Your Mix Fix: Mr. Pauer

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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: Mr. Pauer

MIXTAPE: Electrópico Mixtape Vol. 3

Miami’s Mr. Pauer has many powers, and amongst them: the unique power of reappearing on this column. I’ve been purposely trying to avoid featuring the same DJs more than once, just so we can give an equally fair chance to everybody out there. But every once in a while, I make an exception and post a mixtape by a DJ that has already been featured. Mr. Pauer is one of those exceptions.

Another of Pauer’s powers is to put together short and simple mixes. While others aim for baroque turntablism and skills showing-off or extend their sets for over an hour, Pauer (a.k.a. Toto Gónzalez) plays it nice and neat, with clean, smooth transitions and in just 20 minutes he has more than enough time to show you what is he all about.

And this other power is that he’s also an accomplished graphic designer and producer of his own music (he even got nominated for a Latin Grammy last year, remember?). So the question is, does his electropical mix have the power to make you get up from your chair and dance? You tell us. It worked for me.