Your Mix Fix: Pablo Sánchez

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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: Pablo Sánchez
MIXTAPE: Inside The Dance

With the explicit purpose of helping promote his current short U.S. tour, Pablo Sánchez put together this hour-long mixtape exclusively selecting music from the eclectic Wonderwheel catalog.

Sánchez is a Venezuelan DJ and producer who used to live in Brooklyn, but currently resides in Barcelona. During the past decade his original productions and remixes had been pressed on vinyl by internationally renowned labels like Lovemonk, G.A.M.M., and, of course, Nickodemus’ own label, Wonderwheel.

His style evolved from soulful house to straight-up funky breaks and usually involves some sort of tropical/Latin twist, keeping true to his sudaca roots. This mixtape, however—even though it includes some remixes by himself—focuses more on the productions by Nickodemus and his label mates.

If you happen to be in L.A. this weekend, don’t miss your chance to see Pablo Sánchez spinning on Saturday at Voodoo and Sunday at The Lift.