Your Mix Fix: DeMentira

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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: DeMentira 

MIXTAPE: También se Habla Mixtape Vol. II

This is the second time Chile’s DJ DeMentira graces this column with one of his mixtapes, but unlike the first time, on this new mixtape he focuses exclusively on Latin music, or more accurately, music produced in Latin America.

Staying purposely far, far away from all the common places of what’s usually understood by Latin music, DeMentira reaches out to the underground avant-guard of South America in search of the most innovative sounds out there, and builds a cohesive catalog of what’s cooking in the real dirty south. There’s music from Colombia (Bleepolar), Argentina (our friends Super Guachín) and of course many names from the Chilean scene that you most probably never heard of. Going from abstract electronica, futuristic hip-hop, to Latin house to stuff that I wouldn’t even know how to label, También se Habla works out great as a reminder of how vibrant the music scene is in current Latin America and how little of it reaches us up here.

También se Habla Mixtape Vol. 2 by Dj Dementira on Mixcloud