DANZ ON 01: Papaoul (Worldwide FM)

By 04 September, 2020

Gabriel Francis, A.K.A Papaoul, is a DJ, presenter and journalist from South London inspired by the sounds of the global underground. It is Latinx music, though, that takes pride of place in his heart. Holding down Worldwide FM’s Daily Show twice a week as well as his own The Fifth Sun, a monthly dip into a stream of new Latin American music and its globe-spanning tributaries, Papaoul is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most exciting nascent music authorities. It’s a pleasure to have him sit in for the initial Danz On Mixtape.

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.

Papaoul wrote a few words about his hour-long contribution:

“This mix sits some of my favourite tried and tested dance floor fillers alongside a heap of new music I’ve yet been able to play in a club. Starting off with some space-age dembow before accelerating to a high octane finish, with this selection I have tried to highlight Latin America’s flourishing electronic music scene while connecting the dots with bass culture here in the UK and beyond.”


Racaille – NLLTMMMNT
Emiliano Dietzgen – Lxs Hienidxs
METRAKIT – Maquina
Mii Guel + DJ New Jersey Drone – Mana Good Useeyz (Ynfynyt Scroll Blend)
Rosalía – PiensoEnTuMirá (DJ Raff Remix)
Nicola Cruz – Yeva
K-LONE – Batucada
Dengue Dengue Dengue – Lemuria
Paula Tape – Panamericana
PAAX (Tulum) – Profundo (Zufu Remix)
John C – C90 (El Barba RMX)
Pearson Sound X Clara! – Mi Cuerpo
Ghetto Kumbé – Sola
Florentino – RIP FUNK
Leda Stray & High Class Filter – Venga (feat. Nané)
Merca Bae – Boa (2019)caribombo – Cosa Buena (feat. OCM)
Aquiles Orquidea – Fuegote Intenso
WRACK, Aggromance & Desdel Barro – Travesía
Sonido Berzerk – Santo
Natureboy Flako – Besito
SILLVA – ID (Bass Funk)
Sango – Novo (Feat. asante)

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