Your Mix Fix: El Timbe

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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 Timbe

MIXTAPE: Timberism- Ismo #10 (Loromania)

If you’ve been following this weekly column since it’s beginnings you might remember El Timbe as the first European DJ featured here. That was the fifth installment of his Timberism mixtape series, almost three years later we have here the tenth, also called Loromanía. As a general rule, I try not to feature the same DJ more than once, except for worthy exceptions and this one was certainly one since this Loromanía might be the best mixtape El Timbe ever released–and his catalog is already packed with great quality stuff.

As a member of the transglobal Folcore collective and netlabel the Barcelona-based DJ (née Ricardo Muñoz) is always in the avant-guard of new latintronica, exploring the latest trends with rare remixes and edits. This 46-minute long digital mixtape focuses on mid-tempo dance-floor madness (meaning: expect plenty of moombahton) with perfectly smooth transitions and some cool surprises. A great party set that could also work as a gym session on your headphones.