Your Mix Fix: Manolo Black

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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: Manolo Black

MIXTAPE: Mezclando con Peligrosa

It’s almost February, and you know what that means. Well, at least for those in the southern half of the continent, February is synonym with carnaval and carnaval is synonym with Brazil. Escolas do samba, batucada, cachaça, and girls with giant giggling butts barely framed by minuscule thongs. You know, all the clichés.

So for those of us who can’t afford the annual pilgrimage to Rio and are stuck in the Northern Hemisphere’s lame-ass winter we have this Brazilian-themed mix tape put together by Peligrosa‘s Manolo Black. It covers pretty much all bases, from old school samba rock to the current baile funk frenzy, with the mandatory visits to the trite classics (“Magalenha”), some hard hitting batucada and even a loungy outro with bossa nova.

This is also the first of a series of upcoming mixtapes that our Texan friends from the Peligrosa crew are promising to deliver periodically and we honestly can’t wait to hear what else will be coming out from their headquarters. Who’s next? Orion? El Dusty?

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