Your Mix Fix: El Remolón

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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: El Remolón
MIXTAPE: Boxeo Constitución

Andrés Schteingart, a.k.a. El Remolón, has been a constant feature in Argentina’s ñu-cumbia scene since its genesis. One of the most active and prolific members of the ZZK collective, he is mostly known as a producer and remixer, but he also, occasionally, works the decks as a DJ and puts together mixtapes that include not only his own music but his selections of his favorite artists.

This mixtape in particular was recently released with the explicit intention of helping promote Boxeo Constitución, a soundtrack for a documentary movie about the boxing subculture in Buenos Aires. El Remolón produced it alongside his own “conjunto.”

No dance numbers here, it’s all chill and laid-back, as expected, and it includes new music and exclusive edits by the likes of Lido Pimienta, Caetano Veloso, Latin Bitman, and Atahualpa Yupanqui, plus ZZK labelmates Frikstailers, Gaby Kerpel, and Chancha Via Circuito.

Boxeo Constitucion Mixtape by El Remolon on Mixcloud