Deja Que el Helicóptero se Sienta

Artist: Dyson Danoadando (Houston, USA)
Title: Van a Cagarse la Ropa (2012)

Although I’ve been saving my reggaeton tracks for another mix, I couldn’t resist an opportunity to inject a nod to that genre, given that it shares the previous track’s rhythmic DNA. It’s unclear whether it’s merely coincidence or a lasting effect of the Triangular Trade, but kizomba’s familiar tresillo-over-two percussion pattern is also found in reggaeton and in Dyson Danoadando’s track, it is implied. Even non-speakers of Spanish can appreciate the cadence of Don Omar‘s vocal samples barked over some of the weirdest wubs to come out of Houston in recent memory. Y a los que se ofenden, les pido perdón.

Portland’s DJ Panaflex has been spinning the weirdest of mixes in his bedroom since late last year. We’re proud to bring you his freshmen effort, Summer is a State of Mind. At just over 50 minutes, this mix features 17 examples of why getting a midi controller and a copy of Traktor Pro was something he couldn’t put off a second longer.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing with you his notes on the tracks that make up Summer is a State of Mind.

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