Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Gian Varela, and singer Bla-De’s new collaboration “Keloke” is an urban, Latin house crossover gem that’s bound to heat things up around the globe.
The track is a sonic feast with multiple instrumental melodies, including a xylophone and trumpets, combined with a bouncy bassline and plenty of tribal percussion in its layers, perfectly highlighting Gian Varela’s Panamanian roots. “Keloke” breaks genre barriers with its driving house rhythms, tropical melodies, and Spanish rap-style vocals that carry listeners to a balmy jungle drum circle and encourages them to dance with wild reverence. Out on Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s SONO imprint under the Armada Music’s umbrella, the track follows their recent remix of Steve Angelo’s “Monday” as well as Gian Varela’s meaningful “L.O.C” EP from earlier this year. Read on for quotes from the artists on their heater of a collab.
“From Gian Varela’s initial rough demo to the dancefloor anthem we’ve created together. Months of playing it live have made us even more hyped, seeing how the fans really love this record. Now we’re super excited to share it with everyone!” – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
“‘Keloke’ to me is a true example of how a Latin Tech House should be. It has high energy, tropical Latin sounds, and Bla-De’s deep urban vocals to top it off. Because of their huge influence on the Latin House movement, it is an honor for me to collaborate with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano on this record. Everytime I played the track during my performances, the crowds responded with such enthusiasm, which for me represents the energy and magic of this track.” – Gian Varela