list! Enjoy!!!
1. 50 Cent - In Da Club (Salsa Remix)
2. DLG - Quiero Decirte Te Amo
3. Eddie Santiago - Pienso Solo En Ti
4. Tito Nieves - El amor mas bonito
5. Tito Gomez - Ese Meneito
6. The Latin All Stars – Señora
7. Ruben Blades & Willie Colon – Plastico
8. Latin Brothers - Las Caleñas Son Como Las Flores
9. Justo Betancourt - Pa Bravo Yo
10. Jose Alberto El Canario - La Paella

 

DJ Duck's May Hits

If I were a Djing at a Latin Club, you would be hearing these anthems all night long. Check out the list. Enjoy!!!
1. Tito Nieves - Ya No Queda Nada
2. Tommy Olivencia - No Me Tires La Primera Piedra
3. Salsa Kids - Viva La Esperanza
4. Ruben Blades & Roberto Anglero - Si Dios Fuera Negro
5. Ray Barretto - Café Con Leche
6. Oscar D'León – Lloraras
7. Orquesta Guayacan – Torero
8. Marc Anthony - Tu Amor Me Hace A Bien
9. Adolescentes – Anhelo
10. Africando - Aicha

DJ Duck's April Hits

We continue the salsa hits as the temperature starts to warm up. Enjoy!!!
1. Oscar D'Leon - La Mano
2. Puerto Rican Power - Emergencia De Amor
3. El Gran Combo - Como Tiembla El Alma
4. Hector Lavoe - Para Ochun
5. Ismael Rivera - Quitate De La Via Perico
6. Jhonny Pacheco - Que No Muera El Son
7. Joe Arroyo - Mi Libertad
8. José Alberto El Canario - Con Sandra en la Cama
9. Pete Rodriguez - La Esencia Del Guaguanco
10. Randy Carlos - Mambo Silbao

DJ Duck's March Hits

This month’s top 10 hits is dedicated to the upcoming Toronto Salsa Festival. Let’s get the party started with some hot salsa music!!!

1. Andy Montañez - Una Emisora En El Cielo
2. Celia Cruz & Ray Barretto - No Me Cambie Camino
3. Cheo Feliciano – Anacaona
4. El Gran Combo – Aguacero
5. Fruko y sus Tesos - Barranquillero Arrebatao
6. Larry Harlow - El Paso De Encarnacion
7. Neyo - So Sick (Salsa Remix)
8. Orquesta Aragon - Ven Morena
9. Orquesta Guayacan - Ay Amor
10. Orquesta La 33 - La Pantera Mambo

DJ Duck's February Hits

This top 10 is dedicated to the first ever Bachata Festival held in Toronto. It’s like a salsa congress but with a focus on bachata music, workshops and socials. So, this is my top 10 bachata hits for this month. Enjoy!

1. Beyoncé - Emotions (Bachata version)
2. Aventura - Por Un Segundo
3. Dominic Marte feat. Geraldine - Con Los Ojos Cerrados
4. Grupo Unique - Mi linda
5. Hector Acosta Ft. Aventura - Me Voy
6. Joe Veras - Intentalo Tu
7. Aventura - Mi Corazoncito
8. Monchy & Alexandra - No Ha Sido Fácil
9. Toby Love - Happy Valentines
10. Toque de Keda - Pobre Mendigo

DJ Duck's January Hits

Happy New Year to all!!! Say good-bye to another year and welcome a new year. We can never forget where salsa comes from so, to welcome the new year, I’ve decided to go vintage and let you all know that if it weren’t for the roots of salsa, salsa would have not evolved the way it has today. Enjoy!

1. Johnny Colon - Dejame En Paz
2. Ray Barretto – Arrepientete
3. Roberto Roena - Con los Pobres Estoy
4. Bobby Valentin - Papel De Payaso
5. Cheo Feliciano - Todo Tiene Su Final
6. Eddie Palmieri - Sujetate La Lengua
7. Fania All Stars - Anacaona
8. Hector Lavoe - Ella mintio
9. Henry Fiol - La Juma De Ayer
10. Ismael Rivera - El Nazareno

DJ Duck's December Hits

It’s all about Salsa Salsa Salsa...Happy Holidays!

