DJ: Supervixen (SPVXN)
MIXTAPE: Um Olho No Gato, O Outro No Peixe
Carnaval just ended, Valentine’s day is now coming up and today I don’t have any mixtapes to share with you that explicitly evoke either of those celebrations. Instead I have this one, by our favorite Brazilian expat in Brooklyn, Supervixen, or SPVXN for short (remember her from Sunsplash?).
Um Olho No Gato, O Outro No Peixe (literally: an eye on the cat, the other one on the fish) is a popular Portuguese-language adage that means something like keep your eyes open, be alert, look both ways, etc. I honestly don’t know why she chose that phrase as the title of her new house-centric mixtape, and the sexy lesbo feline humanoids on the cover art confuse me even more. Maybe there’s a secret meaning to it.
Thing is, even though it’s not a Valentine’s day mixtape, per se, it’s overall sexy, in the best way house music can be sexy. Lots of sensual female vocals (including Supervixen who premieres one of her on tracks around minute 26 of the set) and some explicit sex chat almost at the end should be enough to get anybody in the mood for love.
So, yeah, if you were planning a carnaval after-party for this Ash Wednesday this might be just right for you. Save all the cheesy romantic ballads for tomorrow.