Daniel Paul Cortez – Live at Panorama Bar, Berlin

One of my favorite DJs, Daniel Paul Cortez, recently made his first trip over to Europe to DJ and–lucky for us–he recorded his set at Panorama Bar.

Daniel is one of the Twin Cities’ biggest underground DJs–a huge talent that is as popular with the techno heads as he is with the disco purists–and while I was there I had the pleasure of seeing him play in all kinds of venues at all hours of the night.  What made his sets so memorable, and such an inspiration to me, was how fresh and unexpected the combination of records always was.  A lot of DJs play some of the same records, but few can do it like Daniel–so often blazing the ballsiest trails though perilous, uncharted territory and making it all sound so good.

But don’t take my word for it.  Check this out:

New Xango Mix

Mark’s mixes are always a real pleasure to listen to.  In the past year or so, I’ve become a huge fan of his always-on-point selections–and a regular buyer of select pieces of his collection.  Once you’ve checked out this new mix, you’ll probably want to listen to a few others.  My personal favorites are probably the “Rua Carioca” and the “Toque Tropical” selections, but all of them are wonderful.

Xango’s Pao E Banana Selection – August 2013 by Xango on Mixcloud