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miata



MAY 2023
Exploration of suburban boredom and alienation in the late ’00s and early ‘10s while trying to forge a new identity that incorporates Central American heritage, rap fandom and club culture.

MIATA is a model of car that was owned by DJ JUANNY’s father during his high school years. It was in this car that JUANNY learned how to drive and where JUANNY would often play blog-era rap music and explore dance music sounds while searching for culture and excitement away from the uniformity of his environment.




Tracklist:

1. ME BESAS A MI
2. CENTER OF AMÉRICA
3. BELLA TERRA
4. NIKES ON MY FEET


ME BESAS A MI

Classic ‘00s reggaeton sample paired w club drums and Korg synths.

CENTER OF AMÉRICA

Korg synths, dembow rhythm and guaracha bass w/ vocal sample from slain Salvadoran religious leader Monseñor Oscar Romero (brutally murdered by US-supported Salvadoran military forces). Also a news snippet from 2022 when SF mayor London Breed was forced to apologize for essentially saying the city’s drug problem was a product of Honduran migrants.

BELLA TERRA

Sample from Lil Wayne interview when he knocked over a cup of lean. Also a Lex Luger riser, a nod to the producer’s run of trap hits in the early ‘00s.

NIKES ON MY FEET

Wanted to use reggaeton drum samples without using a reggaeton drum pattern. Korg synths throughout. Sample from Friday Night Lights about Nike shoes, a nod to JUANNY’s early interest in streetwear + street style.
ⓒ AMOR DIGITAL