Gian Varela, a quickly emerging DJ/producer taking over the global dance music scene. A born rebel, his unconventional yet thrilling ways of fusing sounds and genres defines his artistry. His upbringing in Panama, birthplace of reggaetón’s roots, and moving to the USA, cultivated his own sound. From viral collaborations with latin superstars like Sech, Feid and El Chombo, and releases on the world’s best dance labels such as Spinnin, Armada, Maxximize, and Revealed to festival tracks and remixes with the support of Armin Van Buuren, Gianluca Vacchi, Fedde Le Grand (to name a few), few artists pack such an energetic arsenal of records as Gian.
Laidback Luke is one of the most established electronic A-list artists in all of the world, who not only has a passion for inspiring the next generation of DJ’s and producers, but is also the head honcho at MixMash records. With no formal musical agenda other than outright quality, the culmination of Mixmash Records, Mixmash Deep, and Mixmash Bold has unearthed stars, spotlighted next generation players and kept quality and creative energy at the forefront of this career highlight.
Now, Laidback Luke & Gian Varela are putting the best of both their styles on a single release in “Ponme Loco,” featuring Melfi. The temptation to move is irresistible the second you hit the play button, as the track builds into an electrifying Spanish-dressed tech house banger. The vocals of Melfi ascend the experience to that next plateau, her timbre and cadence adding an edge that ensures the release sticks to the listeners it reaches with its hooks and memorable moments.
Gian says, “Ponme Loco started off with the vocals as the majority of my records do. So I came up with something simple, but catchy. “Ponme Loco” means “Get Me Crazy,” – once I had a vocal idea, Melfi, with a distinguished low raspy vocal, was able to accomplish what I envisioned. From there we sent a demo to Luke & he took the record to the finish line. Definitely bringing that legendary laidback luke sound to the instrumental ending up with a Spanish/Latin House record that is sure to “get you crazy” in clubs and festivals!”
Luke adds, “I met Gian Varela during this Miami Music Week and his energy and vibe works perfectly for my team and I. He came to us with a bag of demos and I felt Ponme Loco was the perfect fit for me. I think it will help a lot of people go “crazy” on the dance floors. Let’s go loco this summer!”