Rampue @ Isla Sonido 2016

Rampue fires at only around 110 beats per minute, but what he creates is perfidiously energetic and driving – it really feels much faster once you get into the groove. Slow-motion House rhythms provide the bass-heavy backbone for etheral chants and ethnic instrumentations from all around the world.

El Búho – Metrón Musik Mixtape 005

A steady flow of laid-back 4-4 beats leads through the main part of this new mix by El Búho, lending it a feeling of mellow dancability. There’s a lot of Latin American sounds in here, but there’s also a fair bit of World Music from other parts of this planet.

Guts – Diggin’ In Cuba Mixtape

Guts news everyone: Only one month after Mr. Pura Vida dropped his wonderful Diggin In Colombia mixtape, he’s back with yet another chapter of his Pura Mixtape series. Again it’s a Latin American Special, again it’s been inspired by the recent travels of the French master of Dope Beats. Diggin’ In Cuba is a 2-hour…

Guts – Diggin’ In Colombia Mixtape

Guts news everyone: The French grandmaster of Dope Beats is back with the 8th edition of his Pura Mixtape series. Inspired by a recent trip to Colombia he delivers a delicious melange of Colombian classics from the 70s, Afro Beat, Cumbia, Funk, Haitian Kompa music, and a pinch of Disco. Altogether a truly outstanding vinyl-only…

El Búho – Casi Baile Mixtape 2015

El Búho presents a new mixtape for Casi Baile. Reflecting the signature style of the Dutch producer, it’s a deep and dreamy blend of traditional Latin American rhythms and modern beat structures, tropical vibes and jungle sounds, including many unreleased tracks.

ZZK Mixtape Vol. 19 – History of Colour

They’ve never met in person. Nevertheless they created a mesmerizing EP together – thanks to the internet. El Buho, an Englishman based in Amsterdam, and Barrio Lindo from Buenos Aires sent back and forth samples and audio tracks until they eventually finished History Of Colour, a 6-track EP that has just been released on ZZK…

El Búho – 13 Mooncycle Mix

Inspired by the cycle of the moon INI Movement has just launched a new series. The idea is to celebrate each full moon with an exclusive DJ mix – and they kick off with a really amazing one. For the first instalment, we asked a friend of the movement, the serial ethnomusicologist, El Búho, to…

Chancha Via Circuito – Ahora Nosotros Mixtape

Shortly after releasing Amansara, his mesmerizing third album, Chancha Via Circuito drops a new DJ mix for Test Pressing that is just as beautiful to listen to. The Argentinian artist keeps up a very organic, earthy vibe – the first half feels actually very traditional and folkloric, the dubby electronic groove remains in the background.…

Mixed by Frikstailers

South American folklore on fluorescent steroids: Meet the Frikstailers. As a core member of the ZZK Records family the duo stands for the blooming and booming Nu LatAm sound. This mixtape is  journey from traditional Cumbia rhythms and deep tropical grooves to Trap and Bass Music infused dance floor bangers, including tracks from Chancha Via…

Deela – Skullture Mixtape

Deela, also well known as Kabanjak and one half of the Ancient Astronauts, presents his Skullture Mixtape, a bass-heavy, dance floor-orientated take on Latin American music. Starting with traditional Cumbia rhythms, it fades into tropical Juke after a few minutes. And that’s just the beginning of a great stylistic roller coaster ride: Folklore, Bass music,…

El Remolon – Selva Mixtape

El Remolon delivers the goods. Which is to say: A double strike. First, the Digital Cumbia pioneer drops his fifth album, named Selva. The Argentinian artist delivers his signature mix of traditional Cumbia rhythms, South American folklore, heavyweight bass lines, wobbly quotes from Dubstep, sharp Electro riffs and a fair bit of freestyle Electronica. The…

Quantic & Beto – Discoteca At The 303 Mixtape

Those years I lived on the Canary Islands sparked something inside me: A great love for Latin American music. Its rhythms, its instruments, and the beauty of the Spanish language give expression to a state of mind that works just perfect in the hardware environment of my brain. That’s why I am absolutely stoked about…