Ilegales

Ilegales

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Ilegales is a group of Merengue Hip-House, Latin Pop, Pop Ballad & Tropical Music. Founded by Vladimir Dotel, Álvaro Guzmán, Anthony Cruz (10) and Jason González, in 1993 in the Dominican Republic. The group started as a quartet and is currently a trio.

The first year of the group's creation, it served for the immediate incursion of their songs. Which is why they released "La Morena" and their simple "Fiesta Caliente". These songs were awarded at Acapulco Fest, Premios Eres, Grammy Latino and ASCAP Awards.

In 1995, the group finally released their first album to a fanfare of anticipation. Their self-titled release, "Ilegales" catapulted the group to international status as one of the founding fathers of the new Latin Urban genre known as, "Merengue Hip-House".

With the replacement of Álvaro Guzmán with new member Rafael "Raffy" Rivera; they continued their innovative foray into romantic music; with songs such as "Sólo Me Queda" and "Me Haces Falta". The feverishly hard hitting songs; "Sueño Contigo (Dreaming Of You)" and "Taqui-Taqui (The Norty Cotto Mixes)"; from their second album, released March 1997, "Rebotando".

On January 15, 1998; a tragic automobile accident took the life of founding member; Jason González. Jason González was the center of several tributes by the group in honor of their fallen friend and brother in music.

After a month of deliberation; the group decided to continue their tour for the sake of the fans and provisionally replaced Jason González with Lenny Medina.

The following year in 1998; a variety of restructuring took place in the group's line-up. Rafael "Raffy" Rivera was replaced with new member Juan Carlos Campos; while the vacancy of fallen member Jason González; was finalized with new member Carlos "Monty" Montaner.

That same year brought the release of their third album, "En La Mira". The chart topping "Baila Remixes" & "Beat It With Your Rhythm Stick (Remixes)"; paved way for the South American & Central American tour that returned them to Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic at it's finalé.

After the end of the tour, founding member Anthony Cruz (10) announced his departure from the group.

On October 26, 1999; the recording of a tour album in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic was finalized for release. The accumulation of their previous successful three albums gave them plenty of material to cover. Their fourth album, "Live" was additionally heralded with tribute song's, "Me He Quedado Solo", originally released by Juan Gabriel & "La Ladrona", originally released by Diego Verdaguer.
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Ilegales Discography Tracks

Albums

Ilegales Ilegales (Album) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola US 1995 Sell This Version
Ilegales Rebotando (Album) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola US 1997 Sell This Version
Ilegales En La Mira (Album) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola Mexico 1998 Sell This Version
74321-70758-2 Ilegales Live(CD, Album, Har) Ariola, BMG U.S. Latin 74321-70758-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
Ilegales On Time (Album) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola Mexico 2001 Sell This Version
H2 7243 5 40519 0 6 Ilegales Marca Registrada(CD, Album, Enh) Virgin H2 7243 5 40519 0 6 US 2002 Sell This Version
Ilegales In The Room (Album) Universal Music Latino US 2004 Sell This Version
B0007987-02 Ilegales La Republica(CD, Album) Universal Music Latino B0007987-02 US 2006 Sell This Version
Ilegales El Sonido (Album) Dotel Productions, Inc. US 2014
Ilegales El Sonido En Vivo (Album) Dotel Productions, Inc. US 2014
Ilegales Inagotable (Album) Dotel Productions, Inc. US 2016

Singles & EPs

Ilegales A Que Te Pongo [The Rosabel Remixes] (Maxi, Single) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola US 1995 Sell This Version
Ilegales La Morena (Maxi) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola US 1995 Sell This Version
Ilegales Fiesta Caliente (Maxi) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola US 1996 Sell This Version
Ilegales Featuring Two In A Room* Ilegales Featuring Two In A Room* - Sueño Contigo (Dreaming Of You) (Maxi) Ariola Dance, BMG U.S. Latin US 1996 Sell This Version
Ilegales Taqui-Taqui (The Norty Cotto Mixes) (Maxi) Ariola Dance, BMG U.S. Latin US 1996 Sell This Version
Ilegales Baila Remixes (Maxi) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola US 1998 Sell This Version
74321-67146-2 Ilegales Beat It With Your Rhythm Stick (Remixes)(CD, Single) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola 74321-67146-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
3193-2 RLDJ Ilegales Tu Recuerdo(CD, Maxi, Promo, Car) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola 3193-2 RLDJ US 2001 Sell This Version
none Ilegales Como Tu(CDr, Single, Promo) Universal Music Latino none US 2004 Sell This Version
Ilegales Featuring El Potro Álvarez Ilegales Featuring El Potro Álvarez - Ayántame Dotel Productions, Inc. US 2012 Sell This Version
Ilegales Chucuchá (Single) Dotel Productions, Inc. US 2013 Sell This Version
Ilegales Featuring El Potro Álvarez Ilegales Featuring El Potro Álvarez - Pasarla Bien Dotel Productions, Inc. US 2014 Sell This Version
none Ilegales Featuring Matt (5) Ilegales Featuring Matt (5) - Chucucha (French Version)(File, MP3, MP3Sur, Single) Lyprod none France 2015

Compilations

Ilegales Remixes (Comp) BMG U.S. Latin, Ariola US 1998 Sell This Version

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