DANZ ON 12: Caio Schmitz

By 29 January, 2021

Curitiba DJ and producer Caio Schmitz considers his musical roots as deep-seated in the rhythms and energy from which house music arose. The ‘Ca’ of the house duo Caju, Schmitz has slowly been blossoming into an integral member of southern Brazil’s pulse-racing club scenes, releasing edits for major taste-makers Gop Tun, and Bongosynth. Interested in unearthing lost classics from Brazil and beyond, in the mix Schmitz builds an enduring sound that stretches from funk and disco to zouk and italo through ample protohouse and boogie music.

“In this mix, I bring my look on Brazilian tropical hits that transition between Funk, Electro-Funk, Disco and R&B. It’s a fun walk between timeless grooves.”


Fausto Fawcett e os Robôs Efêmeros – Juliette
Miele – Melo do Tagarela
Black Junior – Que Linda Estas (Caju Edit)
Skowa e a Máfia – Gosto Demais (Caju Edit)
Marcelo – Tempos de Prazer (Caju Edit)
Trepidantes – Paragrafo (Caju Edit)
Electric Boogies – electric boogies (onda de amor synthesized brazilian hits)
Reppollho – Rep-à-Reppa (I Was Born Dub Edit)
Jacare – Matriz ou Filial (Caju Edit)
Copacabana Beat – Me Da Sua Boca (instrumental)
Melo Do Sunda
Melo Da Macumba – Instrumental Raw Dogs
Mc Batata – Feira De Acari
Mc Batata – Melo Da Barata Instrumental (Caju Rework)
Lulu Santos – Se Voce Pensa (Caju Edit)
Millos Kaiser – Vamos Dançar

This mixtape series takes its name from ‘Danzon (Dance On)’ – an album by celebrated Cuban trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval. The album’s title plays on the name of Cuba’s national dance: the danzón, introducing its English homonym and punning on the fact that native Latin American music types are loved on dance floors worldwide. For this mix series, expert dance floor-fillers from Latin America and beyond will be serving Latinx killers so that we can dance on worldwide.

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