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My Year of Mixtapes: Latin Freestyle

My Year of Mixtapes: Latin Freestyle

Playing tracks by

Wish feat. Fonda Rae, Break Machine, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam , The Flirts, Denise Lopez and more.

I cannot believe how long it took me to get around to this one. I guess the timing is a little weird now (in light of a recent bit of Twitter drama wherein some clueless kids apparently hated on Diplo because "only Latinos and gay people are allowed to play Freestyle").
Anyway, Freestyle was a genre of dance music that evolved out of the Latino communities in New York and Miami in the 1980s. But first, some backstory:
Part of the reason why disco did so well in New York was that it appealed to African-Americans, Italian-Americans, and Latinos. This meant that during the heyday of disco, a radio station could lock down all three of these huge demographics--something that you'd be hard-pressed to do today. Anyway, after the "death" of disco, stations had to pick which of these audiences they wanted to retain. A lot of New York stations...

(full article at http://yearofmixtapes.blogspot.com)

Comments

Frerick James Varaunux

Love Latin freestyle mix dj acid txs 💯👮🎶😘🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

edogg1988
edogg1988

This was the best music ever . Takes me back to my high school years in California

Yvonne Gomez

AWESOME~ LOVE IT 🎼💗🎼💗🎼

DJ G Clef
DJ G Clef

Memories! Thank you! I just got around to posting an all original vinyl freestyle mix myself!

Yvonne Gomez

AWESOME MIX/ LUV IT

otto68
otto68

Beautiful listening to freestyle. Thank you very much

Joe Hahn
Joe Hahn

OMFG, this mix is on fleek!

dj Richard Prado Artimix

Enjoy this so much, thank you!

DJ Eddie T.

Nice mix! check mine out

Fred Melendez

This music is of da