Your Mix Fix: Latin Bitman

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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: Latin Bitman
MIXTAPE: 10 Year Mixtape

Chile’s Latin Bitman has put together a mixtape exclusively using tracks he produced during the first decade of his career. This means from the time when he was one half of Bitman & Roban, all through his years as a solo artist collaborating with several singers and MCs, until just before he became one half of Ritmo Machine (and more recently one half of RVSB).

There will be lots of familiar tunes for Bitman’s old-school fans, but many of them are in new or unreleased versions. There are plenty of familiar voices as well – Ana Tijoux shows up many times during the almost 50-minute long set, there’s also Francisca Valenzuela, of course, and Tiro De Gracias‘s Juan Sativo. For the grand finale, Bitman leaves us with an exclusive remix he did for Beastie Boys. Check it out below: