Dylan Fuentes – La Pena. An exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR ARTISTS TO WATCH 2021, an annual series highlighting those that are shaping the future of music.
Topping the charts in both his home country of Colombia and around the world. Charming Netflix crowds with his acting skills in the witchy ‘Siempre Bruja’ series. What can’t Dylan Fuentes do? Born and raised in the seaport city of Barranquilla, the 23-year-old is part of a legacy carved out by contemporaries such as J Balvin, Maluma and Karol G. That is: Fuentes is a prime example of Colombia producing talent capable of opening the world’s eyes to Latin music’s extraordinary value. He got the ball rolling with 2018’s “Uber Sex,” and last year gained momentum by uniting with Mike Towers on “Ajena.” Enter reggaeton superstar producer Tainy, who saw the artistic possibilities. He signed Fuentes to his NEON16 talent incubator earlier this year. With its Afrobeat echoes, “Bipolar” was the partnership’s first fruit. The impact of the relationship now has Fuentes in cahoots with Latin A-listers like Mau y Ricky, Lennox and Justin Quiles, not to mention Tainy himself. His rise isn’t only about the clout of relationships, of course. “Singing is literally all I wanted to do – I never wanted to go to school or do my homework,” he’s said. Obviously the dude’s got the perfect cocktail of drive and talent. You’ll see the latter in his DSCVR Artists To Watch 2021 performances. Trading Tainy and Mau y Ricky for a keyboard, the first minute of “Mente” is wildly fetching. And that wink at the three-minute mark? Swoon. Guy knows how to win over an audience. Check his performance of that one and “La Pena.” Couldn’t think of a better person to close out our series aimed at bringing you the future of music. He’s definitely on the path.
Executive Producer: Micah Bickham
Director: Tomas Alvear
Producer: Averi Smith
Producer: Sacha Noelle
Director of Photography: Franklin Ricart
Editor: Kevin Rose
Music & Talent: Gabby Prisciandaro & Julie Fernandez
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