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: DJ Nakeye
MIXTAPE: Mixtape La Dame Blanche

La Dame Blanche finally released her highly awaited debut album, Piratas (you can get it here) but for those who aren’t yet convinced and are a bit impatient, she commissioned a petite mixtape featuring snippets of her songs to one of Chile’s best DJs. Lovers of Cuban rap, Spanish rap and even ñu-cumbia will all feel at home in this release full of soulful beats and compelling lyrics.

The mini-mixtape was done by Chile’s DJ Nakeye who currently resides in France like La Dame. Nakeye, in case you didn’t know, was Makiza’s live DJ during their second incarnation (2005-06) right before the French-Chilean Ana Tijoux definitely abandoned the group to embark in a solo career. Maybe Nakeye will give this French-Cuban an equal push into global stardom.

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