Re­dOne re­leases Lat­in­fla­vored ‘Boom Boom’ with Daddy Yan­kee

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NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-win­ning pro­ducer Re­dOne says that what the world needs now is pos­i­tive mu­sic, and he’s teamed up with Latin su­per­star Daddy Yan­kee to de­liver it.

Re­dOne on Fri­day re­leased “Boom Boom,” a new sin­gle fea­tur­ing French Mon­tana, Fifth Har­mony’s Di­nah Jane and Daddy Yan­kee, whom he cred­its with tak­ing it to the next level.

“I had the song first, I had French Mon­tana in it, I had Di­nah Jane in it, and ... I felt the song was al­most there but needed that ex­tra thing,” Re­dOne said Thurs­day in an in­ter­view with The As­so­ci­ated Press.

“After think­ing about Daddy Yan­kee I was like, ‘I’m go­ing to try to get Daddy Yan­kee no mat­ter what, I don’t care how but I will do it’ . ... Thank God it hap­pened.

He loved the idea, he loved the song.

We went in the stu­dio and the chem­istry be­tween me and him was so on point . ... I was blown away. We just con­nected as we al­ways knew each other.”

Re­dOne, who has pro­duced Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, calls the song “an ex­plo­sion of pos­i­tive en­ergy the world needs at this time.”

He wrote and pro­duced it, and also sings on the track, which sam­ples “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” by French house duo Modjo.

A video, filmed in Los An­ge­les, var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Morocco and di er­ent parts of the Sa­ha­ran Desert, had more than 8 mil­lion views by noon Fri­day.

Re­dOne, who was born in Morocco, seemed es­pe­cially proud to show his na­tive coun­try to his col­leagues. “The whole ex­pe­ri­ence was very, very, very spe­cial,” he said.

To Daddy Yan­kee, the best part of work­ing with Re­dOne was their in­stant chem­istry.

“It seemed like we had worked to­gether for­ever. The en­ergy was gen­uine and I knew I had a new ally and friend in mu­sic,” the Puerto Ri­can star of Reg­gae­ton told the AP in an email.

Daddy Yan­kee added: “I take with me beau­ti­ful mem­o­ries of Morocco. It has so many ex­otic places that im­press you. The ex­pe­ri­ence in the Sa­hara Desert was def­i­nitely un­for­get­table. I didn’t know you could camp in the desert and have all the lux­u­ries avail­able to you.”

Re­dOne is also known for his work with Jen­nifer Lopez, Pit­bull, En­rique Igle­sias and Marc An­thony. “Span­ish mu­sic and Latin mu­sic al­ways have been in me,” he said.

Asked about the run­away suc­cess this year of the hit “Des­pac­ito,” he said it is “a per­fect ex­am­ple that the world needs that kind of songs.”

“Now more than ever the world needs pos­i­tive mu­sic and a pos­i­tive feel,” he said. “Latin mu­sic is an amaz­ing thing. The world is re­act­ing be­cause the world needs Latin mu­sic. It is a feel-good mu­sic.”

PAUL A. HEBERT/INVISION

In this Oct. 8, 2015, file photo, Daddy Yan­kee poses back­stage at the Latin Amer­i­can Mu­sic Awards in Los An­ge­les. Daddy Yan­kee per­forms on the new sin­gle “Boom Boom,” re­leased on Fri­day. AP PHOTO/

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