DallasK has released his new single, “Exceso” featuring GALE today via Astralwerks. The chart-topping producer is the first to sample the hit single “Candy” from Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Plan B, a song that charted in the top 20 of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs, Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm Airplay charts in 2014. Listen to the hypnotic and entrancing new track now below.
“GALE and I were listening to Plan B’s ‘Candy’ on the way to the studio one day, and it hit me that you could make a really cool dance version of this song,” DallasK recalls. “I asked her to sing the hook when we got there and we finished the song in just a couple hours.”
After first meeting in 2019, the two artists first collaborated together on Christina Aguilera’s single “Santo” (with Ozuna) from Christina’s 2022 album, Aguilera. As co-writers (and with DallasK as a co-producer on the song), they were honored with Latin GRAMMY® nominations in the Album Of The Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and Bet Urban Fusion/Performance categories. Additionally, DallasK was nominated for Best Urban Song Of The Year for his work as a songwriter and lone producer on Nicky Jam’s hit “Ojos Rojos.”
“My first songwriting session in Los Angeles ever was with DallasK. We’ve worked a lot together, especially during the pandemic via Zoom. I can honestly say that creatively, we’re like soulmates. We’re currently working on my debut album together, and it’s very exciting,” says GALE, who gave her new single, “D-Pic,” which was produced by DallasK, its television performance debut earlier today on “Despierta America.”
“‘Exceso’ means a lot to me because I’ve been in clubs in Puerto Rico and Miami when the original comes on, and, 10 years later, it still crushes every time. I’m super grateful to Plan B and the original writers who cleared us to release this version and continue the legacy that they created with ‘Candy,’” explains Dallas K. “Over the last several years, I’ve expanded my work as a producer/songwriter as well as an artist and ‘Exceso’ is the first step in combining all of the sounds and genres that I work in and love. I moved to Miami last year and working with numerous Latinx artists, writers and producers I was influenced and inspired by not only the current music but past hits as well.”