MONDAY MIXTAPE: hugo capablanca

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First time we met Hugo Capablanca might have been more than a decade ago when we were spinning with him at the same party shortly after he moved to Berlin. We immediately fell in love with his wide spread taste and the rare ability to mix the weird and psychedelic with straight floor fillers, the odd and uncommon with just the right dose of classics to keep the crowd going, always exploring the outer realms of strange Disco. Since then he became one of the frequent travelling DJs, started his label, Discos Capablanca, with a good bunch of quality releases by Marc Piñol, Food Pyramid, Sharif Laffrey, Scott Young and others and teamed up with his good friend Marc Piñol as C.P.I. whose El Túnel/ Proceso EP blew minds all over the globe a little more than a year ago.

Right now he’s working on his first solo EP after years of many collabs and he’s about to release some good material on his label by Rouge Mécanique and Sharif Laffrey. Also a new CVLT Jams will be out soonish.

For us he dug deep in his shelves to put together a great selection of gentle psychedelic spanish gems from the 60s till recent times. „Bliss for here and now“, as he said. We can’t help but think Hugo is kinda homesick missing the spanish heat in this mediocre Berlin summer. So enjoy this mini trip to his home pastures.