Nicola Cruz – Lexdray City Series #065

To initiate this musical journey Nicola Cruz, one of the protagonists of the thriving Ecuadoran dance music scene, drops some Acid. He then takes us on a trip through the tropical pastures of House, Disco and Funk. A mix very different from his magnificient Prender El Alma album on ZZK Records, obviously paying tribute to his…

Dolph – Deep Afterhour No. 218

Dolph mixes his way through an impressive bandwidth of genres, from Downbeat Electronica to Trip Hop to Nu LatAm grooves to mellow Deep House, and back to some Dope Beats and singer / songwriter tunes. Strictly quality stuff with a dreamy, melodic vibe. Full credit.  

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 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…