After a brief hiatus our mix series returns with a new set from Cosmo Lopez. With a new EP out in May on his own Keep Up! label our Paraguayan friend has delivered an hour long mix containing fresh Keep Up! exclusives (cue Westwood-style bomb noise) and tracks from the likes of Hot City and Mosca.
Kicking off with some serious late night disco boogie, Lopez smoothly shifts through the gears dropping solid haus jams before it all goes a little bit funky by the end, all in all a perfect house party mix and the just the thing to get you warmed up for the forthcoming Zapping EP.
As is customary we repaid Lopez’s hard work with some stupid questions.
Hola Senor Lopez, ¿Cómo estás?
Bien, gracias, señores Fringe. Aqui, jugando con los sintetizadores.
Your new EP is out in May, tell us in five words why our readers should buy it?
Otherwise kidnapped family will die
What’s the one record you couldn’t live without?
Ooff, tough one. I don’t know about the other guys in Lopez but one of the records I keep going back to is Inspiration Information by Shuggie Ottis. Not the rarest or strangest I guess but it’s just such a wonderful record from start to finish. Everything is great on it, the musicianship, the atmosphere, the mellow vocals and those wicked drum machines, especially on my favourite tune off the album, XL-30. Shame about Shuggie’s premature death otherwise he would have been hugely popular, maybe even much more than the sugary sweet Stevie Wonder.
If you were to form the Lopez Allstars Live Band, who from the history of recorded music would you conscript?
Drums – Tony Williams
Bass – Bootsy
Moog – Bernie Worrell
Keyboards – Herbie Hancock, Bernard Wright
Horns – Miles, Stanley, Fred
Percussion – Ray Barretto
Maracas/Ad hoc – Bez
Most of those are kaput so we would make a killing if we toured with these zombies.
There’s a fair few of you involved in Keep Up! how do you resolve arguements over whose record gets released next or who to book for your parties?
Haha, good one. Well at the moment there is 3 of us concentrating on the label and the other 2 on the parties, the important decisions are made by all of us but the petty ones like should we provide burgers or pies as part of the rider for x artist are decided by the ones who are in charge of that area. Obviously there are moments were we all want to kill each other but we tend to resolve things by calling each other names and then voting.
And finally we must know when was the last time you went on a haunted house ride?
Must have been 12, some friends and I went on one. This being Paraguay you can imagine that the scary bits were less than scary and the whole thing was quite pathetic, more scarecrows than scary monsters . If I remember well my mate got slapped because he tried in on with this girl on the ride, she got scared and jumped on him and the Latin blood got the best of him. They are now married though.
Also, it was the last time I had candy floss. Mmmm, candy floss.
Slutty Fringe Mix Sereis #5 Tracklist
General Caine – Shake (instr)
Linkwood – Who la la
Lopez – Lines
Lopez – Zapping
40 Thieves – Theme from nutrider
Tensnake – Need your lovin (dub)
Mano Le Tough – Eurodancer (Azari and III remix)
Lopez – Discoshit
Snack & Cmish – Majikaboogie
Lopez – Neon lights
Ingram – Mi sabrina tequana
Roland Bocquet – Exotique
Hard Tron – Flawless (Snuff Crew remix)
Hot City – If that’s how I feel
Azari and III – Reckless with your love (instr)
Deadboy – If u want me
Efdemin – Acid bells (Martyn’s dark mix)
LPZ – Fashion
Ghost – The club
LPZ – Ed’s garage
Mosca – Nike (Club edit)
Smith & Mighty – B-line fi blow
The Wickeds – Original rockers
Cosmo Lopez will be spinning alongside Slutty Fringe DJs and Nathan Gregory Wilkins on May 8th at HAUS at the Concrete Bar in Shoreditch, attendance is mandatory.