DANZ ON 18: Los Bitchos

By 16 April, 2021

London-based Los Bitchos are a psychedelic cumbia quartet formed in 2017 after having found inspiration in the acclaimed compilation of instrumental Peruvian Cumbia The Roots of Chicha. Since their formation they have beguiled audiences with their breezy blend of Latin rhythms and lashings of stonewashed psych, garnering cult-like status for their KEXP session and infectious festival and tour gigs – one of which saw them grace the stage with Canadian slacker Mac Demarco. The four-piece are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album with producer Alex Kapranos, and found time to put together a sunny springtime selection.

“This mix is showcases some of our favourite tracks that make us want to dance and love life with a margarita or two in hand. This selection hosts some classic tracks that dominated the charts as well as some left of field beats to keep you moving. Latin music has always had such an infectious flavour and has most certainly shaped the Los Bitchos sound and vibe.”


Sara Hebe – Asado de Fa (bonus track)
Bomba Estereo – Fuego
Monterrojo – Bailadora
Banda Opa – Montevideo
Guitarrada das Manas – Tranceira
Shakira – Ojos Así
Gipsy Kings – Bamboleo
Gloria Estefan – Dr. Beat
Virus – Luna de Miel en la Mano
CSS – Meeting Paris Hilton
Natalia Oreiro – Tu Veneno
The Champs – Tequila
Alex Anwandter – Como Puedes Vivir Contigo Mismo
The Gibson Brothers – Cuba
Jenifer Lopez – Let’s Get Loud
Trio Mocoto – Nao Adianta

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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