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Cassette | Singer/Songwriter
CD | Theme
CD | Theme

+QuT tiene de gracioso la paz, el amor y la comprensi=n?

Side A
Artist Song
Julieta Venegas  SabiTndose de los descalzos 
Victor Jara  "Movil" Oil Special 
Lila Downs  Madre Jones 
Joaqufn Sabina  Guerra mundial 
Ray Davies  Vietnam Cowboys (demo version) 
CafT Tacvba  No Controles 
Los Tres  Se remata el siglo, Parte I 
Maldita Vecindad y los Hijos del Quinto Patio  El Barz=n 
Manu Chao  Por el suelo 
The Clash  Revolution Rock 
Bersuit Vergarabat  La venganza de los muertos pobres 
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs  Desaparaciones 
Side B
Stevie Wonder  Jesus Children of America 
Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas  Corrupci=n Gringa 
Aterciopelados  Expreso Amazonia 
Fito Paez  Tercer Mundo 
Caifanes  Aquf no es asf 
Tijuana No!  Pobre de ti 
Botellita de Jerez  Alßrmala de tos 
Naranja Mecßnica  Vientos de guerra 
Fabulosos Cadillacs  Las venas abiertas de AmTrica 
Lila Downs  Una sangre 
Mano Negra  Sue±o de Solentiname 


The genesis of this mix was the Lila track on Lado A. The basic concept was music to shake your booty to while (theoretically) raising your consciousness at the same time. And though the bookends here are both chants, Tacvba y Sabina eventually get things moving. I also decided to sprinkle in a few English tracks for flavour.

I was also inspired by the release of G-Sphere's very fine series, Not In Our Name, which also had some great rhythm to get us off our arses and out on the streets. In any case, as this mix evolved over the past few weeks (it was started during my AOTM sabbatical), I started playing further with my Goldwave, particularly as Brother Strange Loop fed me mp3s of my old cassettes which needed occasional tweaking. Those experiments led to wanting to replicate, in my own way, the general style of Mr. TornadoZ, by creating two continuous tracks, ready to copy on to Lado A and Lado B of your faithful 90 minute chromium dioxide. Oh, and the title is of course gracias al Sr. Elvis Costello.


Date: 4/26/2008
Great source of inspiration - and the results stand on their own - fab mix.
avocado rabbit
Date: 4/26/2008
I was thinking along the lines of shaking my consciousness and raising the booty. The mix(es) look very intriguing.
Date: 4/26/2008
Good question, what is so funny about peace, love, and comprensi=n? And yeah, this does have the look and feel of a tornadoZ creation, well done.
Date: 4/27/2008
Such a great listen, Derek. I love these kind of mixes, stuffed with foreign language pop. Loved the Davies & Clash inclusions also - I'd never heard Vietnam Cowboys before but did like it. Hey, did you know I have Illya Kuryaki's autograph?
Date: 4/27/2008
So little I know here. Somrtimes my ignorance astounds me.
Date: 4/27/2008
Didn't really know a damn thing on here, D. But I'll be a-listenin' today, and I trust that it'll be a good time! Thanks for throwin' in some English "flavor". :D
p the swede
Date: 4/27/2008
What Gabe said
anthony lombardi
Date: 4/27/2008
the ray davies, clash & stevie wonder are preliminary favs, but as always i'm sure there're much treasures to be found here
Funky Ratchet
Date: 4/28/2008
It's only the English flavour that prevents me from being totally clueless here. Looking forward to furthering my education with the d/l though.
Date: 4/28/2008
Another gem.
Date: 4/28/2008
Date: 4/30/2008
well, I like your style... haha. very nice, Derek. loved the opening two on side one, the Stevie Wonder that starts off side two, and the Lila Downs/Mano Negra closing pair. was it the Naranja Mecßnica that sounded a bit like The Cult? a great track, whatever it was. but my favorite here was the Maldita Vecindad y los Hijos del Quinto Patio song. incredible! I'll be looking for more and sure hope I find it! nice cover art too.
Sister ZoT Jarvis
Date: 5/1/2008
your song selection is matched only by your song placement
Date: 5/3/2008
Hey Derek thanks for the props... I was out of town and off the board for a week and almost missed this. This is a very cool mix and I'm really looking forward to giving this a listen.