Your Mix Fix: TurboSonideroFuturísitico

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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: TurboSonideroFuturísitico

We introduced you to these guys a year ago, when they released that kickass video for “Donador de Organos,” a “tumbia” take on a DJ Shadow classic joint. Tumbia is, basically, what happens when you give cumbia the TurboSonidero treatment.

This time we have tumbia’s creator, or at least the guy who came up with the portmanteau, Román Zepeda, taking us back to SLP, which is short for San Luís Potosí, a sort cumbia sonidera’s mecca. And he does so with this rather short but effective mixtape of both classic and new cumbias sonideras remixed with added on effects and reinforced bass. But the golden nuggets are to be found in the commentary by the MCs dropping science over the tracks. Hilarious.

turbosonidero- slp kiss sound by TurboSonideroFuturistico