Cultura Dura is a Remezcla and Mike’s HARDER content and event series highlighting emerging Latin urban culture. We’ll be exploring scenes that haven’t really gotten any coverage anywhere else – from block parties and street art to underground sports and raw, young artists making movements pa’ la calle.

 

Just in time for the weekend to set off, Gracie Chavez delivers a #CulturaDura mixtape to give us a taste of the frenetic energy partygoers can expect when her acclaimed Houston-based Bombón collective rings in four years this Saturday.

Chavez delivers a mixtape that doesn’t disappoint, swiftly weaving together a bass-heavy blend of cumbia, ranchera, tribal, kuduro, screwmbia, and bachata. She hasn’t failed to nod to her Houston home team, looping in tracks by Ape Drums, Buckamore, Sines of Svntv Mverte, Los Skarnales, and The Suffers.

Check out the full interview with Chavez — Get to Know the Woman Behind Houston’s Best Tropical Bass Party — to learn more about her experience cutting her teeth in the industry, and her hard work in creating a home for new Latin sounds in Houston.

Don’t miss Chavez throwing down at the Bombón anniversary party this Saturday November 1st, along with her crew Navó, OG Bobby Trill, and Panchitron, and guests La Comadre Mel with Ilya Janos live on percussion.