1. Maelo – Asi se Compone un Son
2. Gilberto Santa Rosa – Conteo Regresivo
3. Asalberto Santiago – Las Noches Mas Lindas
4. Mark Anthony – Aguanile
5. Eddie Palmieri – Vamonos Pal Monte
6. Celia Cruz – Usted Abuso
7. Hector Lavoe – Usted Abuso
8. Carlos Manuel – Cuando Te Fuiste De Mi
9. La Caro Band – Amor de Etiqueta
10. Combo de Ayer – El Swing

DJ Duck's November Hits

Salsa Dura in effect. Some oldies but goodies...Enjoy!!!
1. La Sonora Poncena – Boranda
2. Justo Betancourt – Pa Bravo yo
3. Larry Harlow – La Cartera
4. Angel Canales – Hace Tiempo
5. Issac Delgado – No me mires a los ojos
6. El Gran Combo – Amame
7. Victor Manuelle – Apidate de mi
8. Los Van Van – Aqui el Baila Gana
9. Irakere – Hombre Casado
10. Grupo Niche – Nuestro sueno

DJ Duck's October Hits

As we continue giving you the best in Salsa, let me present to you some Salsa Dura. Let’s go back to the oldschool. Enjoy!!!

1. Alex Bueno – Jardin Prohibido
2. Edgar Joel – Hechizo de Luna
3. Jerry Rivera – Tal Vez
4. Grupo Niche – Sin Sentimiento
5. Erik – Fantasia Herida
6. Hnos Moreno – Por Alguien Como Tu
7. Hector Lavoe – Todo Tiene su Final
8. Joe Arroyo – En Barranquilla
9. Fruko y sus Tesos – El Preso
10. Cheo Feliciano – Anacaona

DJ Duck's September Hits

Here are some fall salsa jams you can dance. Enjoy!!!
1. Oscar de Leon – Melao de Cana
2. Hector Lavoe – La Murga
3. Latin Brothers – Patrona de Los Reclusos
4. El Gran Combo – Un Verano en New York
5. Cuco Valoy – Juliana
6. Sonora Poncena – Fuego en el 23
7. El Gran Combo – Brujerias
8. Tito Nieves – Senora Ley
9. Roberto Blades – Lagrimas
10. Willie Colon – La Murga

DJ Duck's August Hits

Here are some summer jams you can dance to in this hot weather. Enjoy!!!

1. Victor Manuelle y Michael Stuart, Tony Vega - El Negro Bembon (Remake)
2. Andy Montañez, Cheo Feliciano & Ismael Miranda - El Caballo Pelotero
3. Tito Nieves - Can You Stop The Rain
4. Gilberto Santa Rosa - Llorando Me Dormi
5. Nklabe ft. Gilberto Santa Rosa - Amor de agua
6. DLG - Quiero Decirte Te Amo
7. Grupo Niche - No le pege a la negra
8. Joe Arroyo - La Guerra De Los Callado
9. Miguel Enriquez - Abre que voy (Cuban)
10. NKlabe & Julio Voltio - Ella Volvio

DJ Duck's July Hits

This month’s top 10 is dedicated to two iconic salsa artists who came to Toronto to perform some of their greatest Hits. They are amongst the world’s greatest and talented salsa performers and entertainers, Tito Nieves and Jose “El Canario” Alberto.

Born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico and raised in the U.S., Nieves began his career while participating in Orquesta Cimarron, a New York-based group. In 1977, he teamed up with singer Héctor Lavoe and his Orchestra and joined The Conjunto Clasico. Later, Nieves decided to start his solo career in 1986, setting himself apart by singing Salsa in English.

José Alberto (born in December 22, 1958 in Villa Consuelo district, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, as José Alberto Justiniano) is a Dominican salsa singer. Jose Alberto moved to Puerto Rico with his family at the age of 7, and inspired by Latin music went on to polish his singing at Las Antillas Military Academy. He relocated to New York in the early 1970s and sang with several orchestras. He received international attention as the bandleader of Typica '73 in October 1977.
Enjoy!!!

1. Tito Nieves - El amor mas bonito
2. Tito Nieves - Mas que tu amigo
3. Jose “El Canario” Alberto - La Paella
4. Jose “El Canario” Alberto - Quiero Salsa
5. Tito Nieves - Ya No Queda Nada
6. Tito Nieves - I'll always love you
7. Tito Nieves - Fabricando Fantasias
8. Jose “El Canario” Alberto - A La Hora Que Me Llamen Voy
9. Jose “El Canario” Alberto - Ya No Quiero Tu Querer
10. Jose “El Canario” Alberto - Pensando Todo el Día en Tí

DJ Duck's June Hits

Again we continue the history of how salsa became widespread at an international level. It’s always good to explore the roots of how salsa became so popular. Here’s part 2 of the Fania All-star list. Enjoy!

