Your Mix Fix: LeFunk

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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: Le Funk
MIXTAPE: Tropical Sound Service, Beach Please!

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready for the beach season to start. Yeah, I know we just barely reached Spring and we have about three months more to go for Summer to officially begin. But what the hell! Can we at least have some beach-inspired music playing?

Beach Please! is the title of the new installment in the Tropical Sound Service series of mixtapes put together by our Colombian friend Leo Urrego, also known as DJ LeFunk. He doesn’t always focus his mixes on tropical sounds, but when he does, they are a pleasure to listen to from beginning to end.

I don’t know how he does it, but this guy in Bogotá somehow always manages to find the dopest cumbia remixes I’ve never listened to. Fortunately this time he included the playlist along with the set so we can all try to rip him off. Hey! At least I’m up front about it.

Anyway, last time I checked Bogotá was as far away from the beach as Las Vegas, NV. So I don’t know what beach he’s so eager to visit. But apparently they’ve been having a lot of cold and rain lately down there and that inspired him to mix this while imagining his toes digging in the hot sand. I’m gonna do the same while I listen to it on my headphones at the office today.