Lately, I used to be requested by the Houston American Disc Jockey Affiliation to offer a presentation in regards to the completely different genres of Latin Music. This was fairly easy since I’m fairly aware of all of the completely different sounds of the Latin Music world. I had carried out all of the onerous work earlier than, after I was starting my street down my DJ journey. I wanted to type all my music in a approach that may be straightforward for me to seek out and in a approach that I might have all of the music of the identical Style in the identical folder. Since I’ve at all times used a PC for storing the music, I did this step within the very starting and it took me a number of months to excellent, however I’ve been utilizing this format for the final 8 years, so apparently it really works.

The firs factor I did was to interrupt it down into the primary teams that I might consider that are; Mexican Music, Latin Music, and Tejano Music. These are the primary teams of individuals right here in Houston, so I had specify which music went with what group. That doesn’t imply that Mexican folks don’t like listening to Latin Music or Tejano Music and so forth.

Mexican Genres:

I did Mexican music, as a result of a number of the Latin music right here in Houston is from Mexico. Even within the Mexican Music group you will have a number of genres to cowl. Right here is how I broke the Mexican Music Down:

Huapangos (Track Names)

  1. Redoblando
  2. Entrale En Ayunas
  3. Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas


  1. Fito Olivares – La Cobra
  2. Kumbia Kings – Sabes a Chocolate
  3. Management – Cumbia con la Luna


  1. Duelo – Un Minuto Mas
  2. Pesado – Ojala Que te Mueras
  3. Intocable – El Amigo Que se Fue

Norteno Cumbias:

  1. El Poder del Norte – Enamorate de Alguien
  2. Palomo – Mi Verdad
  3. Cardenales de Nuevo Leon – Para Olvidarme de Ti


  1. Los Tigres Del Norte – Most Songs
  2. Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon – Mi Casa Nueve
  3. Los Traileros – Cuando Nadie Quiera

Banda (Artist Names)

  1. Banda el Recodo
  2. Banda Machos


  1. Aniceto Molina – Cumbia Cienaguera
  2. Sabor Kolombia – Ritmo de Bota y Tambor
  3. SupermerK2 – Que Calor

Huaracha (Track Names)

  1. La Huaracha Sabrosona
  2. El Gigante de Hierro
  3. Paloma


  1. Horoscopos de Durango – Mi Amor Por Ti
  2. Montez de Durango – Pasito Duranguense
  3. Patrulla 81 – Como Pude Enamorarme de Ti

Spanish Rock

  1. Mana – Me Vale
  2. Enanitos Verdes – Lamento Boliviano
  3. Hombres G – Marta Tiene un Marcapasos

Latin Music

Latin music might be much more in depth than this listing, however so far as weddings in Houston go, a DJ solely must be involved with these prime genres.

Salsa (Prime Artists Names)

  1. Sonora Carruseles
  2. Marc Anthony
  3. Jerry Rivera

Merengue (Prime Artists Names)

  1. Elvis Crespo
  2. Oro Solido
  3. La Banda Gorda

Punta (Prime Artist Names)

  1. Kazzabe
  2. La Gran Banda
  3. Los Roland’s

Bachata (Prime Artists Names)

  1. Aventura
  2. Optimo
  3. Xtreme


  1. Daddy Yankee – Rompe
  2. Don Omar – Salio el Sol
  3. Angel y Khriz – Ven Bailalo

Latin Dance (Prime Artist Names)

  1. Shakira
  2. Ricky Martin
  3. Enrique Iglesias

Tejano Music

Tejano Music could be very fashionable right here in Houston, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi. For a DJ to be from Houston or any of those cities and never know Tejano Music, it is fairly uncommon. Virtually any celebration or any marriage ceremony that has a Latin crowd will dance to the most well-liked Tejano songs.

Tejano (Polka?) (Artists)

  1. Hometown Boys – Mire Amigo
  2. Emilio Navaira – Como Le Hare
  3. Jaime y Los Chamacos – Puerta Negra

Tejano Cumbias

  1. Selena – Como La Flor
  2. Shelly Lares – Soy tu Amor
  3. La Mafia – Un Millon de Rosas

It is necessary to notice that the strategy I used to separate these genres is by the best way they’re danced. What I imply is that each one these sections are danced precisely the identical approach. They pace on the track might fluctuate, however the best way they’re danced are the identical. The Cumbia step is similar for all Cumbias listed above, nevertheless I broke even that down into a number of sections. Some DJ’s favor to have ALL their Cumbias collectively, however I discover it that if I am going from one Mexican cumbia to a Tejano cumbia, I lose some folks on the dance ground. Not at all times, however typically talking. Why? As a result of they’d most likely like to listen to one other Mexican cumbia, that they know.

When you take note of the Tejano, the identical artists will sing a Cumbia and a Polka. Now polka shouldn’t be the official title, it is simply how I differentiate the steps. The tejano cumbias are danced the identical approach as every other cumbia, and the remainder of the tejano is sort of like a Polka step, and it’s a lot simpler to bop.

One other advice of mine, if the DJ is ready to Beatmix, or hold one steady beat going from track to track, the dance ground will stay full all evening. Nevertheless, if there may be any hole between songs, lots of people will go sit down. Generally, the dancers are ready for a small break within the music to go sit down.

That is all my data of Latin music, anyone can be happy to e mail me and proper me if I’m improper or misrepresenting something on this text.

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Your Professional Bilingual DJ in Houston

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Francisco Perez has been a Professional Wedding DJ in the Houston Area Since 1999 which has allowed him to grow into a leader in the community. Now he is sharing his wisdom with informative posts about the industry. Weddings are his passion because they are centered around LOVE and commitment that two people make to each other for the rest of their lives. The name Simply Frank describes his style perfectly, Simple and Frank or Simply Frank

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