Part 2
1. Willie Colón & Hector Lavoe - Che Che Cole
2. Rubén Blades - Colombia te canto
3. La Sonora Ponceña - Fuego en el 23
4. Johnny Pacheco & Hétor Casanova - Esa Prieta
5. Justo Betancourt - Pa'bravo Yo
6. La Lupe & Tito Puente – Oriente (Cha Cha)
7. Hector Lavoe - El Cantante
8. Tommy Orivencia – Trucutú
9. Ismael Rivera - Las Caras Lindas
10. Sonora Ponceña - Hacheros Para un Palo (Cha Cha)

DJ Duck's May Hits

The next 2 months are dedicated to one of the most popular Labels out there back in the day. This Label was The Fania All-Stars which was an illustrious and widely distinguished musical ensemble established in 1968 by composer Johnny Pacheco as a showcase for the leading musicians and singers of the record label Fania Records. The history of Fania Record is synonymous with the history of the music we now know as salsa. To talk about Fania is to talk about the birth and subsequent explosion of salsa music worldwide. What’s more, it is synonymous with the biggest names in the world of salsa and the salsa of yesterday whose musical legacy lives on through recordings now considered great classics in the genre.

Part 1 1. Ray Barretto & Adalberto santiago - Quítate la Máscara
2. Eddie Palmieri - Vamonos P'al Monte
3. Ismael Rivera - El Nazareno
4. Willie Rosario - de Barrio Obrero a la 15 (Cha Cha)
5. Johnny Pacheco y Pete El Conde Rodríguez - Esencia del Guaguancó
6. Ángel Canales - Lejos de ti
7. Eddie Palmieri y Ismael Quintana – Bilongo
8. Ray de la Paz - Pan con Bacalao (Cha Cha)
9. Rubén Blades - Pedro Navaja
10. Pete El Conde Rodríguez - Azquita mami

 

DJ Duck's April Hits

This month is dedicated to some salsa grooves to keep you dancing in the clubs and surely will keep you HOT! Whether it’s new or old, these songs will keep you dancing on the dance floor. Enjoy!

  1. Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe - El Malo
2. Frankie Negron - Si Me Enamoro De Ella
3. Adolecentes - Hoy Aprendi
4. Fruko Y Sus Tesos - Todos Bailan Salsa
5. Ruben Blades & Willie Colon – Plastico
6. Tito Nieves - Lo Que le Molesta
7. Willie Colon - La Murga De Panama
8. Zaperoco - No Quedo Ni El Gato
9. Cuco Valoy – Juliana
10. Celia Cruz - Bemba colora

DJ Duck's March Hits

This month is dedicated to some of the salsa music you would’ve heard in the 80’s and 90’s when romantic salsa was huge. Romantic salsa is still enjoyed today as you’ll see some of the popular artists of today still continue the trend. Enjoy.

1. Eddie Santiago - Para Que Vuelvas
2. Salsa Kids - Dejame Un Beso
3. Víctor Manuelle - Qué Habría Sido De Mí
4. Frankie Negrón - Agua Pasada
5. Víctor Manuelle - He Tratado
6. Tommy Olivencia - Lobo domesticado
7. La Sabrosura - Tu Amigo O Tu Amante
8. Tito Nieves - I'll Always Love You (English Salsa Version)
9. Salsa Kids - Viva La Esperanza
10. Willy Rivera - El cariño es como una flor

DJ Duck's February 2009 Hits

Ooooh!!! Love is in the air! February Hits! I thought I would do something special for this month and mix up the flavour whether you’re on cloud 9, in a happy relationship or just got out of a relationship and feeling emotionally heartbroken or in the process of trying to salvage a relationship. Whatever emotion or position you may be in your love life, we all go through it at some point in life. This could be a reflection of the past, future or present. This is what the theme is all about. Enjoy the selection!

1. Grupo Unique - Mi Linda (Bachata)
2. Domenic Marte - Ven Tu (Bachata)
3. Antony Santos - Medicina de amor (Bachata)
4.Alex Bueno - Te Amo (Bachata)
5. Domenic Marte - You Will Remember Me (Bachata)
6. Rey Ruiz - Mi Media Mitad (Salsa)
7.Johnny Rivera - Cuando Parara La Lluvia (Salsa)
8. Eddie Santiago – Lluvia (Salsa)
9. Marc Anthony - Si te vas (Salsa)
10. Brenda K Starr - I Still Believe (Salsa Version)

DJ Duck's January 2009 Hits

DJ Duck and all the staff at Toronto Dance Salsa would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We begin 2009 with some HOT salsa tunes to keep warm under this frigid weather. A new salsa artist is emerging from the streets of Toronto by the name of JR Reyes. He has released a brand new album entitled, JR Sings Salsa. He’s becoming well known to the Toronto Salsa Community. For more information, check out his website at: http://www.josereyesjr.com or simply listen to my new mix above to sample some of his new tunes.

