Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Benny Nero

It's an appealing concept:a non-cheesy, ethnomix. I started wondering how to classify-what are the limits-where do you cringe or what features lull one into a sense of authenticity?

I am a huge fan of portable and somehow his tracks always sound authentic with little sense of a template followed. But the second track is by an artist I know nothing about except that he has the cadenza seal of approval. For me, this track comes dangerously close to some sense of being too much, signifiers overloaded with latin emotion. But something about the woman's voice carries it. Somehow I believe her.

Then I start to think about the kicks from pushing these taste boundaries. This mix features ame- and also flirts with my prejudices-an overblown trance workout with echoes of the 80s. I should run screaming but there is a dark attraction to it all. I find this kind of drama fun-something to play with when I dance.

Portable - 30 Hz Michel Cleis - La Mezcla Vocal mix

Michel Cleis - La Mezcla

dOP - walk the line original mix

Silvetas - Caleza

Ame - Setsa

Philip Sherburne - Salt & Vinegar

Seth Troxler & Patrick Russell - Love Spray

Check out the weird and wonderful world of Benny Nero

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