GUEST MIXES FROM THE ARCHIVE

Photography: Paul McCoy / facebook.com/Photomccoy

We’ve been lucky to have been surrounded by some talented selectors and mixers down the years, the people who’ve kept the clubs and venues of Liverpool bouncing with some choice music selections. We’ve also built up an extensive archive of guest mixes from these DJs – and, rather than let them languish in the vaults, we thought it was only our duty to dust them off and give them a fresh spin.

Each week we’ll be featuring two guest mixes that have been produced for bidolito.co.uk, giving you a chance to enjoy them all over again; or, if you’re new to the Bido Stereo, a first listen to  some audio dynamite. This week’s selection are perfect for some weekend boogying; a dash of boogaloo to loosen up in the afternoon, with a little more electro groove to soundtrack a night out indoors.

 

JAMES RAND / RABENMUTTER #10

James Rand did this mix for us back in November 2011, a week before his set at The Warehouse Project with Jacques Lu Cont and Erol Alkan. It came after a summer which saw him grace the Global Gathering stage alongside Erol Alkan. The former EVOL resident and Chibuku regular – who was also responsible for some wild nights upstairs in The Peacock along with Mr Paul – is in typically elegant form on this mix; the State Trooper Trentemøller mix, in particular, is to die for. James Rand is currently one half techno-inspired duo God Colony, and has also mixed records for Mykki Blanco and Man & The Echo, among others.

RADIO EXOTICA / LATIN BOOGALOO

We go back to February 2016 for this mix, the first in a monthly series from Radio Exotica. Their tour of their favourite world music genres began with Latin boogaloo, featuring landmark works by Joe Cuba, Hector Rivera and Mongo Santamarìa.

Boogaloo originated in the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn in the 1960s. The style fused rhythm and blues, doo-wop and soul with mambo, son montuno and other Caribbean styles and polyrhythms. Although it never received broad recognition, the emergence of boogaloo was a very important period in Latin music history. For many young Latinos, boogaloo was a time of revolution and social awakening.

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