Your Mix Fix: Sr. Lufthansa

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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: Sr. Lufthansa
MIXTAPE: Dentro del Sur

I don’t know why a DJ based in Spain would chose to be named after a German airline, I don’t know him, so I’m gonna go ahead and assume that it’s because he enjoys traveling a lot. Continuing with my speculation, I’m willing to bet that his favorite traveling destinations are in South America.

Once again, I can’t be certain on this, but after listening to Dentro Del Sur, I got the impression that this Spaniard went on a backpacking trip to the Peruvian Amazon and had at least one psychedelic experience with a local shaman, talked to the jaguar-headed spirit of the jungle, and came back transformed and willing to spread the ayahuasquero gospel in the form of trippy mixtapes.

I might be full of shit, so take it with a grain of salt, but that’s exactly what this laid-back, 30-minute mix of abstract ñu-cumbia and Andean folklore inspired in me.