DJ: DJ Nim
MIXTAPE: ZZK Tour Mixtape
Long before ZZK Records or events in the Zizek nightclub ever existed, DJ Nim was already hip to the ñu-cumbia that was cooking below the levels of Buenos Aires’ underground. In fact, it was him who first introduced El-G this specific sound and many of the artists that would eventually become the solid foundation of the ZZK familia.
Still, for some reason, Nim (A.K.A. Guillermo Canale) opted for the low profile and remained at a prudent distance from the spotlight while the rest of the ZZK roster toured the world while unleashing a ñu-cumbia phenomenon of global magnitude. In the five years since the creation of the visionary record label, this is the first mixtape he released to the public, at least that I’m aware of.
Made with the explicit intention of promoting the current ZZK tour through Europe, the mixtape is a pretty straight-forward set of exclusives and unreleased tracks from the label’s catalog with a couple of Nim’s own remixes, all in just 30 minutes.