Diplo Becomes Third Major Star to Co-Sign El Alfa on ‘TecnoBow’


The Dominican rapper El Alfa launched one other full-tilt dembow single on Friday. “TecnoBow” additionally options contributions from the producer Diplo, making him the third international star to collaborate with El Alfa in as many months. Diplo follows Cardi B, who teamed up with El Alfa for “Mi Mami” in November, and Bad Bunny, who recruited El Alfa for “La Romana,” which came out on X100PRE in December.

“TecnoBow” is consistent with earlier El Alfa releases like “Con Silenciador” and the “Suave” remix: Everything strikes at a breakneck tempo, sirens add a veneer of menace, and El Alfa delivers his strains with jackhammer pressure. The main distinction in “TecnoBow” is that a number of the rapper’s vocals are smeared in autotune. This typically makes El Alfa sound like a robotic affected by a dembow habit.

Dominican dembow will be the subsequent sound from the Caribbean to realize a world following. “That music that El Alfa and Mozart La Para and all these guys are doing over there, that’s what’s popping proper now,” mentioned Tainy, who co-produced Bad Bunny and El Alfa’s “La Romana,” during an interview final month. “It feels such as you’re on a trip over there. The Dominican Republic has a lot expertise. They deserve that respect.”