1. JR Reyes - Dance With Me
2. Gilberto, Willie y Tony - Tres Con Cache - El Tiempo Sera Testigo
3. JR Reyes - Caballo Viejo (Old Horse)
4.Grupo Azabache - Montuno Street
5. Sonora Carruseles - Vuelvo a Cali
6. Gilberto, Willie y Tony - Tres Con Cache - Lluvia
7.Celia Cruz - Bemba colora
8. Tito Rojas - Te reto
9. JR Reyes - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
10. Los Titanes - Lluvia con nievetremendo coco

DJ Duck's December Hits

The holidays are fast approaching and the winter feel is in the air. Keep yourself warm by listening to some of the hottest salsa artists listed below. Happy Holidays!

1. Ray Ruiz - Mi media mitad
2. Ruben Blades - El padre Antonio
3. El Conjunto Clasico - Señora ley
4.El Gran Combo - Un verano en NY 5. Ismael Rivera - Que te pas a ti
6. El Gran Combo – Julia
7.Raulin Rosendo - Uno se cura
8. Johnny Pacheco y Celia Cruz – Cucala
9. Jerry Rivera - Que hay de malo
10. Fruko y sus Tesos - El preso

 

DJ Duck's November Hits

It’s time to salsa! Break out the dancing shoes because this list is HOT! And since it’s starting to get a little cold outside, why not crack open the music box and dancing partner. This list will keep you dancing.

1. Hector Lavoe y Willie Colon - El todo poderoso
2. Tony Vega – Aparentemente
3. Tommy Olivencia - La primera piedra
4.Tito Rojas y Tito Gomez – Dejala
5. Grupo Gale – Soy Latino
6. Puerto Rican Power - Juguete de nadie
7.Pedro Conga - Si supieras
8. Nino Segarra - Porque te amo
9. Hildemaro - Desde el fondo de mi Corazon
10. Henry Fiol - Tiene Sabor

DJ Duck's October Hits

This month is Thanksgiving where we are thankful for many things in life. I must admit, I am thankful for learning the art and culture of salsa. It has been a great experience so far. As my friend would sometime say to me, “Thank you for salsa salsa salsa!” Enjoy the music which I've compiled for this month.

1. Gilberto Santa Rosa - La conciensia
2. El Gran Combo - Tengo un Swing
3. Fania All Star - Descarga de Fania
4.Willie Colon y Hector Lavoe - La murga
5. Cheo Feliciano - Juan Albañil
6. Richie Ray y Bobby Cruz – Aguzate
7.Melcochita - Mi madre
8. Marc Anthony - Nadie como ella
9. Edgal Joel - Hasta el sol de hoy
10. Paquito Guzman - Cinco noches

DJ Duck's September Hits

Summer ain't over yet because there is something we call “Indian Summer” in the fall. Haha…And to keep things colourful during the fall season, check out some of the hot salsa tunes from this month's top 10 Caliente Hit!

1. Frankie Ruiz - Mi libertad
2. David Pavon - Aquel viejo motel
3. Tito Nieves - De mi enamorate
4.Conjunto Clasico - El faisan
5. Raphy Leavitt y Selecta - La cuna blanca
6. Willie Rosario - Anuncio Clasificado
7. Johnny Rivera - Cuando parara la lluvia
8. El Gran Combo - Hojas blancas
9. Tommy Olivencia - Lobo Domesticado
10. Hansel y Raul - Maria Teresa y Danilo

DJ Duck's August Hits

Allo! Today's theme focuses on the beautiful melodies of salsa. Some of the popular songs in North America have been converted to Salsa. And it sounds great! Enjoy!

  1. Brenda K Starr – Sol
2. La Misma Gente - No Volvere
3. DLG - No Morira (No Matter What)
4. El Gran Combo - Homenaje A Andy Montanez (salsa remix)
5. Johnny Rivera - Cuando Parara La Lluvia
6. Celia Cruz y Pacheco - Quimbara
7. Tito Nieves - Lo Que le Molesta
8. El Rubio Loco - Vivo Por Ella (Cha Cha – Smooth Operator)
9. Fruko y Sus Tesos - El Swing De Fruko
10. Kevin Ceballo - Por Esa Mujer

 

DJ Duck 's July Hits

What's going on my TDS crew? Hope all is well. This month's theme is a little bit different. I've decided to do a Top 10 Bachata in light of releasing my Bachata Mix CD, entitled “DJ Duck's Super Duper Bachata Mix”. You most probably will not hear another pure Bachata mix from me for a long time because I like to mix things up =) There are some remixes that I've done and listed in the top 10. So, if you would like a copy of my mix, email me at dacpano@hotmail.com and I'll send you the link. Enjoy!

