Mixtapes

MIXTAPE DANZ ON 20: Klik & Frik

By 11 June, 2021

Argentina’s Rafa Caivano and Lisandro Sona have undergone various transmutations since first forming Frikstailers in 2006. Back then, the pair’s maiden musical steps were underpinned by an obsession with fusing disparate cultures and sound-colours. Releasing their blend of... Read Article

MIXTAPE CON ALMA 32: Kaleema

By 01 June, 2021

Kaleema is Heidi Lewandowski-a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and singer from Buenos Aires who’s planted herself deep in Latin America’s dank, dazzling downtempo scene. Since 2017’s acclaimed debut album Nomada, a hypnotic whirr of contemporary electronics and organic instrumentation,... Read Article

MIXTAPE RARO 15: Alex Figueira

By 28 May, 2021

Alex Figueira is a Venezuelan-Portuguese musician, producer, DJ and record collector based in Amsterdam, known in independent music circuits as “the hardest working man in Tropical music”. It’s no hyperbole; Figueira is the founder of tropical psych-punk outfit... Read Article

MIXTAPE DANZ ON 19: NAOBA

By 14 May, 2021

Pioneering sound artist Tamara Montenegro is better known under her nom de plume NAOBA. For over a decade, the Nicaraguan producer, singer and DJ (and namesake of Lake Nicaragua’s Ometepe Island natives), has been leading the organic downtempo,... Read Article

MIXTAPE RARO 14: Deltatron

By 23 April, 2021

Born in Paris, raised in Peru, DJ, producer and label-boss Deltatron has been a leading figure in Latinx urban music scenes for over a decade. His label Terror Negro is a self-appointed haven for “cultural piracy and vandalism”... Read Article

MIXTAPE 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... Read Article

MIXTAPE CON ALMA 29: Guacamayo Tropical

By 12 April, 2021

Colombian-Spanish duo Guacamayo Tropical are audiovisual artists who focus on rescuing and spreading Latin-American tradition worldwide. Their live sessions are characterised by the integration of digital beats with native Latin instruments such as Colombian gaita, tamboras and djembe,... Read Article

MIXTAPE DANZ ON 17: El Dragón Criollo

By 02 April, 2021

Coming from the capital of salsa, Cali’s El Dragón Criollo keeps rhythm in his blood, though living now in Geneva. The Pacific-city expat, who splits his time between performing with his groups Contento, La Jungla and Acid Coco,... Read Article

MIXTAPE RARO 12: Carrot Green

By 26 March, 2021

Both his experience and his musical elasticity situates Carlos Gualda (AKA Carrot Green) right at the spine of Rio’s – and, indeed, Brazil’s – dance music scene. Just as comfortable performing shamanic downtempo as pulse-racing techno, vivid slo-house... Read Article