The first, of course, is Cinco de Mayo, which will ring in Saturday. As ever, we remind you to remind your friends that this is not Mexican Independence Day. But it is a good time to hear from some Mexican artists.
Leading off today is Mexico City’s La Gusana Ciega, a veteran band–LGC formed in 1996–that continues to tour, on the heels of releasing the greatest-hits collection Conejo en el Sombrero last year. Here’s the title cut:
This week, we step outside of genre boundaries to have some fun with something that, personally, has helped revitalize my music fandom: mashups.
For a lot of folks, the term might be synonymous with Girl Talk. But actually, there’s a phalanx of DJs and producers specializing in the art of the mash – and rest asssured, it’s as much an art as it is a matter of lining up beats. After all, one wouldn’t think that hearing Bob Marley’s vocals for “Is This Love?” would mesh with Daft Punk’s “Digital Love,” but MadMixMustang, to borrow a phrase from the fashion industry, made it work. Continue reading →
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