Über Luny Tunes
Luny Tunes are to reggaeton what the Neptunes were to rap at the turn of the 21st century; their beats have animated just about every hit on the books, from Daddy Yankee's ubiquitous "Gasolina" and "Lo Que Paso, Paso" to Tego Calderon's "Guasa, Guasa" and Wisin y Yandel's "Rakata." Born Francisco Saldana and Victor Cabrera in the Dominican Republic, both grew up in Puerto Rico listening to underground Puerto Rican rap. Through some strange twist of economic fate, they both ended up in Massachusetts in the 1990s, forced to temper their musical aspirations with reality as they worked as a cook and dishwasher, respectively, at Harvard University. When the chance came to produce a few tracks in Puerto Rico, they hot-footed it back there to give music-making a shot. Luck and talent collided when Ivy Queen became the first big-name reggaeton artist to work with them, and pretty soon their prowess made them indispensable to the scene.