Digital DJ Tips reader Albert from Holland writes: “Every now and then, I stumble upon some Latin house music, but if I check Beatport, I can’t find it as a separate category. I suspect that there are a lot of good Latin house songs going round (even good remixes of popular house music), but where can I find them? To give an example: Vamos / DJ Falk – Bumba Meu Boi / Franky Rizardo (which are actually on Beatport). It’s more to point out the style I’m looking for. Maybe the readers can help me and give some tips about websites where I can find this stuff? Maybe there are “specialised” websites, or can somebody help me in searching with specific categories… Thank you very much for your help!”
Digital DJ Tips says:
To go exploring, you could listen through compilations (there are many “Latin house” compilations out there) to get artist names; search for similar artists for tracks you like using last.fm; use the “create a radio station” features in streaming music services, seeded by one or more of the tracks you already know; or just look at “people who bought this also bought”-style features in online stores.
However, as this isn’t a genre I’m a specialist in, maybe some readers who play Latin house can suggest some shortcuts for you…
So, over to you: Can you help Albert out? Is this a style you specialise in? Where do you source your tunes? Please share your advice in the comments.