1. David Fiallo y Guadalupe - La Novela (DJ Duck Remix)
2. Domenic Marte - Con Los Ojos Cerrados
3. Toque de Keda - Pobre Mendigo
4. Joe Veras - Intentalo T
5. Monchy & Alexandra - Eras Diferente
6. Antony Santos - Medicina de amor (DJ Duck Remix)
7. Zacarias Ferreira - El Triste
8. Anthony Santos - Lloro
9. Raulin - Piel Sin Alma
10. Kiko Rodriguez - Te Olvidaste De Mi

DJ Duck 's June Hits

These are DJ Duck's Salsa Club Anthems Part 1. These songs are guaranteed to be played at a club. I'll be compiling my next mixtape using some of these songs. Stay tuned. Cheers!

1. Son de Cali - Analizando
2. El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico - Yo No Mendigo Amor
3. Oscar D'Leon y Dimension Latina - Lloraras
4. Ruben Blades - Pedro Navaja
5. Eddie Palmieri - Vamonos Pal Monte
6. Celia Cruz y Pacheco - Quimbara
7. Willie Colon y Hector Lavoe - Che Che Cole
8. Eddy Santiago - Lluvia
9. Frankie Ruiz - Desnudate Mujer
10. Hector Lavoe - El Periodico de Ayer

 

DJ Duck 's May Hits

This month's theme focuses on love and relationships. So partner up and when you dance to some of these tunes, listen to some of the lyrics. Some of the lyrics are written out of experience. Artists try to convey their love experiences to others through song and usually the melody follows the expression of how they feel. Put melody and romantic lyrics together and you begin to understand where the artist is coming from. Enjoy!

1. Armando Davalillo - Te Quedaras
2. Victor Manuelle - He Tratado
3. Giro - Amor Lunatico
4. Frankie Ruiz - Desnudate Mujer
5. Tony Vega - Esa Mujer
6. Grupo Niche - Una Aventura
7. Tito Nieves - Tu Yo
8. Jerry Rivera - Una y Mil Veces
9. Pedro Conga - Si Superias
10. El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico - Me Muero Por Ella

DJ Duck 's April Hits

Hi TDS friends! This month's picks are simply melodic salsa tunes that you can listen to in your car stereo or at home while dusting or cleaning. But you probably won't get a lot of dusting done if you listen to some of the tunes I've picked for this month. Listen, or more than likely, you'll be dancing while you spring clean =) Enjoy!

1. Johnny Rivera – Mentira
2. Issac Delgado - Deja Esa Gente
3. Ismael Miranda - Y Mi Vida Ahora Es Otra
4. El Gran Combo – Piénsalo
5. PuertoRican Power - Tu Cariñito
6. Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Ahora Si
7. Oscar D'Leon feat. Barullo - La Canto
8. Grupo Niche - La Culebra
9. Tommy Olivencia - Lobo Domesticado
10.Anthony Cruz - Empecé a Llorar

DJ Duck's March Hits

The theme for this month is quite intuitive. Basically, when you go to a club you hear a few bars of the song and you just want get on the dance floor and dance your heart's content away. Well, this is just that!!! I hear these songs and I just want to dance all night long!!! This will make the snow melt so quickly that even another winter storm cannot stop me from dancing! =) Enjoy my TDS peeps!

1. Issac Delgado feat. Victor Manuelle - La Mujer Que Mas Te Duele
2. Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Salsa Pa'l Bailador
3. Sonora Carruseles - El Alacrán
4. NG2 - Ella Menea
5. Cheo Navarro - Baila Rumbero
6. Grup Caneo - Duele
7. Gloria Estefan – Caridad
8. The New York Sextet - La Carcel
9. Combinacion de la Habana - El Mareito
10. Sonora carruseles - Salsa y fuego

DJ Kay's Latin Rhythms

A monthly Top 10 column of favourite latin songs

Welcome to Toronto Dance Salsa Latin Rhythms. I am pleased to present you with songs to satisfy your salsa, merengue, bachata and cha-cha cravings. My hope is to make you aware of the rhythmic feeling of the music and make you more musically sound on the dance floor. Happy listening.
See you on the dance floor, ~DJ Kay~

. DJ KAY's February Chilin' Tunes
Snowed in? These hot Latin songs will warm you up in no time!

