Your Mix Fix: Dany F

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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: Dany F
MIXTAPE: Tropical Paradiso

All the way from Medellín we get this new tropidisco mixtape by Dany F. Dany has been toying with cumbia, champeta, and other Afro-Colombian rhythms for a while, mixing them with house music and some bass. His own productions have been released by international netlabels like Cabeza!, Latino Resiste, and Caballito, and usually show up on other people’s digital mixtapes.

On Tropical Paradiso we have him doing a 50-minute-long live set, encompassing all his styles and eclectic influences, but with retro acid house as the dominant aesthetic. It’s non-stop dance madness from beginning to end.