We all know the Universals and the Warners and Sonys of the world. But what about the Ban Bangs and the Cosmicas and the Mamushka Dogs? These Latin indie labels are turning out some of the brightest gems in the scene, repping the artists of tomorrow, not necessarily today’s. But we’re all about looking ahead here at Remezcla and finding what our grandkids will be listening to, so when they do listen to it, we can be super snobby and look down on our passe grandchildren’s interests. Luckily, some of the premier indie disqueras of now are willing to partake in the future gang up of our children.
Enter Quemasucabeza, home to Gepe, Pedropiedra, Fernando Milagros, Caravana, and other Chilean wunderkinds. The first three we can attest to their live talent, having witnessed them at this year’s South by Southwest, and Caravana’s debut album is a wonderful achievement. Add on bands like Mostro, Panico, Familea Miranda, and Caravana sister project Congelador, and you’ve got yourself a pretty…pretty…prettyyyy great compilation.
So Quemen Sus Cabezas with the label’s own stab at Remezcla’s El Mix, eight FREE tracks that give you a taste as to what’s cooking down south. Also part of the mixtape is our very own album artwork, a 2011 homage to everything ’80s and Peter Gabriel and that fully charged era spirit we also see channeled in Quemasucabeza.