1. Ublabadu - Fania All Stars
2. Miye Na We - Africando
3. Coco Seco - Tito Puente
4. Guatacando - Fania All Stars
5. Gracias - El Gran Combo
6. Los Salseros Se Van - Williw Rosario
7. Pepe Machete - Ray Cruz
8. Si Tu Cocinas - Henry Fiol
9. Chocolate Ice Cream - Eddie Palmieri (cha cha)
10.La Coronela - El Gran Combo (cha cha)

DJ KAY's January New Year Mix

Here are some great tunes to listen to when ringing in the new year!
~Kerem and Emely~

1. Ya Lo Veras - Oscar D'Leons
2. Somos Iguales – Spanish Harlem Orchestra
3. Baila Conmigo – Tarafa y su Orquestra
4. Periquito Pin Pin – Tommy Olivencia
5. Cachita – Tarafa y su Orquestra
6. Para Ochun – Hector Lavoe
7. Musica En Verite – Africando
8. Juana Pena – Hector Lavoe
9. Chin Chon Chow – Louie Ramirez (cha cha)
10.Oriente – Henry Fiol (cha cha)

DJ KAY's December Holiday Mix

Happy holidays to all our readers...enjoy these December holiday picks!
~Kerem and Emely~

1. Fania All Stars - Allegria
2. Tarafa y su Orquestra - Como Loca
3. Roberto Torres - Caballo Viejo
4. Erick - La Guitarra
5. Alex Leon - Acabo de Llegar
6. Louie Ramirez - Geisha Girl
7. El Gran Combo - Mujer Celosa
8. Tarafa y su Orquestra - Lagrimas Negras
9. Tommy Olivencia - Plante Bandera
10. Ray Baretto - Summertime (cha cha)

DJ KAY's November Halloween Mix

Hope you all enjoyed DJ KAY's debut performance at Montana's! What a Halloween party it turned out to be. Here are 10 songs that got the crowd moving that Sunday night.
~Kerem and Emely~

1. Willie Rosario - El Calletero
2. Tuana Pena - Hector Lavoe
3. Gotas de Lluvia - El Gran Combo
4. Las Caras Lindras - Ismael Rivera
5. Mambo Gozon - Tito Puentes
6. Que Pasa Contigo - Gilberto Santarosa
7. Amor Perfecto - El Gran Combo
8. Como Lo Canto - Tusto Betancourt
9. La Cura - Frankie Ruiz
10. Linda Teresa - Bobby Valentin

October's Anniversary List

WOW! Can you believe it, a year has passed since we started this list! It has really been our pleasure looking and listening for these songs and we hope that you have enjoyed them too! For this month, we looked back at the last year and we chose the songs we absolutely enjoyed. Keep listening and keep dancing!
~Kerem and Emely~

1. La Pantera Mambo – Orquestra La 33
2. La Fiesta de Polito – El Gran Combo
3. Bailando – Frankie Ruiz
4. Fabricando Fantasias – Tito Nieves
5. Ave Maria Lola – Ismael Rivera
6. Thinking of You – Lenny Kravitz
7. Magalehna – Sergio Mendes
8. Menea – El Bonche
9. La Pallomilla – Joe Cuba
10. Trucutu – Tomy Olivieri

September Salsa Remix

Many songs we come to love are classic songs popularized around the 40's and 60's by salsa legends like Tito Puente, Tito Rodrigues, Eddie Palmieri and Ray Barretto. Their sounds can still be heard nightly at most salsa clubs around the world. Aside from the new renditions of these old classics, there has been a growing popularity of re-mastering well known pop hits with English lyrics and merging them with the salsa rhythm and even translating a few words to Spanish. Here is our top list of some of these very successful renditions...
~Kerem and Emely~

1. Thinking of You – Original by Lenny Kravitz
2. Lady – Original by Lionel Richie, Reprised by La Palabra
3. Mi Todo (My All) - Bachata - Original by Mariah Carey, Reprised by Dominicanada
4. La Pantera Mambo – The Pink Panther, Reprised by La 33
5. Careless Whisper – Original by George Michael, Reprised by Orquestra La Palabra
6. My Favourite Things – Sound of Music Soundtrack, Reprised by The New Swing Sextet
7. Lady in Red (Original by Chris DeBurgh, Reprised by David Cedeno
8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction – Original by The Rolling Stones, Reprised by Frankie Ruiz
9. Your Song (Tu Cancion) – Original by Elton John, Reprised by Yuri Buenaventura
10. Let it Be – Original by the Beatles, Reprised by Tito Nieves

August Fast Songs

Hope you are all enjoying the summer! Last month, we brought you some of the slow songs you can practice with. This month, we would like to share with you ten of the faster salsa songs to dance with. Remember, it's only a tempo change challenge, and the “quick-quick-slow” rhythm should always be maintained. So get those dancing shoes ready and moves those feet faster! Hope you enjoy our selection!
~Kerem and Emely~

