Anuel told Billboard
that he'd been looking to revive a classic for some time and when he heard Shaggy's song, it hit him. "The original rhythm had strong Chinese elements, hence the name of the song," he said.
Anuel sent his mix to Daddy Yankee, and the King of Reggaetón recorded his part three days later. "Karol then heard it and fell in love with the vibe," he added. "Ozuna and Balvin then came on board."