Name, Location, What You Do:
My name is Carlos Vera aka DJ Turmix. I am from Barcelona, located in NYC since 2008. I am a DJ who loves music with a groove, especially latin boogaloo as well as underground funk, disco and house.
Bomb The Bass, Soul II Soul, Pete Rodriguez, Pete Terrace, Johnny Zamot, Marshall Jefferson, Frankie Knuckles, Benthley Rhythm Ace, Harvey Averne.
Favorite Records at the Moment:
Best Digging Story:
There are a few, but I remember the day I took Harvey Averne to the WFMU Record Fair 2015 to show him how much money the people were paying for his records.
Favorite Mix and Why. Any Genre, Any DJ.
There are two who really influence my career because the variety of styles without losing continuity and give me another perspective of what I was doing at the time.
LP, 12”, or 7” format?
I prefer 7″, after more than 20 years spinning, I need to take care of my back.
Junk Food You Can’t Live Without:
Jamon Serrano and lager beer.
Most Memorable Gig Played:
Opening and spinning between the live performances of Joe Bataan, Ray Lugo and the Boogaloo Destroyers, Richie Ray and Pete Rodriguez at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors (NYC) on August 6, 2015. 10.000 people came to celebrate the boogaloo!
Record That Never Leaves Your Record Box:
For vinyl Boogaloo sets:
Johnny Zamot – You Dig
Goody Oswaldo – I’m Gonna Have My Fun
Ralph Robles – Come In And Get It
For vinyl disco sets:
Mantus – I’m So in Love With You
Alphonse Mouzon with Mouzon’s Electric Band – Baby Come Back
Elkie Brooks – Rising Cost Of Love
Shout Outs, Last Remarks, and Gig Info:
I want to give a shout to my brothers from another mother: DJ Fred Spider, pioneer of broken beat, who owns the best record shop in Capetown, and DJ Zulu, who spins the best timeless grooves, now living in Shanghai. Also to Fania Records and the people of Peace and Rhythm, Mukatutsu Records, Athens of the North, Jazzman, Rocafort Records and all the other DJs, collectors and producers from around the globe who run small labels and reissue new sounds and old hard to find records, keeping the groove alive.
Photo courtesy of Alvaro Rojo.