With the Latin pop music industry growing exponentially, many rising stars have emerged in the flourishing genre. Amidst an era booming with an evolutionary lineup of musicians, the reggaeton style has filled a gap in the music industry while spreading Latin flair on a global scale.
While this form of artistic expression plays a pivotal role in Miami’s culture, Colombian reggaeton artist Manuel Turizo (@manuelturizo) serves as a leading force in the spread of the thriving genre.
Embracing the sultry and sensual feel of Latin music in many of his love songs, his latest album release Dopamina epitomizes Latin charm while staying true to a feel-good energy. In an effort to honor both his success and culture, we chat with Turizo as he talks about his latest album, reflects on the creative process and plans for the future.
Tell us about your latest album Dopamina and release Amor En Coma.
Dopamina is my favorite album so far. I decided to take the time and choose the songs that I really loved. Amor En Coma is one of my favorites because of the strong feelings that were talked about throughout the song. The song features Maluma, who is a very big artist and an example for all of the young people like myself who are trying to do something big in the music industry.
What did the creative process of making this album look like?
I took my time. I was not in a hurry to finish or release anything. I was just enjoying the time I spent selecting exactly what I wanted the people to hear.
What was it like collaborating with all of the artists featured on the album?
It was amazing. Everyone loves collaboration. It’s amazing to be in a studio and play ideas off of other artists that I’m a big fan of too. I’m not only an artist, I’m a big follower of everyone who works on my projects.
What do you have coming up this summer and fall?
What I can tell you now is that in the summer, we’re going to start with one release called Mala Influencia featuring Noriel. This is a hard song and a go-to for dancing.
Where are your favorite spots in Miami?
The sea. I love taking a jet ski and riding it far out into the ocean. Restaurant wise, Sea Spice is one of my favorite spots. Other than that, I love to just relax at my house.