Your Mix Fix: Bad Boy Orange

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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: Bad Boy Orange
MIXTAPE: Música Bajada de Internet

Bad Boy Orange is widely regarded as THE pioneer of drum-n-bass in Argentina. He was playing 160+ BPM beats way before it was cool and he kept on riding that wave during the scene’s peak popularity. He still plays it after almost every other bandwagon DJ moved on to dubstep or standard EDM. On the way, he provided remixes for a who-is-who of Argentine rock royalty (Cerati, Babasónicos, Bajofondo, Los Pericos…).

A couple of years ago Bad Boy Orange released an ambitiously long album under the awesome title of Musica Bajada de Internet and he allowed people to download it from the Internet for free. Here we have him doing an hour-long mixtape featuring tracks from that still-relevant album.

Even if you’re not a drum-n-bass connoisseur there are a few moments in this set you’ll be able to relate to, like when ZZK Records’ Fauna shows up rapping over an ultra-archi-famous drum roll sampled from Los Fabulosos Cadillac’s biggest hit, “Matador.”