Dulce Beat

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Dulce Beat
Studio album by Belanova
Released MEX 20 June 2005
USA 8 March 2006
ESP 26 March 2006
Recorded Mondo Mix, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Cubo Studio, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Genre Pop
Label Universal Music Mexico
Producer Cachorro López
Belanova chronology
Cocktail
(2003)
Dulce Beat
(2005)
Dulce Beat Live
(2006)
Alternative cover
Dulce Beat 2.0 cover
Singles from Dulce Beat
  1. "Me Pregunto"
    Released: 11 May 2005
  2. "Por Ti"
    Released: 24 October 2005
  3. "Rosa Pastel"
    Released: 2 April 2006
  4. "Niño"
    Released: 4 October 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone Mexico 4/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]

Dulce Beat (Sweet Beat) is the second album from the Mexican electropop band Belanova.

The album was recorded between 2004–2005 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. It was officially released in Mexico on June 21, 2005, following the single "Me Pregunto". The album was produced by Cachorro López and was written by the band's singer, Denisse Guerrero. Dulce Beat was a commercial and critical success, reaching number-one and ensuring double platinum in Mexico. It has become Belanova's most successful album. In 2006, the album was released in several other countries across the world, including Chile, Spain, Argentina and the United States. In Argentina, the band performed at radio shows and concerts where they presented the single "Me Pregunto". In Chile they performed at The Roxy, presenting all the tracks on the album. Belanova and Mach & Daddy played a concert in Los Angeles in front of 50,000 people to promote their projects; in this show, Belanova performed a cover of the song "Boys Don't Cry" by the band The Cure. On August 12, 2006, E! Latin America, aired a TV Special of Belanova, with interviews and making of the album. Singles from the album became massive hits, both of them ("Me Pregunto" and "Por Ti") became the band's second and third number-one singles in Mexico consecutively, further singles, "Rosa Pastel" and "Niño" became top five hits, the latter spending almost fifty weeks inside the chart.

Note: The mixes on the United States release differs from the original Mexico issue.

Dulce Beat 2.0[edit]

A new edition of the album, entitled Dulce Beat 2.0, was released in Mexico on June 5, 2006, and in the United States on August 1. In Mexico, the re-issue debuted at number-three on the album charts and spent several weeks inside the top ten.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Belanova

Dulce Beat

No. Title Length
1. "Niño" ("Boy") 3:29
2. "Rosa Pastel" ("Pastel Pink") 3:06
3. "Soñar" ("To Dream") 3:52
4. "Mírame" ("Look At Me") 3:04
5. "Miedo" ("Fear") 3:33
6. "Escena Final" ("Final Scene") 3:25
7. "Por Ti" ("Because of You") 3:35
8. "Tal Vez" ("Perhaps") 2:58
9. "Me Pregunto" ("I Wonder") 3:06
10. "Sexy"   3:04
11. "Te Quedas o Te Vas" ("You Stay or You Go") 3:42

Dulce Beat 2.0
(Released 5 June 2006 in Mexico and 1 August 2006 in the United States)

  • CD1

Same as above, except the track 'Te Quedas o Te Vas', which is a different vocal version.

  • CD2
  1. "Me Pregunto" [Acoustic Version] – 3:58
  2. "Por Ti" [Acoustic Version] – 4:08
  3. "Suele Pasar" [Acoustic Version] – 3:46
  4. "Tus Ojos" [Mijangos House Mix] – 4:46
  5. "Me Pregunto" [Imazué Latin Mix] – 4:55
  6. "Por Ti" [Jose Spinnin's Peak Hour Reconstruction] – 6:21
  7. "Por Ti" [Sound Art Remix] – 4:34
  8. "Enhanced Section":
    • "Me Pregunto" (Video)
    • "Por Ti" (Video)

Acoustic Versions of the songs included on the CD2 of Dulce Beat 2.0 were produced by Belanova

Personnel[edit]

  • Ricardo Arreola – guitar, bajo sexto
  • Denisse Guerrero – vocals
  • Cachorro López – arranger, producer, musical direction
  • Andres Mijangos – producer, mastering, mixing, program assistant
  • Sebastián Schon – guitar, engineer, choir arrangement
  • Patricio Villarejo – cello
  • Production: Cachorro López
  • Recording & Mixing: Mondo Mix, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Record Engineer: Sebastián Schon
  • Second Engineer: Damián Nava
  • Mixed by Cesar Sogbe
  • Musical Direction: Cachorro López
  • Co-Produced by Andres Mijangos & Belanova
  • Additional Programming: Andres Mijangos
  • Additional Vocals on "Te Quedas o Te Vas": Israel Ulloa
  • Guitars: Ganimedes "Gani"
  • Record Engineer: Juan Antonio Paez
  • Mixed by Juan Antonio Paez & Andres Mijangos
  • Mastered by José Blanco in Master House Studios, Miami, Florida.
  • Art Direction and Design: Pico Adworks
  • Photography: Ricardo Trabulsi.

Charts[edit]

References[edit]