Toby Love has had a good three year run with two number one songs in the Tropical charts and several nominations for the upcoming 2015 Juventud Awards on March 27th. It has been an impressive peak from recent valleys and Toby, who sees himself as the “underdog” can point to a major reason, control.

“It’s the fans. Also I am on an independent label now, I have more control when it comes to my music.”

Toby explained,

It’s easier now because I’m the one who decides. I’m in a better place now.”

Social media continues to work for those artists who know how to make it work for them. Toby has reaped the rewards for example as he is up for “Ringtone of the Year.” To that end Toby is releasing an APP for this fans as well which is being earmarked for iphones and android and will be called “The Toby Love” app. The fans will be exposed to new platforms and web episodes and everything Toby.

“I’m trying to get my hands on everything, trying to take music to the next level, anything new that I can bring it to the forefront.”

Toby Love said,

“People want to know what your doing.”


Toby is pushing a new album this summer and with colloborations with artists like French Montana and “Fuego”, Toby’ career appears to be heading in the proper direction. He is excited about the possibilities. “Grand things. I will be visiting Europe for the fourth time this year, releasing new video in the Dominican Republic, and then an east coast tour. We will be in a town near you.”

What makes Toby so engaging is his honesty about the business without sounding bitter. But in one area he was straight to the point. Bachata, in it’s newer form has taken Latin music by storm the last few years and Toby shared his thoughts.

“The biggest Latin artists in my opinion are Bachata artists. My brother Hector, Romeo Santos, myself and Prince Royce ”

Toby explained,

“The movement is still growing cause the youth loves this. As long as it re-invents itself and colloborates with other artists, like my duet with French Montana, that breaks barriers and brings in new fans.

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Motorola’s new Natural Collection includes Moto X with Bamboo, the first-ever smartphone incorporating real bamboo into the body.

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@iFrogz – the Sync-Free Way to Listen OUT LOUD!

There are plenty of audio devises out there that acts wirelessly to “pump up the volume” on the music of your Smartphone or digital media device. But many of those have to connect to your music playing device by a downloaded app, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc., which makes it a hassle sometimes. But iFrogz has solved this problem: introducing BOOST, a near-field amplifying speaker takes away all those plugs and wireless configuration. Just simply place your iPhone, iPod Touch (or older generations), Android smart phone, or any other digital music player on it and listen.

One can purchase it in any electronics store, or you can WIN A FREE ONE! LatinTRENDS is randomly giving away two of them to any of our readers! To enter for a chance to win your own, email us: , with the subject “Let’s Get Loud” and your name will be entered for a chance to win.

Disclosure: one per household. Contest open to New York residents. Winner will pick up prize at our office. Contest will run from 6/11/2012 to 6/17/2012; drawing will be on 6/18/2012.

GADGET OF THE DAY: Playstation Phone!

Sony’s long-rumoured PlayStation Portable smartphone is set to be launched in North America and Europe as early as the spring, according to a Japanese newspaper report Wednesday.

The device would likely be based on Sony’s handheld PSP Go game console, would be made by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and run Google’s Android operating system, said the Asahi Shimbun’s English edition, citing unnamed sources.

Sony hopes to take on Apple’s iPhone, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry and Nokia devices by offering the first smartphone that is based on a portable game console, with a set of controls that allows very advanced gaming.

The PSP Go, launched in November 2009, already features software downloads through a wireless connection, allowing players to also browse the Internet, watch movies, play music and read books and comics.

The new PlayStation handset would similarly work with Sony’s online media platform, the company’s answer to Apple’s iTunes.

Sony hopes the phone will stimulate sales in the sluggish video game console market, said the Asahi.

Sony called the newspaper report “speculation” and declined to comment.


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