Weekly Mezcolanza: Paul Marmota

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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 juxtapozed 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 new column, Juan Data gives you a worthy one every week.

MIXTAPE: A Pata Pela Vol. 4
DJ: Paul Marmota

Yes, I know I already featured a Chilean DJ on last week’s Mezcolanza and should probably expose you to someone from another nationality (to be fair). But fairness is not a quality that distinguishes me and I happen to have sort of a thing for Chilean DJs. Anyhow, this Chilean DJ has almost nothing in common with the other one featured last week. In fact, he doesn’t even live in Chile. Paul Marmota is a resident of Mexico DF’s avant-garde techno circuit and it was there where he started building international recognition for himself a couple of years ago, thanks to his remixes and productions, in which tribal house and glitchy techno collide with unexpected sound, borrowed from crunky hip-hop, dubstep, reggaeton, and tropical bass.

Last year he released a remarkable free-to-download EP titled Cutoff Freq Club and since then he has been putting out this series of mixtapes under the title A Pata Pela. Here I introduce you to Paul Marmota through the fourth volume of his technically impeccable series of mixes, a 48-minute ride that will have you bouncing from the floor to the ceiling and charge you with enough energy to go through the rest of the week.

Download Paul Marmota’s A Pata Pela Vol. 4 HERE, but stream it below for a pre-free-download taste.