Referred to as ‘sonic architect’ and ‘one of the most prominent and powerful figures in urbano,’ Colombian superstar producer Sky Rompiendo is back in his Miami studio, ready to push for new sounds and prepare his new album for next year.
Sky Rompiendo operates on an orbit of natural talent, passion for production, and the entire song-making process. Inspired by legends like Pharrell Williams and Timbaland, Sky Rompiendo is responsible for some of the biggest hits, with six Latin Grammy Awards to show for it.
Gaining success since a young age, Sky Rompiendo worked alongside Latin trap and reggaetón artists such as Anitta, Feid, Karol G, Maluma, Nicky Jam, and Ozuna. He also became the producer wizard behind J Balvin, with credits on tracks like ‘Yo Te Lo Dije,’ “Sola,’ and ‘6 AM,’ all from J Balvin’s debut album, ‘La Familia.‘ Since then, Sky Rompineod worked on every J Balvin project.
With his moniker reflecting the out-of-the-world, ‘sky-high’ reach, Sky Rompiendo uses his genius talent for his own exposure on his most recent single, ‘El Cielo,’ featuring a fellow Colombian Feid and Puerto Rican singer Myke Towers. Fuelled by fantastic reggaetón melodies, ‘El Cielo,’ soundtracks the thrilling, butterfly-inducing moment of a newfound attraction between two people.
Sky Rompiendo takes more steps out of the behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera. Enjoying the responsibility of carefully curating and translating others’ concepts, he is ready to venture his individuality and themes into the Sky Rompiendo stratosphere.
What is the last song you listened to?
Meltdown – Travis Scott.
For those who never been to Colombia, could you describe it to us?
It’s the best trip anybody could do, people are incredibly welcoming, landscapes on another level and the best party you’ll find, not even talking bout the amazing food !
Did you always want to be working in the music industry?
Yes, since 10, I’ve been very intrigued about this music life, credits, genres etc. I always felt that connection with music, a special bond.
Do you remember a lecture or listening to a speaker when you thought to yourself ‘I cannot wait to get out there and work with people’?
I remember those YouTube videos of Pharrell , Timbaland, Ryan Leslie in the studio, just vibin, creating with these huge names, that was my fuel back in the days.
How did you get your start in songwriting?
I mean, it started with making beats in my room with my old PC, then I started making songs, writing, thinking about concepts, getting inspired by other people, being a creative.
What is the story behind your stage name?
Quite simple bro, I was in this little home studio of a friend, there was this guy that always came to the studio and smoke while we made music and one day he goes “yo bro you got a wack name, you should call yourself SKY, something high something big, sky high,” I connected with that name, instantly change my name everywhere lol.
You worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Anita, Malta, J Balvin and Ozuna, how does your writing process look like compared to writing for other artists?
I think about the whole song when I’m writing, I don’t think just in a beat or a top line. For me making songs from scratch is a very crucial role in a studio, and that’s what I like. Getting involved in every detail.
You worked on “Yo Te Lo Dije”, “Sola” and “6AM,” from J Balvin’s debut album “La Familia.” How did you and J Balvin initially link up?
We linked up when I was like 19, he had some hype in Colombia, he had a career already, people knew about him and that’s when we linked up, I started making songs for him and his career blew up big time, I kept making stuff for him for many years, La familia, Energía, Colores, Vibras, Oasis, José…
How was the atmosphere recording for “La Familia”?
I mean, it was good, at the time I was just starting, I was just fucking around trying to make it in this business. I think when I really found myself was in “Energía” , top 3 moments in my career. Everything was new for us.
What is something about J Balvin that you admire and some people may not know about him?
His passion to win every time.
What was the thinking process behind you starting your solo career?
I’ve always done music for other people, making the right calls in studio has been the cause for a lot of these success stories, so It all started from me wanting to have the responsibility and the creative control of not only the song, but the whole concept.
What is your latest single ‘El Cielo’ about?
El cielo is a song for the party, to have a good time with that someone you have your history, your little secrets.
What do you have planned for the rest of the year?
Put more bangers out in the street, to show new artists to the world through my art and to keep pushing for new sounds with my Friends in music. Preparing myself for my album next year.