This month the ‘Entertainment Resort’ Grand Oasis Cancun hosts the 3rd edition of its ElectroOasis Latin Beach festival, bringing some of the biggest names in Electro Latino music to our Beach Club and Arena. This year’s festival runs from 24 June to 22 July with performances taking place every Saturday for both guests and non-guests.
Juan Magan – Saturday 24 June
The festivities begin with Spanish artist Juan Magan, one of the most internationally acclaimed singers, remixers, DJs and producers in all of Latin electronic music and a pioneer of the electro Latino genre. Magan has collaborated with international artists such as Shakira, Nelly Furtado and Pitbull, as well as Enrique Iglesias on a track that features another ElectroOasis performer Yandel.
Noche y de Día
De La Ghetto – Saturday 1 July
Born in Manhattan and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rafael Castillo, better known by his stage name De La Ghetto began his music career in 2004 forming a duo with another New York City-born artist Arcangel, with the pair gaining much attention with their 2005 song Ven Pégate. In 2007 De La Ghetto embarked on a solo career and has since featured on regaetton hits such as Siente El Boom and La Reunión de los Vaqueros that also features fellow ElectroOasis artists Yandel and Tego Calderon.
La Reunión de los Vaqueros
Yandel – Saturday 8 July
Puerto Rican reggaeton artist and producer Yandel takes to the Oasis Arena stage on 8 July. Yandel began performing in 1998 with an old school friend forming the duo Wisin & Yandel. The pair won a Grammy for Best Latin Urban Album in 2009 and 2 Latin Grammy Awards for Best Urban Album and Best Urban Song and were also coaches on singing contest The Voice Mexico in 2013. As a solo artist, Yandel won two Latin Grammy Awards last year for Best Urban Song and Best Urban Fusion/Performance for his track Encantadora.
Tony Dize – Saturday 15 July
Tony Dize is an American reggaeton singer of Puerto Rican descent. Dize started under the guidance of Wisin & Yandel and first appeared on their 2003 compilation album Blin Blin Vol. 1, with the song No Pierdas Tiempo. In 2008 Dize released his first solo album La Melodia de la Calle reaching number 8 in the Billboard Top 10 Latin Albums.
Tego Calderon – Saturday 22 July
Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderon ends this year’s festival on Saturday 22 July. Calderon released his first album El Abayarde in 2002 and despite the fact that reggaeton was considered an underground genre at the time, the album sold 50,000 copies on its release, setting a sales record for a reggaeton album. In the summer of 2005, Calderon signed a deal between Atlantic Records and his own independent label, Jiggiri Records, making him the first reggaeton artist to have a deal with a major record company. One of the pioneers of the genre, Calderon has helped steer his country’s dominant youth culture out of Puerto Rico and Latino neighbourhoods, and into the American stream of pop consciousness. The rapper has also featured in three of the Fast & Furious movies.
Pa Que Se Lo Gozen
It promises to be another spectacular event in the Cancun sun and we look forward to you joining the party!