The word mixtape has plenty of different interpretations. It used to be that mixtapes were actually DJ sets recorded on cassette tapes, but with the coming of the digital music age, the name remained the same, but the definition expanded. Nowadays, people call mixtapes many different things, some of which are not necessarily mixed and most of which were never taped. Here we try to cover them all. In this column, Juan Data gives you a worthy one every week.

DJ: Andrés Digital
MIXTAPE: Brousse FM 01

All the way from Darmstadt, Germany, we get this cumbia-centric mixtape by Jaky Tuff, a.k.a. Andrés Digital.

A DJ, promoter, remixer and a passionate cumbia-mashup proselytizer, blogging constantly on tropicalbass.com, Andrés put together is almost-hour-long set for the Belgium-based Brousse FM and it has all the ñu-cumbia you need and more, including plenty of surprises and some of his own digital productions, of course.

If you thought Germans were too rigid and cold, think again, there’s so much fire on this one that you’ll end up thinking palm trees grown naturally around the Rhine’s basin.