Guest Mixes

MIMS Guest Mix: New Regency Orchestra (TRC + ¡COMO NO! / London, UK)

Ahead of their first London show since playing the main stage at We Out Here, this coming Friday at London’s Colour Factory, we are excited to share a special mix by TRC founder and NRO curator Lex Blondin celebrating the musical influences of London’s premier Latin jazz big band, New …

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Exclusive Premiere: Xaman X “Hoy”

Bristol’s premier live tropical bass act share an exclusive taste from their debut EP of wild, unruly cumbia. Xaman X were born as a support band for the Midnight Ritual club night playing alongside national and international DJs and bands coming to Bristol for truly tropical parties. Thus their agenda …

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El Combo Batanga “El Barrio En La Mirada”

“El Barrio En La Mirada” is a powerful punch of Latin soul by Madrid-based ensemble El Combo Batanga, taken from their forthcoming double-sided 7″ single on respected Madrid-based label, Lovemonk. Due out on May 9. Cuban singer Ale Gutiérrez’ vocals shine throughout “El Barrio En La Mirada”, in his own …

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Video Premiere: Los Kenya “Record en TV”

Olindo Records sister label Música Infinita presents the raw and uncompromising Afro Latin sound of Ray Perez and Los Kenya, one of the most interesting groups to spring out of the Venezuelan salsa scene in the late sixties, with a brand new remaster of their debut album ‘Siempre Afro-Latino’ set …

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Exclusive Premiere: Alex Figueira “Aprende”

We are delighted to share the mood-lifting sounds of “Aprende”, an early exclusive from multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ, record collector, and tropical explorer, Alex Figueira. With “Aprende”, and on the flip, “Juicy”, Alex builds on the success of his Fumaca Preta and Conjunto Papa Upa projects, and a stint playing percussion …

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Video Premiere: Isaac Sasson “Manyanet”

UPDATE: We are excited to add a brand new video for “Manyanet” by Isaac Sasson, directed and produced by Dani Rodriguez (Rotten Studios). You can find the full video in the article below. We are delighted to premiere the soothing and hypnotic sounds of “Manyanet”, the second single to be …

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Exclusive Premiere: El Dragón Criollo “La Brisa”

Our exclusive today is a premiere from El Dragón Criollo, Geneva-based Colombian producer, musician and singer Paulo Olarte Toro. “La Brisa” is a breezy number, featuring Paulo’s understated vocals over jangly guitars, shooting synths and a propulsive groove. On his debut album as El Drágon Criollo, Paulo finds a meeting …

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Exclusive Premiere: Contento “Chevere Cumbé”

Contento, El Palmas Music’s duo of über-hip expatriate Colombian ‘salsapunks’ are back. We are excited to premiere “Chevere Cumbé”. Contento’s first album, ‘Lo Bueno Está Aquí’, was an artistic and critical success. Their follow-up, ‘En Lancha Pal Futuro’, builds seamlessly on its predecessor. Yet it could not have been recorded …

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Exclusive Premiere: Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos “Bocón” (Orestes Gomez Remix)

MIMS is very excited to have the first drop on Orestes Gomez’ remix for fellow Venezuelan Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos’ “Bocón”. A lush neo-soul & jazz heavy bed for Luzmira Zerpa’s poignant verbal attack on lying politicians. Taken from a forthcoming remixes 45 on London-based Olindo Records. Orestes’ remix …

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Exclusive Premiere: El Dragón Criollo “La Número Uno”

MIMS is excited to debut “La Número Uno”, which sees El Palmas mainstay, El Dragón Criollo, blending zouk, champeta and reggae into his very own Colombian stew. ‘Hot as the earth’, “La Número Uno” is dedicated to love and the dancefloor. An expression movement and la fiesta, and a love …

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Exclusive Premiere: La Retreta Mayor “Liquido Elemento”

We are excited to share the online premiere of La Retreta Mayor’s big jazz funk sound on “Liquido Elemento”. Taken from the forthcoming compilation ‘Color De Trópico Vol II’ on El Palmas. In 1976 La Retreta Mayor released their only album. Self-titled, it remains a touchstone for Venezuelan funky jazz. …

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Exclusive Premiere: Alex Figueira “Maracas” (Forthcoming on Music With Soul)

Analog tropicalista Alex Figueira returns to the aesthetics of early Fumaça Preta on “Maracas”, an otherworldly fusion of propulsive funk, tropical energy, berimbau and wobbling acid. Fronting an essential 45, forthcoming on Music With Soul, Alex describes “Maracas” as “in-your-face acid macumba techno breakbeat funk freakout”. Furthermore it serves as …

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