Your Mix Fix: G-Flux

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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: G-Flux
MIXTAPE: Day Off 9

D.C.-based ñu-cumbia producer G-Flux visited his native hometown where he registered this live DJ set at an afternoon party, sonidero style.

After recently releasing the successful G-Sound digital album and a 7” vinyl single under Electric Cowbell, G-Flux reunited with one half of D.F.’s ñu-cumbia pioneer duo Afrodita for this one-of-a-kind event and he selected over an hour an a half of cumbias while she hyped the crowd on the mic.

Not really a mixtape in the strict definition of the term, but still, a valuable document for us in other latitudes to help us understand how they get down in Mexico’s capital.