DJ: Whiskey Barons
MIXTAPE: Fania Mix
I’ve been trying to avoid featuring the same DJs twice in this column so far, this time I’m going to make an exception. Boston’s Whiskey Barons deserve this special treatment. They’ve recently released this great new mixtape that plays like the ultimate Fania tribute, with a funky twist, and will please both, orthodox salseros and break-beat fanatics.
This duo of top-notch remixers are at their best when it comes to bringing back to life old tunes and reinforce them with a funky back beat, and Fania classics from the golden age are particularly great for this because they are already pretty funky on their own. I’m not a salsa fan myself, but I can totally get down to this, so you should go ahead and give it a try.