After more than a decade, Will Smith, arguably one of the top actors turned rappers in Hollywood put a twist on “Fiesta”, a chart climbing record by Colombian electronic group, Bomba Estéreo. According to Billboard, Smith got a chance to hear “Fiesta” as he was out hanging in Colombia. The sounds of an electro latin-hip hop fusion just made music since to Smith–it was a wrap for the collaboration with him and his team. I took a listen and it vibes, tropically. It’s an experimental sound especially when you flash back to his hit single with DJ Jazzy Jeff, “Summer Time”.
Simón Mejia (Bomba Estéreo’s founder/multi-instrumentalist) stated, “When I was told that Will Smith wanted to collaborate on a remix with Bomba, I couldn’t believe it. [As he continued] This opportunity to work with Will was beyond anything we have dreamed of. It’s not a traditional featuring — it’s just magic.”
Smith has definitely been busy in Hollywood– new movie Concussion in theaters Christmas Day.
Check out Will Smith spitting in English and now Spanish on Bomba Estéreo for ‘Fiesta’ Remix: