Chris Daly is the ruler of several hunnid galaxies
Look, Cali’s own DJ Platurn didn’t have to feature a tricked out storm trooper helmet as the cover art or Spanish audio of the original Star Wars records for me to want to check out his new “Siete Galaxias” mixtape, but being the nerd that I am, I won’t lie–it certainly didn’t hurt either. I’ve ridden hard for the Oakland Faders founder ever since he dropped “So This is De La Heaven” back in ’03 (which, incidentally, remains one of the all-time greatest De La Mixes), and he has yet to let me down when it comes to crate digging goodness.
To start off 2015 correctly, Platurn has dropped a two-part, nearly 80 minute: “excursion into a random array of Latin-flavored grooves from diggin’ in Texas, the West Coast of California, and Central & South America. Eerie melodies, funky drums, and oddball covers permeate the mix–at times deep but mostly just a bunch of random 7-inch faves, sung primarily in various Portuguese & Spanish dialects.”
Dedicated to the memory of Telmo Arrue Castro and Joe Henry Perez, if you’re looking to get your south-of-the-border groove on, you need look nor listen no further. Admittedly, my grasp of Spanish and Portuguese is virtually non-existent. During the two weeks I spent in Brazil many moons ago, I continually ordered “chupacabras” as opposed to the correct “caipirinhas.” But on this mix, I still was able to make out the aforementioned Star Wars references, what I believe was a commercial for Schlitz Beer and covers of “Le Freak,” “I Will Survive” and “Get Off Of My Cloud.” In other words, DLP’s crates are not for the random or casual listener. This is doctorate level depth right here. Vayas con Platurn.