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Mixtape: ‘Radio Peligrosa #5’ by Chorizo Funk

By 22 October, 2014

Every now and again, I stumble upon a mixtape so good, I feel the need to shout it from a mountaintop. This month, that mix is by Chorizo Funk, a member of the Austin, Tx., -based Peligrosa crew.

What the El Paso, Tx. -native does so well in “Radio Peligrosa #5” is encapsulate all we love in that broad genre we refer to as global bass. And it’s paced party-perfectly, so you can close your eyes and imagine getting sweaty on a dance floor somewhere fun.

The mix brings us nearly an hour of global bass goodness, including trippy, psychedelic son courtesy of Meridian Brothers, dancehall vibes by the now-incarcerated Vybz Kartel, remixed bullerengue by Petrona Martinez, hip shaking axé via Filhos de Jorge, electronic by Rafi El, cumbia hip-hop by Monterrey, Mexico’s Niña Dioz featuring Bomba Estéreo’s Li Saumet, and so much more.

Two stand out tracks for me are the rework of Rodolfo y su Tipica’s classic cumbia, “Tabaco y Ron,” by Peligrosa’s El Dusty, Orion, and King Louie, and the fun and masterful remix of Celia Cruz and Willie Colón’s “Pun Pun Catalu,” by Subsuelo’s Canyon Cody and Brooklyn/Los Angeles’ Captain Planet.

Stream and grab the mix below. (You’re welcome.) And keep up with Chorizo Funk on his blog.

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