People argue if Bachata is changing or evolving today. As music master Carlos Cinta says, DJ’s are changing the music. Bachata will always be Bachata. Evolution involves taking something basic and adding to make it more complex, not taking instruments away and making it more simple. With that comes the legend Anthony Santos. This album certainly fits the description of evolution, adding to Bachata! And boy does he add to it!
With strong traditional elements, a little bolero and unique fusion, featuring guest artists like Romeo Santos, Zacarias Ferreira, Milly Quezada, Mozart La Para and Wazon Brazoban, the album doesn’t disappoint. The song Si Tu Quieres Yo Quiero, with Mozart La Para the leader of the Urban Movement in the DR and now with RocNation is truly exceptional. Fusing traditional with Mozart’s Urban flare was perfect.
An album with close to 20 songs usually has a few bangers and the rest fillers. Not this album! You will be hard-pressed to find a song you don’t start dancing to either in your kitchen like I was or on the dance floor. The album title scares us by saying El Final but also gives us hope as it says Vol. 1 and we can only hope there is much more in the future from this true Bachatero! Enjoy!