I’m happy to share my first [bootleg] edit, released last week via Remezcla’s partnership with Apple Music. Check out theÂ accompanying article that explainsÂ the trackâ€“
Moving into winter, I’ll release a string of edits I’ve had in the works toÂ provide a glimpse, beyond the mixtape format, into the ways I’ve been experimenting during my live sets. Similar to my sets, the edits layer influences I’ve been playing with the past few years, working with registers of reggaeton, plena, dembow, aggressive club track dynamics, and concepts I’ve explored like huaynotÃ³n from my Altiplano UrbanoÂ mixtape, filtered through my own Ecuato-Lithuanian, digital diaspora lens.
I see bootleg edit production and culture as a vehicle forÂ contributing to the movement of underrepresented producers subverting the music industry’s power structuresÂ by simply increasing own visibility, and plan to use it as a platform to collaborate and bring each other up in the process.
Photo by Brooklyn-based photographer Guarionex Rodriguez Jr. â€“Â work with him!