1. Abuelita - Hector Lavoe
2. La Murga - Hector Lavoe
3. Picadillo - Eddie Palmieri
4. La Palomilla - Joe Cuba
5. Mambo Diablo - Tito Puente
6. El Swing - El Gran Combo
7. Pa Bravo Yo - Ismael Miranda
8. Cuando Te Vea - El Gran Combo
9. Guarare - Ray Barretto
10. Como Lo Hacen - Frankie Ruiz

July's Slow Songs

Remember that the key to getting better is to practice! Here is a list of 10 slow-tempo Latin songs excellent for practicing your moves. Listen to the rhythm of the music and be sure to practice proper basics, controlled body movements, accurate spins, and intricate turn patterns slowly at first. Feel the difference it makes to your dancing experience! Keep practicing, keep listening and keep dancing!
~Kerem and Emely~

1. Bailando – Frankie Ruiz
2. Baila Yemaya – Celia Cruz
3. Cao Cao Mani Picao – Celia Cruz
4. Aquantando – Bobby Paunetto
5. Pancho Fantastia – Ritmo Alegria
6. Bongo – Ritmo Alegria
7. Boliviana – Grupo Cubano
8. Guantanamera – La Plata Sextette (cha-cha)
9. Flautero Y Yo – Alegria All Stars
10. Vuela – Monchi y Alexandra

June's Latin Fever

Congratulations to all the participants of the first ever TDS Amateur Salsa Competition. What a way to welcome the summer, you were all fantastic! Now that the summer is here, the Latin clubs and events are hotter than ever. The Latin music of salsa, merengue, cha-cha and bachata will continue to entertain us in the club scene. This month we looked for songs that have versatile melodies, so enjoy these 3 cha-cha and 7 salsa songs. We hope you enjoy our selections! Keep listening, keep dancing ……..and……See you on the dance floor!
~Kerem and Emely~

1. El Gran Varon – Willie Colon
2. La Salsa Vive – Tito Nieves
3. Hacha Y Machete – Alfredo de Lafe
4. La Voz del Caribe – Eddie Palmieri
5. Fabricanto Fantasias – Tito Nieves
6. Ena Moraito – Oscar de Leon
7. Amor Perfecto – El Gran Combo
8. El Cayuco - Oye Como Va – Tito Puente/Poncho Sanchez (Cha-Cha)
9. Cinturita – Eddie Palmieri (Cha-Cha)
10. Ode to Cachao – Tito Puente (Cha-Cha)

May Movie Music

For this edition,
we wanted you to bring you the Latin music popularized by the Hollywood movies we’ve grown to love. Can you guess which movies these ones are from???
Keep watching and keep dancing, ~Kerem and Emely~

1. Margarita – (Salsa Original Motion Picture) - Wilkins
2. Represent- Havana Nights (Dirty Dancing Havana Nights) - Orishas feat. Heather Headley
3. I Wanna (Shall We Dance) - (Shall We Dance) – Gizelle D’Cole & Pilar Montenegro
4. Magalehna (Dance With Me) - Sergio Mendes
5. Cali Pachanguero – (Salsa Original Motion Picture) - Grupo Niche
6. Fiesta Pa'Los Rumberos (Dance With Me) – Albita
7. Tu Eres Ajen (Mad Hot Ballroom)- Eddy Herrera
8. Suavamente – (Dance with me) - Elvis Crespo
9. Menea - (Mad Hot Ballroom) - El Bonche
10. Oye Como Va – (Salsa Original Motion Picture) - Tito Puente

April Salsa Spring Fling

Happy Spring everyone. Summer is right around the corner and for our first warm weather edition, we wanted to bring you the melodies that make you warm and fuzzy inside. Listen to the rhythmic melodies of the piano solos or the strong clave that identifies the salsa rhythm. We hope you enjoy as much as we do!
Happy Listening!!! ~Kerem and Emely~

1. La Muerte - El Gran Combo
2. Tanga, Rumba - Afro Cubana, Mambo All Stars
3. Un Verano En Nueva York - El Gran Combo
4. Le Culebra - Grupo Niche
5. Idilio - Willie Colon
6. Pa Bravo Yo - Hector Lavoe
7. No Tires La Primera - Hector Tricoche, Tommy Olivencia
8. Quitate La Mascara - Ray Barreto
9. Ave Maria Lola - Ismael Rivera
10. Philadelphia Mambo - Larry Harlow

March Salsa Madness

Get your feet warmed up - spring is right around the corner! We hope you are enjoying our song selections and your understanding for better musicality is improving. Here are a series of melodic Latin rhythms to prepare you for the warm, party weather to come. The dance floor is waiting!
Always, Happy Listening!!! ~Kerem and Emely~

