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Latino artist on the rise: meet Danny Felix

“It’s crazy because they never did it professionally but their talent was in the blood,” he says, adding that he, too, has never considered himself a big music star. “I would do that just as a hobby,” he admits.

But learning to play various instruments, produce his own music and write his own lyrics came naturally to Felix, who had his first big opportunity in 2013 on Luis Coronel’s “Dime Que Te Paso” and shortly thereafter launched his career alongside Cano.

“I produced the very first recorded songs of Natanael when he was only 14 years old,” he recalls. “We always kept in touch and that’s how I then produced his remix with Bad Bunny on ‘Soy El Diablo’. I am so proud of the sound I created with him.

A new regional urban sound, which, he says, was born only from experiments in his home studio.

“I was doing things that nobody did back then, like English songs in sierreño and adding beats to cumbia songs,” he notes, crediting artists such as Eminem, Dr. Dre, Reik and Romeo Santos, for inspiring his style.

Considered one of the pioneers of the trap corridos movement, Felix’s avant-garde fusions between tradition and modernity can be heard on his Seen album, and even more his innovative “Mariachi Tumbado” with Tecalitlan’s Mariachi Vargas, which entered both Billboard Mexican Regional Airplay and Latin Airplay table this year.

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