First off, wanna thank everyone who came to Love Bang #11 on Saturday. Was our biggest party yet; the place was packed by 10:30. Thanks to DJ Cavia for warming up the dance floor, my Super Ayi Cleaning Team fam, and all the old & new friends who came through and danced. We’re doing it again on Dec. 17th.
Also played at Dada on Friday. Strictly Latin jams for three hours…
I guess the last time I listened to Latin music was in 11th grade, in Spanish class with my teacher Mr. Braun. He always seemed a bit off, telling tales of his wild times in Mexico (which i can totally understand now, after living in China for four years).
One Sunday afternoon I saw my Spanish teacher in Barnes and Noble with our class president, a really pretty girl with lots of problems. I thought that was weird. Later, I heard rumors that she came over to his house and his Windows 98 desktop background was an enlarged photo of her eyes. Really weird. I quit Spanish around the same time, but not because of that.
So for three years of DJing I totally ignored Latin music, except Baile Funk. When the homie Sal invited me to play at his Popasuda party last Friday at Dada under the pretense that I could only play Latin jams, I had to do a lot of digging. Glad this happened though cause I found some great reggaeton, cumbia, and more. Big up to Don Vic, the sister Mache, all the cats on a certain web forum I frequent who helped me out, and that lady at the CD market who sold me those dancehall, roots, and booty compilation albums.
latin jams = girls on the dance floor.
Here’s some of the tracks I dropped:
Sabo – Kuff Kumbia
Big Punisher – You Came Up
Las Rakas – Borracho (Culea)
Arcangel – Pa Que Pases Bien
That “Borracho” track comes from a blog I recently discovered – Mixtape Riot. Great site by a dude who also produces some serious heat under the name Captain Planet.