Spanish Perreo: Madrid’s Reggaeton Explosion

The energy flowing out from Madrid’s independent music scene is unavoidable right now. Alongside Spanish trap and Latin-infused club beats, Reggaeton is playing virtually everywhere in the city, from taxis to student nights, high-end clubs and basement bars. The Puerto-Rican sound is finally getting recognition in Spain, after years of being looked down upon by the music industry and mainstream media. The artists and DJs behind this movement also known as Perreo (that’s twerking in Spanish) are DIY out of necessity. We spent time with them to document this sonic explosion, and to see how they’re looking to collaborate to transform this moment of hype into something sustainable.

In partnership with Ballantine’s.

Director – Irene Baqué

Series Producer – Cecilia Linares

Development Producer – Anaïs Brémond

DOP – Beatriz Sastre

Editors – Nathan Greenwood and Evan Campbell

1 st Ac – Leticia Iniesta

Local Fixer – Ludmilla Monaco

Sound Recordist – Gabriel Cohen

Driver – Aitor Delamar

Sound Designer – Evan Campbell

Motion Graphics – Stefan Iyapah

Colour Grader – Tim Smith @ Cheat

Translator – Bruno Gomez

Journalist – Eloise Edgington

Executive Producer – Joe Walker

Partnerships – Morgane Kirk, Svet Lapcheva & Oyin Akiniyi

Marketing: Alice Tilley, Tony McParl

Special Thanks: Reyes Yllera, Jessica Kelly

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