1. Enamoraito - Oscar D Leon
2. Descarga Cachao - Tito Rodriguez
3. Ahora Me Da Pena - Henry Fiol
4. Se Nos Perdio El Amor - El Gran Combo
5. Arinanara - Eddie Torres Mambo Kings Orchestra
6. Apiadate - Victor Manuel
7. Pachanguero - Grupo Niche
8. El Nuevo Barret - Tay Barretto (Cha Cha)
9. Perdidos - Monchy & Alexandra (Bachata)
10. Resistire - Tono Rosario (Merengue)

February’s Salsa Romantica

Happy Heart Month to all! We’ve come to love salsa for its beauty and grace, but mainly, we learned to love salsa for the sensuality and passion. This month in Latin Rhythms, we wanted to give you songs of passion that are written from the heart. Mainly about life and love - the quest, the lust or the loss of it. Salsa Romantica is the softer, more ballad type of salsa. We love it, live it and dance it.
Happy Listening and Keep on dancing! ~Kerem and Emely~

1. Dime Que Quieres - El Gran Combo
2. Thinking of You - Lenny Kravitz
3. Moliendo Cafe - Joe Arroyo
4. Bailando - Frankie Ruiz
5. Indestructive - Ray Barretto
6. La Banda - SPanish Harlem Orchestra
7. Trucutu - Tommy Olivencia
8. La Gata Loca - Mamborama
9. Mi Todo - Aventura (Bachata)
10. Que Ironio - Andy Andy (Bachata)

Jazzy January Jams

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! We hope you have welcomed the New Year with a BANG!!! As always, our goal here at Latin Rhythms is to make you more aware of the varying characteristics and beauty of the songs we love to hear when we dance. And, as always, we are bringing you some hip new beats that you will, hopefully, enjoy dancing to as much as we do. Happy Listening!
~Kerem and Emely~

1. Babarabatiri - Tito Puente
2. Timbalero - El Gan Combo
3. Agua Que Va A Caer - Ismael Rivera
4. Paris Mambo - Tito Puente
5. Mambo de la Luz - Orquestra de la Luz
6. Adoration - Fania All Stars
7. Bilongo - Eddie Palmieri
8. Salsa Con Candela - Karamba
9. Baila Mi San - Charanga 4 (Cha Cha)
10. Grog Moin - Africando (Cha Cha)

December’s Merry “Pick-me up” Latin Beats

It is that time of the year - the holidays are here! It’s a merry season with good company and good cheer. Beware as it can get stressful, so remember to take a breather with some “Pick-me-up” Latin Beats. Whether you are entertaining or just relaxing, hope you enjoy this mix of easy Latin listening. Hope to see you all in our performance on December 17th at Acrobat Lounge!
We wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday and See you on the dance floor, ~Kerem and Emely~

1. Brujeria – El Gran Combo
2. Valio La Pena – Mark Anthony
3. Sandungera – Los Van Van
4. Trovador – Africando
5. Comerte O Besos – Frankie Negron
6. Micaela – La Sonora
7. One Evening – Feist (Cha Cha)
8. Rocksteady – Remy Shand (Cha Cha)
9. Eso No Es – Aventura (Bachata)
10. El Rey Del Mambo – La Banda Gorda (Merengue)

November's Hair Raising Salsa Songs…

We're glad you enjoyed our October selections. Hope these next songs get your feet tapping and shoulders rolling. We chose these songs for their musicality factor. The rhythm of these songs makes for a very musical and enjoyable dancing, watching and listening experience, often times, leaving us with goosebumps. Happy Listening,
~Kerem and Emely~

1) Fiesta de Pilito- El Gran Combo
2) Iloraras- Oscar de Leon
3) Fruko y Sus Jesus- El Preso
4) La Chinita- El Gran Combo
5) Vamonos Pal Monte- Eddie Palmier
i 6) Yay Boy- Africando
7) Ran Kan Kan- Tito Puente
8) La Rebelion- Joe Arroyo
9) Betece- Africando
10) Desnudate Mujer- Frankie Ruiz

October’s Fall into Latin Songs

There are many songs that make us move and groove. But when these songs start playing, no matter how tired we are, we never sit it out. These songs make us fall in love with dancing more and more. Hope you enjoy our October picks as much we do.

1. La Pantera Mambo -  Orquesta La 33
2. Me Libere  -   El Gran Combo
3. Sun Sun Babae -  Tito Rodriguez
4. Salsa Con Coco -  El Gran Combo
5. Lady - La Palabra
6. La Vida Es En Carnaval - Celia Cruz
7. Ahora Quien -  Mark Anthony
8. La Muher - Jonny Colon
9. Obssesion - Aventura  (Bachata)
10. Smooth Operator - Sade (Cha Cha)