Chico Sonido Releases Sad Girl Mixtape


It looks like living in LA has finally gotten the best of Chico Sonido. The DJ/Producer (nee Raul Espinosa) from Mexico recently released a new mixtape of summertime oldies like the ones legendary disc jockey Art Laboe would play on his radio show.

The mixtape includes 18 beats that have been recontextualized/chopped up with samples of classic R&B, Soul, and Oldies commonly found on lowrider music compilations. It’s “barrio music for gangsters of love,” he explains, “firme soul music for sad cholas and vatos locos.”

It’s a bit of a departure from his days working alongside Toy Selectah and starting a tribal musical revolution but just as great.

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Afroxander is the nom de guerre for writer/photographer Ivan Fernandez, based in Southern California. His work has appeared in The San Bernardino County Sun, Modern Fix magazine, The People’s Dance Party blog, The Rockit magazine and other outlets. He currently contributes regularly to arts, culture and music sections of Voxxi, Remezcla LA, Remezcla Musica & LA Weekly. His work has also been published in Red Bull Panamerika FM’s blog as well as The Huffington Post’s Latino Voices.


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