This month, the best Latin artists on OurStage are clamoring for a chance to grab a piece of the December El Headliner prize. Top Latin talent such as GirlzTalk, Bergman Pazs, Domino Saints, JL MadSkillz and more have all had their chance in the spotlight, and now it’s your time to decide who’s turn comes next. Shake your butt on over to the Tr3s Latin Music Channel by December 29th to help decide who wins. The power of El Headliner is in your hands, choose wisely friends.
El duo boriqueño Domino Saints hit the September Tr3s Latin Music Channel like a Latin pop hurricane, chewing up and spitting out the competition one by one. Their infectious synth-driven club banger No Me Digas Que No carried them all the way hasta el 5º lugar in the channel and onto the radar of the Tr3s judges. The pair has since basked in El Headliner glory as feature after feature rolled out on Tr3s and Tr3s.com, resonando sus talentos in the Latin world. Check out their features on Blogamole, Free Latin Music and Lo Que Te Pica abajo. Click the images for the full scoop.
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In the past months, Tr3s has given Latin artists GirlzTalk, Bergman Pazs, RIA and”most recently” Domino Saints baller promotion with the El Headliner competition. And now the time has come to find another winner!
Tr3s, whose mission is to deliver new music and innovation to the Latin music community, are once again looking to award one winner a feature on Lo Que Te Pica, their entertainment show, as well as spotlights on Free Latin Music, Music My Güey and Blogamole. But, they can’t do it without your help. Start judging today in the Tr3s Latin Music Channel, and you’ll help uncover some incredible talent.
Check out some of what the Tr3s Latin Music Channel has to offer!
September came and went, but it brought our newest El Headliner winner, Domino Saints. The male/female duo crafted a little tune called “No Me Digas Que No” that danced all the way to Number 1 in the Tr3s Latin Music Channel! Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Giselle Ojeda and David Leal fuse together musical genres such as dancehall, bomba and reggae to create their unique sound. Winning this competition not only gives Domino Saints the title of El Headliner, but also scores them features on Blogamole, Free Latin Music, Lo Que Te Pica and Music Me Guey.
Check out their winning song, “No Me Digas Que No” below, and”if you like what you hear”head on over to their OurStage profile! Think you have a shot at being October’s El Headliner? Enter your song into the Tr3s Latin Music Channel for fans to judge!
“No Me Digas Que No” – Domino Saints
The answer is simple: TWO Puerto Rican artists.
We are talking about Domino Saints, a pop duo from San Juan, Puerto Rico who happen to rock OurStage’s Latin Channel, and whose style is a fusion of dancehall, bomba, reggae and other Latin grooves. Just ask OurStage Latin fans and you’ll understand why the pair’s rock star vibe is hard to resist.
It’s no surprise that Domino Saints has been in the top ten charts several times”they’ve been collecting successes since the release of their self-titled debut album in late 2009. That year, they were featured as the Latin iTunes Single of the Week and were chosen as winners in the 16th Billboard World Song Contest with their smash hit Buenos Dias San Juan. A year later, they worked on a second album that turned out to be more even more popular. Their smash hit Ahora es Ahora won them an Independent Music Award for Best Latin Song.
Can’t wait to listen? Visit the duo’s profile on OurStage and play Ahora es Ahora so you can hear for yourself why fans love Domino Saints’s music. Another fan favorite is the aforementioned Buenos Dias San Juan, a mix of urban sounds from the Caribbean that makes you wish you were dancing the night away in Puerto Rico.
If you liked Ahora es Ahora and Buenos Dias San Juan, then you’ll be happy to hear that Domino Saints is working on a new album to be released this year. Meanwhile, you can listen to them on our Latin Channel and enjoy this hot, danceable playlist. ¡Provecho!
If Domino Saints prove anything, it’s that a lot of sound can come from just a few people. The duo, comprised of singer Giselle Ojeda and percussionist David Leal, infuse their dance music with contemporary trends and vintage textures that span several cultures. Nothing is off limits in this melting pot. Expect anything from time-honored Latin traditions like bomba and plena to island music like reggae and dancehall, old school funk and soul and new school reggaeton.
Domino Saints’ Puerto Rican heritage is never more apparent than in their single, Buenos Dias San Juan, which won a Billboard World Songwriting Contest award and was featured as an iTunes single of the week. The song opens with guitars that nod to Isaac Hayes’ Shaft and a burping horn section that leads into a raw bomba groove. Sung in Spanish, the lyrics may be obscured to Gringos, but the message comes through loud and clear”standing still is not an option. On the subversive, darker funk track Machiavelic, Ojeda sings, I’ve got a plan to take over the world / I’m gonna do it with music. Let’s hope Domino Saints follow though on the threat.
Domino Saints, a duo with roots in the US and Puerto Rico, have charted in the top ten on OurStage in both the Latin and Reggae Channels. Now, they are taking their success global, literally. They are one of three winners in the Latin category in Billboard Magazine’s World Song Contest for their song, “Buenos Dias San Juan.”
This big win is taking them to Puerto Rico where they will perform at the Puerto Rico Music Business Conference Showcase on March 6th. If anybody is lucky enough to head south, escape the cold and wants to fill their ears with great music, don’t forget to check out the Domino Saints while you’re there!
Get a taste for their Latin sound here and get more on their OurStage fanclub: