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When you think of a summer-defining song, what immediately comes to mind? For many, it's a track that will sustain a party's peak without descending the get-together into outright pandemonium. Rauw Alejandro's "Lokera" is not that. From the opening notes, the sinister reggaeton tune announces its goal: to melt away inhibitions until they're beads of sweat glistening on grinding bodies.
Unapologetic in its tribute to the pursuit of the pick-up, "Lokera" has a red-bloodiness that's as infectious as it is unsavory. "Toy puesto pa coger una nota cabrona," Alejandro sings, the synths ringing around him like alarms. "Explotar la cuenta y perrearme una culona." He's dressed to kill, eager to flaunt his cash, and ready for some quality time with a not-so-special someone. Lyanno and Brray are the perfect wingmen for the track, two artists who are equally eager to blow off an old train's worth of steam.