DJ Tiguere


Welcome to Island Touch's official DJ Mix page, where you can find the hottest Salsa, Bachata and Mambo music in the world. DJ Tiguere is Island Touch's resident DJ and can be found spinning at dance congresses and festivals all over the world. Like what you hear? Check out the DJ Tiguere Facebook Fan Page for booking info.

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I love music and dancing. Although I appreciate and enjoy all types of music, my heart belongs to Salsa and Bachata, however, I cheat on them all the time with 90's Hip-Hop.

My goal is to compile song sets that enable dancers to forget time and space, FEEL THE MUSIC and become one with their dance partner, even if only for a moment. I hope you enjoy the mixes I have created for you below.

Here is a generic, strip down, 2 min, layman's guide to how I see Bachata and Salsa :-)

Bachata originated in the Dominican Republic and has gained tremendous popularity recently thanks to the cross-over appeal of Aventura and new artists such as Prince Royce and Xtreme.

While DJing my preference is to categorize Bachata into three sub-genres if you will, Tipica, Moderna and Urbana. Keep in mind this is my definition and how I categorize Bachata while I DJ. You or others may categorize them differently :-).

Bachata Tipica to me would be heavy, heavy guitar picking with a pulsating drum and bass line. An example of this would be Voy Pa Alla by Anthony Santos.

Bachata Moderna would be smoother bass and drums and a greater diversity of instruments used in the music. An example would be Bachata en Fukuoka by Juan Luis Guerra.

Bachata Urbana would incorporate hip-hop and reggaeton drum and bass lines. An example would be Te Xtrano by Xtreme.

Salsa has a more diverse and complex history. A mixture of Cuban rhythms, Puerto Rican rhythms and Jazz, Salsa has a rich and complex sound. When DJing my preference is to categorize Salsa into six sub-genres; Mambo, Dura, Classica, Moderna, Pachanga, Latin Jazz. Although each genre incorporates similar qualities, I categorize them based on emphasis or degree of qualities. The analogy I use is the brightness of light and mood set by a song. The light can be bright to dim and the mood can vary from chill to swing time.

Mambo reminds me of a smoky dim lit room, has a subdued aggression and the timbal has a clanky sound. There is not a great emphasis on vocals. Some examples would include, Guaguanco in Jazz, Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz and Maria La O, Larry Harlow.

Dura has a brighter room feel than Mambo, however, still maintains an edgy chill feel. The percussion and horns are hard in Dura and have a more upbeat feel than Mambo. There is a greater emphasis on vocals than on mambo. Examples would be Yo So De Lel by Roberto Roena and Chango Ta Beni by Willie Rosario.

Classica has a romantic feel but is not always a "romantica" and is heavy on the vocals. Examples would be La Cura by Frankie Ruiz and Hacer el Amor by Hector Tricoche.

Moderna is a brightly lit room, heavy vocals, and sometimes incorporates other music genres such as reggaeton or hip-hop. Examples would be Se Le Ve Andy Montanez, Yo No Se Manana Luis Enrique.

Pachanga is a combo of Mambo and Dura with a twist. It has a hoppy feel and upbeat swag. Examples would be Severa by Ismael Rivera, Tuntuneco by Cortijo.

Latin Jazz is self explanatory. Examples are Insight by Cal Tjader and Strut by Wayne Gorbea.

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Latin Music Mix: Bachata Mix Eargasm 4

Latin Music Mix: Salsa Mix Eargasm 2

Latin Music Mix: Bachata Mix Eargasm 3

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Latin Music Mix: Bachata Mix Eargasm 2

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Latin Music Mix: Bachata Mix Eargasm 1

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