According to Spotify, that last year reached more than 286 million active users every month, the Latin music and especially reggaeton was the most streamed music in 2020.
“I remember back in the day’s people used to say that reggaeton will be over in couple of months, now is one the most important genres in the world,” Says Diego Bolivar known as Kio Dj, from Colombia and known as pioneer Dj and producer of Reggaeton Music in Colombia.
He was behind the success of Karol G’s, Gabielle and Dj Queen and He started playing Reggaeton when it was called “Underground Music” and a few years later he reaches fame in UAE, but the beginning of the reggaeton and his career was not easy even in some point reggaeton was banned by the government in the local radios. But the move was unstoppable and that’s when certain DJs went from anonymity to international recognition.
Now he becomes one the most important DJs of reggaeton in the MENA thanks to his long career as a Dj and music producer, He participated in several reggaeton anthems and collaborations with different artist from Colombia, now he is working in different clubs and we can see him always promoting reggaeton music with his colleges, PR’s and singers “I will never forget that one the first reggaeton Night in UAE started with less than 20 people in a small club in the hardest day of the week, now every single night we have reggaeton parties in a different clubs around the city.”
With more than 10 years in the music industry Kio Dj has filled different clubs throughout his career in places such as Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Paris, and Dubai. Crowds of all ethnicities wait in lines just to listen to great reggaeton music and to get an unforgettable night of one of their favorite DJs.
“People used to call crazy the producers and Djs of reggaeton more than 15 years ago, that was not easy because Puerto Rico was the only reference that the world had in that moment, but now Colombia is the capitol of reggaeton and I was part of that crazy people” As Kio Dj says in one of his post on Instagram., we review few of the most important music lists in MENA and in almost every country in the top 10 there is minimum 3 or 4 reggaeton songs, also “J Balvin” the Colombian superstar singer was in the top 3 of the most streamed artist in 2020 around the world.
For now, Kio Dj is in the studio working on his new album with collaborations with Colombian, African, and Arabic artists in the summer of 2021.