Upholding an unbeatable hot streak, global superstar, music entrepreneur and Reggaeton icon Daddy Yankee unleashes a new track and video “El Pony” today via El Cartel Records/Republic Records/Universal Music Group.
The track, which is produced by Daddy Yankee, Chris Jedi, Gaby Music and Dimelo Ninow, gallops right out of the gate with a fast and furious beat as Daddy Yankee keeps up with spitfire verses. Meanwhile, the song leans into a reggaeton bounce as he delivers the unshakable and undeniable hook. The Daniel Duran-produced video kinetically jumps from vibrant settings with dancers taking over a stable, a carousel, and even riding unicorns through the clouds as the superstar dominates each frame.
“Without any doubt, my inspiration for ‘El Pony’ is Ismael Rivera. In 1957, he released his version of ‘El Caballito,’ so I’ve been listening to this song since I was a young boy. Ismael Rivera inspired the concept behind this song, but I wanted to update it with this generation’s language and reggaeton style. It’s not the same genre, but it’s certainly the same theme that Ismael Rivera and Cortijo did. I wanted to reunite all my ideas and their legendary style and song into ‘El Pony’ and that’s what we managed to accomplish!