The Peligrosa DJ crew, a group of Austin-based Latin American-obsessed dance purveyors, are known for their deep crates and knack for making foreign sounds accessible to the curious club-goer. While they certainly hold to a foundation of traditional fare like cumbia, samba, reggaeton, and merengue, they've also embraced fusion-genres like moombahton and Miami Bass, the progenitor of baile funk. In the hopes of spreading these sounds further, the Peligrosa DJs have decided to curate and record a new mix every month.
We have the first one here, with resident Manolo Black holding the reigns. The set starts off in party-mode, mixing samba-laced jazz ("Swinga Sambaby"), sassy, bass-laden baile raps ("Dona Sandra") and the jolly call-and response anthem "Magalenha" into a groove that makes us yearn for sunnier days. (The latter is also one of our favorite pick-me-up songs.) Eventually, Black folds in a nod to jungle via a remix of "Casa Forte" and eventually rides out to down-tempo kick drums and soulfully laid Portuguese crooning. You probably won't understand most of what anyone says in this mix, but we promise it doesn't matter. [Download Manolo Black's mix for the Mezclando Con Peligrosa series via the Peligrosa Blog]
Trio Mocotó, "Swinga Sambaby"
DJ Reagonomics, "E Boi"
Orquesta ft. Zuzuka Poderosa "Dona Sandra" (Thornato Remix)
Sergio Mendes, "Magalenha" (Whiskey Barons Edit)
Pinduca, "Vamos Farrear" (Manolo Black Edit)
Ed Lincoln, "Eu Não Vou Mais"
Daneil Haaksman ft. Bani Silva, "Rap Da Silva Acappella,"
Ney De Castro, "Ba-Tu-Ca-Da," (Peter Heller Big Love From Rio Mix)
Astrud Gilberto, "Corcovado Interlude"
DJ Patife, "Capoeira"
Snowboy ft. Liliana Chachian, "Casa Forte"
Os Originais do Samba, "Tenha Fé Pois Amanhã Um Lindo Dia Vai Nascer" (Manolo Black Edit)
Orientacao, "Tuze De Abreu"
Antonio Carlos Jobim ft. Elizete Cardoso, "Manha de Carnaval"