MC Pipo & Doc Filo teach you a lesson in love and loss with their groovy new single and video No Lo Consigo — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Fuelled by island trumpets and a reggaeton beat No Lo Consigo has an undeniable tropical heat and a warm dance groove — despite some underlying lyrics tones of heartache. MC Pipo & Doc Filo set out to create a mash-up of reggaeton and tropical music, reaching out to producer KingAlexBeats for inspiration. Alex’s production inspired the Montreal duo to drum up a sweet yet sour tale of a romantic relationship that ended but was not easy to forget.
After producing the first version of this summer single, Pipo and Filo wanted to take it to another level. As if heaven sent, Dariel Mur Velazco (Dimelo Mur) from Cuba offered his services to the duo. Acclaimed as a talented young musician with a passion for music, the group didn’t hesitate to give him a chance to add the bit of flavor Pipo and Filo were looking for.
“Dariel gave it a spectacular twist and we knew at that moment we had a great song with huge potential,” the duo reflect. “Afterward, when our label Dance Plant Records heard the track, they liked it instantly and decided to take the gang to Cuba to shoot the video for this amazing single.”
The group knew the song needed a beautiful video filled with extravagant images, so they opted to shoot in Havana and Varadero. Featuring small cafes and intimate scenery, the video offers a perfect counterpart to the song. “It’s as if the planets had lined up for this song to be a possible success,” the duo share. “We had a lot of fun from the beginning of the creation of the song until the production of this incredible video. We are truly grateful to all the people who participated and made this possible.”
MC Pipo (Rick Alfaro) is a Venezuelan rapper who was drawn to urban music at a young age. Doc Filo (José Emilio Rivera) is a Salvadoran rapper who also found himself singing and making music as a child. In 1995, the two young rappers met, and it didn’t take long for them to realize their similar ambitions and deep-rooted passion for music, particularly Bolero — a bittersweet yet alluring collection of love songs inspired primarily by Spanish musical styles.