Weekly Mezcolanza: Copyflex

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A mixtape can be many things, but one thing is for sure, a mixtape is more than just random songs put in a particular order. It’s about recontextualizing sounds, giving them a new meaning (sometimes very different from the original) by setting them side by side, or juxtaposed in ingenious ways with others. Best thing about mixtapes, most of them are FREE (!), and they’re a great way to discover new music. In this column, Juan Data gives you a worthy one every week.

DJ: Copyflex

MIXTAPE: Club Popozuda #14

Another immersion into the hot summer tropical madness in the form of a mixtape. This time coming from a place that’s not particularly known for being sunny or warm whatsoever. All the way from London, UK, we get this booty-centric DJ set executed by a Norwegian dude who lives in Denmark. Yes, that’s how far the influences of our electro-latin rhythms has reached.

Club Popozuda (Brazilian slang used to refer to women of disproportionately large behinds) is a recurrent London party that revolves mainly around Carioca baile funk but leaves plenty of room to experiment with other global-ghettotech beats including ñu-cumbia, kuduro, tribal guarachero and moombahton. For this occasion, they invited Copyflex who we already know as part of the Copenhagen-based group Copia Doble Systema – the true pioneers of the Viking cumbia. In just about an hour of mixing, this set is guaranteed to make its listeners forget about the gloomy London weather and travel to some tropical beach where people are wearing very minimalistic swimsuits, if any, and come back drenched in sweat.

Club Popozuda Mixtape #14 (Copyflex) by Club Popozuda