What is Abstract Turntablism? Pioneer Maria Chavez Explains

Maria Chavez turntables Maria Chavez is a Peruvian sound artist, DJ, pioneer of abstract turntablism, and author of the first book on live improvisation, “Of Technique: Chance Procedures on Turntable.” Her projects are in constant evolution as …
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Your Mix Fix: Chorizo Funk

The word mixtape has plenty of different interpretations. It used to be that mixtapes were actually DJ sets recorded on cassette tapes, but with the coming of the digital music age, the …
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Video: Checkpoint Guanabana’s "Maria Majao"

"María Majao" is about mother earth, the "Pachamama," calling us, everybody, to unite and come back to her. At least that's what they claim, because by watching the video I couldn't tell, …
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